Finally, after nearly 8 years of waiting, Office users will now relish the addition of the famed ribbon interface onto the explorer in Windows 8.

Microsoft , in it’s Build windows 8 blog, has demoed the interface in a video, take a look :

The ribbon interface give us easy and instant access to various shortcuts that we frequently use and sometime, dig for, in the right click menu. However, i dont see any use for cut copy paste functions in the ribbon since most people know the keyboard shortcuts. But many still don’t, i have to agree, and it might be much easier for them to navigate. I like how the ribbon interface automatically brings on a set of tools according to the type of file or folder we have chosen.

Also, i feel if Microsoft sees this as an effort to bring touch interaction into the OS, sorry, it wont work well. Some people feel that it takes a lot of screen real estate, i too somewhat feel the same but we can live with it right ?

Have you seen the tablet demos of Windows 8 ? We are yet to see more demos of those kinda interfaces that suits touch. Hoping there is much more to Windows 8 than this Ribbon interface. 

via WinRumors ( Tom Warren has a much detailed look at the Ribbon interface )

Source MSDN blogs

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Comments on: "Windows 8 Ribbon interface demoed on the explorer [Video]" (2)

  1. Another Marketing gimmicks by Microsoft…No big & new features in the Win Explorer 8…

    • Haha i think no big new features is quite good.. What does it lack anyway ? And Ribbon is very familiar for Office users no ?

      Anyway we shall wait for the BUILD conference to happen in september, we ll come to know the full details only then 🙂

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