Microsoft employees try out new technology at home

January 04, 2008 -- Todd Bishop of The Seattle Post-Intelligencer wrote an article on Microsoft's "take-home" initiative, in which the company is letting its employees take home preliminary versions of Microsoft's new technology and try out elaborate digital living room set-ups. The initiative helps Microsoft get a better sense of how its technology plays inside actual homes.

The article compares Microsoft's advantage to Apple's in pursing the digital home market. Microsoft executives discuss how they are testing and using the Xbox 360, Media Center Extender, Windows Home Server and URC MX-3000 universal remote to compete with Apple and Sony to become the dominant provider of technology in the digital home.

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