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 MisterKat on Thu 7th Mar 2013 15:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
MisterKat
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2013-03-07

I would have to agree. I have kept in touch with a former colleague who purchased a Surface RT and she hasn't been impressed. The lack of Silverlight is a particular bugbear for her *personal* needs.

I picked up an Asus Vivotab Atom based tablet about a week ago and have found it genuinely more pleasant to use than my Transformer Prime. No matter which browser I try on the Prime, I am unhappy with the responsiveness of the experience. The Verge is one website that particularly springs to mind. I've tried Chrome and Firefox. Opera isn't optimized for 1080p sadly.

I have been very happy with the Atom device. Metro IE handles everything I throw at it and is very responsive (although it /does/ pause occasionally). I also have Chrome if I so wish (which is my preferred Windows desktop browser)

YouTube video is consistently excellent and the few games I've tried seem fine as well.

WOA is a distraction. I wonder if it was a political thing...

"Hey, Intel sort it out or we'll start using this..."

Windows RT should be left to quietly die (or become Windows Phone, which IMHO has been the plan all along)

From an Administration POV, AD join and GPO are also a pretty big deal for me. I fully understand that a lot of people here couldn't care less though!

I'll install Office 2K13 for Outlook, but I don't expect to use the device for creation, merely consumption.

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