Change Challenge Part2
August 2, 2012 2 Comments
Today is second day using the Preview of Win8 and Office15. I’m focused on learning the new UI. I feel a little clumsy as I poke-around the interface. Despite having used an IPhone and then switching to a Windows Phone this year it is still a learning curve. I can see that once I get the hang of the UI I will be zooming around between my most common apps and tasks faster, not only because Win8 operates faster than Win7, but the UI cuts down a lot of intermediate steps.
I bought a Kindle eBook today by Jack Dunning, Misunderstanding Windows 8, to help me over the initial learning curve. [I’m typically a hardback book fan myself. Something about the eBook UI/UX that just is not right with me yet. But figure once they nail it my Amazon bill will triple 🙂 even at the lower price for ebooks.]. He is obviously not a Windows or Microsoft fan as he states up front. However, Win8 seems to be winning him over.
He points out a few tips and tricks that a “New to Windows 8” video would be great for and help many get a jump on becoming productive almost immediately with the new UI. As I go through page by page I try these tips out to build up my muscle memory. Breaking my old habits and creating new ones is a challenge, but I find I like the new UI/UX. I cannot wait for the Surface Pro to come out. I am not prone to stand inline for buying the latest and greatest, but I may have to reconsider that this time. I expect I will get two Surface Pros. One for my wife, one for me and a plain Surface for my son who is drooling over the prospect of getting my Win7 Phone when the Win8 phone comes out. .
–Breaks over time to get back to work on a new White Paper I’m writing on how IT organizations can plan for an uncertain future.