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Smart Personal Objects Technology - Wikipedia
“The Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) is a discontinued initiative by Microsoft to create intelligent and personal home appliances, consumer electronics, and other objects through new hardware capabilities and software features.”
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5 days ago by danhon
Welcome - Microsoft Style Guide | Microsoft Docs
(This comment was in reply to a fuddy-duddy who was trying to get Microsoft’s style guide to undo contractions:)
“The wording is intentional. Microsoft style uses common contractions because that’s how people really talk. (See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/style-guide/word-choice/use-contractions.)

“In general, Microsoft writing style strives to be warm and relaxed. It avoids some of the conventions of written communications that make writing sound stiff and formal. For more information, see ‘Microsoft’s brand voice’ (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/style-guide/brand-voice-above-all-simple-human) and ‘Top 10 tips for Microsoft style and voice’ (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/style-guide/top-10-tips-style-voice).”
microsoft  contractions  plainlanguage  2018 
5 days ago by handcoding
Microsoft’s $399 Surface Go aims to stand out from iPads or Chromebooks • The Verge
Tom Warren:
<p>Microsoft’s new Surface Go is finally official after months of rumors and leaks. It’s an inexpensive 10-inch tablet designed to be a smaller and less powerful version of the Surface Pro. While the exterior of the Surface Go makes it look like a baby Surface Pro, Microsoft has changed a lot inside. The base model is priced at $399, but it only ships with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of slower eMMC storage, and a less powerful Intel Pentium Gold processor. Prices quickly jump to over $600 after adding the all important Type Cover, more RAM, a faster SSD, and other Surface add-ons. With these specs and price points in mind, who exactly is the Surface Go for?

Microsoft isn’t targeting its Surface Go at any particular customer from what I can tell. It’s not an iPad killer, it’s not going directly after Chromebooks, and it’s not really challenging $400 Windows laptops…

…It’s natural to compare the Surface Go to Apple’s iPad, but the two are not like-for-like competitors. Apple’s base model iPad is priced at $329. If you only want a pure tablet, the Surface Go won’t offer the best experience as it doesn’t have the 1.3 million apps that are designed and optimized for the iPad. Let’s face it: if you’re going to buy just a tablet, the iPad is the only one worth buying right now.</p>


OK, that's one way of "standing out from" iPads and Chromebooks. It's a good enough product for the price, but who, truly, is it for? Sadly, there's no outside comment (from, say, analysts who watch the marketplace) so you'll just have to guess.
surface  ipad  microsoft 
5 days ago by charlesarthur
Surface Go Hands-on: The iPad Meets Its Match
A successor of sorts to the discontinued Surface 3, the Surface Go ($399 to start) targets mobile workers, students and anyone on the move who doesn't want to lug around a traditional laptop. Based on my impressions, this is a well-made tablet that weighs just 1.15 pounds. It feels a lot more premium than the starting price might suggest
Microsoft  surface  tablet  gadgetluv 
6 days ago by jasonsamuels
On Microsoft Teams in Office 365, and why we prefer walled gardens to the Internet jungle
Business-oriented messaging software like Slack and now Teams have moved in, to give users a safer and more usable way of communicating with colleagues. Consumers prefer Facebook’s walled garden to the internet jungle, and business users are no different.

It is a trade-off though. Email, for all its faults, is open and has multiple providers. Teams is not.
microsoft  productivity 
6 days ago by terry
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Well, I believe just delivered the killer.
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