Originally Posted by chadmatic
It amazes me that Microsoft truly thought they could go head to head with Apple's iPad, especially when everybody else who has tried has failed miserably. Is it an ego, complete ignorance, or simply being a glutton for punishment?
Having just read Uncle Fester's memo to the MS troops (I'm a glutton for punishment), I can confidently say, it was mostly ego on Fester's part to think people want to suffer under Windows when there is an alternate. In fact he's all the more convinced the world wants windows. He doesn't get it that enterprise uses Windows because IT wants windows, and IT wants Windows because it gives the best job security (e.g. lots of busy work) for IT managers.
With the advent of BYOD and the absence of MS Office on phones and tablets for the last five years, people have learned that they really can get by without MS Office, and in fact don't care all the much for Windows once they are unshackled from their desk. A door opened for Apple devices and the oppressed and captive Windows audience has tasted freedom from Windows and you can't stuff that back into a can.
Originally Posted by MikeJones
But...but...it can have two windows open at once to do real multitasking! That stoopid iPad is so worthless since it can't do that. Apparently most consumers are just sheeple that can't realize the obvious superiority of Microsoft's tablet!
I had to laugh that the multitasking Microsoft demonstrated was watching a movie while designing a PowerPoint... hello! Has anyone here been able to watch a movie while focusing on designing a PowerPoint.? That's like teaching a classroom of 6-year-olds while taking 911 calls.
Now, had Microsoft shown how the Surface can allow you to listen to background music while designing a PowerPoint it would have meant far more sense, but then Apple's iDevices can do that already...
How about designing a PowerPoint and taking phone calls (non-skype)...? Oops, MS Surfaces do not come with built-in phone as an option. The commercial where the scout was skyping while doing something else, would have required an open wifi connection that would reach far enough to connect out on the playing field... Not likely to happen.