With all of the details that leaked a few months ago about Windows 8 — as well as Steve Ballmer’s recent comments about Windows 8 being Microsoft’s riskiest product currently in development — I wanted to take a moment to address the IT crowd and see what you folks have had to deal with where Windows 7 is concerned and to find out if you’re looking forward to Windows 8 at all. For those of you who have worked with Windows 7 machines, do they seem much more “healthy” than the other machines you deal with? Are there features you already know you would like to see present in Windows 8?
Where my personal experience is concerned, I only deal with XP and Windows 7 machines. Although there are a number of features I would like to see happen in Windows 8, Windows 7 definitely seems to have made an impact on the improvement of IT-related problems people still experience with Windows XP today. I am forever pushing for the company I work for to consider upgrading from XP to Windows 7 even if only for the resolution of certain issues that continue to plague them today (which equates to a LOT of money being spent on the proper individuals who maintain system health).
So, thanks to all the enterprises who *still* adopt XP (and Windows 2000, amazingly), there are plenty of individuals and companies providing IT services that won’t be going out of business any time soon! What about you, though? Are you an individual or a company who gets to be hands-on with current and past iterations of Windows? If so, what’s your opinion of Windows 7 and what are some of the features you would like to see built in Windows 8 that you think could help make your job easier? Please weigh in your opinions below as I really would like to read what those of you in the field think!