It’s weird, but it seems Microsoft are often very bad at designing UIs.
One major FAIL in my opinion is their new Office Web Apps. Take a look at the following screenshots:
They show clearly how wrong their new “ribbon” tool bar is – why waste 50 % of the vertical screen real estate on a few clunky buttons? And why oh why would anyone throw in the Windows Live logo + Office Web Apps navigations menus ON TOP OF THE RIBBON?
Take a look at the second screenshot above – tt’s just plain stupid that a single PowerPoint slide cannot fit on a widescreen monitor at a decent zoom level.
That’s just weird.