Microsoft’s Frank Shaw Details Scalability, Best Buy, and More
On Friday, on the corporate communications blog on Microsoft, Frank Shaw, the corporate communications director for the company, went into explicit detail about scalability for Microsoft. In his long blog post, he details Microsoft’s position on the Best Buy announcement, the Xbox One, and more.
Best Buy and Microsoft Discussed
In his blog post, Frank Shaw discussed the recent Best Buy announcement to have Microsoft stores inside the retail chain. He detailed that Microsoft is planning to have over 1,200 different mini stores set up within Best Buy by September, at around 100 days. This will be in addition to the 68 other Microsoft stores that the company has throughout the US and Canada.
Best Buy #1 Retailer: That’s Why
He discussed how Best Buy is the number 1 retailer of PCs in the world, and will help Microsoft highlight the range of their products and services. He stated how Microsoft will be able to show off their PCs, tablets, Windows Phones, Xbox One’s, and other products, and highlight the services of Windows 8 to consumers.
Office 365: 1 Million Subscribers
One of the shortest points talked about in the blog post was about the release of the Office Mobile for iPhone on Friday. He stated how Office 365 currently has over 1 million subscribers for its Office 365 Home Premium, and that is a staggering figure for a productivity product for the company.
The Xbox One: The Giant
The last product discussed in the blog post by Microsoft’s Frank Shaw was the Xbox One. The mention about scale, the ability for the Xbox One to use the cloud, the exciting new games, and the highlights of the Microsoft Studios were talked about in detail. Games like Halo, Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, and others were mentioned in the post.
This blog post was very important to be released at the end of the week, which was a very exciting one for Microsoft. Frank Shaw is a very visible person within Microsoft, and with a week that included the Xbox One details and the Office Mobile for iPhone application for US users, it makes it certain that Microsoft is thinking about the future and more.