Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Wins Over Some Mac Developers With License Deal

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has received both positive and negative feedback for its Windows 8 operating system – with one of the most common demerits against it has been Redmond’s relative inability to establish a robust stable of apps compared to those available on Android or iOS devices. However, as consumer tastes seem to be evolving and Windows 8 is starting to gain some foothold in the mobile marketplace, Microsoft has been diligently  working to encourage  app development for its Windows Store. The latest initiative  brought out Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Macintosh developers in better numbers than Microsoft probably even imagined.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Giving Apple Inc. (AAPL) a Run for its ‘Patent Money’Whether this will translate into thousands of new apps, that could be another question. But there is little question that the enthusiasm was certainly quantifiable. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), in an effort to encourage Mac web developers to include the latest version of Internet Explorer in their respective compatibility tests, announced Tuesday that it would give Windows 8 and Parallel Desktop 8 licenses (valued at about $200) in exchange for a $25 charitable donation.

Just hours later, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced a sellout of its licenses. As Microsoft has been working to make its IE browser  much more open and compliant with more websites, this could be an opportunity to not only prove the compliance of IE with these developers, but also to develop more enthusiasm for the Windows 8 platform. Whether this will translate into more converts to Windows 8 remains to be seen, but Redmond can certainly take some consolation in the enthusiasm of those Mac developers to snap up the Windows 8 licenses.

What are your thoughts about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and its initiatives? Let us know in the comments section below.

DISCLOSURE: I own no positions in any stock mentioned.

Please see these related MSFT articles:

Don’t Underestimate a $200 Windows Tablet

10 Stunning Examples of ‘Next Gen’ Video Games

Next Xbox Could be the Next Smart TV?

Biotech Insider Alert - $6 Stock To Hit $40

$200 Million Dollar Healthcare Hedge Fund's #1 Best Idea Right Now

The best healthcare hedge fund out there right now is one of the largest shareholders in this biotech stock. The fund returned more than 20% in each of the last 2 years with a virtually fully hedged portfolio, and it's sending out a BUY signal on this biotech stock. Get your FREE REPORT today (retail value of $300)

This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.
Click here to Read Comments
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy

Insider Monkey beat the market by 74 percentage points in 2.5 years. Our beta is only 1.2 (download a FREE newsletter and see the details inside)

Lists

Best Selling Magazines in the World

Shortest People in History

The Most Celebrated Holidays in the World

Most Expensive Handbag Brands in the World

Top Selling Comic Book Issues of this Century

The Most Powerful Women in Politics

Best Paid DJs

Most Rebellious Female Artists

Best Paid TV Actresses of 2014

Best Paid Actors of 2014

Most Expensive Horses in the World

Tallest People Ever

Most Encouraging Feminist Celebrities

Best Paid Supermodels of 2014

Top 10 Suburbs for Retirement in 2015

10 Wealthiest Cities in America

Top 10 TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Best TED Talks on Education

25 Most Dangerous Places to Live in America

Top 10 Ski Resorts in the United States – 2014 List

Top 10 Most Remote Places in the World

Most Visited Museums in the United States

Wealthiest Photographers in the World

Most Famous Gay Athletes

The World’s Most Famous Circuses

Best Hair Stylists

Most Popular NASCAR Drivers

The Best Romance Movies of all Time

The Most Wanted Drug Lords

The Oldest Money Managers

The Greatest Directors in the World

Largest Animals in the World

World’s Most Expensive Desserts

Best Selling Comic Books of All Time

A-list Actors who Sabotaged Their Career

Rappers With a College Degree

The Best Jazz Albums of all Time

The Most Influential Jazz Musicians

The World’s Most Famous Photographers

The Best Oscar-Winning Songs

Most Influential Choreographers Ever

Most Expensive Department Stores in the World

The Most Expensive Stolen Paintings in the World

The World’s Most Expensive Teas

Top Oscar Record Holders

The Most Expensive Flowers in the World

Countries With a Booming Film Industry

Most Expensive Cupcakes in the World

Uncommon European Escapes

The Most Stolen Artists in History

Subscribe

Enter your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 129% in 2.5 years!! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!