The more Dell, HP, Accenture and Avanade are tied up with this nonsense, the less opportunity they'll have of causing costly mayhem elsewhere. Can we get CSC involved too?
HP and Dell – cunningly assisted by Microsoft – have hatched a brilliant plan in which they will compete against their own products, not to mention the channel types who sell them, by flogging Redmond's Surface Pro 3 direct. At the worldwide partner knees up in June, Microsoft confirmed it was opening the gates to allow …
"loving Windows" ?
Not gonna happen.
You can eventually particularly appreciate one or more programs that you use regularly on any platform, to the extent of qualifying your appreciation with the adjective of love, but to extend that to the OS - whatever it is, makes no sense.
You can love your car, but you're not going to say you love the road infrastructure.
"move people from needing, to choosing, to loving Windows"
"Loving" an operating system just sounds weird.
True. Likewise, if you need WIndows, then it's not really a choice either. Marketdroids. Sheesh, they don't even speak the same language, never mind the ones humans use.
Really nice kit.. Horrible, horrible ecosystem.
To get a warranty sorted on a batch back in December took three weeks of back and forth with Microsoft, the reseller partner, and the channel partner. And when we came to use said warranty last week, it took Microsoft 2 hours of back and forth to figure out what kind of warranty we had and how to deal with it.
It's probably a bad deal for Dell, but from my chair here, Microsoft Surface Pro with a Dell ProSupport warranty sounds like sweet bliss that will get a bunch of users off my back.
Agree. Our CEO had one and loved it, but yelled at us when it broke after a vacation because it took our guys a full day to even figure out what was and was not covered by the warranty. Turns out he had bought some extra protection which went to someone else, and they sent us a replacement via expedited post - still two extra days to get the big cheese back up and running.
Had it been a Dell or HP device with top support, that would have been fixed by the end of the day (at least the Dell and HP guys around here are alright with hitting their SLAs).
Isn't this an admittance from HP and Dell that their products are sub-standard and they just cannot get it right. I always had the opinion ever since Microsoft launched the Surface (ignoring the Arm devices) that this was a case of Microsoft telling the market how it should be done and what they need to aspire too. Then they'd sell the division to the highest bidder once their partners had cracked it. Never did I think the likes of HP and Dell would resell it. I bet the ADR's are delighted.