Earlier this week, Microsoft pushed out an internal Windows 10 build to Windows Insiders by accident. The build 18947 revealed a new Start Menu layout with the absence of Live Tiles.
The new change was quickly criticized on various social media platforms including Twitter. While most of the criticism came from users, there was one name that stood out of the ordinary. It was Steven Sinofsky who was also the brain behind the Windows 8 UI. The proverb “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones” fits perfectly in this situation.
Does “this” refer to the design or the release of the build? ? https://t.co/IOAhyCTWY3
— Steven Sinofsky (@stevesi) July 24, 2019
Steven quoted a tweet from Tom Warren that confirmed the accidental release of the new build and said if “this” in the statement from Microsoft refers to the accidental release or the new Start Menu design.
In any case, it’s safe to assume that Microsoft is throwing ideas around to redesign the Start Menu again. The accident earlier this week did confirm that users do like Live Tiles, even if they don’t use it as much as Microsoft wants them to. Personally, I do hope that Microsoft doesn’t kill Live Tiles but that’s just my opinion.