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  • Microsoft: A $7.6 Billion Write-Off Plus Layoffs Are Never Good Signs [View article]
    I couldn't disagree more.

    Satya Nadella is the best thing to ever happen to this company. I believe that most of the criticism in this article is simply based on bias.

    Satya Nadella is laying off a lot of people - people complain.

    If Satya Nadella didn't lay off a lot of people - the author would complain that Nadella can't see the signs and is carrying dead wood blah blah.

    A lot of the crap Satya is trying to fix happened on someone else's watch and he's doing his best to try and fix it. He seems to be cool and calculating and makes logical moves that make sense.

    Does that guarantee success - no. He's also human but I haven't heard one credible thing from anyone (including the author here) that would clearly be a great alternative.

    Part of the author's solution is to give the Xbox away.

    I guarantee you if Satya did that, this author would be here writing an article on how foolish Nadella was to give away the Xbox and not get anything for it.

    Microsoft has some problems but we need objective analysis of what the challenges are and what any of us would do differently.

    My 10 cents
    Jul 10, 2015. 12:38 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: An $81 Windows 8.1 Smartphone Is Another Bullet Against Android [View article]
    The truth is a free Windows Phone is still no threat to anyone.

    The user interface is simply not compelling so price is a straw man for any argument about the success of Windows Phone.

    Until the fundamental user experience of those phones is different, the outcome will remain the same.

    By the way I'm not knocking the UI as clearly a lot of people like it. More people just like something else.
    Jan 19, 2015. 02:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Microsoft Investors Should Look For At The Windows 10 Event [View article]
    When those young people turn into old people and actually start to do real work outside of gaming and social media they're likely to see the advantages of this integrated platform.

    I'm glad you'll wait that long with this stock.

    LOL
    Jan 17, 2015. 10:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Microsoft Investors Should Look For At The Windows 10 Event [View article]
    I think we'll have more information about whether Microsoft should make that decision on the 21st.
    Jan 15, 2015. 10:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Microsoft Investors Should Look For At The Windows 10 Event [View article]
    >> I think most people who actually try the Windows phones love them.

    I agree that a lot of people love them but a lot more people love something else and I am not sure if and when that will change.
    Jan 15, 2015. 03:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Microsoft Investors Should Look For At The Windows 10 Event [View article]
    It's pretty sad how the phone hasn't been a hit and the consumer experience has been less than ideal.
    Jan 15, 2015. 02:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    The author has also spent the last 5 years focused very closely on Microsoft and Windows and is a former Microsoft MVP for Windows.

    Yeah at some point some of this is speculation but my articles can give you enough information that you know what to look for and what to avoid.

    As for my history of reading other opinion pieces and being wrong, you'll have to elucidate.

    I write about Microsoft because it's actually a very transparent company and it becomes really easy to figure out what's going well or badly if you know what to look for.

    Seems like you know better than me. Good luck with that.

    :-)
    Sep 2, 2014. 02:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    You mean betting against missing the tablet, smartphone, itunes, search engines and more?
    Aug 21, 2014. 10:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    Im very familiar with the "every other release" pattern from Microsoft. I just prefer to look at facts as they stand today.
    Aug 20, 2014. 01:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    OK
    Aug 20, 2014. 01:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    LOL

    That was a machine gun volley of Apple resentment.

    Funny...
    Aug 20, 2014. 01:56 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    Time will tell...
    Aug 20, 2014. 01:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    The relative numbers will NEVER support my claim but it's really Apple's and Oranges (no pun).

    Apple haven't made money from their OS updates recently. They made them free. They clearly make their money in other ways obviously.

    The challenge for Microsoft going forward is whether they can continue to charge substantial amounts of money for Windows.

    The way to do that is innovation.

    If they are unable to do that, market forces will drag prices closer to free and make that less profitable for them as a publicly traded company.

    It's not about how much they are selling Operating System wise relative to Apple, it's about whether Windows will ever grow or will continue to decline or even become free.
    Aug 19, 2014. 07:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    Makes sense. Sounds good.

    Thanks for the comment.
    Aug 19, 2014. 07:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    You say:

    What Mr. Amobi fails to address (or rather what he chooses to ignore), is that Threshold isn't meant to be a front end (UI update) as much as a drastic back end update. This will once and for all align the mobile and PC operating systems. No other company can claim that.

    See my response to xXTomcatXx above.

    You say:

    Apple has a handful of flavors of iOS and the completely separate OSX. To make matters worse, there's zero cross comparability between them. Same goes for Android. It's fragmentation at it's worst.

    I say:

    How are the Android and IOS app stores doing? Doesn't seem like people care that much about what you are complaining about.

    Apple and Android are still the preferred platform for app development. Each have over 1.2 million apps in their stores compared to Microsofts 300k.

    The fragmentation doesnt seem like a real problem to me.
    Aug 19, 2014. 07:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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