This is really the important question isn’t it? How useful will this be for those who work with student ministries? In my experience it has been great. It has allowed me a high level of usability on my slower but more portable convertable. I recently purchased a faster Windows Tablet and it has been excellent on that. I think that aspect of Windows 8 will be very useful for student ministry staff. We are always on the go, and typically we don’t have large budgets. Windows 8 is a promising option for a fast operating system on hardware that best meets our needs. The fact that it works well on tablets combined with the increasing number of good Windows Tablets out there just increases our options as we look for the ideal hardware to meet our needs in the future.
I really think Windows 8 will be a contender. There are even some things that might make it more ideal, such as the fact that it can integrate more easily with the current technical infrastructure that many organizations and churches already have in place. As for this two week series, in name this article is the wrap up, but this series is far from complete. There are areas that have yet to be given a good look, such as some of the newer things that many of the currently available metro apps bring to the table. There may be more articles on Windows 8 in the future, but for now I hope this two week survey on Windows 8 gave you a better idea of what is coming and a better picture of whether it will or won’t be useful for your ministry.
Have you tried using Windows 8 in your ministry, or do you plan on using it in the future when it is officially released? Why or why not?