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  • Stephen Elop's Mistake At Nokia Could Make Him The Right Person To Replace Ballmer [View article]
    Great analysis.

    The only problem is that you could argue that Elops myopic outlook is EXACTLY why he shouldnt be CEO. Just more of the same.

    You make both cases within the same article.
    Aug 28 01:21 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gartner Indicates That MSFT May Be In Some Serious Trouble [View article]
    Well written and thoughtful so i will respond. :-)

    **Desktops and laptops are vital tools for creating content, and will be around in some form for many years to come.**

    I agree. Whether they will run Windows is another thing.

    **Microsoft pricing is sensible. It is comparable to the Apple line, which today is the only true alternative to Windows for desktops and laptops except for relatively few users of Unix or Linux.**

    I have to violently disagree. Apple is a known and understood quantity. There has been no backlash at OS X or massive complaints about the user interface. In addition, Apple are well regarded as masters of the UI and making things easier for the user. Finally, Apple are grand wizards at creating perceived value i,e, being able to make consumers pay large sums of cash for products. This is not something Microsoft can simply replicate.

    **Windows 8 is not at all confusing. Moreover, there are numerous variants of "start is back" downloads than can put a Windows 8 PC in a Windows 7 shell without giving up the benefits of Windows 8.**

    Windows 8 is not confusing? Nothing more to say to that.

    Regarding the utilities, I agree, they do exist.

    **The Surface tablets are far from a disaster. They are slick, very functional, and fun to use, combining MS Office with a library of solid applications and in the case of Pro full backward integration into the entire Windows applications world. I can't imagine using any other tablet.**

    I never called them a disaster. They're just too expensive.

    **Storage limitations are apocryphal. The Surface 64 GB has more storage than the 32GB Ipad. The 128 GB unit more than the 64GB Ipad. Why these comparisons? Until recently, there only were 32 and 64 GB versions of the Ipad. Moreover, the Surface storage can be expanded while Ipads cannot. I have not heard any serious complaints about Ipad storage. And, in today's world, Skydrive or Dropbox are the real storage alternatives with virutally infinite capacity.**

    I find this amusing. When I say the Surface is too expensive compared to an iPad, they say its a computer not a tablet. When I say it doesnt have enough storage, people say it's a tablet not a computer. The truth is, not everyone wants to keep theri data in the cloud so the lack of storage is a real concern (for $1100).

    **Windows 8 will continue to improve, and Windows 8 devices will surely continue to advance in form and function.**

    I hope so too but investors have to be prepared for a different outcome.
    Apr 6 10:20 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft CEO Makes Stunning Statement About Surface Pro Tablets [View article]
    I could overwhelm all those stats with simple statements.

    -- Behind on search, behind on phones, behind on music,etc etc the list goes on to the tune of lost billions.

    We just respectfully see the same facts differently.

    :-)
    Feb 21 12:41 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft CEO Makes Stunning Statement About Surface Pro Tablets [View article]
    Debating whether or not the Surface is a tablet is semantics. I'll avoid that trap for now.
    Feb 20 08:40 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Microsoft Surface Pro Launch Debacle Proves It's Time For Steve Ballmer To Go [View article]
    My response:

    Do you have the smallest scrap of evidence that MSFT is responsible for not delivering the product to third party retailers? If you do, you don't mention it.

    - The responsibility for a successful product launch ultimately falls with the vendor. They are responsible for making sure retail outlets have it and negotiating those agreements well before the launch date. That responsibility can not be shared, it is ultimately Microsoft's responsibility.

    The Microsoft Store that I visited had ample Surface Pros in stock.

    - You clearly don't live in Southern California.

    Further, Microsoft is anything but an 'old and mature' company when it comes to launching hardware.

    - I never said anything about launching hardware. I said they are old and mature. No excuses.

    One final comment - why did you go looking for the product at Walmart when Microsoft specifically stated that their only third party retail partners were Staples and Best Buy?

    - Great question. I went to Walmart because a comment in a technology blog indicated that some units were showing up there. They actually indicated that they would be receiving units further adding to all this confusion.

    Thanks for your comment.
    Feb 12 12:26 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As Microsoft Pivots Toward Windows Blue, It Is Vulnerable To A Google Challenge [View article]
    True but Google's Business apps really work well.

    Scary but true.
    Apr 2 05:30 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Steve Ballmer Departure Not Worth $20 Billion [View article]
    Umm you said

    "Sinofsky had reported to work at Redmond as the President of Windows Division for the past 23 years."

    Incorrect - He became the president of the Windows Division in July of 2009.

    I do agree that the resignation is overhyped.

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    Aug 28 07:17 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As Microsoft Pivots Toward Windows Blue, It Is Vulnerable To A Google Challenge [View article]
    I don't know RJ.

    I was in your camp until I tried to configure Sharepoint 365. Since I dont have a PhD, i guess it wasn't for me.

    Microsoft does have mature established solutions and the traditional Microsoft Office suite can't be beat. Google is just really good at web apps and phones...all they need is a desktop OS.
    Apr 2 07:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why Microsoft Absolutely Needs Its Surface Line Of Tablets To Be Successful [View article]
    Here's what I'll say in response to that.

    Once upon a time, people carried musical players in addition to mobile phones. Very quickly, those functions got consolidated into the same device.

    Also, Amazon quickly figured out that people usually dont want a Kindle and an iPad or a Kindle and an Android device, they want to read books. So Amazon released the Kindle app for ALL devices.

    Bottom line, if you can use one device for work and play, why have or carry two or more?

    Consolidation is coming soon and the best dockable tablet will win.
    Feb 22 04:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft CEO Makes Stunning Statement About Surface Pro Tablets [View article]
    Great point.

    It well maybe. Maybe he just spoke very inartfully.
    Feb 21 01:10 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft CEO Makes Stunning Statement About Surface Pro Tablets [View article]
    Stay tuned for an article that explains why tablets may eventually KILL the PC.
    Feb 21 12:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft CEO Makes Stunning Statement About Surface Pro Tablets [View article]
    I never called him a moron or suggested that in any way. Nothing you said addressed the article at all so thanks for your comment.

    :-)
    Feb 20 08:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft CEO Makes Stunning Statement About Surface Pro Tablets [View article]
    I thought he was paid to be the cheerleader in chief? If Steve Jobs thought that way, we wouldn't have MacBook Pros ($2200)...
    Feb 20 08:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Microsoft Surface Pro Launch Debacle Proves It's Time For Steve Ballmer To Go [View article]
    LOL..

    Classic.
    Feb 12 03:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did The U.S. Government Just Freeze Innovation At These Technology Companies [View article]
    Or not buying it in the first place?

    Just sayin.
    Jun 7 03:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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