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Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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8/16/2014 | 12:08:46 PM
Re: Nokia
You're welcome, Waqas. :) No, Nokia is not a part of Microsoft, or anything like that. 

-Susan
WaqasAltaf
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8/16/2014 | 11:00:10 AM
Re: Nokia
Susan

Thanks for clarifying again :) People are now becoming used to the idea that Nokia is a subsidiary or a part of Microsoft. 
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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8/1/2014 | 8:52:46 AM
Re: Nokia
Waqas, 

Oh, big mistake. :) There is still a healthy Nokia doing well with its three businesses. It seems like many people are confused about this. 

-Susan
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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7/31/2014 | 11:44:42 AM
Re: Nokia
You're welcome, Stacey. 

-Susan
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StaceyE,
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7/31/2014 | 11:24:26 AM
Re: Nokia
Thanks for the link and clarification Susan!
nasimson
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nasimson,
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7/28/2014 | 2:15:49 AM
Devices as minimum
Now that Microsoft is dumping Nokia and opening up its products on other platforms, it should have minimalist device strategy. As few devices as possible. Just like Google. Meanwhile it should improve Windows experience on mobile and woo the challenger smart phone /tablet manufacturers like Lenovo, Acer, Huawei, Asus to adopt Windows on their hardware.
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7/27/2014 | 7:02:00 AM
Re: Productivity is key
On a good track with Office and Lync? Uisng 2013 flavor (forced to) and it still sports productivity killer #1: the ribbon. Plus, the color schemes and visual cues are so antiproductivity that I still have a hard time figuring out in which Outlook folder are unread emails. On top of that, every Office app is dragging so much stuff around with it that they are slow, bulky, and cumbersome to use. So for real productivity work I switch to LibreOffce.
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7/26/2014 | 11:44:10 PM
Windows 7: Just Admit It
I don't see MS loosing their dominance anytime soon in the enterprise. But they do have many issues to deal with, chiefly among them is this OS evolution that they seem to be going through.

Windows 8 probably will not be adopted in the enterprise, so I am waiting to hear MS admit that Windows 7 will stay their base platform.
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7/26/2014 | 5:33:47 PM
Microsoft
We have until today one very "good" decision from the new leader of Microsoft and one negative (in my point of view). The time will come we will see the common windows platform in all devices , that it was something that was missing and will give a great argument against competitors. From the other hand the 18.000 layoffs is something that we should not see happen especially from companies like Microsoft.
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7/26/2014 | 11:32:22 AM
Productivity is key
Microsoft is definitely on the right track in some areas; Lync and Office for sure, but it's also about the ability to tie in cloud productivity so that users can not just communicate, especially in the work environment, but also properly collaborate.  I've seen some great cases of how organizations are leveraging these new tools, and there are great advantages.  The problem is they need to still compete with the fragmented device environment that is split between iOS, Android and Microsoft usage.
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