At what will turn out to be the most entertaining keynote at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, company COO Kevin Turner shared an interesting slide that explains Windows 8. Microsoft’s two-pronged approach to desktop & tablet with Windows 8 has been the focal point of several debates. The two questions that keep coming up are:
- Is Microsoft compromising the tablet experience by having the legacy desktop?
- Or, is Microsoft ruining the desktop experience by bringing in the touch-friendly tablet interface?
Which of the two compromises is Microsoft making with Windows 8? According to Kevin Turner, neither. Windows 8 is a no-compromise solution for content consumption and creation, it is meant for home and enterprise use. Kevin Turner’s slide that shows the breadth achieved with Windows 8 and how Windows 8 is a no-compromise solution is quite an interesting one: