Does it mean it’s over? Despite the ambition of providing a definitive CUI, Microsoft has done an impressive work providing guidelines that work at least for its primary target market: the NHS.
Now it is in our hands thinking if the effort is worthless or, in the contrary, it is the moment of continuing validating whether that common user interface could be a real standard somewhere else or not.
Ended or not, we cannot ignore the big amount of knowledge and information that can be learned and used from MSCUI. This will be always a reference to take into consideration.
UX Lead at Ebury and graduated as a Computer Engineer at the University of Granada. I've worked in the financial, dataviz, healthcare, and book stores industries doing what I enjoy the most: making people feel happy when interacting with everyday technology.