It seems that everyone is focusing on the inconveniences and incompleteness of the transition Windows 8 is aiming at.
Let me tell you something, if you are not absolutely enthused about what it brings, keep reading, because you are missing big times.
I finally got to playing with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, and more importantly Sky Drive (soon to be renamed to One Drive) as well as the Microsoft store. Up until now, I thought working with Windows 8 would be a time loss. As many say it seemed to be the “Windows Vista” failure played again. So, as many do, I thought I should stick to Windows 7, if I want to get some work done, and avoid playing with something that will be dead in the water soon enough.
If you feel the same, here is what you are missing:
The combination of Sky Drive / One Drive along with the Microsoft Windows App store is the real deal here. If successfully executed, it could lead to (here are just few points) —
1. Less Viruses, as software is gotten through a single more reliable source.
2. Malicious code that still sneaked in, would be removed quickly from all computers through the Store updates.
3. User data as well as Apps and settings can easily migrate across computers, reducing setup or recovery time for desktops and servers.
4. The 3rd party APP developers will look into embedding their data and settings into Sky Drive / One Drive as well.
5. Licensing can be managed much easier, automatically, through the store.
6. The whole desktop APP market and IT APP Management market could be disrupted due to the focal position of the Windows APP store and its built-in ease of deployment and manageability.
Furthermore, I have to say, I like the “Single App on the whole screen”, because it puts away all the clutter of other apps and windows, and lets me focus on what I need to do.
Windows 8 is a bit cumbersome, because it represents a transition period, yet the goal is worthy and I will be spending more time on this new puppy.
How do you feel about all this?