Microsoft Devices and Boston Residents Put Working From “Home” to the Test Tomorrow #WorkingFromLumia

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Microsoft recently conducted a survey to gauge productivity/distractions while working away from the office. Some of the findings are stated below, and to further enforce the findings of the survey, Microsoft is hosting an event tomorrow (in Boston) encouraging locals to ditch the office and work from “home.”. So if you are living in Boston and happen to be in the vicinity of the Boylston PlazaPrudential Center, you are in for a treat, the event is open to the public and i urge you to head over to the event and experience the awesomeness of the latest Windows Phone 8.1 devices.

  • More than half of respondents (55%) revealed they are more distracted at the office than they are working from home1
  • With the “right tech” 79% of office-based workers would choose to work from home at least some of the time1
  • More than 93% of U.S. computer users work on a Windows operating system2, making it difficult to transition work to their mobile devices

1  Google Consumer Surveys, 2014, n=377 Google Research

2 “Desktop Operating Systems a Market Share” Net Applications, June 2014

Microsoft Devices and Boston Residents Put Working From “Home” to the Test with Hosted Challenges, Prizes and More

Boylston Plaza will be transformed into a fun workspace for professionals to get outside the office without sacrificing productivity

WHAT: Microsoft Devices is taking over the Boylston Plaza in the Prudential Center to put working from “home” to the test. In an effort to demonstrate how the integrated MS Office provides true mobile access—whether it’s at your desk, home or even poolside—Microsoft Devices will be putting real professionals through a fun battery of distracting challenges to see how well they can accomplish work-related tasks while away from the office. Think, completing a PowerPoint presentation while getting a massage. Fast-paced time challenges will earn prizes throughout the day and one grand-prize winner will earn a vacation…away from the office.
WHY: A recent study1 revealed that more than half of respondents (52 percent) are more distracted at the office than they are working from home and with the right tech, 40 percent of office-based workers would choose to always work from home. With more than 93 percent of U.S. computer users working on a Windows operating system2, a vast majority of people aren’t able to bring the programs they know, trust and regularly use to their smartphones. With Microsoft’s suite of mobile devices, office workers can enjoy a truly seamless transition from the office to…anywhere. To put these findings to the test, Microsoft Devices will demonstrate just how productive Boston-local professionals can be while working outside the office.
WHEN: Friday, July 11, 20149:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Boylston PlazaPrudential Center

800 Boylston St.

Boston, MA 02199

*Open to the public*

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