Microsoft has officially taken the wraps of Windows 8 in Australia, without ever once mentioning a reason businesses would consider an upgrade or showing a single pixel of the 'classic' desktop. Your correspondent has attended every Windows launch since the year 2001 and cannot recall one ever being so devoid of mentions about …
"Windows 8's ability to embed web apps in the OS" - you mean something like Chrome browser's Tools | Create application shortcuts... ? That's been around for years? OK then.
> "Windows 8's ability to embed web apps in the OS"
Embed apps in the OS? What? Why? What could possibly go wrong?
Embed *WEB APPS* in the OS? What could possibly....
I give up.
"An app from Australian bank Westpac got more demo time than any other, with its abilities allowing personalisation and sharing of data portrayed extensively."
Is sharing of one's bank account details now considered a selling point?
Nice el Reg app there!
They didn't mention business because...
This was the *Consumer* availability launch of Windows 8. It has already been released to business to play. There are also plenty of other forums and presentations MS are doing for business users.
They left that to Steve Balmer in NYC