Windows 8 at 6 Months

Windows Blue is a codename for an update that will be available later this year, building on the bold vision set forward with Windows 8 to deliver the next generation of tablets and PCs. It will deliver the latest new innovations across an increasingly broad array of form factors of all sizes, display, battery life and performance, while creating new opportunities for our ecosystem. It will provide more options for businesses, and give consumers more options for work and play.

Isn't that what Windows 8 was supposed to do?

The thing with Windows 8 is that it's a necessary evil: a design shift that is going to have casualties along the way toward a new, modern UI landscape. The problem is that Microsoft isn't accustomed to casualties, sacrifices for the greater good of a new design landscape. By capitulating to this backlash, they secure their eventuall fade into irrelevance.