Though early Windows 8 reviewers largely praise Microsoft's (MSFT) Metro tablet UI, Matthew...

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Though early Windows 8 reviewers largely praise Microsoft's (MSFT) Metro tablet UI, Matthew Baxter-Reynolds thinks Microsoft has compromised its usability in the name of making it aesthetically pleasing. Baxter-Reynolds notes Microsoft's Metro design guidelines limit the amount of information that appears on a display, and also force users to take extra steps to access needed controls. And those guidelines need to be followed for Microsoft to approve a Metro app.