Microsoft’s 1 Slide That Explains Windows 8

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:

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Manan Kakkar

Manan is a technology enthusiast keenly following the consumer products from Microsoft, Google & Apple.

  • http://arshednabeel.tumblr.com Arshed Nabeel

    Maybe a bit too ambitious, but there’s no contesting the fact that the idea of “no compromise” is so exquisitely presented.

    • infinidim

      I completely agree. I just hope it works for them.

  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/his-divine-shadow His Shadow

    Unless you choose an RT Surface, and lose all that legacy app and intel power. So the RT is a major compromise that somehow isn’t a compromise. Either Microsoft doesn’t understand what “no compromise” means, or for them it means “buy two Surface portables!”