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Description:  Microsoft’s plan is to provide developers with the tools that will let them design an app once, then apply it across all of Microsoft’s Windows 8 platforms, even the Xbox game consoles eventually, with minimal extra effort.

Source: The Globe and Mail

Date: April 3, 2014

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Microsoft’s new strategy for its flagging operating system empire is to make it easy for those all-important apps to work across a host of different devices including computers, tablets and phones. Read the full story.

Questions for discussion:

1. What barriers do you think Microsoft will face when trying to hire their “ideal” developers?

2. Do you think Microsoft’s main competitors Google and Apple will begin to take a similar approach by offering developers tools that will allow them to develop applications that will work across all devices?

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