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Microsoft's Sticking to Its Guns With Windows 8.1

Friday - 5/17/2013, 7:00am  ET

Microsoft took a break from shooting itself in the foot to announce some much-needed updates to the Windows 8 operating system. Windows division CMO and CFO Tami Reller took pains to explain that the company must have a point of view and basically stick to its guns.

Microsoft is trying to revive the flagging PC market by making desktops more like tablets, but isn't that a completely backwards strategy? The company touts 1.3 billion global customers, all of whom expect a certain experience on their traditional computer systems. And Microsoft just keeps pushing that carrot out of reach.

In the video below, Fool contributor Anders Bylund explains the move to investors.

It's been a frustrating path for Microsoft investors, who've watched the company fail to capitalize on the incredible growth in mobile over the past decade. However, with the release of its own tablet, along with the widely anticipated Windows 8 operating system, the company is looking to make a splash in this booming market. In a new premium report on Microsoft, a Motley Fool analyst explains that while the opportunity is huge, so are the challenges. The report includes regular updates as key events occur, so make sure to claim a copy of this report now by clicking here.