15 Takeaways From Microsoft's Financial Analyst Meeting

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Surface 'Consternation'

When we announced Surface a little more than a year ago, there was a lot of consternation, let's say, in the OEM channel. As a result of that consternation, today, when you talk to the OEM channel, in most instances, they would tell you that the progress we made in 8.1 -- because we have a first-party product at Microsoft -- is far superior to anything we've ever delivered from a hardware-software integration to our OEM partners going forward. And, again, you're going to see that more and more of those themes within the technology and the hardware and the software are going to go away and dissipate as we get better and better and certainly continue to build our capability in this area.

-- Microsoft COO Kevin Turner

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