Windows 8 – Bridging the gap between the Tablet and the PC

At GridCSP, we are excited about mobile device management.

Windows 8 - Bridging the gap between the Tablet and the PC.Windows 8 is trying to bridge the gap between the laptop and the tablet, with the Surface being an example.

Windows 8 has the tiles UI that was first introduced on Windows phones.  This user interface is most compatible with a touch screen.  This seems to be a necessary risk for the operating system giant, because Android and Apple have left Microsoft in the dust where it comes to the mobile device market.   Microsoft is attempting to leapfrog them with this combined laptop and tablet innovation.  Will this save Microsoft?

Microsoft is trying to keep loyal Windows PC users, and attract Windows phone loyalists at the same time.  There is a delicate balance to be managed here.  For users who aren’t excited about the mobile device market, the tiles interface will leave many lost.  Folders, files, start menus and icons are no more when a computer is booted.   Where does that leave long-time windows PC users?   Many feel that the learning curve is too steep and that PC users will feel disoriented.

In spite of these concerns, it is the innovation of creating a single device that takes the place of both a laptop and PC that Microsoft hopes will propel it into the future of the mobile device market.

To learn more about mobile device management, please contact GridCSP:

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