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    News - Microsoft says Xbox One is "enticing for your small business"

    Suggests it's a justifiable business expense and great for video conferencing.
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    Re: News - Microsoft says Xbox One is "enticing for your small business"

    Doesn't anything with windows 8 do that too? Can't imagine many places wanting their clients to see them using an xbone controller (or worse, kinect) to video conference.

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    Re: News - Microsoft says Xbox One is "enticing for your small business"

    <Unoriginal thought alert>
    ...and as other forums are already discussing, if the recent security investigations and the claims coming from Snowden are to be believed, would you want to discuss/conduct any sensitive business over Skype with MS and the US Govt potentially listening in?
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    Re: News - Microsoft says Xbox One is "enticing for your small business"

    Sorry if I'm being thick. Microsoft say XO is running a custom version of Windows 8. Wasn't there something about the Xbox being able to install Windows Store apps? There will be no desktop interface etc. So this has practically the same limitations as Win RT, with no Office?

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    Re: News - Microsoft says Xbox One is "enticing for your small business"

    Faux MS Quote; "If the gamers don't want it, lets find someone else to offload it to."

    Sorry Microsoft, this is the mistake you made. Gamers want a games machine, not a universal 101-in-1 do it all box.

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    Re: News - Microsoft says Xbox One is "enticing for your small business"

    Shockingly, I can actually see this as an option. Only issue would be convincing those with the purse strings that its not a toy, they'll hear xbox and just think games. But having seen how much companies spend on teleconfrencing, the kinect with skype is a reasonable option
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    Re: News - Microsoft says Xbox One is "enticing for your small business"

    Bit puzzled as to why they didn't rebadge it and make it look a bit more business-like at the very least for a different market

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    Re: News - Microsoft says Xbox One is "enticing for your small business"

    I tend to be a fan of Microsoft products such as Windows Phone 8, XBox 360 and Windows 7, but this just smacks of desperation. I can't see businesses going for this myself.

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    Re: News - Microsoft says Xbox One is "enticing for your small business"

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthran View Post
    Shockingly, I can actually see this as an option. Only issue would be convincing those with the purse strings that its not a toy, they'll hear xbox and just think games. But having seen how much companies spend on teleconfrencing, the kinect with skype is a reasonable option
    Or people could just still use their laptops or desktops that cost $400 from dell etc anyway

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    Re: News - Microsoft says Xbox One is "enticing for your small business"

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardware_Elite View Post
    Or people could just still use their laptops or desktops that cost $400 from dell etc anyway
    But they generally don't.

    I think MS are aiming at the people that spend pretty huge amounts of money of gear from the likes of Polycom. These stretch well into the thousands of pounds.

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    Re: News - Microsoft says Xbox One is "enticing for your small business"

    We have a laptop in the office which we take to the meeting room to plug into the projector. X-bone for the office? Maybe, but only to play games at lunch...

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    Re: News - Microsoft says Xbox One is "enticing for your small business"

    Quote Originally Posted by kawauso View Post
    Bit puzzled as to why they didn't rebadge it and make it look a bit more business-like at the very least for a different market
    I think they pretty much did with the design of it.

    It would be good for video conferencing in as much as the kinect2 is a very good camera, so a kinect2 plugged into a laptop/pc would probably be a far better option.

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    Re: News - Microsoft says Xbox One is "enticing for your small business"

    An MP'll stick in a claim for one.

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    Re: News - Microsoft says Xbox One is "enticing for your small business"

    So you would need an XBOX live account aswell i guess... yeahhhhh ok Microsoft

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    Re: News - Microsoft says Xbox One is "enticing for your small business"

    Wouldn't it be more effective to buy 1 cheap Web cam for this office, and 1 for that office?


    I did chuckle at the thought of a business buying a game console.

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