Your ‘home office’ excuse to buy Microsoft’s Xbox One

    Sure the new Xbox One is about being a hub for home entertainment. From videogames with high-end graphics, the new Kinect sensor for motion and voice-activated controls, a Blu-Ray player, and all sorts of other augmented TV features, Microsoft has designed this console to sit squarely at the base of your living room media hutch.

    But if you’re looking for some productivity reasons (excuses?) to buy an Xbox One when it launches Nov. 22 in Canada, maybe videoconferencing and Lync connectivity will do it for you. Computer Dealer News assistant editor Jeff Jedras spoke with Microsoft about the business bonuses of the new console at an Xbox One preview party.