Over the last few months, Microsoft launched a host of new, Microsoft-branded Windows 10 devices. The new Surface Books, Surface Pro 4s, Lumia 950/950XL phones and Band 2 devices are all central to the company’s combined Windows & Devices team’s mission of getting Windows 10 in the hands of as many users as possible. During this inaugural episode of The Tech Pro Research Podcast, Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley, Windows expert Ed Bott, and veteran tech journalist Bill Detwiler discuss where devices figure in Microsoft’s evolving strategy; what’s (possibly) next for Windows Phones; and why Microsoft, the software and services company is still making hardware at all.

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