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