In an open letter to the small business community, Microsoft has been pitching their new next generation console to small businesses that may require the ability to use video conferencing or cloud storage via the Xbox One’s SkyDrive integration.
Microsoft’s director of Consumer Camp Marques Lyons explained that small businesses could benefit from an Xbox One purchase and using Skype, SkyDrive and other applications available on the Microsoft Xbox One console.
“What is being positioned as an excellent entertainment device can be just as enticing for you and your small business,” Lyons explained. Continuing saying :
“In fact, it’s entirely justifiable to make the Xbox One a business expense. The Xbox One, priced at $499 [£429], is an affordable option for small business owners, as there are many features built into the console that could help it rival even the most modest of video conferencing and networking platforms.
SkyDrive – Currently, on the Xbox 360, you have access to SkyDrive via the Internet Explorer web browser and the dedicated SkyDrive app. SkyDrive has become one of the leading cloud services for storing documents and having them available anywhere you need them.
Skype – Xbox One will allow people to not only use Skype on the console, but it will allow for multi-person chatting. Combine this with the wide-angle lens and 1080p view of the included Kinect and you have the means for collaborative meetings and presentations.”
For more information on the new Microsoft Xbox One pitch to small businesses jump over to the Microsoft support website to read the official the open letter.
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