Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Nov 2012 11:45 UTC
Microsoft "Last week I overheard two of the top Microsoft 'watchers' discuss the Office group having bet against Windows 8, presumably because Office 2013 is not fully a (set of) Metro (a.k.a., Windows Store) apps. Ok, as much as it pains me to defend Office I'm going to do so. I'm going to defend them because they are more right than wrong. Especially when you take a shareholder perspective. Not only will I defend what Office did for Windows 8, I'm going to defend some of their licensing decisions. Oh that should be fun." Insightful analysis of the current state of Office within the great context of Microsoft's current challenges. Written by Hal Berenson, former distinguished engineer and general manager at Microsoft.
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In other words..
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 8th Nov 2012 15:45 UTC
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Microsoft focused on maximizing profit, at the expense of building great products for customers.

This has been the downfall of MS. This is why they don't own the smart phone or tablet os market. This is why it will be very difficult for them to make inroads.

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