Windows 9 may be coming within the next year, Windows 8 has seen an expansion pack, which itself is set to receive a refresh in just over a month, but Microsoft’s modern platform still has its detractors.
Sure the criticism is not as intense as was in the first few months of release, but some people are still disappointed with the changes (or lack thereof) introduced in the vanilla Windows 8. Or Microsoft’s modern platform in general, for that matter.
And one such expert is Gavin Whatrup, the group IT director at Creston.
In a recent interview, the executive shared his opinion that despite all what Redmond has done to position and promote the key features of its new operating system, there is no strong reason, no compelling case to upgrade to Windows 8.
“Windows 8 is a different beast without a compelling reason, or resources, to move to it.
There is no, or little value to the majority of businesses in deploying Windows 8 Pro, unless they need to be seen to be using the latest technology all the time. Or unless they need to utilise some of the more advanced features of Windows Server 2012 or other server products in the same wave.”
This is obviously not the first time people have talked about Windows 8 in such fashion, but there is probably some truth in it, otherwise the market share figures would have been quite different by now.
Still, Microsoft is keen on refining the platform, and it may take a little extra while for this modern brand of Windows to really take off. The stars should align in the next season or two.