Windows 8 File Explorer Adds Office Style Ribbon

We’ve been following the enhancements made to Windows 8. In a previous post we looked at the various teams writing for Windows 8, and today were going to look at one of the new visual features of Windows 8, the Office Style Ribbon, in the Windows 8 File Explorer. Lets look at some of the examples of what we’ve come to be familiar with in Office.

As previously we’re not violating NDA, were quoting a public source, the Windows 8 development Blog

Figure 9 - Home tab


Figure 16 - Library Tools context tab
Library Tools

Figure 17 - Picture Tools context tab
Picture Tools

Figure 18 - Disk Tools context tab
Disk Tools

Here’s the opportunity – Microsoft WANTS to hear your opinion, and here’s a chance to make yourself heard. If you absolutely hate what you see and are able to articulate why, then mosey over to the Windows 8 development blog, and make yourself heard.

Nicolas Blank

Nicolas is an Architect, author, and speaker focused on all things Exchange and Cloud at NBConsult. With over 16 years of experience on Exchange, Nicolas consults to customers globally on cloud based and on-premises Exchange as well as ISVs building Exchange focused products. Nicolas has extensive experience using Azure to create public and private Azure based offerings leveraging cloud based principles and common sense. Nicolas currently holds status of MCM Exchange 2010, Office 365 (Microsoft Certified Master), MCSM Exchange 2013, and has been awarded Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Microsoft Exchange since March 2007. Nicolas has co-authored "Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: Design, Deploy and Deliver an Enterprise Messaging Solution," published by Sybex. Nicolas blogs regularly on Exchange and messaging topics at, tweets at @nicolasblank, and is the founder of and a contributor to IT Pro Africa and @itproafrica

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