Microsoft's Windows 8 refocus

The software giant is finally showing signs of taking the needs of actual consumers seriously. While the company seemingly has too many fingers in too many pies, it's a crucial strategic shift for Microsoft.

It’s been a big few months for Microsoft. With the full release of Windows 8 hitting the market, the company making plans to release its Surface tablet, and the issue of its OEM vendors potentially being unhappy at the prospect of them entering the hardware business being raised, the company certainly has its hands full. When you combine this with the fact that Microsoft looked at launching their Windows Phone 8 platform to compete head to head with Apple’s latest offering, it shows why the company needs to be taken seriously and be treated as more than just a hardware vendor.



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