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Microsoft's Approach To Battling the iPad In the Workplace 249

Posted by timothy
from the pound-on-the-table dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Even though Microsoft's public stance, when asked about the impact of Apple's slate is 'iPad? What iPad?', the Redmondians are preparing the company's partners for battle in 2011. Microsoft is making available to its reseller partners marketing collateral to help them defend against the iPad's encroachment into the enterprise market. I had a chance to check out a PowerPoint dated December 2010 on 'Microsoft Commercial Slate PCs' that the company is offering to its partners to help them explain Microsoft's slate strategy to business users." Besides the iPad, there are also the raft of tablets (available and upcoming) running Android, and Blackberry's QNX tablet that Microsoft will have to sell past.
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Microsoft's Approach To Battling the iPad In the Workplace

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  • by lkcl (517947) <lkcl@lkcl.net> on Tuesday January 25, 2011 @11:20PM (#35003016) Homepage

    the majority of Android tablets are GPL violating, making it seriously risky for E.U. and U.S.A. companies to import them. GPL compliance, which is important for the Linux Kernel portion (which everyone forgets about, including google), is running at about 2%, and those are usually the ones designed in the E.U. or the U.S.A, which end up being more expensive and so less attractive.

  • by Jestrzcap (46989) on Tuesday January 25, 2011 @11:34PM (#35003098)

    All of the upper management in my company carry an iPad, not for technical reasons but because they like it and they think our customers like it. Site updates are now being checked against iPads and site traffic from iPads has exceeded 1%.

    I walked by a managers office the other day, a sign was posted that "The future of CRM is mobile" and a picture of an iPhone, Android and iPad.

    Rather than carry my laptop around these days I carry my iPad for email, and other intranet access.

  • Try Again (Score:2, Informative)

    by Darth Cider (320236) on Wednesday January 26, 2011 @12:14AM (#35003634)

    You're not ready for release. If I increase text size, words disappear. (Words on the left-hand side of the paragraph are pushed further to the left and become invisible. Words on the right-hand side of a paragraph increase in font size and remain visible.)

    I read slashdot on a monitor across the room, so I *always* increase text size. You really have to fix this.

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