Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jul 2012 23:39 UTC
Windows Ars Technica is running an interesting article about the Mail application on Windows 8. It's one of the first party Metro applications, and Ars' conclusion is that it's really, really not up to snuff - it can't even compare favourably to the mail application on Windows Phone. The sad thing is, however - this applies to virtually all Metro applications.
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RE[2]: That's a start
by Soulbender on Mon 16th Jul 2012 03:21 UTC in reply to "RE: That's a start"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

The fact that they are even forcing Metro on Server


...WTF? Really? That's the stupidest idea ever. Is that really true?

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RE[3]: That's a start
by lucas_maximus on Mon 16th Jul 2012 07:26 in reply to "RE[2]: That's a start"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Yes they are.

However a lot of stuff is done through powershell or recommended you do it through powershell (Sharepoint 2010 installation).

Considering a lot of the server setup, is done through single screen interfaces. IIS 7.5 I could see being a metro App in the future.

There are quite a few guys that I know that are fine sys-admins for Windows and would need considerable training to move to powershell interface.

Edited 2012-07-16 07:32 UTC

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RE[3]: That's a start
by redshift on Mon 16th Jul 2012 14:05 in reply to "RE[2]: That's a start"
redshift Member since:
2006-05-06

"The fact that they are even forcing Metro on Server


...WTF? Really? That's the stupidest idea ever. Is that really true?
"

It is in the release candidates... so it it appears that it will be.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2405165,00.asp

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RE[3]: That's a start
by Luminair on Mon 16th Jul 2012 17:27 in reply to "RE[2]: That's a start"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

it is kind of true. the server people dont want to use it, but they're forced to use what is given to them. they have most of metro removed as a "desktop experience" package you can install. and the main graphical admin app is a desktop app.

but instead of a start menu, server 2012 has a metro menu. which is obviously less powerful than the start menu. so that is bad.

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