This Spring, Microsoft will make its upteenth attempt to get developers excited about Windows 10 at Build 2017. But as users have discovered, the apps platform in Windows 10 isn’t in any way enticing. And that’s just fine.
Pity poor Microsoft: It just hasn’t been able to get developers to adopt a major apps platform since the slow-motion Longhorn train wreck of the early 2000s. In Longhorn’s wake, mobile and web usage have exploded, leaving Microsoft and its traditional personal computing platform behind. And you know what? I think that’s great.