Did you notice the Windows Store is now called the Microsoft Store?Chris Hoffman on HowToGeek.com wrote a hilarious article cataloging the many ways Microsoft has confused consumers with name changes. When I read the article, I laughed so hard, I cried. You can read the entire original article here Microsoft Sucks at Naming Products by Chris Hoffman
Here’s an excerpt:
“As you may have recently noticed, the Windows Store app on your PC—the one that offers app downloads—is now named the Microsoft Store. Of course, the “Microsoft Store” is also the name of a chain of physical stores Microsoft operates where they sell laptops. Just imagine if Apple suddenly renamed the “App Store” on iPhones and Macs to the “Apple Store”. Apple would be mocked everywhere, even on late night TV. The only reason people aren’t laughing at this new name is because no one cares about the Windows Store.”
OMG that is so true! Who cares about Windows apps anyway. LOL I’ll bet you didn’t even notice that it’s been renamed!
I’ve often commented to my frustrated students that I’m so sorry that Microsoft just keeps messing with people and doesn’t seem to have a clue about what consumers want. Reading about the many mistakes Microsoft has made over the years was pretty amazing.
Chris suggests that “Microsoft should just name these updates after dogs. It may sound like I’m joking, but cats worked for Apple and at least they’d be more memorable than the confusing collection of names we have now.”
The “Microsoft Store” suddenly replacing the “Windows Store” isn’t an isolated incident. Like other companies that should know when to quit, Microsoft keeps renaming products with perfectly good names.
If you have the time, and want a good laugh, you can read the rest of the litany of crimes here https://www.howtogeek.com/338120/microsoft-sucks-at-naming-products/