This was really about Swiftkey where it looks like the recent updates fixed what I think was an IOS 17 quirk.How bad are the surface and windows licensing selling to fire him a couple of days before their surface event. In additional to the layoffs mentioned above to the consumer division and now this. Looks like Microsoft might be getting out of the consumer hardware segment.
“Windows licensing and the unit's hardware underperformed relative to the company's financial projections, insiders say, and Microsoft responded by dramatically scaling back Panay's division.”
This was really about Swiftkey where it looks like the recent updates fixed what I think was an IOS 17 quirk.
At work we still buy the Surface line but our child who works for a MAJOR consumer retailer seconds what I see in enterprise and finance news - we're in a far more mobile world. Our small (not quite 1000 people) enterprise has more mobile - tablets and phones - in management than personal computers now.
For the posts on row of numbers, I confess I've used Swiftkey more than the excellent Typefinity side Swiftkey support came back. For technical "writing" (typing) Typefinity is fantastic. For the lots of messages and notes I do for work Swiftkey seems to beat all I try for being fast and accurate. Typefinity is interesting in terms of security.
Original format Surfaces are general purpose Windows computers in an alternative physical format. The only staff who still prefer them are HR for the somewhat specialized need of occasional tablet style use for training or impromptu presentation. They all have docks and use them same as the PCs deployed.It’s a good thing the update to ios or the app fixed the quirks.
Would you not characterize the surface tablet as mobile? It is a tablet
Indeed not only the enterprise and finance market, but the whole world is moving more to mobile (specifically iPads and iPhones) over more conventional Microsoft based systems.
Ballmer really screwed the pooch with windows mobile and now Nadella seems to be moving away from consumer based hardware, with the recent reported layoffs across Microsoft’s consumer division mentioned above and now panos’s sudden departure as head of Microsoft’s consumer hardware days before the surface event, this is not entirely surprising.
With no new surface tablets announced this year and nadellas penchance for services over hardware perhaps your enterprise has to look elsewhere moving forward.
Original format Surfaces are general purpose Windows computers in an alternative physical format. The only staff who still prefer them are HR for the somewhat specialized need of occasional tablet style use for training or impromptu presentation. They all have docks and use them same as the PCs deployed.
iPads are our long-running most popular and units deployed now only matched by Android devices because of a particular vendor solution. None of the Android terminals are conventional use tablets. They are warehousing scanners and customer loyalty terminals.
Basic iPads are very hard to beat.
I try to avoid the speculate on the armchair director sorts of things or long or recently gone execs. We try to buy good stuff and get a good life span out of it. Fanboy and tribal stuff doesn't work well because the enterprise needs a number of platforms and we have to make it work.