I've heard a lot of talk about Windows 8 in the enterprise lately. Some people say that the new "Metro" interface is so different that it will prevent enterprise customers from migrating to the new operating system. Others say iPads are the real threat to Windows machines in enterprise and Windows on ARM (WOA) tablets will enable Microsoft to fight back. I don't believe either of those things.
Let me begin with the new user interface. As I've said before, I like it on tablets and have gotten relatively used to it on notebooks, but it just doesn't seem appropriate for desktops. For desktop users, I would like to see an option to go back to the old-style Start menu (which I doubt Microsoft wants) or at least some changes to the new Metro-based Start menu that would simplify some common desktop functions. But when all is said and done, I don't think enterprises will move to Windows 8 for desktops and traditional notebooks no matter what Microsoft does.