Haha… I have to wonder, though, if the IT person was actually outwitted by the regular staffer or if IT was allowed to issue Surface Pro tablets (but not Windows 8) and wanted to just get rid of this person.
For those that don’t get it, SOE stands for “standard operating equipment” which, in layman’s terms, means equipment, software, hardware, etc. that IT is allowed to give to employees. Apparently, Windows 8 isn’t SOE for this company. The kicker here is Surface Pro — which is a tablet — runs Windows 8 Pro… yet the IT person still gave it, despite just saying Windows 8 isn’t officially supported yet.