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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Terrible Windows Store
by tanzam75 on Thu 7th Mar 2013 07:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
tanzam75
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2011-05-19

The good thing about Windows 8 is that the only app which is tied to the system is the Store. You can replace every stock app with a (theoretically) better one.


Funny you should mention that, because the Store is the most unstable app for me. It hangs once every four times I start it -- either that, or the startup delay is just so long that I lose patience and kill it.

I'm probably running into some kind of edge case that they forgot to test, but which repros 25% of the time on my machine. I'm running 8, not RT. Microsoft can't blame this one on Nvidia.

Also, search in the Store is terrible. I have a very hard time finding apps, even ones where I know the name. Too many irrelevant results -- they really ought to do a web-search style results page, where they show the description and highlight parts of it. I'm not going to try 50 results just to read the description for each one.

I stopped using Mail and went back to Outlook.

News and Weather are great apps. Snappy UI, fast refreshes. Just wish they'd integrated the radar maps with Bing Maps, instead of using that animated GIF (or maybe it's a WMV).

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