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    Microsoft will reportedly unveil major restructuring Thurs


    Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer is expected to unveil a dramatic and long-awaited restructuring at the tech titan as early as Thursday, according to AllThingsD.
    Ballmer is expected to re-align the company around service (software) and devices, both in the consumer and business sectors. Ballmer might have already laid the groundwork for that transition last year when he wrote a note to shareholders declaring that "this is really a new era for our company."
    Microsoft will reportedly unveil major restructuring Thursday | Microsoft - CNET News

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    Microsoft's reorganization: It's about the products, stupid

    There's a good deal of logic to all that. But logic doesn't build great products. In fact, logic can get in the way of building them. Microsoft used a certain kind of business logic when it designed and built Windows 8, for example. It figured that it could use Windows as a way to jump-start its struggling phone and tablet strategy. The idea was to have Windows 8 have the same interface as Microsoft's phones and tablets. In that way, people would get used to the interface, and then want to buy Microsoft's phones and tablets because they used the same interface.
    Things didn't turn out quite that way, for a simple reason: Windows 8 is a kludge, an unsuccessful Rube Goldberg mashup of a traditional operating system and a mobile operating system. It simply isn't a great product, or even a particularly good one.
    Microsoft's reorganization: It's about the products, stupid | Computerworld Blogs
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    It will be interesting to see how the Microsoft doomsayers will spin whatever reorg occurs. No matter what, it will blame Ballmer, Metro, and claim it's the end of Microsoft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    It will be interesting to see how the Microsoft apologists will spin whatever reorg occurs. No matter what, it will blame the fruit company, resistance to change, and claim everyone is too stupid to understand Windows 8.
    Amirite?
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    Blame apple for what?

    There is a resistance to change, but it's not going to be a blame for a reorg.
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    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 just a joke Mystere. I needed a whipping boy for that comment and Apple fit the bill. My point being that we will have apologists and doomsayers regardless of the outcome.
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    Microsoft hits the reorg button

    Microsoft officials on Thursday announced details of the latest companywide reorganization, designed to help the company make itself into a leaner, meaner devices and services machine.
    First order of business: Steve Ballmer stays on as CEO. There's no change in leadership at the very top. And basically all the other new "winners" in the reorg are already household names at the company.
    Microsoft hits the reorg button | Microsoft - CNET News

    It will be M$ as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    It will be interesting to see how the Microsoft doomsayers will spin whatever reorg occurs. No matter what, it will blame Ballmer, Metro, and claim it's the end of Microsoft.
    Indeed. I suspect ms will be unable to effect meaningful change so long a Balmer is at the helm.
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    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.
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