Shorts: the Zune as a cautionary tale for Microsoft interoperability

The Microsoft Zune.

Nice hardware. well thought through.

Works with Xbox.

However.

Requires own sync software.

Doesn’t work with Windows Media Player.

Can’t interact with Windows Mobile.

Two indexing mechanisms, on top of Windows indexing.

Online social tools still vapourware.

No integration with Mesh.

And, for the record, no non-Windows client.

Ouch.

Shorts: the Zune as a cautionary tale for Microsoft interoperability

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