posted on Nov, 13 2013 @ 08:23 PM
reply to post by rbkruspe
Ballmer stepping down means little in the grand scheme of things. They are moving towards devices and services as their new strategy, so all that
means is more use of cloud-based services for products like Office and SQL, and more integration across their devices, especially with their new
acquisition of Nokia.
If the OP's company is a majority Microsoft shop, with applications that run on Windows, I wouldn't recommend pushing them towards Apple products.
Apple is great if the things you are using it for are already offered as apps that integrate into your infrastructure, such as Evernote or e-mail, but
if you are wanting to run Microsoft applications, Apple is not the product line you want in your organization. For IT operations, where they probably
want to RDP into servers, or run programs like Wireshark, or run internal enterprise applications that are written for Windows, a Surface is a good
choice, even though Windows 8 sucks.
Windows 8 is not THAT hard to use, but it is a departure from most previous experiences in Windows, and I'm not a big fan either, but it does take
some getting used to. Once you get beyond the things that you're accustomed to doing, almost everything else is still the same. I will also say that
it is utterly retarded that you should have to spend $150 for a keyboard, which is a MUST, because Microsoft should have just included it considering
the cost of the Surface. Oh well, it just drives more people to buy Apple and will only hurt Microsoft in the long run.