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Is Xbox One Enough to Save Microsoft?

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.

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  • Report this Comment On June 12, 2013, at 11:03 PM, techy46 wrote:

    No Microsoft doesn't need saving, it's doing just fine. However, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 can eventually make Microsoft equal to Apple and Google in mobile computing and nothing can make Apple and Google equal to Microsoft in enterprise computing. XBox 360 and One will moake Microsoft a force to be reckoned with in home entertainment computing.

  • Report this Comment On June 12, 2013, at 11:30 PM, ThatTechNerd wrote:

    Microsoft needs saving? Last time I checked they just released a new Operating System which despite not pulling another Windows 7 still outsold all competitors BY FAR, they recently added several new services that are spreading like wild fire (Windows Azure, etc.), they became one of the top 5 tablet makers in the world in the first generation of their single tablet brand, they have the fastest growing app ecosystem of all time, they have a growing Phone OS, one of the most detected partners of all time (Nokia), they turned their waning Office business into a multibillion dollar business again, & in "One" single conference they gained back the confidence of A LOT of gamers on their new console, ignoring the fact that they estimate that they will sell several million more Xbox 360 units... Also did they reach their 5 year high recently making Bill Gates the wealthiest man on earth AGAIN... Yeah, Microsoft needs saving *facepalm*

  • Report this Comment On June 13, 2013, at 7:21 AM, doawithlife wrote:

    Piece of advice. If you buy a Surface Pro don't update your video driver. Turn off automatic updates as soon as you open it and plug it in.

    If you stick to the old HD4000 driver you can do this:‎

    MS seems to have broken most console emulation with new video drivers. I guess they want to force you to buy the Xbox One. The old video drivers will let you play nintendo through Wii games on a Surface Pro. It is really nice to have a tablet + 3 micro sd cards (about the size of a dime) and I walk around with over 1,000 console games.

  • Report this Comment On June 13, 2013, at 7:24 AM, butthead2u wrote:

    Agree with techy46 and ThatTechNerd! When the enterprise market comes back full tilt looking to gain efficiency Microsoft will be raking in the cash and just like the 90's will be way out in front.

    At that point, the benefits of Microsoft's ecosystem will trickle down to the consumer level just as it did with Windows 95 and Office!

    It's ironic to me that people think Bill Gates and Microsoft need to be saved! The guys a damn genius, stop worrying about him! And anybody that thinks Balmer is actually making all the calls at Microsoft needs a wake up call.

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