The year 2011 Microsoft will be celebrating a successful decade of its widely accepted and utilized OS the Windows XP. When Microsoft had launched Windows XP then it would have not expected that it would ultimately turn out to be a consumers base because still now it is the largest used OS apart from Windows Vista and Windows 7. Still now many people want to use this OS which is not so complex and it boomed at a time when the whole world was getting accustomed to PC’s. So this was the growth food for all users and when it changed it started making chaos.
The deliberate launch of Vista proved costly to the manufacturers as it was not up to the mark and it had many shortcomings. Vista’s hardware requirements, licensing, cost and digital rights management were amongst the list to be criticized and it was all this that led to people have a strong conscience for XP. With no doubts Vista proved to be a dud.
After Vista came the Windows 7 version which was received well and found itself amongst good response. Then Microsoft launched which will be in the late 2011 or early 2012. It is packed with great cosmetic changes and topped up with new stylish interfaces. The user interface termed “Metro-style” will inculcate the technology of cloud computing that will run all applications in full screen mode, just like all tablets do now. It will be able to run across desktops, tablets, phones, laptops and even ultrabooks, and made to access all and prove its worthiness.
Microsoft after the successful launch of Windows 8 has enabled its flagship “Metro Style” interface for its Office Segment. Its CEO Steve Ballmer hinted about the company’s plans to incorporate this version for tablet computers as well.
“You ought to expect that we are rethinking and working hard on what it would mean to do Office Metro style,” Ballmer said when asked by a Wall Street analyst whether Microsoft is working on a version of Office for Windows 8’s Metro touch-based interface.
But it would take time for the users to get acquainted as it has some of the new intermediate features which are very different from those of the ribbons and the traditional menus. The sole motive of the Metro version is to let people work on documents on tablets. A Metro-style Office may not be as smooth as its PC counterpart but not as also illusive as the current online Office Web Apps.
Microsoft may create a Metro edition Of MS Office for which work is already been operated on the Office Apps. It may also use Windows 8 APIs (application programming interfaces) for offline work. Whereas the desktop Office may continue for Intel- based systems. It is also speculated that Microsoft may ship the Office version with Windows 8.