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Microsoft Windows Evolves From Dominance To Contender

October 19, 2012

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  • Presented by Frank Gillett


As mobile device sales explode and Apple surges, Microsoft is making bold moves to transform Windows — creating uncertainties and challenges for the ecosystem. In anticipation of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 and Surface tablet releases, this webinar highlights the trends and technologies shaping a painful but ultimately successful five-year migration for Microsoft. We size and forecast the fall of Wintel dominance on a device landscape where market share is measured across all computing devices, not just PCs. And we will outline the new personal computing success metrics for OS providers and ecosystems, which look beyond device market share to online services and customer engagement.


  • What are the market forces reshaping client computing?
  • How is Microsoft transforming the Windows ecosystem?
  • What are the uncertainty and challenges for Windows stakeholders?
  • How will Microsoft's Windows migration play out in the next five years?
  • How do we assess platform potency? What are the relative strengths of major client computing platform vendors?

Vendors Mentioned: Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, RIM

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