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Old 03-14-2008, 12:00 PM
Ed Hansberry
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<a href=""></a><br /><br /><i>"This video has been shown at internal Microsoft events a few times. It always draws a great response from the audience, followed by internal email aliases flooded for days with requests for a link or high bandwidth version. I finally found it on MSN Soapbox and YouTube (thanks to whoever posted it there). It shows a whole bunch of Microsoft consumer technologies working together in this average guy's "digital lifestyle". Most Microsoft products featured in this video, including Windows Mobile, Zune, XBOX 360, and Windows Media Center fall under the Entertainment &amp; Devices (E&amp;D) division, arguably the best division to work at within Microsoft (biased personal opinion)."</i><br /><br /><br /><EMBED pluginspage= src= width=432 height=364 type=application/x-shockwave-flash quality="high" base="" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" flashvars="c=v&amp;v=a8d98d01-7edf-4991-93b7-8554b9608b5a&amp;ifs=true&amp;fr=msnvideo&amp;mkt=en-US&amp;brand=" mce_src=""></EMBED><br /><br />How many of those Microsoft technologies are in your possession?
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:01 PM
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Great. I like Media Center + 360 integration (if marketed it could be huge, yet so few of PC owners are even aware their PC & 360 can do this), and a big fan of Windows Mobile - but there are still ridiculous gaps in integration of MS services.

The XBL integration with Windows Mobile (as Live Anywhere) was shown in early demo form almost 2 years ago and now recently only a Zune XBL mobile integration is being discussed. XBL Anywhere integration with Windows Mobile devices (most of which are internet connected at all times) would have been a killer app that would have driven cross-platform adoption like crazy - where is it?

The content in the XBL Video Marketplace service can't be shared with (transcoded to) Zunes or Windows Mobile devices - with content availability being such a key driver of platform adoption, and Apple providing content sharing between iTunes, iPod/iPhone, and Apple TV, MS has missed another opportunity to gain cross-platform market share.
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