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7/17/2014
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Microsoft Slicing 18,000 Jobs: More Change Ahead

Microsoft announces largest layoff in its history as it restructures and integrates recently acquired Nokia devices unit. CEO Satya Nadella promises sweeping organizational changes.

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danielcawrey
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7/20/2014 | 5:17:07 PM
Re: Microsoft is so Legacy
I think it should be less about features and more about mobile going forward. Windows is a desktop interface, something people use when sitting down. What's Microsoft done for mobile and wearables? Not enough. Nothing compelling enough for people to use. 

The company still does well in the enterprise and that has helped them. But the total ecosystem is fragmented. All of the people using Windows desktops and laptops are in general using a different company's platform for mobile. 
VB6 programming
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7/19/2014 | 12:57:21 PM
Re: Satya Nadella is going to make tough decisions
And the other 40% are invented. Usually by Microsoft.

 
Somedude8
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7/19/2014 | 12:07:15 PM
Re: Satya Nadella is going to make tough decisions
75% of all internet statistics are made up.
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7/19/2014 | 11:58:50 AM
Re: Satya Nadella is going to make tough decisions
Microsoft have just announced their share of operating systems has fallen from 90% to 14%.

 
progman2000
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7/19/2014 | 11:05:25 AM
Re: Microsoft is so Legacy
Saying MS is on a "downward spiral to irrelevancy" sounds a little doomsday-ish to me.  People were saying the same thing about Apple 15 years ago and they seemed to have done alright.

Hates gonna hate - might actually be a good time to pickup some MS stock, hmmm...
PaulS681
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7/18/2014 | 8:40:22 PM
Re: Microsoft is so Legacy
@Thomas... I would settle for them getting feedback from users rather than some group of techies trying to figure out on their own what most people would like.
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7/18/2014 | 8:32:29 PM
Re: Satya Nadella is going to make tough decisions
Isn't MS still the number 1 OS out there? Sure it's not perfect but it's not a terrible product. I would never say never but I think MS will be around and revelant for a while.
Thomas Claburn
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7/18/2014 | 6:04:29 PM
Re: Microsoft is so Legacy
>Would not surprise me if Win 7 ends up being used longer than XP was/is.

Maybe Microsoft should focus on developing Windows features so compelling that people actually want to upgrade. Wouldn't that be something?
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7/18/2014 | 10:38:39 AM
Re: MS not immune
Everybody wins! Well, almost...

>> Microsoft said it expects to take pre-tax charges related to the restructuring of up to $1.6 billion over the next four quarters, including between $750 and $800 million in severance and benefits costs from the staff reduction.
Technocrati
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7/17/2014 | 8:13:58 PM
Re: Satya Nadella is going to make tough decisions

Windows keeps taking over a larger share of the enterprise data center. 

 

@Charlie Babcock    Interesting.  I have been out of the Windows loop for about five years now.  Is it the server OS that causes you to state this ?     Virtualization ?   I have been in the linux world lately so I am not quite sure how enterprises are still using windows especially in the Data Center.

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