Now the hard part: Microsoft CEO touts new Surface tablets

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SARose wrote:

I have had a Surface Pro for more than a year. It is the best Pad for the money. All the rest are toys.

May 17, 2014 3:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jbeech wrote:

Do I understand correctly; Office on an iPad is for viewing documents only. When you want to create a document, e.g. write a letter or make a spreadsheet requires a subscription to Office 365? Such a deal, eh?

May 17, 2014 3:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
astrosteve44 wrote:

If at first you don’t succeed, fail, and fail again…

Not that I’m wishing MS to fail, but they sure aren’t trying too hard. They need to fix their Windows OS, and make a version for a desktop computer again. They need to give it up with the Windows Phone, and the same with Bing. I’m getting a little tired of seeing their dumb ads for the phones (that show nothing of what the phone or OS can do), and I can’t seem to get away from the ads for the Surface (which is a bit confusing, as they have multiple products with the name “Surface”).

I just wish they were back to where they used to be, when a new OS came out, everyone couldn’t wait to get their hands on it. But now, each version of Office or Windows is just worst than the last, everyone is holding on to their very old versions.

May 17, 2014 3:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobinmo wrote:

They only had to write off 900 million over Surface I. Maybe they’ll get lucky this time and only loose a half million. When will Microsoft realize they’ve joined the party way to late and worse yet they’re actually believe Windows 8 (or whatever version they’re on) is the backbone of why anyone would want a Surface? Meanwhile Apple keeps seeing their Mac sales actually increase. Instead of copying, how about coming up with something new of “their” own?

May 17, 2014 3:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobinmo wrote:

They only had to write off 900 million over Surface I. Maybe they’ll get lucky this time and only loose a half million. When will Microsoft realize they’ve joined the party way to late and worse yet they’re actually believe Windows 8 (or whatever version they’re on) is the backbone of why anyone would want a Surface? Meanwhile Apple keeps seeing their Mac sales actually increase. Instead of copying, how about coming up with something new of “their” own?

May 17, 2014 3:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobinmo wrote:

They only had to write off 900 million over Surface I. Maybe they’ll get lucky this time and only loose a half million. When will Microsoft realize they’ve joined the party way to late and worse yet they’re actually believe Windows 8 (or whatever version they’re on) is the backbone of why anyone would want a Surface? Meanwhile Apple keeps seeing their Mac sales actually increase. Instead of copying, how about coming up with something new of “their” own?

May 17, 2014 3:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobinmo wrote:

They only had to write off 900 million over Surface I. Maybe they’ll get lucky this time and only loose a half million. When will Microsoft realize they’ve joined the party way to late and worse yet they’re actually believe Windows 8 (or whatever version they’re on) is the backbone of why anyone would want a Surface? Meanwhile Apple keeps seeing their Mac sales actually increase. Instead of copying, how about coming up with something new of “their” own?

May 17, 2014 3:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobinmo wrote:

They only had to write off 900 million over Surface I. Maybe they’ll get lucky this time and only loose a half million. When will Microsoft realize they’ve joined the party way to late and worse yet they’re actually believe Windows 8 (or whatever version they’re on) is the backbone of why anyone would want a Surface? Meanwhile Apple keeps seeing their Mac sales actually increase. Instead of copying, how about coming up with something new of “their” own?

May 17, 2014 3:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Thoddi wrote:

@bobinmo
They didn’t lose 900 millions, they wrote it of. Meaning they dropped the price of the original Surface and there for wrote off 900 millions off the total worth of their surface stock.
Are you saying Microsoft is copying Apple by making a tablet? Beside BEING a tablet there are almost NO similarities between the two. Now just to be technical… Surface sales aren’t dropping.

May 17, 2014 4:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Doc62 wrote:

Satya wants to outsource to India. Cheap Chinese manufacturing will make that impossible. It’s all about the dollar. “Nadollar”?, lord that’s a lot of money. The only way he can export more positions is by sending Steve J. ashes to Delhi. Send Jobs for jobs”, hee,hee

May 17, 2014 4:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Madferret9 wrote:

astrosteve44 – I totally agree with you. I bought a Windows 8 laptop last year, and now MS has completely abandoned Wind8 OS in favor of 8.1. I can’t even get 8.1 installed because the SSD doesn’t have enough space to install the bloated OS. So now I’m using an OS that became obsolete after less than 12 months of use … meanwhile WinXP got support for over 12 YEARS. The MS ecosystem is way too fragmented and sloppy.

May 17, 2014 5:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Here’s the problem with companies like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, etc. They don’t build things, they sell things. They were lucky enough to have apps that sold very well. Their employees are not real software engineers, they are what they call evangelists aka. sales people. Example Amazon, how many software engineers does it take to build a shopping cart. They don’t invent things, they buy them.

May 17, 2014 5:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
spraypaint wrote:

Everything is like stale leftovers…no gotta have it Tech toy.
Programming is the forte’ of Microsoft but nothing over the top new is being produced. They approach every objective with the idea of ripping off the consumer rather than creating products people will want.

May 17, 2014 10:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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