I know Microsoft has professional/enterprise grade software and could successfully re-deploy Adobe products, but I'm not sure I could see this being a good thing, in any way. All I can think about is Photoshop, but it looks like Word. I don't like it.
My biggest concern would be over simplification of the base software and then releasing "business" grade software for more.
Not that they would, but legally could Microsoft make all of their next generation Adobe software only run on Microsoft?
If the Microsoft development team were to get turned loose on Adobe software, it would destroy creative software as we know it.
Microsoft Word, on the other hand, has changed drastically with each new release. I’ve been complaining about their “change for the sake of change” approach to software development for years now. Things as simple as constantly moving functions around to different drop down menus and changing the user interface have made MS Office products a pain to use. With each new version comes a learning curve that slows down workflow for even the most PC savvy users.
How would you like to relearn Illustrator and Photoshop once a year?
In recent years, Microsoft doesn’t exactly have a reputation for letting you keep versions/builds that are old and proven.It wouldn't be that often. After all, as rolling of a release as CC is, they do still allow customers x-1 on versions. That'll give you an extra year to get comfortable (unless MS changes how many versions back one can be on, which is possible).[/
In recent years, Microsoft doesn’t exactly have a reputation for letting you keep versions/builds that are old and proven.