Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Admits It Failed With Windows 8

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) said it is busily making some changes to the Windows 8 operating system, based on the problems people said they have with it. This is the first time since the updated version of the software launched that the company has admitted that it’s making changes because of complaints.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Admits It Failed With Windows 8

New York Times ‘Bits’ contributor Nick Wingfield reports that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) executive Tami Reller said that when Windows Blue comes out later this year, it will have some modifications which will make it much easier to learn, especially for those using it on standard PCs without touch screens.

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What Will Change In Windows Blue?

She wouldn’t explain specifically what the company will be changing, but she did say that Microsoft will reveal more information within the next few weeks as the company prepares for the Build developer conference in California. However, she did give a few indications about what we can expect from Windows Blue when it comes out.

News sites are already reporting that users will be able to configure the Windows desktop to appear at startup with Windows Blue. This is probably the smartest move Microsoft can make because the problem with the new tiled interface is that it’s better for touchscreen devices, so enabling desktop PC users to configure Windows Blue to show the desktop on startup is an important fix.

Reller said they would also be changing the way retail representatives are trained in terms of presenting Windows 8. Specifically, the desktop will no longer be referred to as simply an app.

Windows 8 Satisfaction

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has apparently done research on satisfaction with Windows 8, and it’s just as high as it is with Windows 7—for users who are operating it using a touch screen. However, the learning curve was found to be too high for users who were attempting to operate it on a desktop PC.