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

-Susan
moarsauce123
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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.
Thomas Claburn
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7/25/2014 | 6:46:32 PM
Re: Nokia continues being a healthy company
Nadella's off to a good start but I'd like to see Microsoft start making products that as so good I have to buy them, instead of products that I have to buy because everyone else uses them.
Michael Endler
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7/25/2014 | 2:48:37 PM
Re: Nokia continues being a healthy company
Yes, Susan, great point, and one we could have highlighted more clearly. Microsoft didn't buy Nokia outright; it purchased Nokia's device business. What Microsoft didn't buy still operates under the Nokia name as a seperate company.
Susan Fourtané
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7/25/2014 | 1:22:46 PM
Re: Nokia
Whoopty, 

Nokia has nothing to do with Microsoft anymore. This is Nokia's Website after it sold its Nokia Devices & Services division to Microsoft: http://company.nokia.com/en 

-Susan 
Susan Fourtané
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7/25/2014 | 1:08:18 PM
Nokia continues being a healthy company
MDMConsult, 

Nokia has nothing to do with Microsoft anymore. Nokia sold its Devices & Serices division to Microsoft and that was the end of that story. Now Nokia is focusing on its three other businesses.

Nokia continues being a healthy company with its other three divisions: Nokia Networks, Nokia Technologies, and HERE. Nokia Devices & Services was only one fourth of Nokia and the only division that Nokia sold. 

All the misundertanding about this comes from the fact that people don't usually make it clear and for that reason there is a misconception that Microsoft bought the whole Nokia, which is not true. 

It would be more accurate to always say Nokia Devices & Services division. 

-Susan 
Laurianne
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7/25/2014 | 11:37:35 AM
Analytics apps
"Other examples include natural language queries in Power BI, a feature that Microsoft says can help companies build data cultures by making analytical tools more accessible." I expect analytics apps for everyday business people to be among the stars of the recent IBM-Apple deal. Surely that point is not lost on Nadella.


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