After taking a week off, we're back for another exciting episode of the Windows Central Podcast. In this weeks episode, Zac Bowden and Daniel Rubino talk about the current state of Windows 10 and where Windows itself is headed, Mixed Reality announcements, a new Surface hardware event in October and a whole lot more.
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- 2:43 Mixed Reality
- 17:40 The state of Windows 10
- 41:55 Surface hardware event
- 46:40 Dell XPS 27 Review
- 59:20 New Xbox build
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So everything is pretty sad and we should abandon ship ASAP? That's what I understood from the underlying tone of desperation and giving it already up of both Dan and Zac?
That would be because all the growth is in the consumer sector and Microsoft has decided to drop off the radar in that sector after they gained alot of momentum. Doing so all just kicks their OEM partners and developers in the teeth as after all what are they going to leverage to make sales? Desktop is not the answer any more.
Lots of negative emotions, but I think that's actually called for. The real issue, however, is that computing is ripe for disruption: the PC and laptop, the smartphone, and whatever other terminals are still being used, but they are "mature" (in the sense, done) devices. So the industry is in the maintenance phase for these devices. Growth will happen in the "next generation" computing devices. What's next? Nobody knows, but it's not a regular computer and most likely also not a regular smartphone.
They speak the truth....MS is DONE in consumer space. Desktop is their only useage.
I love that little dig about fitbit dan...."why ruin it"!!!! ha ha Nadella does not want anything to do with consumer. money money money is all that they care about...cloud, and enterprise.
Sadly, I agree with most of Daniel and Zac's views. As a matter of fact, Xbox and the acquisition of Minecraft seems to be the odd balls in Microsoft's strategy, especially the former, as one could argue the later is just an investiment in the educational market. My daughter currently is four and I am unsure if she will ever experience traditional desktop computing as she grows. The lack of a stake in the consumer market can be pretty dangerous in the long run.
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