Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 19:00 UTC
Microsoft One of the major lacking features in the newest Office: no Metro applications. In fact, the only reason Windows RT has a desktop at all is because the Office team was unable to create Metro applications in time for the release of Windows RT. I often thought this was a classic case of two important divisions within Microsoft not getting along and not being aligned, but now that I have my own Surface RT, I'm starting to realise that there's a far simpler, and thus more likely, explanation: Metro is simply not ready for anything serious - or for anything at all, really.
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RE: Comment by Luminair
by tanzam75 on Thu 7th Mar 2013 07:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
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Microsoft has almost always been rich enough to screw up this badly. Windows RT as we know it will die and life will go on.

I'm not even sure that Microsoft wasted that much money on Windows RT.

Remember that Microsoft announced the ARM port shortly after killing the Itanium build. They were already paying these people to maintain a port for an unpopular CPU architecture, so why not have them target an architecture that was actually popular?

The bigger investment was probably Surface. But a lot of the R&D was shared with Surface Pro.

In a lot of ways, Windows RT came "for free" along with the other stuff that they did.

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