Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Nov 2012 16:15 UTC
Microsoft Big and surprising news this morning. Some considered him the crown prince of the Microsoft empire, slated to take over after Ballmer's eventual departure, but this morning, Steven Sinofsky announced his resignation from Microsoft. His role will be taken over by Julie-Larson Green. Persistent sources indicate that we're looking at a Forstall-esque situation; Sinofsky was, supposedly, not a good team player.
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RE: Not Long
by cdude on Fri 16th Nov 2012 16:37 UTC in reply to "Not Long"
cdude
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2008-09-21

Its the same story we saw with WP7. I still wonder they keep the WP7 course with WP8 even after the disaster. Every other company would take that as advice, move back to the scratchpad and get a product done that addresses the issues why people did not buy it. Not so Microsoft. They even put the same failed concepts on there previous successful cash machine. Something is going wrong there.

Edited 2012-11-16 16:39 UTC

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RE[2]: Not Long
by zima on Tue 20th Nov 2012 10:19 in reply to "RE: Not Long"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

well then you clearly don't understand MS. They are persistent, they iterate, they do improve ...and eventually come to dominate fields they decide to focus on.

First efforts of MS at OS, GUI, office suites, or consoles also had lukewarm reception. But look where are they now.

PS. Also, you don't seem to realise for some reason that the real customers here are the mobile carriers... many of them probably don't like how Apple wrestled some control from them, don't want to allow that with MS & Skype.

Edited 2012-11-20 10:21 UTC

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