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Windows 8 – When Start Means Stop...

There really isn’t anything the old Start button gave us except for the button itself

This week I was working on a blog post where I thought once and for all I could dispel all of the hullabaloo over the “missing” Windows 8 Start button. The post was a written version of my 5 minute pitch to anyone that complains about not having a Start button and how it prevents them from being productive.

I can usually convince naysayers in about 5 minutes that the Start screen is just as east to use if not more so than having a little button to click on. There really isn’t anything the old Start button gave us except for the button itself. We can accomplish all of the same goals as quickly or (in my opinion) even faster or better with Start screen and other Windows 8 features.

I was just about to post this morning when Twitter informed me of a post by Ed Bott over at ZDNet. He sums up my thoughts around the “missing” Start button perfectly. He essentially says exactly what I tell people – It is only the button that is missing, not the functionality.

Check out Ed’s Post here!

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Cheers!

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Chris started his career at Microsoft in 1994 as a contract customer service representative during the Windows 95 launch. Prior to applying with the company, he did not know who Bill Gates was or what Microsoft did. Why? He was a hard core Apple user and had been since the late '70s.

Chris left the company as a contractor in 1996 and returned one year later as a full-time employee supporting networking technologies for Windows NT 4.0 Server and client connectivity. Shortly afterward, he started supporting the Small Business Server product. In 2002, Chris took on the role of IT Evangelist and speaking to IT Professionals about the great products and technologies Microsoft had to offer. Since then he has embraced live events and social media (Twitter - @chrisavis, blog – http://chrisavis.com) as a way to get the word out to IT professionals in the US and around the world. When not geeking out on technology, Chris enjoys camping, hiking and traveling. He is also an avid Guitar Hero player and karaoke singer.

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