The problem is, is it too late? Listen to this interview with AppCentral CEO: http://soundcloud.com/scobleizer/the-state-of-enterprise-mobile We cover the kinds of reactions to Windows 8 that he’s hearing from enterprises (they make a great enterprise app store for all sorts of platforms).
Windows Phone had the same exact kinds of reactions and ended up with 3% market share so far. Why? App developers (the kind that are venture funded, like coupons.com, which got $200 million in funding and have a billion value) are telling me they are ignoring Windows 8 unless it sells.
We also don’t know the price yet and with a very nice $200 Android tablet out there (the Nexus 7 is pretty freaking awesome for the price) and more coming from Amazon, I think Microsoft really is gonna struggle here and that you might totally change your tune if they don’t get the pricing right.
Also, Windows 8 is so different that many enterprises might totally ignore it for a while, sticking with Windows 7, or “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Device) users will decide to go with the “safer” iOS or Android tablets.
That said, I agree that Microsoft is doing innovative work here, the keyboard is very nice. I just don’t know that’s enough and we don’t know VERY important things, including the price and the initial set of apps.