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Microsoft's Device Strategy: 3 Unanswered Questions
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pcharles09
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pcharles09,
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8/19/2014 | 5:24:09 PM
Re: Either you try...or keep trying
@mejiac,

This is true BUT have you seen how groups within large organizations work together. It's a disaster. Everyone has their own agenda & hate it when their leader(s) or PMs now ask them to work with someone else that isn't focused on the same deliverables.
mejiac
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mejiac,
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8/4/2014 | 4:10:12 PM
Re: Either you try...or keep trying
@shakeeb,

To be honest, if we look at history, it not the best,

Windows Mobile Phones were a good competitor prior to Iphones and Androids becoming the dominant players they are now.

So far we've seen a lot of movements (like Microsoft buying Nokia), but nothing has been able to fully stick.

 

The ideal future state is that I would have one handled device that would be able to control my PC and Xbox from my couch.
mejiac
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mejiac,
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8/4/2014 | 4:03:23 PM
Re: Either you try...or keep trying
@melgross,

WOW...great statistics!!!

This does rais the serious question on what is Microsoft trying to aim for?

Response on the Surface as a tablet are mixed to negative, and the Surface Pro has a niche market mostly for professionales... but as for tablets use, I think the numbers speak for themselves.
mejiac
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mejiac,
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8/4/2014 | 4:01:23 PM
Re: Either you try...or keep trying
@pcharles09,

"The only thing MSFT has on their side is that they're so big. But this also eads you to split people's focus... which is also not good.",

Agreed, but sometimes when you get a team together to focus on a specific activity, and leverage existing synergy from other departments/initiates, then we see the magic happen :)
melgross
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melgross,
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8/2/2014 | 3:39:34 PM
Re: Either you try...or keep trying
Well, the iPad has over a 70% share of tablets in business and government, according to one measure, and 93% according to another. It should be obvious that this can do what organization need. This is the problem Microsoft has. If the iPad fullfills most organizational needs, then where does the much more expensive Surface Pro fit in? I believe that it will find some uses within IT, and some other niches, but where else is a serious question.
melgross
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melgross,
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8/2/2014 | 3:36:22 PM
Re: Changing course
RT has been failing because there is no reason to use it. What does it offer that Android or iOS doesn't? It came with a truncated version of Office, but despite what Microsoft, and some others seem to think, Office isn't the draw Microsoft expected it to be. So even with that free version, people weren't interested.
damsanchande
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8/2/2014 | 12:16:23 AM
Re: Either you try...or keep trying
Microsoft's tablets look and feels really good IMHO. The reason they are slow to take off is just, people use tablets to play and read news, and do simple, no brainer stuffs. Yet Microsoft's tablets offer complicated tools to work. Too bad for Microsoft, People don't really use technologies to work like the time of Bill.

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Li Tan
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8/1/2014 | 11:04:55 AM
Re: Changing course
To me the OS  cooked for mobile device looks  a little bit weird. Windows Phone did not get its popularity yet compared  to Android and iOS. Windows RT is even more weird - I am afraid few people have ever played it. For Surface, I think using normal Windows is a wise choice. If it can become slimmer and lighter, more people will love it.
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8/1/2014 | 10:14:38 AM
Re: Changing course
While some disagree with me on this, yes, I do think it's, in large part, the mobile OS. I see little evidence that people like it. Of course, some do, but most don't. It's different enough from what they're used to that they don't understand it. Microsoft is finally making folders, something they should have had a couple of years ago. Maybe that will help somewhat.
pcharles09
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7/31/2014 | 11:43:04 PM
Re: Either you try...or keep trying
@shakeeb,

MSFT's image has already been hurt a little bit. with their mobile push. Not necessarily a damaging blow but it's not a badge of honor. They have a ways to go before it could even be considered a service-able business unit.
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