Tag Archives: Steve Ballmer

The Future of Microsoft – Part 2

What is Microsoft’s core problem?  It missed both the consumer Smartphone and Tablet revolutions.  And then on top of that it failed to provide a compelling path forward for its traditional PC business.  So now it is struggling to recover … Continue reading

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The Future of Microsoft – Part 1

Right after the announcement that Steve Ballmer would be retiring within the next year I was bombarded with emails asking if this meant that X or Y would be sold off, or as the subject of a friend’s email asked … Continue reading

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SteveB’s Retirement Announcement

I’ve been trying to decide how to approach this topic, because in truth I want to write about the future of Microsoft and not focus so much on Steve.  But I might as well put the past to bed first … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the new Windows leadership

I’ve had a number of people question if  Julie Larson-Green is up to the task of running Windows Engineering.  No one has questioned Tami Reller’s expanded responsibilities because, well, Tami is pretty much doing the same job she had before except … Continue reading

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Acknowledging the aQuantive Mistake

Yesterday’s announcement that Microsoft would write-down the 2007 acquisition of aQuantive raised my opinion of Steve Ballmer another notch.  Steve makes mistakes, but he also owns up to them.  So let’s travel back and see how Microsoft got into this … Continue reading

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