The funny thing is after the 8.1 update I don't mind it at all now, even on my desktop. Problem is they made such a mess of the 8.0 original release with some shockingly poor design mistakes and it's never really recovered. Also the hardware the OEMs have produced tablet-wise hasn't been good enough either, far too expensive and generally not that great in terms of design when compared to some of the Apple / Google stuff. Surface had the design right but the RT version was a mistake (although I think that was more down to Intel not getting low power x86 chips done in time, forcing MS to go with ARM).
It all needs to be brought together into a single app, could use the web apps code but just skin it into a full screen dedicated browser and pass credentials to it based on what the user signs into the Office app with. Alternatively look at the OneNote app for iPad and imagine Word and Excel using the same interface, that would work well imo.
The other thing MS need to do sharpish is sort out their awful product naming and create business only versions of certain apps. For example I was trying to use OneNote to save to my Office 365 account but I have to make a consumer MS account to even log into it! The 365 account has to be tacked on after and all new Notebooks default to the consumer SkyDrive, horrible user experience that ruins what would otherwise be a good product.
Last edited by gshaw; 18th January 2014 at 11:29 AM.
iOS and Android over five months ago...
Last edited by Arthur; 18th January 2014 at 09:32 PM.
*don't even go there face*
Not looking forward to the Metro 2.0. Why can't we just stick with a standard desktop! Or at least have an optional feature.
Personally, I think it's too soon after the fail of Windows 8. They've only just fixed it with the 8.1 update...
HP must have some old stock to shift!
Most vendors have stock to shift, partly due to Win 8 debacle. Sticking Win 7 on them is probably a good move ;-)
Using some of MS heritage it should clearly be 8.11, maybe with an enhanced tablet management add-on called 8.11 for Workgroups
Internet Explorer 11 to get new 'enterprise mode' [in 8.1 Update 1] « ZDNet
Microsoft should have done this years ago to get businesses off of XP and enable Windows 7 PCs to be upgraded to the latest version of IE.Enterprise Mode for IE (EMIE), as it's referred to internally, is supposedly going to be a new feature of IE11. According to my sources, EMIE will allow businesses to specify which sites should be loaded in IE8 compatibility mode and which don't need it. Users who need IE8 to view certain intranet sites and internal apps would still be able to move to IE11 on Windows 7 (or Windows 8.x) thanks to the new compatibility mode functionality. But they still would be able to make use of all the rest of IE11's features the rest of their browser needs.
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