On the right path
Great article Michael,
I think that Microsoft is heading on the right path, and it has taken some trial and error to get there, but better late than never.
If microsoft can provide a UI experience that for consumers switching between devices is more dynamic and seamless, I think they have a major thing going here.
Apple only now is providing that experience with the latest iOS update. I myself would greatly welcome the opportunity of being able to start doing something on my laptop/PC, and then switch to my phone to continue (I can already imagine myself reviewing an email, opening the attachment, and then click on a button that says "call contact", and my windows phone would call the contact, in speaker, with the attachment open in the background, while I head to meeting).
There's definitly a lot of opportunities there.... very exciting!