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What’s coming from Microsoft in its next financial year: July 2013-June 2014

Noticed this slide shown by COO Kevin Turner at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference under way in Houston.

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What caught my eye in particular?

  • Common app platform between Windows and Windows Phone
  • Skype integration with Outlook.com and Office 365
  • Update to Surface RT and Surface Pro – does this mean updated hardware? That seems likely, given that both models will soon look obsolete without, especially the older Surface RT.

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1 comment to What’s coming from Microsoft in its next financial year: July 2013-June 2014

  • Alex Atkin

    I wonder if Skype on Xbox is an indication that they ARE rolling it out on Xbox 360 too, as it doesn’t say Xbox One and its kinda amusing that PS Vita has Skype when Xbox 360 does not.

    Personally I am disappointed they didn’t roll that out much sooner as its a good selling point if on Xbox you can voice chat with anyone on almost any platform, but on Playstation you can only chat with people on Playstation. Then again its been revealed Microsoft are the reason cross-platform gaming is not possible, so I’m not holding my breath.