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XanderCrews
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re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true

Its not which phone works with what.. your not going to take away GooG AAPL with outlook features. The goal is to make your OS agnostic to development platforms.

I do think there is a place for the Windows phone in Corp, however its not going to revive or boost MSFT stock price that much.

With that said Windows Server and Sharepoint (and the like) are the entrenched in business and this is where they make thier money, through licensing and EA's.
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nolanola
Member since Nov 2010
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re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
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The 8 phone is just now being rolled out Im not sure what you expect. Corporations WILL move to 8 as the service expires and they will want integration where they can use their corp security on their phones something the iPhone is pathetic at. The iPhone is a great toy but cant even set an out of office and is pretty bad at mail folder management and notification. The RIM phones were much better for companies but they are sinking. MSFT has the ability to do something there with windows 8 that no other company can touch.


Microsoft's phone platform will be a huge bust. I give it a Men's Warehouse guarantee.


rickgrimes
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Member since Jan 2011
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re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
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Corporations WILL move to 8 as the service expires and they will want integration where they can use their corp security on their phones something the iPhone is pathetic at.

I have to disagree. I personally don't know of any company that prevents people from bringing their iPhones or Android to work and I deal with a lot of them at work. The RIM security is myth. Companies can do stuff now on iPhones and Androids like remote wipe etc. which they could only do with Blackberries back it its heyday.

Also it seems like there is a story every other day about another government agency ditching Blackberry for iPhone/Android. Surely if security was an issue, these agencies wouldn't be switching, right?


skylane
Montana Fan
Polebridge Montana
Member since Oct 2005
2387 posts

re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
Most ignoramuses don't even know that iCloud runs on a Microsoft based infrastucture.


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buddhavista
Member since Jul 2012
3543 posts

re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
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The 8 phone is just now being rolled out Im not sure what you expect. Corporations WILL move to 8 as the service expires and they will want integration where they can use their corp security on their phones something the iPhone is pathetic at. The iPhone is a great toy but cant even set an out of office and is pretty bad at mail folder management and notification. The RIM phones were much better for companies but they are sinking. MSFT has the ability to do something there with windows 8 that no other company can touch.

The problem is my last 3 jobs, we had to buy our own phone. That limits the

Hell, they are trying to get us to buy our laptops these days. I haven't done so, b.c they claim the data is the corporations and they can wipe your computer if you get leave....frick that.


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RickAstley
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Reno, Nevada
Member since May 2011
1674 posts

re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
Is this a technological vulnerability cycle? The more people investing into Android and iOS will attract enough hackers, allowing Microsoft to catch up with the endless number of security holes that have been exploited over the years?

I'm not on the Apple train, but one of the main attractions to Apple I have always had is the feeling of security you get with Apple devices.


C
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The Woodlands, TX
Member since Dec 2007
23205 posts

re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
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I personally don't know of any company that prevents people from bringing their iPhones or Android to work and I deal with a lot of them at work


Most oil companies suck at the IT...


rickgrimes
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Member since Jan 2011
2999 posts

re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
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Most oil companies suck at the IT...

I used to work at one of the bigger ones and I was able to use my iPhone for company email back in 2010


C
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The Woodlands, TX
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
Well then it's the one you didn't work for.


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SG_Geaux
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53812 posts

re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
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Companies running on Exchange are living in the past. Google Apps is much better.



Let's see... I can buy Exchange for my 600 users for $50,000 and have it last me for 4 or 5 years or longer, or I can spend $30,000+ per year for Google Docs.


SG_Geaux
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Googolplexian Posts
Member since Aug 2004
53812 posts

re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
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but one of the main attractions to Apple I have always had is the feeling of security you get with Apple devices.


It's nothing more than a feeling. Apple stuff is no more secure than anything else.


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nolanola
Member since Nov 2010
5211 posts

re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
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Let's see... I can buy Exchange for my 600 users for $50,000 and have it last me for 4 or 5 years or longer, or I can spend $30,000+ per year for Google Docs.



Exchange is terrible.

Gmail/Google Apps (mail service) is 100* better.


Zilla
LSU Fan
Friendswood, TX
Member since Jul 2005
10154 posts

re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
I'm actually about to order a few msft win8 hyrid tablet notebooks to see about replacing all 40 of our ipads with .... I think msft is adjusting and gearing up for massive growth actually ...I'm a buyer at these levels
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nolanola
Member since Nov 2010
5211 posts

re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
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I'm actually about to order a few msft win8 hyrid tablet notebooks to see about replacing all 40 of our ipads with .... I think msft is adjusting and gearing up for massive growth actually ...I'm a buyer at these levels



Out of curiosity why are you planning on switching?


Scoop
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Ecuador
Member since Sep 2005
30875 posts
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re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
Put simply, Microsoft fell victim to their success.

They were fat, happy and napping and the move to mobile over the last five years rolled them while they were not looking. It is an age old story.

As for now, Microsoft pretended that Surface and W8 were them catching up when the fact of the matter is they have already lost to Google and Apple and they can't catch up. Their hold on enterprise is going to deteriorate because of this and this is already happening.

Surface and W8 were their big moves and it appears they have failed.





nolanola
Member since Nov 2010
5211 posts

re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
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Put simply, Microsoft fell victim to their success.

They were fat, happy and napping and the move to mobile over the last five years rolled them while they were not looking. It is an age old story.



Just like Kmart / Walmart in the late 80's/early 90's.


rickgrimes
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2011
2999 posts

re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
Another article echoing similar sentiments:

8 Things Microsoft is doing wrong

I wonder if MS will eventually (many years from now) will go the direction of big blue IBM. Completely cede the consumer market and just focus on enterprise offerings.


jso0003
Auburn Fan
Birmingham/Atlanta
Member since Jun 2009
5168 posts

re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
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quote: I personally don't know of any company that prevents people from bringing their iPhones or Android to work and I deal with a lot of them at work


Agreed, I work for a big bank that has been VERY RIM-centric for a long time and even we're now getting on board with BYOD.

I don't see any way W8 mobile catches on.

I really like the idea of the surface but I can't see mobile doing anything. MSFT going in the IBM direction would not surprise me at all and I think if Ballmer is sent packing someday then that is what will happen.


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Zilla
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Friendswood, TX
Member since Jul 2005
10154 posts

re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
in short, b/c I want to know if these tablets will offer all the conveniences and advantages of the ipad...but also now be just like any other PC as a member of my domain and everything that comes with that...


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Zilla
LSU Fan
Friendswood, TX
Member since Jul 2005
10154 posts

re: Microsoft's worst nightmare coming true
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Surface and W8 were their big moves and it appears they have failed.


They are just getting going ...wait till corporate starts laptop cycling ..... Just due to compatiblity/integration, I think they can still pull it off...


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