Posted on May 14, 2012 by admin

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mobile deviceComputer technology used to be so expensive that only businesses or the very rich could afford to purchase computers or mobile devices. Those days are long behind us, with more and more consumers buying into the latest in technology. In fact, for many workers, their personal devices are also their business devices. They get work email on their mobile phones, access company resources on their own tablets, and perform other tasks every day that involve blending their technology with software available to both users and businesses…such as Windows 8. This, perhaps, provides a way for Windows 8 to get into the business — and tablet — market.

Where mobile devices are concerned, most of the world seems dominated by Apple and Android. Microsoft’s efforts to get in on the mobile and tablet computer world have been feeble, at best. The new Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, however, just may change all of this. With its cross-device compatibility, it offers something that none of the other competitors, even Apple, have been able to manage yet. Users will be able to download an App on their desktop, create a file, and open that same file on their tablet through the same App. No more desktop version versus tablet version. No more tablet version versus mobile device version.

Just Windows 8.

Couple cross-compatibility with Microsoft’s already popular Office suite, and you’ve got one killer combination.

Though Windows 8 on tablets will not run all the software that users are accustomed to using on their desktop PCs (primarily legacy software), it will have versions of Office software that can be downloaded from the Windows Store. One download, and an employee’s Outlook profile can be ported to their tablet without any issues. The same can be said for any Microsoft product and Windows 8 tablets.

If Windows 8 takes off enough among personal users, they’re likely to take it to work with them, and that means that there is real potential to displace the iPad and other mobile devices that dominate the market at present. Microsoft has, for a very long time, not been a very significant presence in the mobile computing world, but we have a feeling that all of that is about to change.