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Surface Pro, Windows 8 and the rebirth of Microsoft

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    Surface Pro, Windows 8 and the rebirth of Microsoft


    A new landscape of tablets, cloud and BYOD pressures means that Microsoft has to get both the software and the hardware right.

    Last year's launch of Windows 8 and the soon-to-be-released Surface Pro tablet are setting the company on a very different course to the one it has pursued in recent years, and will define its strategy for the next decade.

    Even before it was launched, Microsoft executives were describing Windows 8 as a "generational change" in its operating system, the likes of which has not seen for nearly two decades.


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    Hi Brink

    I like your sig it is what I tell all my students on beekeeping.

    There are no dumb questions, just the people who do not ask them.
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    And balancing all these competing pressures - the rise of tablets, cloud and BYOD - without alienating its core business audience is a challenge for Microsoft. If it goes too far down the route of consumerised products, it could risk its enterprise popularity, says Silver.

    "The real problem is that as they look to consumerise some of these products they become less appropriate for the enterprise, so the space where they are strong, they start giving up.

    "Microsoft has a great business supporting the enterprise and if they tilt too much towards the consumer, that's going to be another problem. Businesses are going to have to rethink their commitment and it really opens the door for Apple because if enterprises are dealing with a consumer product company... then why do they need to deal just with Microsoft?"
    Precisely!
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    M$ is still not meeting the customer needs even with the PRO.

    Microsoft Won?t Release a Docking Station for the Surface with Windows 8 Pro - Softpedia
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    I'm really surprised that I haven't seen any ads or anything else for the Surface Pro. In talking with people that I work with, nobody even seems to have any idea that this thing is coming out.

    I did find that we are getting a microsoft store a short distance from where I live. It will be one of the 1st five opened stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Hi Brink

    I like your sig it is what I tell all my students on beekeeping.

    There are no dumb questions, just the people who do not ask them.
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    They had to do something. To do nothing would be the start of them fading away, adapt or parish.
    They may loose more market share compared to what they had in the last couple of decades but they will still be around.

    "Microsoft had to do something quite spectacularly different if it was to keep Windows relevant as a platform. We've been used to the Windows UI for a long time now and there hadn't been much in the way of evolution. The expectations that many people have of how computing devices work and how they interact with them is rather different to how they were two or three years ago.

    Indeed, it could turn out that the new UI is one of the least controversial elements of Microsoft's plan. "Despite some unhappy users, Cripps says: "What I suspect will end up happening is it will be one of those things where, in a couple of years, no one will ever really remember not using it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I'm really surprised that I haven't seen any ads or anything else for the Surface Pro. In talking with people that I work with, nobody even seems to have any idea that this thing is coming out.

    I did find that we are getting a microsoft store a short distance from where I live. It will be one of the 1st five opened stores.
    There will be this Sunday, I read during the Grammy awards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    There will be this Sunday, I read during the Grammy awards.
    Guess I will miss them then, I don't care about the Grammy awards show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    There will be this Sunday, I read during the Grammy awards.
    Guess I will miss them then, I don't care about the Grammy awards show.
    Don't fret, someone will post the video off YouTube here.
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