and get back in the game.
They are unifying all their platforms on a common kernel with universal app frameworks.
Next, for the 90% of people that don't need tons of computing power, they replace your PC / Laptop / Phone with one device in a phone form factor.
When you are at a desk and need a keyboard and mouse you dock and voila you are good to go. Heck, using a mechanism similar to the Surface Book, the base / dock could contain a discrete GPU etc. to even enable people to do CAD / Video work.
The bonus for people using this type of setup is that there is no more having to sync multiple profiles, data, preferences, etc. across multiple devices. You carry it with you in your pocket and back up to Azure and you're done.
As someone else mentioned in the thread, the big stumbling block is the availability of apps for the mobile portion of this end run. They need to develop stuff in house or pay the popular 3rd party app developers to get it done. I liked Windows phone but the lack of support by developers killed it for me.