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Steve Ballmer unveils Microsoft's (MSFT) reorg via company memos. Microsoft's divisions...

Steve Ballmer unveils Microsoft's (MSFT) reorg via company memos. Microsoft's divisions (Windows, Server & Tools, etc.) will be replaced by 4 "engineering units": Operating Systems (run by Windows Phone chief Terry Myerson), Applications & Services (run by Online Services chief Qi Lu), Cloud & Enterprise (run by Server & Tools chief Satya Nadella), and Devices & Studios (will handle all hardware/entertainment work, and be run by Windows chief Julie Larson-Green). Skype chief Tony Bates will handle business development, and CFO Amy Hood will run newly consolidated finance ops. The ostensible goal: to put an end to Microsoft's corporate turf battles, famously spoofed in this comic. (previous: I, II)
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  • th3decider
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    Uh oh. Because when all else fails, start rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. That will fix things...
    11 Jul 2013, 10:31 AM Reply Like
  • Valueplay98
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    Did they actually have a consumer in the room when they designed Windows 8 ?
    11 Jul 2013, 11:09 AM Reply Like
  • Bouchart
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    a what?
    11 Jul 2013, 12:48 PM Reply Like
  • TFCAB
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    much-ado about nothing......Ballmer must have pictures of Gates doing "something" from back in the day locked away in a vault somewhere. How else does this guy keep going?
    11 Jul 2013, 11:12 AM Reply Like
  • whaddyamean?
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    MSFT reorganization = runner on first base by virtue of either a walk or fielder's choice.

     

    If MSFT wants to hit a home run they might consider sending Ballmer back to the minors.
    11 Jul 2013, 01:12 PM Reply Like
  • Derek A. Barrett
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    Awesome changes here with a solid vision and I like the branding focus on "engineering."

     

    I also noted the word devices was mentioned often.
    11 Jul 2013, 02:00 PM Reply Like
  • KJP712
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    This would have been a great time for Ballmer to put in his retirement papers.Smell the roses,that sort of thing...
    11 Jul 2013, 02:15 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    Again? The only real re-org is with Ballmer fired or gone.
    11 Jul 2013, 04:21 PM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    These comments would be useful if they suggest why or who should replace Ballmer.
    11 Jul 2013, 06:48 PM Reply Like
  • Moon Kil Woong
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    Microsoft must be thankful they have a virtual monopoly. Otherwise they'd be doomed. Even so, they still are inept enough that it makes more sense to completely circumvent them with browser based apps than hope they will ever make their OS better.
    11 Jul 2013, 08:46 PM Reply Like
  • genomegk
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    How many Microsoft employees are required to change a lightbulb?

     

    None....they simply redefine darkness as a new industry standard.
    12 Jul 2013, 03:54 AM Reply Like
  • Seppo Sahrakorpi
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    you are holding it wrong...
    12 Jul 2013, 07:14 AM Reply Like
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