Below is a video of the latest prototype of a future User Interface from Microsoft. While the consumer interface will continue to evolve I’m more interested in the Enterprise application. Today there is no single UI that brings together all the activity that information workers require to be effective. Email is the current least worst option but as we have seen over the past several months there is a growing acceptance that email can not meet the requirements of an information worker.
Email will continue to be around for many years to come but we need to find a way of presenting many more streams of activity and work flow within a single interface. Whichever software company can answer the challenge will be well set for the next generation of computing that is just around the corner.