Redefining the PC

Every enduring technology has grown from a series of inflection points—points when evolutionary change becomes revolutionary change. We can look back on many such milestones in the chronicles of technologies associated with medicine, aviation, automobiles, broadcasting and numerous other arenas. Few have evolved as rapidly and dramatically, however, as the personal computer. From its infancy…

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Powering the Future of Education

by Wole Moses, Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector Team It’s exciting to see how technology is starting to transform the education space. Today, as a result of new academic standards, a recognition of the importance of digital skills for 21st-century jobs, and the falling prices of technology, schools throughout the country are expanding the use of…

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Windows 8.1 Devices: Critical Care for the Healthcare Industry

By Peter K. Han, Microsoft Vice President of US OEM If there’s one thing all of us in the Microsoft partner community have in common, it’s the love of a good challenge. Our businesses, our products, and our services all exist for the same fundamental reason: to solve people’s problems with technology. Healthcare—with its demanding,…

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Make the Sale with Windows

By Peter K. Han, Microsoft Vice President of US OEM I’m fascinated when industries converge to such a degree that they become more powerful together than they are by themselves. Retail and technology are two such industries, and their mutually beneficial relationship was underscored at the 2014 National Retail Federation convention earlier this month. At…


Help Customers Hit the Show Floor Ready to Do More

By Peter K. Han, Microsoft Vice President of US OEM You might have trouble getting hold of certain customers come mid-January, but don’t assume they’re on vacation just because they’re not in the office. In fact, many of them will be working hard, networking and selling their businesses on the floors of the international Consumer…

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Building the Right Device for the Right Job

By Peter K. Han, Microsoft Vice President of US OEM It’s amazing how different and diverse the workplace looks compared to what it looked like even 10 years ago. More modern businesses are operating outside of physical company walls. Remote working programs are being implemented at even the most traditional of businesses. And some businesses…

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Embrace Change to Evolve Your Business

By Peter K. Han, Microsoft Vice President of US OEM Winston Churchill once said, “To improve is to change.” In the working world, as in life, change is all around us. Yet, change is often greeted with fear or, at a minimum, hesitation. This theme is common in conversations I’m having with business leaders. The…


Form and Function: Equals, at Last

By Peter K. Han, Microsoft Vice President of US OEM Technology OEMs have always known that form is just as important as function, but for many years, devices were regarded by the general marketplace as vehicles…not the drivers. But that one-dimensional perception of the “machines” many of you design and manufacture has changed dramatically in…

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The best is yet to come…find out why at WPC 2013!

By Peter K. Han, Microsoft Vice President of US OEM On the heels of Windows 8, Office 2013 and Office 365, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 2012 and several other significant product releases and updates, how can you cap off the most significant launch year in Microsoft history? By attending this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference…

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Adapt and excel in a customer-centric channel

By Peter K. Han, Microsoft Vice President of US OEM Today’s tablets are ready for business, and businesses are ready for tablets. I want to help you feel energized and prepared to capitalize on these converging realities in the enterprise IT marketplace. Our goal is to anticipate and fulfill customers’ needs while growing your business….

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