At the BUILD conference, Microsoft has confirmed the return of the Start Menu that so many people were complaining about and missing. This is great news for many people I've spoken with that really disliked the Start Screen. Metro style live tiles will remain, but a lot less intrusive as before.
Millions asked for it, and Microsoft is providing it: the old Start Menu is coming back. Kind of. At its Build conference today, Microsoft announced a new Start Menu that looks like a hybrid of the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8. It's around the same size as the Windows 7 menu, but also features miniature Live Tiles along one side.