First Reactions to the New Windows Apportals for Business

On July 11th, we officially announced the details of our new Windows Apportal. Designed to alleviate app fatigue for businesses, the Windows Apportal is a custom-built solution that consolidates all of your most relevant apps and data in a single view on your Windows 8 start screen. This dashboard can be customized across any role in an organization—no matter the industry.

By integrating a company’s line of business apps in one place, the Windows Apportal can be the killer app for companies running Windows 8.1. It’s a role-specific digital cockpit that puts all of your business’ important apps right at your fingertips.

In the News

Here’s what some of the press has been saying since the launch last Friday:

  • “Apportals gives Windows 8.x users the ability to nest related apps under a folder-like tile structure. Let’s hope Microsoft brings this same feature to everyone, because we all need it.”  –Rod Trent, Windows IT Pro

  • “Apportals looks promising as users can group similar apps in a tile, which opens up a new screen showing all the related apps.” –Hammad Saleem, WinBeta
  • “Clinicians have told me they want a simplified, more intuitive user interface to clinical systems and all of the other applications they use on a daily basis…That’s why I believe a new kind of Windows 8.1 application called Windows Apportal may be a way to deliver exactly what both clinicians and patients have been asking for.” –Bill Crounse, MD, MSDN Health Blog
  • “What’s more, because Microsoft has built a unified UI across all of its client operating systems, Apportals will scale to various screen sizes, from desktop monitors on down to Windows Phone handsets.” –Neil McAllister, The Register

Other commentary around the launch came from ZDNet,, Redmond Channel Partner, WM Poweruser, StreetInsider,, and the MPN US Partner Blog

As well as comments generated on Twitter:

Apportals + Your Business

For more information about Windows Apportals, visit the official Apportal site. If you’re interested in building an Apportal for your business, be sure to check out the 215 page eBook on creating Windows Apportals.