Microsoft: Xbox One Is Perfect For Your Small Business

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Is anyone familiar with the show "House of Lies,"? If so, I wonder who the Don Cheadle guy is that's spearingheading all these XBONE "developments" to MS.

I have a dumb question:

"Why can't a VIDEO GAME CONSOLE be centered around attracting video game players?"

I say that's a dumb question because Sony has already come out and said that the PS4 is first, and foremost a video game console with those as the main focus of the game. Sure it has social features that stack up in the system, but those are to complement the gaming habits of the users.

XbOne looks less and less like a video game console every time that Microsoft opens it's mouth about the system.

And with the Kinect 2.0 spying on your employees, you won't have to worry about your workers embezzling funds or eating the sandwich you left in the fridge.

Or, you know, you can just buy a computer.

It's honestly getting painful to watch Microsoft try to sell this thing.

teqrevisited:
It's honestly getting painful to watch Microsoft try to sell this thing.

And that months before it's even released.

Seriously, whoever thinks buying a $500 gaming console instead of a cheap office PC to do office work is a good idea shouldn't run a business in the first place.

Yeesh. There are neither enough faces nor palms in all the world to respond appropriately to this move. Still, bring on November... I'm keen to see what the figures will say about the idea of selling Xbones to business.

Yeah, $500 machine that does something any 8 year old pc or laptop can do... and better. Seriously Microsoft, stop talking. you've got the worst Case of 'Foot in Mouth' disease ever. Quite talking before you choke on your own knees.

Sounds like Microsoft is scrambling to allure markets after is spent this last quarter alienating them.

MinionJoe:

Raiyan 1.0:

Don't forget Dev Hunter!

A vertical scrolling video game?

WHY DO YOU HATE THE FUTURE SO MUCH?!?

;)

but.... but Mr. Microsoft.....

It's in YOUR program!

NONSENSE! FIVE MILLION YEARS, DUNGEON.

D:

OT: So, why did Microsoft even go to E3 this year? they didn't even have the console they were going to show off.

No, after so much bullshit with the Cable Box, I refuse to think this is their console for the next generation.

it cant be.

if it is, people gonna get fired when sales are so dismal, it will make the great depression like a utopia.

When I read this I asked my self why Microsoft would want anyone to buy their sold at cost console if they were not likely to buy games for it. Then I realized, its to have a bigger advertising audience.

Be prepared for lots of ads.

captcha: face the music -I think we all know that means

MorphingDragon:
Yet a small business will already have all of these features available on their existing infrastructure.

I honestly don't know if this is trolling.

Nah, it's just standard marketing. "look at all these things you can do! So what if you can already do it, buy our stuff!"

Most baffling. Are they trying to push their gaming console into their PC market? I don't see the Xbox One as the most appropriate system for a business to purchase. As interesting as the features are, wouldn't it require a HD (since X1 won't use SD) TV to display those presentations? It doesn't have MS office either so you're not going to make said project on the Xbox One, you'll need to transfer the files. There are cheaper projectors. Heck you can get papers printed or make posters for cheaper. Most small businesses can find other products that can meet their needs. It's not something they should invest in. If this is MS intention for this system, it may not be something gamers should invest in either.

Or they could just use that computer they have on their desk that costs nothing more and they probably already bought office for. Instead of having a 500 dollar distraction and nuisance machine lying around. I can just see it now. "We need to make that important Skype call to china now" "10 more minutes I'm about to beat Halo 5" This is just so silly. Oh Microsoft you poor dumb sods.

why do i get the feeling that in there tos its going to state that everything that's broadcast with a xbox one console is copyright of microsoft.

just making a prediction there.

The profound ignorance is that you can buy a cheap PC and do the same thing.

Anybody know the cost of a good teleconference peice? $50? $60?

No. Be ready to drop $1,000 IF YOU'RE LUCKY. That isn't even including the cost of the computer. So, this is actually much cheaper than buying all the telecommunications hardware alone. I have worked for a company (Bank of New York-Mellon) where this hardware is used and their specific hardware now costs about $3,500 retail. (Polycomm)

Yeah. This actually is appealing.

Can you connect it to a printer? Nope. Then get the fuck out. Small businesses already have a device for all that stuff. It's called a PC. You should know. You make the OS for it.

The prospect of having microsoft office on my games console only depresses me. The xbox one is still a games console right?

This seem to fall for the same logic pitfall that has plagued the Xbox One for as long as it has been public. The idea seems to be to make a product that does everything that lots of people do. Lots of people watch TV, lots of people follow sports and do fantasy sports league stuff, lots of people store document digitally, lots of people use voice command and video recording, check, check, check. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have occurred to anyone early in development that although lots of people DO like all of these things, everyone in the price range to buy an Xbox One already has the ability to do each of these things through a service or product that they already own. This all in one mindset has a very fundamental flaw that no one is interested in, for the most part, redundant products unless they are somehow much more convenient, such as the advent of smartphones giving computing, filling, gaming, calling and web browsing power in a portable format.

Hey! You know what also has all this awesome functionality?!

A PC.

A computer does all of these things.

I suspect an ulterior motive. Microsoft is trying to drive small businesses out of business by imploring them to buy an Xbox One and thereby decreasing productivity.

Alternatively businesses of any kind can just use their existing hardware that they need anyway to function.

This smells of desperation.

"The Xbox One is perfect for your small business. It'll give people something to laugh at besides you calling yourself an entrepreneur because you sell a few crates of copy paper on the internet."

Man, they are seriously pushing this "no guy's it's totally not just a gaming console" thing. It's a little bit pathetic, like they're so embarrassed about having made video game consoles that they want to pretend it's something else.

Anyway, I'm sure all of those small businesses will love how the Xbone was, as MS said, built for advertising. When they get ready for big conference calls they can enjoy all the latest Mountain Dew and Madden 2014 adverts.

Well thank god for the 180, heavens knows PCs are something companies really can't afford or know how to use.

"Okay, and when I'm done Skyping, will I be able to type-up an email to my business partners? No? I'll have to make use of a PC that can also use Skype and all those other features? Well shit, why don't I buy just the PC, then? Oh, but the PC is more expensive? But we just established that I have to buy it anyway. So..."

Man, Microsoft is really reaching, here. -_-

I'm really starting to think Microsoft is run by some kind of non-humans that don't understand how mammalian brains work

They are scraping the bottom of the barrel here.
Unfortunately, the barrel is as dry as a Xbone.

Zero Serenity:
The profound ignorance is that you can buy a cheap PC and do the same thing.

Anybody know the cost of a good teleconference peice? $50? $60?

No. Be ready to drop $1,000 IF YOU'RE LUCKY. That isn't even including the cost of the computer. So, this is actually much cheaper than buying all the telecommunications hardware alone. I have worked for a company (Bank of New York-Mellon) where this hardware is used and their specific hardware now costs about $3,500 retail. (Polycomm)

Yeah. This actually is appealing.

Skype is free.

Deathfish15:
I have a dumb question:

"Why can't a VIDEO GAME CONSOLE be centered around attracting video game players?"

Man, that really IS a dumb question.

No, it's not. But here's the thing: gaming wants to be bigger than it is. Bigger than it probably CAN be at this moment. The future? Who knows. But they're marketing games that need to sell more than 5 million copies to meet expectations, so just imagine sales projections for consoles.

Rather than trying to reign in expectations, they're broadening the market. Almost broadening gaming right out of the picture. It's likely a very illogical move. But considering the rest of the industry, it's probably more common than "let's make games for gamers to buy, play and enjoy!"

CriticalMiss:
And with the Kinect 2.0 spying on your employees, you won't have to worry about your workers embezzling funds or eating the sandwich you left in the fridge.

Only if you pay an additional fee. It's Gold Plus For Business (tm) Otherwise, they just blackmail your employees.

Lo Flying Frying Pan:
Sounds like Microsoft is scrambling to allure markets after is spent this last quarter alienating them.

To be fair, they only really alienated gamers. This makes sense in their batshit crazy world. They're still ignoring gamers.

Zero Serenity:
The profound ignorance is that you can buy a cheap PC and do the same thing.

Anybody know the cost of a good teleconference peice? $50? $60?

No. Be ready to drop $1,000 IF YOU'RE LUCKY. That isn't even including the cost of the computer. So, this is actually much cheaper than buying all the telecommunications hardware alone. I have worked for a company (Bank of New York-Mellon) where this hardware is used and their specific hardware now costs about $3,500 retail. (Polycomm)

Yeah. This actually is appealing.

I hope you're taking the piss, but you're all over the place so I'm not sure.

Do you think that this will be even remotely comparable to telecommunications equipment in terms of quality? No? Then why compare it to that, when you could compare it to products which are...Comparable in cost and quality? Hell, since you'll likely have applications for which an Xbone still isn't viable (unless they've added spreadsheet and word processor functions, for example), why not pay the roughly 100 dollars for the Kinect (if it so good as to be compared to serious telecommunications equipment) and use it with your likely existing computer?

Paying $500 to use Office and Skype? You'd have to really stupid, and probably shouldn't be running a business. A low-range PC can do it better and it'll cost less. It's worth mentioning that while on PC you choose which services you want to use, on the Xbone you're restricted to what Microsoft offers.

Zombie_Moogle:
I'm really starting to think Microsoft is run by some kind of non-humans that don't understand how mammalian brains work

Maybe they are the crab people that South Park warned us about!

Xbone with inevitable TV purchase required to make it function: $800+
Tablet with all of the above features and more: $200+
Buying a 1080p webcam to add to your existing PC: $69
Skype: Priceless.

There are some companies that know how to successfully pitch value to potential customers. For everything else, there's Microsoft.

Personally I am thrilled. I have always wanted some sort of computerized office machine that can do things like store documents, act as a writing tool and help me keep in touch with my overseas colleagues without having to foot expensive phone bills. Something that is simple enough to be used by any average Joe. One might call it a "personal computer". Hell microsoft, that is a market I'm sure you could just downright own.

But seriously microsoft, have you gotten so bored that you are now trying to dethrone yourself from the nr 1 office computer position?

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