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eliko
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re: Windows Phone 8 targets everyone but business users
eliko   10/29/2012 9:39:33 PM
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Very superficial review, which on the surface seems to be quite biased against Microsoft. I'm no fan of the boys and gals from Seattle, but the above piece seems almost child-like "in your face"

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junko.yoshida   10/29/2012 10:10:04 PM
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I have nothing against Microsoft. As I said, I really admire the new U.I. of Windows Phone 8 enabled by Microsoft. The list of potential "target" users mentioned in the story is solely based on use-case scenarios Microsoft shared with the audience during the press conference. So, again, I did not invent those scenarios.

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Brian Fuller2   10/29/2012 10:33:45 PM
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I'm not sure they should go after business users. After all, that's where Blackberry dominates. Oh... ..wait...

junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   10/29/2012 10:39:53 PM
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Understood. But with the rollout of Surface, Windows 8 and now Windows Phone 8, Microsoft's departure from the business community is remarkable. I am wondering who is going to fill in that space. If you are CIO, would you go with Windows Phone 8 as your preferred smartphones for your employees?

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JohnBarry   10/29/2012 10:46:59 PM
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Well Office is built into the phone. I get Excel, Word and Power Point documents emailed to me all the time. I can open them from Windows Phone 8's Outlook client and edit them using the Office suite on the Phone. It looks like you overlooked that when before you wrote the piece. It even has OneNote :)

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JohnBarry   10/29/2012 10:51:07 PM
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Here's all the info on Office on Windows Phone 7. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp7/office/get-started-with-office-mobile It has been improved for WP 8.

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SylvieBarak   10/29/2012 11:25:47 PM
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I can see the appeal of having a windows phone if it works seamlessly with my other devices... that said, I feel like it's not quite there yet. Maybe when Windows tablets take off (and I believe they will, thanks to the enterprise angle Microsoft can still play), and touch enabled Ultrabooks with Windows 8 tip up, people will want a full bundle of devices that work together almost as one... like Apple and Google have pretty much done. I think it's nice to have a third option, and I'd never count Microsoft out, but the price structure needs to be right and the advantages compelling. Right now, I see neither.

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junko.yoshida   10/30/2012 12:35:43 AM
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You're absolutely right. The ability to get to enterprise apps is there -- definitely. But I didn't hear anything specific Microsoft is bragging about, in terms of specific "enterprise" apps usability, or differentiated security features that corporate guys are looking for.

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joepaiii   10/30/2012 3:11:51 AM
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So Microsoft used the terms "penny pinching", "cheapskates", and "permissive parents who can't say no to their kids"? I think you have very much colored the target users of this OS with you own misconceptions.

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bpd   10/30/2012 3:25:54 AM
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I totally agree eliko. Very childish piece. I never saw a single negative take when the "new iPad" or the iphone5 rolled out when there was nothing innovative in either of the two products. I am not a big fan of the Redmond guys either but at least the Surface is a step apart from the other tablets that are zero on real world productivity.

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