What MS should do is hire an actual User Interface Designer. I know they haven't had one since at the latest 2002. Vista, 7, 8 and now 10 are all progressively more painful to use and hostile to the user, so it's obvious they don't have one on staff.
I'm not even talking about the crap they try to shove down our throats for marketing purposes, but even down to the little things. The login screen in xp/2000 era was simple: username, password, domain. Then you got vista, where you had to click a button to get the login interface, or click another to change the default user, then hit the right button to login ( instead of the more obvious button which allowed you to change your login account ).
It's absurd. So much so I don't know an admin who doesn't cringe with each new release of windows and office. We know they changed some small UX thing that's going to confuse our users and will result in untold hours in support.
They do. Hipsters under 30 want flat UIs and think bubble gum buttons in 3d look dated. THey want mobile apps and to have the same UI between their phones and their pcs for stuff like Yammer and MS teams. MS is listening to them as well
The windows XP/2000 screen looks like a green screen or punch cards with ehhh to anyone under 30.