Tag Archives: Microsoft

How much influence is Microsoft having on Nokia right now?

None.  Ok, very little.  Probably less that they were having before they concluded a deal for Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s device business.  Why?  It’s simple folks, anti-trust law.  With the caveat that I’m not a lawyer let me explain the … Continue reading

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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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Some things never change

As dramatic as the recently announced Microsoft reorganization is I think it likely that many core aspects of the company’s culture remain.  In particular, while the centralization of product marketing should give it more coherence and top-level strategy influence the … Continue reading

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First reaction on Microsoft’s reorganization

I’m not going to have a lot to say on the reorg for a few days as I want to let it sink in.  Besides, my analysis in the previous two (pre-announce) blog entries hit pretty close to home.  But … Continue reading

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On org structures, goals, and metrics

@marypcbuk brought up an interesting point on Twitter: So my question about the Microsoft re-org; how much does it do to *incentivize* the co-operation Ms orgs so badly need? cc @halberenson — Mary Branscombe (@marypcbuk) July 9, 2013   I want … Continue reading

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A key principle of Microsoft’s upcoming reorganization

A Microsoft reorganization does seem to be imminent.  I don’t know how much weight to put on the rumors, but if there is any truth to them I think I’m picking up on a secondary theme to the “Devices and … Continue reading

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What if Microsoft got NOOKed?

Earlier this month rumors circulated that Microsoft was looking at purchasing the Nook business (in which it already owns a stake) from Barnes and Noble.  I wrote about the deal a year ago, so you might want to review that … Continue reading

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“Win Reviews”

Another review of a Microsoft product (or in this case service), another black eye.  The most recent controversy is over Bing, but let’s face it, a lot of the problem with Windows 8 is how the preponderance of reviews didn’t … Continue reading

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Microsoft is, and deserves to be, judged by a different standard

The Microsoft Surface Pro went on sale yesterday and immediately sold out, leading many pundits and other observers to declare the launch a failure.  Meanwhile the Surface RT has sold an unknown number of units (because Microsoft won’t reveal actual … Continue reading

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