Windows needs to be the best application delivery platform
I long thought that Microsoft should have focussed more on making Windows the best possible platform for the delivery of applications, regardless of whether they were developed on the Microsoft platform or not. That’s what enterprises want, we think of the desktop largely as a way to get applications to users – why doesn’t Microsoft? So I was pleased to see Microsoft striking a deal to include Flash LE and Acrobat Reader LE on Windows Mobile. Hopefully this pragmatism will extend to Windows as well. Why doesn’t Windows ship with and maintain:
- Acrobat Reader
- ICA client
In particular if Microsoft took more seriously this key role for Windows, enterprises would have a lot less integration and testing to do when they develop their standard environments.