Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 16th Sep 2013 17:45 UTC
Windows PC Magazine reports that bookies at the Ladbrokes betting service give 1:4 odds that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will be the next Microsoft CEO. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg comes in second place with 7:1 odds against, while Steven Sinofsky, previously head of the Windows division, comes in third at 12:1 odds against.

Without intending any disrespect, I can't imagine a worse choice for the next CEO than Mr. Elop. His blind fealty to Windows at Nokia cost the stock an 85% drop on his watch. Microsoft needs new directions and new ideas, not another Windows loyalist.
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Comment by lucas_maximus
by lucas_maximus on Mon 16th Sep 2013 20:44 UTC
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

I think they need a strong technical lead. Their ASP.NET team has done wonders with tools for VS and the newer web stack.

Microsoft is better IMHO at providing an OS and dev tools than anything else. I don't care for things like office and sharepoint and the other stuff they make.

Visual Studio and Windows are their two best products by a long shot IMHO.

I am a ASP.NET web dev so I am biased on what they should do.

Edited 2013-09-16 20:47 UTC

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RE: Comment by lucas_maximus
by allanregistos on Tue 17th Sep 2013 00:14 in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

I think they need a strong technical lead. Their ASP.NET team has done wonders with tools for VS and the newer web stack.

Microsoft is better IMHO at providing an OS and dev tools than anything else. I don't care for things like office and sharepoint and the other stuff they make.

Visual Studio and Windows are their two best products by a long shot IMHO.

I am a ASP.NET web dev so I am biased on what they should do.


If you are a web guy, then Visual Studio is not the best tool on the planet, in my opinion. There are many tools out there, that is on par, or superior to Visual Studio. But for any Windows specific software development, VS wins on that area, in my opinion.
But for the web? There are many great tools such as Morfik, but not as popular as VS.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I seen some of the stuff from JetBrains especially their JS editor and it is indeed very nice. But I doubt I can get my employer to buy me a license when they are already paid for a copy of VS.

If I am not doing VB.NET / C# stuff I normally just use sublime text or maybe Eclipse if I can get the debugging to work with IIS.

Edited 2013-09-17 07:08 UTC

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