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larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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9/15/2015 | 7:43:09 AM
Re: Great move for the Surface Pro lineup
This arrangement lifts the Microsoft tablet into better corporate visibility so it can counter IBM/Apple's efforts.

I'll bet the upcoming Pro 4 will be part of all of this. Probably have a MSPencil for it too.
nomii
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nomii,
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9/15/2015 | 2:58:04 AM
Re: Great move for the Surface Pro lineup

@Larryloeb very true. I believe that both parties are playing to their strengths and if they can live upto their joint venture repute there will be no turning back. But these kind of ventures seldom succeed as many organizational as well as pesonal stakes comes into play. Both parties need to take these steps very carefully for a better ROI. I think it will be a win-win situation for both parties.

larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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9/14/2015 | 4:53:01 PM
Re: Great move for the Surface Pro lineup
Yeah, there's all kinds of makeup ---uhhh--- interactions going on here.

HP and Dell may not care where they actually get the tablets, since thier own brands are not buring up the house.

But they get the service on-going revenue out of this, which may be the reason they are in tablets n the first place.

Redmond binds them closer to itself, and they play to their strengths.

Win-win-win.
jagibbons
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9/14/2015 | 12:43:29 PM
Great move for the Surface Pro lineup
We started a pilot of Surface Pro 3 tablets around this time last year and then deployed more than 50 this past spring. Great form factor. Not-so-great enterprise level support from Microsoft. As a Dell customer, being able to get premier support (NBD and accidental damage) on a Surface Pro is huge for my help desk folks who struggle with Microsoft's depot ability, or lack thereof. This is a good move for Microsoft since Dell and HP already have the distribution channels and support organizations.
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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9/13/2015 | 12:00:44 PM
Re: Apple accouncements
Oh yes, the internet became disruptive.

But, it grew into that. It did not just appear fully formed. What users wanted from it framed how it evolved.
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9/12/2015 | 3:32:59 PM
Re: Apple accouncements
I think they were innovative especially for consumers.  It has become the main hub for all things entertainment( playing games, watching movies, and reading).  I'm surprise to see kids using it at such a young age.  They aren't carrying toys when they are outside, but have a tablet on their hand.  I think the Internet was disruptive; it changed the way we communicate and seek information, impact different industries as well. 
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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9/11/2015 | 10:37:35 AM
Re: Apple accouncements
Want to get started on Oxford commas?
soozyg
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soozyg,
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9/11/2015 | 9:27:48 AM
Re: Apple accouncements
I am tempted here to start screaming "Words have meanings!", but it won't help.

I am usually tempted to scream, "Use the right word!" or "Three exclamation points are never appropriate!"
larryloeb
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9/11/2015 | 7:32:24 AM
Re: Apple accouncements
Yeah, that could be one reason.

I am tempted here to start screaming "Words have meanings!", but it won't help.

Innovation has had its meaning watered down so much, the PR folk don't know when to use it correctly any more.

Disrupt has an edge to it, a connotation of action with effect, that may appeal to those trying to get your attention.

 

 
soozyg
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soozyg,
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9/11/2015 | 7:10:33 AM
Re: Apple accouncements
Oh, I totally get your perspective on the word. It's just weird that someone would use that word because it has negative connotations. I know they mean it as a good thing, as in "this technology disrupts the way you think about X because it's so innovative"...as in the disruption will change the way you think about something because it's a game changer. But it is negative word. So they're just trying to get around the over-used "innovative"?
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