Media Center Fans: The Conversation Approacheth
Another day, another post from Steven Sinofsky on the Building Windows 8 blog. For the second day in a row Sinofsky has touched on a subject that I think Media Center enthusiasts might want to be paying attention to as the steady march toward Windows 8 continues.
For today’s blog post Sinofsky has kicked off the first of four major “conversations” that he wants to explore in more detail in the blog.
In this, and a subsequent post, I want to talk about four topics in particular: Feedback (which I’ll cover today), the Ribbon, Metro, and Media Center. I hope to add a bit of additional “focus, light, and magnification” without distorting the bigger picture here. Based on the comments and the dialogue, I do feel that each of these deserves some further discussion.
Obviously, there is not a lot to be accomplished with speculation. The way Sinofsky and his team have been pumping out blog entries, we will learn more soon enough, but I have a feeling this is going to be an extremely enlightening glimpse into the future of Media Center. Much of the work that went into the development of the Metro UI began with Windows Media Center, but there can be little question that Media Center has not garnered the attention, in the market or from developers, that Microsoft would have liked and many feel that Microsoft has left Media Center to languish.
I guess I am left wondering if Sinofsky’s discussion of Media Center is going to feel like a shot in the arm or a punch in the gut.
What’s your bet?