No, of course we’re not ready. We were never ready for the pandemic. We were never ready for mass working from home. We’re never ready.
This headline came from a company that itself wasn’t exactly ready for working from home, Microsoft. Right beneath its nostrils, a company called Zoom came along and stole hegemony over a means of communication that Microsoft might, itself, have already mastered.
Each Surface Pro has arguably been better than the last, and there’s good reason to believe that the Surface Pro 4 could turn out to be something special.
While the Surface Pro 2 was marketed as a tablet that could do more than other tablets (particularly Apple’s iPad), Microsoft switched tact to try and make the Surface Pro 3 an all-out MacBook Air killer.
“Continuing its efforts to become more of a mobile ecosystem player, Microsoft today has released a suite of MSN-branded mobile applications that run on iOS, Android and Amazon devices. The free apps, previously created under the awkward Bing label, were originally built for Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices. The lineup includes MSN apps for News, Weather, Sports, Food & Drink, Healthy & Fitness, and Money. The apps are available as of this morning on iTunes, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.”
“SEATTLE — Few golden geese in technology have survived as long as Office has for Microsoft.
The suite of applications that includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint, first released in 1990, generated nearly a third of Microsoft’s revenue during its last fiscal year — about $26 billion of $87 billion in total. By some estimates, the software accounted for an even higher portion of the company’s gross profits.”