Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Microsoft will reportedly unveil major restructuring Thurs

  1. #11


    To read most posts here one would think that a single officer/employee makes all the decisions of a corporation. Microsoft being a rather large corporation at that. Ballmer, although he may have influence, is an employee of the corporation. He has to carry out whatever the Board decides. Who here has the credentials liken to members of the board?

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporation

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12


    Posts : 26
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64


    Will the team change if you shuffle the players?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Kinda reminds me(Balmer) of a little kid, who hides his head under the blanket and thinks no one can see him.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14


    Microsoft reorganization's hidden message: We want to be your daddy

    Microsoft today unveiled a major reorganization that will drastically change the way the company operates. But beneath the restructuring was a hidden message: Like Google, Microsoft wants to gather lots of private data about you, and use that to know what you want before you even do yourself.
    Microsoft reorganization's hidden message: We want to be your daddy | Computerworld Blogs

    There goes our privacy I do not trust M$ to disclose all that they will collect or a way to turn it off.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #15


    Somewhere in USA
    Posts : 233
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This is a great change that looks to get things down a more determined path. The old way had divisions mis-matched in release times for differing products. Hopefully, we get the benefits of this reorg very soon.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #16


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Blame apple for what?

    There is a resistance to change, but it's not going to be a blame for a reorg.
    It's not resistance to change, it's resistance to idiotic change... a big difference. Metro, on the desktop, is, imho idiotic. And it's hard... very hard, to keep up the fight. It would be much easier to just shut our mouths and accept whatever ms says we must. Our fear, what keeps us going, is that we fear that if we fail, normal desktop computing will be lost forever, and we'll be stuck with the turd known as metro. That is the nightmare scenario.
    HEAR!! HEAR!!


    Wenda.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #17


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    A funny, but sadly true quote from Dedo:


    If you do not want to end up an anally probed guinea pig in the money labs, you will be wise to boycott this latest Microsoft operating system thing, because it is an insult to intelligence, to poor people worldwide, and anyone with a basic sense of decency.





    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Microsoft reorganization's hidden message: We want to be your daddy

    Microsoft today unveiled a major reorganization that will drastically change the way the company operates. But beneath the restructuring was a hidden message: Like Google, Microsoft wants to gather lots of private data about you, and use that to know what you want before you even do yourself.
    Microsoft reorganization's hidden message: We want to be your daddy | Computerworld Blogs

    There goes our privacy I do not trust M$ to disclose all that they will collect or a way to turn it off.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #18


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Don't you think this is a little reminder about a certain well known Ship on her maiden voyage and what people can do with Deckchairs. !!

    Maybe in another context -- things about Horses and Stable doors come to mind also.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Microsoft reorganization's hidden message: We want to be your daddy

    Microsoft today unveiled a major reorganization that will drastically change the way the company operates. But beneath the restructuring was a hidden message: Like Google, Microsoft wants to gather lots of private data about you, and use that to know what you want before you even do yourself.
    Microsoft reorganization's hidden message: We want to be your daddy | Computerworld Blogs

    There goes our privacy I do not trust M$ to disclose all that they will collect or a way to turn it off.
    Our privacy disappeared with the spread of World Wide Web...

    Quote from the referenced blog:

    There's nothing necessarily wrong with that data-gathering, as long as people are fully informed about its precise details, know how the data will be stored and used, and opt in to it. But that hasn't always been the case with Google.

    Will it be the case with Microsoft? That's hard to say. But it's clear that getting this kind of data will be an important part of the company's strategy in future years.
    Data-gathering is a huge business and seemingly, MS intends to play "catch-up" and integrate data-gathering into the operating system. I guess the "Bing-it" thingy didn't work out... Even with digital privacy being pretty much dead, this is a bold move from the company. The quote from Ballmer pretty much sums up Microsoft vision:

    We will continue to reinvent the core “shell” of our family of devices and build upon what we have started with Windows 8. We will keep evolving our new modern look, expanding the shell so that it allows people and their devices to capture, store and organize their “stuff” in new ways. Our UI will be deeply personalized, based on the advanced, almost magical, intelligence in our cloud that learns more and more over time about people and the world. Our shell will natively support all of our essential services, and will be great at responding seamlessly to what people ask for, and even anticipating what they need before they ask for it.
    The actual extent of the data-gathering remains to be seen, as stated in the Computer World blog. The chances are that the Microsoft vision will be the last nail in the almost dead privacy's coffin...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #20


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    You might not care about your privacy. Others do. It is a fundamental right and it makes us human. Some of us also care about what it is going to be like for our kids.

    Just because other companies are trying unpleasant things, and some people have have fallen for them - does not mean it is ok for others to do it.

    It is not hard to understand.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Microsoft will reportedly unveil major restructuring Thurs
Related Threads
Read more at: Microsoft reportedly wants to replace the cookie | Microsoft - CNET News
Read more at: Microsoft reportedly demos Office Reader app for Windows 8 | Microsoft - CNET News
Read more at: Ballmer at work on Microsoft restructuring, report says | Microsoft - CNET News
Source: Windows 8 Available for Download via Microsoft Connect, Reportedly - Softpedia
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook