What is going on with Metro?
I n some ways I am sort of shocked at how low metro app usage is but at the same time is this really surprising? Microsoft, per usual, seems very confused about how to transition to the future.
As more and more applications move to cloud services, desktops are becoming more and more irrelevant for your average users. The big two OS developers (Microsoft & Apple) understand this. What I find most interesting is how both companies are approaching this trend from completely different angles. The cloud is slowly but surely making operating systems irrelevant and at the same time software licenses and hardware refreshes. How many have you noticed the trend that the hardware refresh cycle is getting longer and longer.
This is all revenue I am sure Microsoft has counted on in the past. In my business, we went from mostly a 3 year refresh cycle with our clients all the way up to 5 years. People simply aren’t running much software on their desktops anymore.