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  • Can Microsoft Fix Its Strategic Mistake With The Surface Pro?  [View article]
    Do some research. The Surface has the selection of a flexible touch keyboard OR a,rigid type mechanical style keyboard. The rigid is easily used on our lap.
    Feb 11, 2013. 06:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Microsoft Fix Its Strategic Mistake With The Surface Pro?  [View article]
    Lots of problems with this article. First the Surface Pro is not just a tablet, it is a product that finally covers the spectrum between tablet and laptop with the ability to run the same apps that run on the desktop. I'm excited about the same interface being on ALL my devices.
    The 2nd item is that with a company as diverse as Microsoft why would anyone hinge the entire company on a device that is a first run product?

    For the first time in a decade MSFT has placed itself in a strong position in the marketplace.
    Feb 11, 2013. 12:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Surface Pro: Yay Or Nay?  [View article]
    Everyone gets hung up on the flimsy touch keyboard cover. You do know a rigid type cover is also available, right? Rumor has it that a newer version of the type cover is in the works that includes a secondary battery to extend the usage time.
    Feb 7, 2013. 10:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Doesn't Need To Be Apple  [View article]
    The Intel based Win8 tablet is the game changer. Not the ARM based RT.
    Feb 5, 2013. 11:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Doesn't Need To Be Apple  [View article]
    Can you expand on what you want to see in the middleware area?
    Feb 5, 2013. 11:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel's Low Cost Game Changer  [View article]
    I look forward to that. I agree but am sure you can articulate the facts much better than I. Intel has positioned itself very well now to complete and take away much of the ARM market. Now is the time to buy in and hold.
    Feb 5, 2013. 11:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Microsoft Shares See A 10% Surge If Ballmer Leaves?  [View article]
    I love the new products and what the future can hold. Steve however has proven repetitively that he can not lead and doesn't work well with his team. We've seen rampant turnover below him since he became CEO. Many very capable successor's have came and gone. I've invested and continue to hold MSFT because of their diversity of products. I love their mobile solution, they dominate in enterprise server products, Hyper-V is gaining market share, XBox is number 1, their cloud strategy is spot on for those wanting to offload IT expense and on and on. They have done a lot of things right.

    Investors are hung up on Steve's lack of leadership. His tyrant style and screaming has grown very old. Its now seen as anger not the motivation it was in the early 90's. The business has changed but he has not adapted.
    Feb 5, 2013. 10:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Microsoft Shares See A 10% Surge If Ballmer Leaves?  [View article]
    MSFT is a solid company, much more diversified than most. The issue at this point is that Ballmer doesn't lead the innovative charge. He is reactionary and always has been. As said above the company needs a visionary backed by a strong business manager (certainly not Turner). MSFT has done well on the balance sheet and stock price should be in the low $40's. If one forgets all politics the balance sheet and quarterly reports (excluding the recent writeoff) support it. Investors have lost faith in Ballmer. The stock will not move consistently up till he is gone.
    Feb 5, 2013. 10:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Microsoft Shares See A 10% Surge If Ballmer Leaves?  [View article]
    Depends on who replaces him. If its Kevin Turner you very well could see a decline in share price. If a well qualified replacement then a 10% - 15% increase. If Bill himself then who knows, the sky is the limit.
    Feb 4, 2013. 02:00 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel's Low Cost Game Changer  [View article]
    I bought a while back during CES week. I liked what I heard then about INTC going into emerging markets with a low cost alternative. INTC is also aiming to get into bed with Apple in the future. The fact that they can produce more powerful chips on a smaller footprint is also a plus to circuit board engineers. INTC is not solely tied to the desktop PC market which caused fear in the past. Looks like up times in the future if you're willing to hold the stock.
    Feb 4, 2013. 11:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Doesn't Need To Be Apple  [View article]
    Ballmer has to go. He has allowed Kevin Turner to destroy employee morale. In fact he has condoned the practice of letting go very talented individuals simply because they are not willing to change jobs and wish to remain in a position the love and are excellent at. The practice of communicating across product lines for the good of all is very low due to the horrendous review model.

    Microsoft is a great company with a plethora of diverse product lines. Some lines are on top of the world and others are emerging. Apple is very limited and others have caught them and have moved into the passing lane.

    Honestly the biggest factor that is holding MSFT stock back is it's senior leadership team. 20 years ago Ballmer was a highly motivating leader for the sales team. That's was his strong point. Where he failed was hiring Turner away from Wal-Mart and allowing the tyrant to, like a virus infect and contaminate Senior management with his morale busting philosophies. Ask any middle manager what the best day at Wal-Mart was. They will answer the day Turner left for Microsoft. Happy developers, engineers and leaders are more motivated, innovative and work better as a team. That is not the environment at Microsoft these days. Ballmer and Turner have to go but the board is to weak kneed to make the move in spite of shareholders repeatedly indicating they know what the problem is.
    Feb 3, 2013. 12:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: The Enterprise Strikes Back  [View article]
    Your comment "Company review culture encourages infighting, and promotion over technology" is the single biggest factor in MSFT lacking overwhelming innovation. If Ballmer, Turner and Brummell would just listen, realize the failure of the review system AND change it, then the real innovators in the company would rise to the top. Untill then the company will run at decreased potential.
    Jan 30, 2013. 02:34 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Microsoft Rise Again?  [View article]
    The arrogance is driven by Steve Ballmer and Kevin Turner CEO and COO). Get rid of them and replace them with more open minded individuals, arrogance problem solved. Looking past these 2 non-leaders Microsoft is an amazingly strong company with awesomely intelligent employees and a very broad product portfolio.
    Jan 28, 2013. 12:12 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Microsoft Rise Again?  [View article]
    Exactly, remove Ballmer and Kevin Turner. Replace Ballmer with an up and coming tech savy person with strong marketing sense. Replace Turner with a business savy person that understands that employ morale, partnership and camaraderie will fuel success from within. The company is dead in the water, floating between $25 - 35 as long as these guys are around.
    Jan 28, 2013. 12:05 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: 3.1% Dividend Yield, Good Upside, Low Risk  [View article]
    Great article that I very much agree with. It does a good job showing the diversity of Microsoft. I believe diversity in products is the #1 value that MSFT has going for it. Bottom line, no amount of analysis matters unless investors put their money into the stock. Now is a great opportunity to do that.
    Jan 22, 2013. 10:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment