Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:01 UTC
Windows The general gist? A minor update somewhere this year, but the real update won't come until 2014. In the meantime, we'll have to... "Resuming..." ...settle for CardDAV/CalDAV support, some additional HTML5 support, and fixes for Xbox Music metadata. We were promised regular updates and an early access program for enthusiasts - but Microsoft failed to deliver, once more. For all intents and purposes, thanks... "Resuming..." ...to the switch to the Windows NT kernel, the Windows Phone we're using today has very little additional functionality to offer over what we were using on WP7 release day. I've been a Windows Phone user since WP7 release day, but Microsoft has lost me.
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RE: Don't forget
by bassbeast on Fri 12th Jul 2013 17:31 UTC in reply to "Don't forget"
bassbeast
Member since:
2007-11-11

Which is why I have to wonder...what IS Ballmer's gameplan? I used to think he was just a lousy CEO, but I don't think anybody could be THAT consistently lousy for this long a period.

So I have to wonder what he is REALLY up to, is he trying to tank the stock so he and gates can take it private like Dell is trying to do with his old company? is he trying to make things so dire that the board won't balk if he tries something radical like splitting off the parts of MSFT he wants and just burning the rest? What is the endgame here?

Because i just don't believe one guy can rise to the level he is at, Gates little buddy or no, while being THAT incompetent. I mean some of the stuff he is doing, like burning the WinPhone 7 users when they don't have much of a market, or giving the bird to the users with win 8.1 by having the "Start Button" slap you right back into the metro that everyone is trying to get the hell away from, this is practically something from a "How to NOT run a business" training video!

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RE[2]: Don't forget
by tylerdurden on Fri 12th Jul 2013 22:11 in reply to "RE: Don't forget"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

The mission of the CEO of a publicly traded corporation is to maximize the return on the investment of its shareholders. Do you own any Microsoft stock?

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RE[3]: Don't forget
by bassbeast on Sat 13th Jul 2013 09:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Don't forget"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Then he should be fired RIGHT NOW, as you'd have had a better ROI by hiring a monkey to throw poo at a stock page and buying what had the largest chunks stuck to it.

But don't give me that "mission of the CEO" bull because that is what it is, after all if that was ALL his job was he could just burn the company, sell off the assets, and give the shareholders the money.

No what we are seeing here is a CEO that lives in a bubble and refuses to even look at the data coming in, there is NOT ONE positive metric with metro, not a single positive metric with winPhone, if you look at the money he has blown trying to be Apple they have thrown a good 30 billion plus in the fire the past half a decade with ZERO ROI.

Zune,killing the very profitable playsforsure program (Frankly the ONLY real chance they had at taking on Apple in content and which used MSFT's strengths by having everything from that $20 MP3 player at the checkout to a $300 PMP all able to run PFS), Sidekick, Kin, Zune market, shoving the X360 out with a 3 billion dollar hardware flaw, killing the forwards momentum they had with win 7 by pushing a cellphone OS onto the desktop, the insane amounts he paid for Yahoo Search, its been nothing but waste under Ballmer so by your own criteria he should be fired.

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RE[3]: Don't forget
by Soulbender on Sun 14th Jul 2013 08:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Don't forget"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

(double post)

Edited 2013-07-14 09:02 UTC

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RE[3]: Don't forget
by Soulbender on Sun 14th Jul 2013 09:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Don't forget"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I've always thought the job of the CEO is to create strategic plans that ensures sustainable growth and profit in the long term but what do I know.

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