Do Microsoft employees use apple products?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by aznboi91, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. aznboi91 macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2012
    Do Microsoft employees use apple products are they allowed or will Steve Balmer get pissed?
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Yes there is a group of MS employees who use Apple computers. They're the dev team who make MS Office for the Mac among other OS X related apps.
  3. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2010
    I'm sure it's like that with many companies. I'd imagine that Dell would not want their employees to use HP laptop and printers over their own.
  4. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    I doubt many people do it at their work, just not efficient at all for what the company is doing. But outside work, I'm sure some of their employees have ipods.

    I bet Apple employees rely on PCs for a lot of things, and probably many need one at home to set up their wifi routers since their laptops don't have ethernet ports anymore.
  5. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    A lot of Googlers use Mac for work and they also have used them in Google I/O talks.
  6. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    Apple computers? Probably not unless you work in the MBU where it's a necessity. That's a given. The mobile devices? Sure. I am willing to bet that lots of employees opt to use iPhones though they probably don't make a big deal about displaying them about. I also bet that lots of MS employees use Android devices too. MS, near as I can tell, doesn't require or dictate employees must only use MS products and nothing else ever.

    I think that they will support any mobile device that supports ActiveSync. Now of course they will give breaks to incentivize employees to use Windows Mobile, but it isn't if they can stop people from using devices that are supported.

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