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Ashu001
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2/28/2015 | 12:53:34 PM
Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
I personally have little doubt that Health Technology (particularly in Preventative Healthcare) is going to be the next big thing going ahead.

Its great to see MSFT work very,very hard to gain a degree of Traction in this space.

You know what would help them more?

If they would just tie up with Some Hospital/Insurance Providers to ensure better Delivery of their existing services.

Now that would definitely do the trick!

Docker also has enormous Potential Going ahead.

That's for sure.

 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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2/28/2015 | 12:57:52 PM
Re: Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
It's interesting to see Microsoft coming to development of apps for wearble devices.
Ashu001
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2/28/2015 | 1:25:32 PM
Re: Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
shakeeb,

Wearable Technology alongwith IoT is most definitely the Future of Most Devices today.

Its a different matter if this Technology will evolve at the pace that is slow enough to satisfy human and Privacy concerns going ahead.

 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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2/28/2015 | 1:00:48 PM
Re: Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
Preventive health-care technology is what we would like to see in the medical industry. Its great if Microsoft could spend some money and effort on this.
Ashu001
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2/28/2015 | 1:20:01 PM
Re: Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
shakeeb,

Absolutely right!

Preventative Healthcare alongwith Gene Theraphy will absolutely be the Key to the Future of Healthcare as Human Population continues to get Older and We Live Longer Lives.

That much is definitely a Given,

There is no way any Government Globally can sustain over 30% of its Population which is constantly seriously sick.

 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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2/28/2015 | 8:48:27 PM
Re: Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
@ashu - Do you think governments will have to look at population control methods soon?
mejiac
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2/28/2015 | 3:40:29 PM
Re: Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
@Ashu001,

You have a good point,

I think what might happen is that once a robust product is made available, providers will adopt it so that it's easilly accessible. This would be mainly driven by demand for it (which would come from those that consume it)
shakeeb
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2/28/2015 | 9:46:01 PM
Re: Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
@majic – Microsoft has their demand for most of their products starting off with the Operating systems and other applications. 
mejiac
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2/28/2015 | 11:56:20 PM
Re: Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
@Shakeeb Agreed. What do you consider is the right strategy for microsof to keep growing and expanding? I think they're in the right track... Thoughts?
Ashu001
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3/23/2015 | 12:13:26 PM
Re: Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
Meijac,

Compared to us Gen Xers ;the newest Generation of Internet /Software consumers do things very-very differently.

We can't even imagine the kind of stuff they will do with these niche products today!

The Sky is the limit as the saying goes.

 
mejiac
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3/23/2015 | 1:16:21 PM
Re: Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
@Ashu001,

I think that the latest build of Windows 10 TP is a good indicator of what the trend in....blurring the line of what was considered a smartphone and what is considered a desktop and making them more integrated.

Enabling Cortana on a Windows Desktop I think is brilliant, since it'll start making people use there PCs the same way the would user there smarphones (granted with a different interphase).
Ashu001
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3/28/2015 | 2:28:51 PM
Re: Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
meijac,

I am sure you must have noticed three complementary trends at work today-

1)Consumers are getting more and more comfortable with Larger Screen Phablets.

2)Consumers are using Laptops/PCs less and less on a daily basis.

3)Consumers are not calling/SMSing as many people as they previously used to.

Eventually one is going to see a Blurring of the line between Phablets and Laptops and when the end-game really comes a Good Phablet which just does everything that most Consumers need in trouble-free fashion will Win marketshare bigtime.

MSFT seems to be getting this game much better(If you would have noticed they are also tying up with Google as well as CyanogenMod OSes).

So basically they are trying to stay in the Game in any which way they can.

Its a Good Strategy the way I look at it.

 
mejiac
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3/31/2015 | 3:14:41 PM
Re: Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
@Ashu001,

Thank you for your comment, and a very good assestment of the current state of things. And I do agree that Microsoft is definitly heading into the right direction. With the unveiling of what Microsoft is targetting with Windows 10, it sounds like they're on the right path.

I think, like you mentioned before, thinks will be blurred out and integrated, with TVs definitly becoming a player when it comes to communications for Consumers, in the sense that the same way we can tell Siri/Google to make a call and note a reminder, we'll be able to tell our TVs to call grandma :)
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2/28/2015 | 3:36:43 PM
On the right path
Great Article Kelly,

I think this is more evidence that Microsoft has learned from past mistakes and it's definitly on the right track.

By both embracing more and more the usage of apps, and providing a more integrated ecosystem is definitly driving to the goal....and I trully hope it gets there.

From an enterprise side, I know many who would welcome being able to hope on a conference call with one swipe (versus having to dial a bridge number, then a pin, then a passcode, and god forbide if a moderator code is also required)
shakeeb
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2/28/2015 | 9:49:08 PM
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@mejiac - yes you have to go through a lot of hassle just to get into a conference call. All these passcodes are not easy to remember so you have to have the invitation with you. 
Kelly22
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3/2/2015 | 9:39:44 AM
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@mejiac thanks, it seems like Microsoft is gaining more progress every week! Very interesting to stay on top of it. I'm also happy to learn (as I'm sure many in the enterprise are) that simplifying conference calls has become a focus. 
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3/2/2015 | 12:27:29 PM
Re: On the right path
@Kelly22,

I think Microsoft is definitly on the mark. They are arguably the main OS provider at the entreprise level. By providing value added solutions to task that lead to saving time, it's a huge welcome for almost all companies, not to mention a way to increase both productivity and collaboration.
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2/28/2015 | 3:38:52 PM
THe Start Menu
If Microsoft is providing a lot more searching capabilities from the start menu, it's definitly hitting the nail on the head.

Any windows user will also go to the start menu as the first step for most task, so not only does it make sense, it also allows for a more focused effort.

The same way we use CTRL+F for searching in a web site, this is the same type of experience that Microsoft can easilly deliver
shakeeb
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2/28/2015 | 8:59:21 PM
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@mejic - initially when Microsoft introduced windows 8 many the a problem with the start menu. However today we see it being very useful.
Ashu001
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3/23/2015 | 12:18:47 PM
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Shakeeb,

I don't think so.

For the vast majority of Countries on the planet today(with some notable exceptions in Asia and Africa);Overpopulation is not a serious issue today.

All one needs to do is look at the Population Density of the Globe to realize we live on a vast-vast Planet.

Also,I have seen some very interesting trends in many Countries in Europe and North America(Rapidly Ageing and vast depleting populations).

The Best example of that is Japan-Vast,vast sections of the countryside have absolutely NOBODY living there.

As a consequence,Nature is reclaiming those parts very-very quickly.

Its the same even in most other parts of Asia which are highly educated and Affluent.

If I had to place some bets on what the World's Population will look like in 2030 ,I would say it would be very-very close to where we are today(+/- 5%).
Susan Fourtané
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3/23/2015 | 12:59:44 PM
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Ashish, 

"The Best example of that is Japan-Vast,vast sections of the countryside have absolutely NOBODY living there."

I imagine that if there is nothing in the countryside that you mention I can't see how anyone would like to live there in the middle of nowhere where there is probably no technology or anything. If technology and modern infrastructure don't settle in those parts of the world there is little to no chance that someone would like to settle there. I think the world is overpopulated anyway. Resources are not enough and will be less with time. 

-Susan
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3/28/2015 | 2:37:47 PM
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Susan,

Don't worry about the Infrastructure-Its all there.

Its just that because these countries/Towns have more folks Dying than new folks entering they are getting abandoned as the years passby;Check this out to get a better idea of what's happening-www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2865345/Scarecrows-outnumber-people-dying-Japan-town.html

If you study ageing trends Globally You would never say that the world(as a whole) is over-populated.Especially since sometime around 2020-2022 or so China's population is going to start shrinking rapidly.

The Whole Global Picture will change rapidly then.

 

 

 


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