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    MS is pitching the Xbox One to small businesses

    Microsoft is pitching the Xbox One to small businesses.


    In an open letter to the small business community (via Neowin), Microsoft's director of Consumer Camp Marques Lyons said Skype, SkyDrive and other applications available on the console could be of benefit to offices that use video conferencing and networking.


    "What is being positioned as an excellent entertainment device can be just as enticing for you and your small business," he wrote.


    "In fact, it's entirely justifiable to make the Xbox One a business expense. The Xbox One, priced at $499 [429], is an affordable option for small business owners, as there are many features built into the console that could help it rival even the most modest of video conferencing and networking platforms."


    Lyons pointed to Skype on Xbox One, which comes with the new Kinect sensor, as of particular interest to small businesses.


    "Utilise Skype, and the power of group chatting, to have that collaborative exchange with clients and co-workers, no matter where in the world they happen to be," Lyons said.


    "Utilize the size of that nice TV screen to see every smile and nod as your next great plan comes together. The Xbox One with Kinect, as a Skype provider, is just as capable as a PC with an attached/included microphone and webcam. The difference here is that Xbox One and Kinect gives you the open space to move, gesture, show examples, and see everyone more clearly."


    Lyons also mentioned Microsoft's cloud-based document storing platform SkyDrive, which on Xbox One works with Kinect-enabled voice and hand gestures.



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    This is going to be a system seller.


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    Oh brother. MS has really lost focus.

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    They going to include Microsoft office as an app

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    Desperation?

    When I read the line about how companies can use it as a "business expense" I.E. tax deductions I can't help but hear "Please buy the xbox one, you can deduct it off your taxes." Maybe that should just be their company moto. "The xbox one by microsoft, You can deduct it off your taxes."

    where as Sony is riding high right now their ad pitch is more like,... "Playstation 4 by sony, BUY ME ONE MOM!"

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    i'll just close this now.

    MS tries to attract a market, and out come nothing but baiting comments and no real discussion.

    For example.

    I worked at a place called Foth. They are HUGELY into video conferencing. If the XB1 works as purported, then this would be a fractional cost for them to get a viable skype/video conferencing option for them.

    Hell, in some markets the PS3 was being marketed as a BR player, not a gaming console.


    Why showing how your product could benefit more people became a bad thing is beyond me LOL
    Last edited by Cuguy; 07-11-2013 at 16:40.
    LMAO

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