Will Microsoft Fumble Its Most Important Product Launch?

Microsoft 's most important product launch in years is slated for this Friday, when Windows 8 and Surface RT are unleashed upon the world. The entire PC value chain is counting on the new operating system to reinvigorate PC unit sales, including iconic heavyweights like Intel, Hewlett-Packard, and Dell. The software giant has put a lot of marketing weight behind it, but it needs to focus heavily on educating consumers since it's pursuing a dramatic paradigm shift in the innovative new user interface. On top of that, Microsoft needs to be sure to elaborate on the differences between Windows 8 and Windows RT. If Microsoft doesn't communicate well with consumers, it risks fumbling this major platform launch.

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