Linked by David Adams on Sat 31st Jul 2010 06:05 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft had its annual financial analyst meeting on Thursday, and Steve Ballmer answered questions about what the company's answer to the iPad was going to be, and whether Windows Phone 7 was going to be a part of that product strategy. He said, "We're coming . . . We're coming full guns. The operating system is called Windows." Ballmer and Microsoft so don't get it. I can't believe Steve Ballmer is making me feel sorry for Microsoft.
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STILL miffed about the courier project.
by Tuishimi on Sat 31st Jul 2010 16:45 UTC
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But I think I know what happened. Someone came up with a neat idea, pushed it out with some nice, internal marketing and materials, the developers got a hold of the idea and tried to make it happen but soon realized that it would take a lot of time and some serious work...

They balked. It's that simple. MS wants quick and easy solutions plugging in existing software. They realized that whenever they want to do something new in the OS realm (longhorn years) they waffle, choke, have too many hands in the pot and the developers just can't get their work done.

They really need some reorganization and some leadership that is not interested the past but really has a vision of the future and the gumption to make it happen.

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