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Microsoft's Productivity Story: Showtime For Nadella

Give the Microsoft CEO credit for his articulate vision. Now comes the hard part: execution.

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User Rank: Ninja
7/22/2014 | 2:12:02 PM
Re: Nadella'a pitch
It'll be interesting stuff, that's for sure. I do believe the focus should be on tablets and mobile ,as that is where most people are headed these days, considering the trends and growing market share.
User Rank: Ninja
7/22/2014 | 1:42:04 PM
Moving the Microsoft behemoth

Nadella has a lot of work to do based on his predecessors not assessing the marketplace evolution. Layoffs are never pleasant but it appears that he is trying to restructure for the growth of the organization. He is making some of the right moves but the devil is in the execution, moving such a big ship in enough time to save it will be no small feat. Especially in today's world where a CEO's shelf life is very limited. I wish him the best of luck.

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User Rank: Apprentice
7/21/2014 | 5:20:39 PM
VB6 basic programming
"He's been saying the right things so far"


Really ?  Nadella won't even reply to an open letter asking for the Visual Basic 6 (VB6) programming language to be open sourced.

User Rank: Author
7/21/2014 | 4:26:44 PM
Re: Nadella'a pitch
He must focus on tablets and azure. No way around it. I will be listening on both counts tomorrow as MS announces earnings.
Shane M. O'Neill
Shane M. O'Neill,
User Rank: Author
7/21/2014 | 2:46:19 PM
Re: Nadella'a pitch
Microsoft allowed itself to get to the point where it needs to lay off 18,000 people to function better. That's what I call bloated. Nadella has been about as visionary as he can be within the confines of the crowded house that Ballmer built. Nadella speaks well, and seems to have his own thoughts and ideas. But I'm still not sure what Microsoft's strategy is, other than to put cloud and mobile first (and I'm not really sure what that means either). I'm eager to see him make a Eureka move, where I can say, "Oh I see." I think these massive and unfortunate layoffs are a preamble to a Eureka moment. There needs to be shakedown in Xbox, Surface or Windows Phone OS. Something's got to give in one of those areas.
User Rank: Apprentice
7/21/2014 | 11:27:57 AM
Nadella'a pitch
Īn sum: "Unified communications increases productivity". True? Yes. Visionary? No. In its post-monopoly incarnation Microsoft need more than relating the obvious. Market will tell...
User Rank: Ninja
7/21/2014 | 11:23:45 AM
Articulate? No!
You are one of the few that think that what he's been saying is articulate. Most think it's garbled, and I agree. It's true that he's moving away somewhat from Ballmer's ideas, but is he really? If he was moving away from devices and services, he would just fold the entire Nokia thing up, and drop tablets altogether. Both are failures, with no good vision showing how they can be otherwise. As far as this cloud and multiple OS device support, well, Ballmer began that before he left. Nadella is just adding to it. Really, if he does come out with some articulate vision, he hasn't stated it clearly so far.
User Rank: Ninja
7/21/2014 | 10:52:50 AM
Re: MS Productivity
As far as I understoof it, Microsoft was gutting a lot of the old Nokia staff, which in all fairness isn't that surprising. There are always layoffs when big companies merge and really, Microsoft was neveer going to dedicate itself to phones in the way Nokia did back in the day. 
User Rank: Strategist
7/21/2014 | 10:29:39 AM
MS Productivity
I have never understood how getting rid of the people who have made a company successful, is good business. Yes, it humbles and instills fear among the survivors. It creates a short term windfall in profits, which goes to stockholders and bonuses for the execs. The stock value goes up, when I would expect it to fall as my confidence in the company disappears. The people that provided the success are kicked to the curb. What good is in that?
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