+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 31 to 33 of 33
Windows 8 Thread, Microsoft reveals Windows 8 & Surface RT Product Lifecycles in Technical; Originally Posted by VeryPC_Tom_M Here's my thoughts... I currently use Windows 8 at work and have used it at home ...
  1. #31
    gshaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,648
    Thank Post
    164
    Thanked 217 Times in 200 Posts
    Rep Power
    66
    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC_Tom_M View Post
    Here's my thoughts...

    I currently use Windows 8 at work and have used it at home since the Customer Preview.

    EVERYTHING I do at work, including using Office 2013, is run through the desktop. Maybe occasionally I'll view a photo in TIFKAM, but I've redirected most image types to the 'regular' Windows Photo Viewer, as I find that the TIFKAM Photos app is clunky to use.
    Very good point, my Win8 laptop is exactly the same, the Metro (TIFKAM ) apps are still really poor imo. Slightly bemused that MS didn't build Office 2013 to be more Start Screen friendly considering the Windows 8 \ tiles look has been in their mindset for quite a while now. It's not as if Office 2013 is a radical departure from 2010 either, which seems to suggest development silos within the company not all pulling in the same direction... not good...

    I think the sensible route seems to be a Win 7 \ Win 8 mix at the moment... 7 for the desktops where we all know where the little niggles are and how to sort them then 8 for tablets where the use of touch can be harnessed. By the time users are asking for 8 on the desktops it should have a Service Pack \ update bundle behind it and hopefully MS will sort out some of the glaring errors they've made around Enterprise management and deployment (yes Metro apps I mean you!)
    Last edited by gshaw; 17th December 2012 at 04:00 PM.

  2. #32
    VeryPC_Tom_M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    388
    Thank Post
    14
    Thanked 82 Times in 79 Posts
    Rep Power
    44
    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    Slightly bemused that MS didn't build Office 2013 to be more Start Screen friendly considering the Windows 8 \ tiles look has been in their mindset for quite a while now.
    Don't get me started on SHOUTY office!

  3. #33

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    9,241
    Thank Post
    239
    Thanked 1,567 Times in 1,249 Posts
    Rep Power
    339
    Quote Originally Posted by theithelp View Post
    Oh I really hope you are wrong.
    Time will tell, but it is my own professional opinion. I'm not a robot from the future like some would believe lol

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. Windows 8 and Windows RT Product Guide
    By Arthur in forum Windows 8
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14th November 2012, 01:21 AM
  2. Microsoft drops Windows 7 E
    By FN-GM in forum IT News
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 2nd August 2009, 10:55 PM
  3. NSA Helps Microsoft with Windows Vista
    By cookie_monster in forum Windows Vista
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22nd April 2009, 03:01 PM
  4. Microsoft reveals how Office 2007 will support ODF
    By CyberNerd in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 18th December 2008, 03:38 PM
  5. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 7th March 2006, 10:07 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •