re: Windows 8 In Enterprises: Seeking Killer Apps
I agree with the two poster already. Very good read. But, I wouldn't say that WP7.x was a developer failure. The apps store grew to 100K apps almost as fast as the iPhone yet faster than Android. Hopefully, this will be a great sign for WP8, which now supports the all important native code, multicores and external storage.
In terms of the enterprise, MS clearly has the edge. They're the only company that has end-to-end solutions across the entire device stack, a mature cloud presence, and the security and productivity suites to sell to enterprises.
Let's hope that MS executes well on achieving this vision. But I believe that their over all success in the enterprise will be tied to their ability to create a new connection with the consumer that carries over into the enterprise. In other words, MS has to cater to the consumer much more than they have in the past, which in my opinion means moving more and more into being a hardware company, assuming their OEMs do not step forward quickly to help them realize this vision.