Dogfooding is a term you hear applied to software companies quite often, however Microsoft is taking it to a whole new level. We’ve heard on more than one occasion that Microsoft believes they are betting the company on Windows 8, and what better way to go all in than to make your employees use it full time. Mandating Windows 8 use in the work place might sound like cruel and unusual punishment to those who disagreed with our mostly positive review of Microsoft’s new OS, but what if we told you it has an amazing upside?
According to Geekwire, Microsoft employees are being given new Windows 8 work computers, Surface RT tablets, and even replacement Windows Phone 8 devices. Steve Ballmer’s magnanimous gesture is no doubt intended to help the software giant root out problems with the new user interface en-mass as quickly as possible, but is still amazingly expensive when you consider they employ 94,000 + people worldwide.