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Michael Endler
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7/12/2013 | 3:58:35 PM
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The timing is a factor, but I think the scope of this reorg is even more interesting. People compare Microsoft's new structure to Apple's, but Microsoft is trying to align more moving pieces than Apple has. Getting all the end user-facing Windows releases together is a big undertaking, but looping them into a larger, coordinated Microsoft universe is a colossal one.
Shane M. O'Neill
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7/12/2013 | 3:23:20 PM
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This arguably should have happened three years ago. But it's nice to see Microsoft at least try to streamline its business after spinning its wheels for so long. It was overdue for some creative destruction. Just hope it will see this through and innovate.
Ramon S
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7/12/2013 | 11:44:45 AM
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Because most of Dynamics isn't even made by Microsoft. It is an umbrella brand that ties the work of several partners together. It may suffer from the 'not invented here' problem. Then again, there isn't much Microsoft invented in the first place.
elleno
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7/11/2013 | 7:04:04 PM
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The re-org should include giving Ballmer the push. His performance as CEO has been pretty mediocre.
D. Henschen
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7/11/2013 | 5:19:34 PM
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Sorry to see DelBene retire. Is that the reward for the successful launch of Office 365?

On Dynamics, so many dotted lines. That $1 billion+ business doesn't get enough attention from the top.


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