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Microsoft giving employees free Surface, Windows Phone 8, new PC

By Shawn Knight ยท 11 replies
Sep 14, 2012
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  1. Christmas will be coming early this year for more than 94,000 Microsoft employees. The company is reportedly giving full-time staffers a technology package that includes a free Surface tablet, new work computers and Windows Phone 8 devices to use at...

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  2. I guess this is the only way people will take Windows 8 ;)
    jjbeard926 likes this.
  3. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +84

    Do they hire janitors or do they contract them.? If they hire ill apply right now.
    Uvindu likes this.
  4. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,357   +1,516

    I want one now! :D
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +95

    +1 Steve

    Having used W8 CP for many months I no longer feel its UI slowing me down compared to W7. It it is very easy and fluid once you get used to it. So, I may well choose to upgrade at least my PC (notebook came with OEM W7x64) once it is released.
  6. RajeGera

    RajeGera TS Rookie Posts: 50

    Bringing new technology is not an easy task and microsoft employees have been doing consistently for so long.Ill shift to windows8 from android, if it suits 2 all my needs..
  7. scorpian007

    scorpian007 TS Enthusiast Posts: 52   +18

    So how does one get a job at Microsoft? ;)
  8. This is actually a real smart move by MS. Think about it... 9400 employees going out into the world with Windows 8, surface and phone equals instant advertisement. I can't tell you how many times I've pulled my phone out to text or email and someone seeing it and asking what kind of phone I had. The cost of giving that stuff away is probably really high but so is advertisement.
  9. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 285   +33

    Wow nice move MS!!!!
    so apple employees cant afford apple products?
  10. I'm pretty sure the Janitorial services are all done by contractors. (n)
  11. Yea.. would be a bad image if employes of Microsoft walk around with iPhones ...and iPads ..LOL
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,513   +2,307

    It's a slam dunk that the Foxconn employees that make Apple products can't afford them. ABC's Nightlime" did a story about it.

    As it stands now Americans can't afford Apple products either. But we have big, heavy duty printing presses at the the U.S. Mint. So roll the presses, print the "currency", and buy the iPhone, all the while swearing to China on our mother's graves we'll pay them back, (um,someday).

    Anyway, back to topic. What if this is a practical joke on the part of M$, and they plan on giving every one of their 94,000 employees one these ugly pink tablets.

    This guy did, after all, quit. One might suppose it was from embarrassment, after they made him stand on stage holding it.

    Although, that nasty pink color could be intended to draw the eye away from how ugly the Metro interface is.....

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