Microsoft’s demo of Windows 8 showed the company’s path to tablets, a unique user interface and a lot of promise. But Microsoft’s biggest risk with Windows 8 revolves around the familiar themes that always haunt the company: Reverse compatibility and the need to make Windows the Swiss Army knife of computing.
At AllThingsD’s D9 conference Windows chief Steven Sinofsky highlighted Windows’ future, which revolves around UI found on Windows Phone 7. Microsoft’s Live Tiles are sweet and a welcome addition to both tablets and PCs.
Can Microsoft manage all the complexity under the hood though?