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  1. Jorge Holguin's Avatar
    Xbox 360
    Surface pro & RT
    Lumia 920 & 925
    Two desktop running Windows 7
    And yes I own a Zune [the best music players there is]
    Does this make me a Windows fan-boy? Hahaha
    05-29-2014 08:55 AM
  2. deansmilk's Avatar
    I am for the most part. I have the Samsung Focus Flash/Lumia 1020, Win 8.1 PC, and Xbox 360/One. The only complaints that I have is with my 1020 and Xbone. The 1020 because it randomly shuts down and I have to send it in when its convenient for me. The Xbone because my PC is still better with visual quality. Other then that, I love all the devices. Even with the defect and lack of visual quality ( subjective ).
    05-29-2014 09:06 AM
  3. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    The iPad is used as a supplemental learning tool by the kids now. The Surface is better and I'm sick of the rainbow-bright-threw-up-all-over-my-UI iOS7, so I'm 100% MS ecosystem outside of work. This has just as much to do as me being a share holder with MS as it does being a fan.
    Windows 7 laptop
    Surface tablet
    Most MS services (bing, IE, OneDrive, OneNote, etc...)
    Nokia Icon
    Xbox 360

    The only part that I'm not all MS is at work. Our enterprise has IE8 as the standard browser (for legacy web apps) so I use Chrome because IE8 is bad. Installing IE10 or 11 (I've already tried) is prohibited.
    05-29-2014 09:37 AM
  4. DJCBS's Avatar
    I'm not MS fanboy by any stretch of the imagination. However, I am within their ecosystem as far as PC, tablet and smartphone goes.

    The only thing out of it is my gaming console because I find the PlayStation a superior console to the Xbox. That will remain the same, though I have no intention of replacing my PS3 with a PS4 anytime soon due to the PS4's lack of ability to stream things from the PC (an advantage the Xbox One has, actually).

    I don't see my PC or tablets changing to anything other than Windows. My smartphones though...well, time will tell. As long as my Nokias work or if Sony releases a WP device, I'll keep with WP. Mainly because Google fudged up Android with 4.4 by removing microSD capabilities which basically locks the storage of Xperia devices back to 16GB. And 16GB in a phone is inadmissible to me. 32GB is already little for me. If Sony doesn't release a WP and Google brings back microSD functionality to Android, then I'm very likely to eventually jump to Android for lack of a WP OEM I can trust.
    Last edited by eric12341; 05-29-2014 at 06:07 PM.
    05-29-2014 10:58 AM
  5. romant56's Avatar
    Two Win8.1 laptops, Win8.1 tablet, HTC 8X, outlook account, XBOX music account, Office 365. I don't even have a google account anymore and don't miss it at all.

    I would consider myself a fanboy.
    05-29-2014 11:03 AM
  6. sarahtsang's Avatar
    here MS fan too :p love the effort that they are putting in to improve but it'd be a lot better if they can speed things up
    I'll admit two things here before I begin. 1) I'm a Microsoft fanboy. 2) I have enough common sense as a fanboy to know that the services I use aren't going to meet everyone's needs or preferences.

    That being said, is anyone else here but me fully engrained in the Microsoft ecosystem and absolutely loving it?

    If you're not, what or why are the reasons? I ask out of curiosity and hopefully I can get a better understanding on the community as a whole.
    05-29-2014 11:10 AM
  7. MyNL822's Avatar
    Nah, I use everybody.
    My phone is WP as well as Laptop being Windows 8.1, but I have an iPod touch 4g, I google everything(idk why, I use Bing rewards but usually for some random search to get points, it just feels natural using google.) and I'm getting a PS3 for father's day(Not a father but I'm turning 15 on June 15th!)
    05-29-2014 11:22 AM
  8. EwingMCSE's Avatar
    Full MS in the sense I use a device in most of their screen ranges, but I'll admit to have a couple of non-MS products.
    Home
    * Surface Pro 2 (256GB)
    * Lumia Icon x2 (Wife and I)
    * Xbox One
    * Windows 8.1 PC
    * Windows Laptop (so old it'll be gone soon)
    * Installed version of MS Office, Visual Studio, BIDS, and others (MSDN Subscription for the win).

    Work
    * Surface Pro 2 from home even though company doesn't support BYOD
    * Windows 7 PC
    * Visual Studio and other products for MS-stack BI Development

    My non-compliant devices consist of a Kindle Fire HD and a Kindle Fire HDX for the wife and kiddo.

    There just aren't good MS products to compete with Kindle's yet for casual consumption. When it comes down to reading books, watching Netflix/Amazon, browsing the web and kid friend educational games the Dell Venue Pro 8 does not keep up. You can do more actual work and run real PC apps on the Dell VP 8, but if you don't need those features then the Kindles stomp it into the dirt in video quality, audio quality and price.

    Minus that, I am a full MS user in the home and at work. MS Products have kept me gainfully employed for the last 24 years. Hell, I remember when Excel came on black and green monitors...
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    05-29-2014 11:51 AM
  9. LoriInWA's Avatar
    Full on and proud to say it! Windows phones, Windows PC's/Surfaces, only use Outlook, only use Bing, only use One Drive and do have an xBox. Admit to also having a Wii and a Kindle reader, but only because the reader is easier to see at the pool and there are more kid friendly games for the Wii. ;-)
    Last edited by LoriInWA; 05-29-2014 at 01:26 PM.
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    05-29-2014 12:19 PM
  10. Cornelius Hardy's Avatar
    I wouldn't say I am a fanboy, because I have tried other devices that were not made by Microsoft. I am a fan though because it's products are the only products I've ever liked. I've loved Windows from the begining. Not because of peer pressure, or because of what everyone else follows, but because it just works. The Hd2 is my all time favorite Windows Phone. I'm now using a Lumia 925 which is great at everything. I never understand how people complaing about apps because you never use all of the apps you download. The Windows Store has plenty of apps, and I don't feel like I'm missing anything. I've even filled my phone to the max and never knew it until the phone said low on space. If I were using anything else like Android, I would have known by the lag early on. My 925 consistenly takes better photo's over my wife's Note 2. It also doesn't need to be restarted everyday. lol As far as tablets and pc's, I still have Vista on my Dell XPS 420. I love it. My pc still runs fast, and doesn't give me issues. I can't speak for every manf. Some pc's might have windows but might be crap, and that will give microsoft a bad rep. I only buy from Dell after lots of experience. Having a tablet that has windows but is also made by microsoft is a win/win. I've owned Surface 2 since Feb and I'm blown away everytime I use it. I do things on it that can't be done on other devices. For example, I use Office 365 for business, and I can't edit my websites from the other devices(except a computer), but I can do it from both the surface and my 925 although the Surface is much better for screen size. I rarely use my desktop anymore except for movies(larger screen), and Photoshop which is one app that the Surface does not have yet. Other than that I am confident if I leave the house with just the 925 and surface, I'll be fine. I think I also like the underdogs. Windowsphone and windows 8 are underdogs when it comes to the phone and tablet world due to people not having their own likes instead of following what's popular. The same thing for Nintendo Wii/WiiU. I've owned ps3 and xbox, but I love the wii and wii u. It's an underdog company due to the other two systems having more third party support and because people don't like change. I don't think graphics are a innovation or next big thing. I think being able to play video games from the bathroom or off tv when someone needs to use it is. Just my opinion. Third party support for the windows eco system will probably never pick up as fast as Apple or Android. We won't get all of the apps, we won't get dedicated spaces in stores for surface and windowsphone cases(unless a store picks up my products), and we will continue to see commercials that say available on android and ios. That's just how it is.


    I'll admit two things here before I begin. 1) I'm a Microsoft fanboy. 2) I have enough common sense as a fanboy to know that the services I use aren't going to meet everyone's needs or preferences.

    That being said, is anyone else here but me fully engrained in the Microsoft ecosystem and absolutely loving it?

    If you're not, what or why are the reasons? I ask out of curiosity and hopefully I can get a better understanding on the community as a whole.
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    05-29-2014 12:28 PM
  11. CrossedFaith's Avatar
    Not me. Don't get me wrong. I love my windows phone. However when it comes to my computers, I'm all Linux, all the time.

    Don't get me wrong, windows 8.1 is a great OS in its own rights, I just prefer Linux.

    Apple....meh, its an over priced Unix OS.

    My wife on the other hand, windows on her PC, and an android. Just because it just works for her.
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    05-29-2014 12:48 PM
  12. dgr_874's Avatar
    I am 100% in but I also own other devices... so I guess I am in between.

    Phones: iPhone 5s as my daily driver, Lumia 920 I use for my Pandora WiFi streaming.

    Computers: 2011 iMac 21 inch, (I don't use it often) but I play one game on it (Out of the Park Baseball, and I sync my phones (Lumia 920 with iPhoto and iPhone 5s) I also stream a lot of content from my iMAC to my apple TV (Like TV shows from CBS etc.)

    Surface Pro 1: I use this sucker on an average of 3-4 hours per day minimum. I use it for school and for work. The power cover is the only thing keeping me from buying a Surface Pro 3.

    Tablet: I have the "the new Ipad" aka Ipad 3. I rarely use it but my wife uses it all the time.

    Media Room:
    Apple TV: We use this every day for Hulu and Netflix
    Xbox 360: I used to use it for Netflix and Hulu but I don't have time to play games on it anymore. I subscribed to Xbox gold for the longest time but there is no point anymore. Just a waste of money for me right now with having an Apple TV, and not playing games on my Xbox.


    Sent from my Surface with Windows 8 Pro using Tapatalk

    Sent from my Surface with Windows 8 Pro using Tapatalk
    On June 9th your Xbox will no longer require a gold account to use Netflix or hulu. Maybe you should give it another shot. I know that I like the interface on my Xbox much better than my apple tv.
    05-29-2014 12:49 PM
  13. David P2's Avatar
    Win8.1/Linux Mint 17RC dual boot (on self built PC)
    Lumia 620 running WP8.1DP
    Xbox 360
    Onedrive
    Hotmail is only used for microsoft account (I have my own personal website+email address).
    MS Office

    However I would happily use a Mac - it's just you can't (legally) make a Mac like you can a PC, despite then effectively being one in the same, but iPhone - no way (no back button) and I wouldn't use an Android device again if I was paid to lol.. I just don't get on with them.
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    05-29-2014 01:51 PM
  14. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    Lumia 925 and Win 8.1 laptop.

    Love the phone and the WP 8.1 OS.

    Win 8.1 is average though, I hardly ever use Metro even with a touch screen - it's just a glammed up Win 7 for me.
    And I won't use IE11 as it's slow as crap and has blurry fonts, and Bing gives poor results here in the UK.
    So Chrome here.
    No X thing console (I'm a grown up), no Outlook mail, No hotmail mail (just use for Windows log in).
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    05-29-2014 02:07 PM
  15. Dexter505's Avatar
    I like the surface with Windows 8.1 and all my computers have windows 8 and the Xbox 360 but I cannot switch to Windows phone.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
    05-29-2014 02:12 PM
  16. mayconvert's Avatar
    Wow how quickly things can change.
    I had been trying to sell my LG G2 since it was my least favorite device of the 3 I had.

    Sold the LG this morning and then got a text from a friend asking if I wanted to sell my iPhone as well.
    Both are sold and gone. So I bought an iPad mini retina LTE

    So Now I still have all the computers from my first post, but I am down to the Nokia 1520 and an iPad cellular model.
    Best of both worlds. happy happy happy.
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    05-29-2014 02:46 PM
  17. spaulagain's Avatar
    Yep, all Microsoft...

    Windows Phone
    - Lumia 520 (8.0)
    - Lumia 800 (7.8)
    - Lumia 900 (7.5)
    - Lumia 920 (8.0)
    - Lumia 1020 (8.1)
    - HTC 8X (8.0)

    Windows
    - Surface (RT)
    - Dell Desktop (8.1)
    - Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series (8.1)
    - 9 year old Dell Laptop (8.1)
    - 8 year Dell Laptop (7)

    Xbox
    - 360
    - One

    Services
    - Visual Studio 2013
    - SQL Server
    - Office 2013
    - OneNote
    - OneDrive
    - Lync 2013
    - Xbox Music Subscription/Pass
    05-29-2014 02:55 PM
  18. CitrusMocha's Avatar
    Lumia 920, Surface Pro, Xbox(yes I still have and even play it), Xbox 360, Xbox one.
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    05-29-2014 04:19 PM
  19. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    I consider myself technology agnostic. That is to say, I love trying new gadgets and tech, regardless of brand. I can see the benefits (and drawbacks) of each platform and I tend to enjoy changing things up every once in a while.

    Gaming Console

    I don't own an XBox. I haven't been a heavy console gamer since I sold my PS2 back in the day. I have a Wii, but my son uses it most of the time. I play a few PC games (on Windows), though.

    Desktop/Laptop

    Currently, my personal desktop and work desktop run Windows 7. My work laptop runs Windows 8.1. I've tried various linux distros off and on (Ubuntu tends to be my favorite), but I always come back to Windows. I used a MacBook Pro at a previous job for over a year, but as much as I loved the hardware and OS, I had to switch back to a Windows laptop because it was more compatible with the apps and systems I needed to use for work. I wouldn't mind owning a Mac, I can just never bring myself to justify the cost when I know a Windows desktop/laptop is perfectly capable of doing everything I need. I'd probably end up using BootCamp or Parallels to run Windows on a Mac, anyway!

    Smartphone

    Currently, I'm using a BlackBerry Z30, and I consider it to be the best smartphone I have ever owned. Before the Z30 I had an iPhone 5. Before that, a Lumia 521. And before that, a Galaxy Nexus.

    I was thoroughly impressed by the Lumia 521 and still consider it to be the best smartphone for the price. It was just a bit too "entry level" for me and didn't keep me hooked. But I'm glad I tried it because it gave me some valuable insight and experience with Windows Phone.

    Android and iOS no longer interest me. BlackBerry is focusing on things like the enterprise and the Internet of Things, and while it still intends to produce handsets for the foreseeable future, it's all but conceded defeat in the consumer smartphone market. It makes great devices, but its ecosystem is lousy and it has to depend on the ability to run Android apps.

    My next smartphone will most likely be Windows Phone for many reasons, including integration with Microsoft services, amazing hardware (Nokia - DAT CAMERA), and overall stability and steady growth of the platform. Also, I'm done with Apple and Google - I could write a series of posts on that topic alone.

    Cloud/Other

    I use Outlook.com as my primary personal email service. I have my Gmail and other accounts forwarding to my Outlook account. The interface, for me, is easy to use, looks great, and is very well designed.

    Office Online is my preferred cloud-based productivity suite.

    Calendar and contacts are fantastic.

    OneDrive is my preferred cloud storage service.

    OneNote is my preferred tool for jotting things down and being able to access them from any device.

    Summary

    Though I don't use or prefer tech solely based on brand, and I enjoy using and tinkering with all kinds of different tech, I find I've naturally gravitated towards Microsoft more than anything else.

    Microsoft's products and services seem to fit my personal preferences and style more often than not.
    05-29-2014 05:55 PM
  20. eric12341's Avatar
    Yup, I have a 925 with 8.1 dev preview, an 8X (RIP), gateway pc from 2006 running Windows 7, Xbox 360 (will get an Xbox one next year or something) and even an Xbox music pass. Also my dad recently got a 928 and my brother recently got a 521.
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    05-29-2014 06:05 PM
  21. migueli2's Avatar
    All my ecosystem is Microsoft. Never thought switch. Glad I could join my phone as well for like tree years now.
    I haven't specified:

    - Lumia 925 with 8.1 pre
    - Surface 2 8.1 with type cover 2 for work mostly
    - Toshiba Encore 8 just for read news at the breakfast and fast emails
    - Desktop at home with 8.1 Pro
    - Office 365
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    05-29-2014 07:21 PM
  22. TaichiSurface's Avatar
    i'm full miscrosoft, I had iPad before and to be honest some of the apps work better much smoother on iPad than on Suface RT...that's a shame since one of the app is Skydrive...but i'm pretty happy with the rest especially Windows Phone.
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    05-29-2014 07:23 PM
  23. TheMightyCraken's Avatar
    Here im partialy Microsoft, I have an Xbox One, Nokia Lumia 520, use Outlook.com, Onedrive but my parents aren't convinced about Windows PCs...they wanna go with overpriced Macs for I dont know what reason
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    05-29-2014 08:01 PM
  24. Larry Purss's Avatar
    Yes,\I have decided to stay with Microsoft
    Windows phone 625 and an ASUS Windows 8.1 Tablet and a 13 inch windows 7 dell XPS laptop.
    I spend time reading academic PDF's and love the interactive use of all three devices.
    I have never regreted this decision and plan on staying with this operating system
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    05-29-2014 08:24 PM
  25. Aaron Yawn's Avatar
    I currently am a MS guy. Had my wife on board to until recently, she switched to Android S5 because of the lack of apps (games she likes!). I am sporting my second WP (had 920) now on an ICON. I have a Surface 2 and 2 desktops/2 laptops running 8.1
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    05-29-2014 08:46 PM
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