Microsoft in New York: Windows 8, Surface and Times Square


Surface: Ready for Windows Apps, but not the enterprise.

Source:  Cliff Saran

Microsoft's Surface tablet is based on the ARM processor and runs the lightweight version of the new OS, called Windows RT. The $499 tablet has a keyboard and ships with Microsoft Office.

It can also run apps from the Windows Store marketplace. But it is not sold as an enterprise product: there is no support for the Microsoft Active Directory or x86-based Windows applications and Microsoft has not announced enterprise licensing.

However, businesses can "side-load" enterprise applications and use web-based apps, on the built-in IE10 browser.

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