If you've been using the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 and tried to shut down your computer chances are you noticed that the Start Menu was gone.
Yes, Microsoft did get rid of the Start Menu it's not hidden somewhere, it is simply gone. In its stead you will find the tiles which represent all of the apps installed on your PC and the new Charm Bar.
The Charm Bar is where you will find the section of the Start Menu that dealt with the powering off options, some Control Panel options, sharing (new option) and most importantly the search option.
The intent here is to allow for a seamless touch experience, but what about all those computers running in corporate environments? Well, you still have the traditional Windows Explorer look and feel when using Explorer, but everything else, specifically those apps designed for the Metro UI will most likely find it difficult to reside in corporate environments where the mouse and keyboard dominate.
That is not to say corporate won't move towards the adoption of touch it just may take some time.
The question is, should Microsoft bring the Start Menu back? What do you think?