This one truly confuses me. Would it really have killed them to put a team on building an RT-native UI for Office?
but RT devices don't have access to desktop (except it does, but only for office !)
Office-on-tablet could have been their killer feature in the business space, and instead it's a bit... meh.
I feel like this is at least a good part of the reason Sinofsky left. It sounds like a major part was how he tried to keep the windows team separate from the other teams (or more likely the opposite) at a time when it should have been more integrated than ever. That's just my opinion, but it's the impression I got from his leaving.
I'm curious to know how this develops over the next year; whether they will continue keeping office separate or develop new RT versions and hopefully getting rid of the desktop on RT devices.
Just to point out, another really odd thing is that Outlook doesn't integrate well with windows 8 at all. Outlook should be the one program that does integrate well with everything, but a lot of it's functionality is duplicated and totally separate inside of windows 8.
Edited by way2lazy2care, 22 December 2012 - 10:27 AM.