It looks pretty good (even if leaks had already shown a lot of it), and my three takeaways were (in no particular order):
- The new window management (which I sort of have with Moom already, but is nicely done and something I already envy in the FancyZones PowerToy).
- Running Android apps (which is the next step beyond the “My Phone” app).
- And, of course, the huge swipe at Apple with the possibility for developers to use their own commerce engines and pay zero to Microsoft.
(Oh, right, and you get Teams preloaded as well. Nevermind.)
I like it, partly because the creature comfort bits are exactly the kind of low hanging fruit that Apple could have implemented years ago if they listened to feedback, and partly because it is a subject lesson on how to take the upper hand in opening up ecosystems.
Your move, Apple. And Monterey isn’t it.