It's certainly no secret that Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT ) recently unveiled Xbox One made waves in technology circles, both good and bad. There's also no question that Microsoft desperately needs to find ways into where the future of computing is going, especially as its recently launched Windows 8 platform has yet to drive the kind of sales volume Redmond had hoped for. What we see today in the software giant is a company very much in transition, and its latest console is clearly intended to play an integral part in that future. So putting it all together, how big a game-changer can the new device be for Microsoft? Watch the following video to find out, as Brendan Byrnes talks with Fool contributor Andrew Tonner.
It's been a frustrating path for Microsoft investors, who've watched the company fail to capitalize on the incredible growth in mobile over the past decade. However, with the release of its own tablet, along with the widely anticipated Windows 8 operating system, the company is looking to make a splash in this booming market. In a new premium report on Microsoft, a Motley Fool analyst explains that while the opportunity is huge, so are the challenges. The report includes regular updates as key events occur, so make sure to claim a copy of this report now by clicking here.