Microsoft will become a company of devices and services
The convertible Tablet launch Surface , marked a change in the business model of Microsoft we knew (software developer known for its Windows operating system and Office suite of office). Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, said that Surface is just the beginning of the transition from Microsoft to a device and Services company (Apple any similarity is purely coincidental).
Microsoft plans to release a larger number of devices (which are not yet revealed), to expand its market supply, and maximize every opportunity that comes their way, so I do not think a company considered strictly on software or hardware, but a company that provides software, hardware and services in the cloud: “A company of devices and services.”
Perhaps Microsoft’s decision to respond to the constant changes in the market, where the traditional pc market that sustained the bulk of Microsoft’s business is decreasing, which initially forced to do the unthinkable: take off Windows and Office PC market for x86 (RT Windows for ARM) also enter the lucrative market for tablets, possibly in the future to enter unexplored markets by Microsoft such as smartphones, or perhaps based desktops ARM SmartTV, audio / video, among many other possibilities.
How well will the decision makers of desktop PCs, laptops and tablets, the current partners of Microsoft, is something that does not take much imagination to figure it out, just think back to what they think of Microsoft Surface current partners like Acer and HP .cloud, company, Development, devices, hardware, Microsoft, netbook, notebook, pc, Portable, Services, Steve Ballmer, Surface, Tablet, transition