what it says. The end-user, provided a company allows BYOD as work devices" is wanting to switch, not the business/company. Most end-users do basic stuff on system (email, web search, reports, etc.). Most to said thing can be done within a web browser. Resources like attached network storage & shared drives is a simple task to setup. Now when it comes to special program to do specific task, if the program wasn't intended for Mac, then that could pose a problem. There are simple VM solutions for that.
TsarNikky do u really believe MS is abandoning commercially minded business because they are gearing up their product line to support touch 90% now vs having to have a special version OS to support it? I think its a smart move on MS part for their personal consumer and business end-user side. Although Win8 can be setup as a back-end system, I really don't thing a business will have a setup like that with the exception of mom & pop type establishments. Have you had hands on experience with Win8 or Server 2012 prior to making your comment? If not, Windows still has available an evaluation iso floating around on their site still. Download them both. Seeing as both are going "cloud" themed, they play kinda nice with each other. Of course there have been hick-ups along the way but Win8 does well with server 2008 and Unix.
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