Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Oct 2017 21:55 UTC
Microsoft

Microsoft's set of Office Mobile apps are great. I prefer them over the full Office suite. I realize that a lot of people find the Office Mobile apps to be subpar. But there are people out there for whom the Office Mobile apps are more than fine. Why isn't Microsoft doing anything with them?

I posed this same question not too long ago. The Metro Office applications are the best Metro applications out there, and they prove it's definitely possible to build good, useable, fast, and useful Metro applications. I find it entirely baffling that Microsoft is doing whatever it takes to push users to the slower, more cumbersome, overloaded, and entirely overkill Win32 Office applications. If Microsoft implemented the ability to open multiple instances of each app, most people would get by just fine with the Metro ones.

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Sell more OS
by Iapx432 on Thu 26th Oct 2017 14:14 UTC
Iapx432
Member since:
2017-09-30

Microsoft is evolving from an OS centric to a productivity centric brand value promise. However there are still vestiges of the old ethos, like favouring ever increasing complexity apps that need new PCs that need new Windows licences. It will change IMO.

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RE: Sell more OS
by zima on Thu 26th Oct 2017 16:06 in reply to "Sell more OS"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

90s called, they want their comment back... ;) (seriously, the issue of hardware requirements of Windows or Office mandating a new computer is long gone)

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RE[2]: Sell more OS
by autumnlover on Sat 28th Oct 2017 13:18 in reply to "RE: Sell more OS"
autumnlover Member since:
2007-04-12

Not always the case. Windows 8 requires a processor equipped NX, PAE and SSE2 technologies. This excludes my ancient (2002) but stil capable Northwood Celeron system. More recent examples are devices with Intel’s Atom Clover Trail chips not getting Windows 10 Creators Update.

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