“Ratings have been disabled for this video.”
Because people don’t get it? Because the Apple fanboys are out in full force? Because it’s a bad ad?
Or because the “Surface Pro sells out” reports are likely because many outlets only received one or two units?
Now the Microsoft Surfaces make sense. One’s for play and work, while the other… wait.
photo via Jonathan Hoover
Microsoft can rip off the aesthetic of Apple’s retail stores all it wants, but the actual experience of taking incredible care of the customer defies ripoff artists. Either you have people who get it, or you don’t.
via The Loop
The Microsoft laptop acting as the register immediately crashes. She looks up at me and says “Sorry my computer crashed. Just give me a second to reboot.”
She reboots, rings me up and asks me if I’d like my receipt. I ask her to email it to me. She says they can’t do that. So I tell her sure, I’ll take the receipt. She hits print, the computer crashes again and I walk out.
Not sure what’s funnier: that the PC register crashed twice, or that they can’t email a receipt.
Bonus question: Do Microsoft’s PC registers run Windows 8 yet?
Surface vs iPad Leaked TV Ad. Got a good laugh out of me.
via The Next Web
These are indeed some sad comments from a former Microsoft VP, but as disappointed and upset I am with Microsoft for a number of reasons, I don’t entirely buy his dooms day tale. Microsoft has had some interesting ideas lately. They haven’t made product-sized splashes like the iPhone or iPad, but things like Surface and Project Natal show that someone there is getting through the lab doors with their dreams intact. And Windows 7’s “window snap” makes me genuinely jealous of a Microsoft feature for the first time in almost a decade.
Sidenote: before you comment, yes, I know there are Mac utilities that duplicate the window snap behavior.
Whether Microsoft can actually start getting all the little bits and pieces of these projects right again that it has for so long utterly failed at—like Surface’s terrible first-run experience— is a different story.