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At a TechEd event held in Amsterdam today, Microsoft made some brave assertions. Antoine Leblond, vice president for Windows Web Services, says he believes that tablets will overtake PCs within next year. According to him, touch interfaces will become the dominant platform in the coming years and tablet's will likely outsell PCs. Here's a quote,
“Touch is coming to PCs and that’s going to change the way UIs are designed very dramatically, just like the mouse did,” Leblond said at the event, going on to detail how Microsoft’s new Metro interface has been specifically optimized for touch operations. Still, the company won’t be shunning those keen to cling to laptops and PCs: “[Metro] works equally well on a desktop or a tablet.”
Although they might be a little bit late to the party, it's nice to see Microsoft getting forward thinking again.