Microsoft recently announced it's permanently closing its retail stores worldwide. It should have axed the Windows store instead.
Stories by Preston Gralla
And that’s partly because it’s making it easier for Microsoft to head in a direction it was already taking.
The digital assistant isn’t going away, but we’re near the end of the road for another me-too technology from Microsoft that nobody wanted.
Just like old times, Windows was the company’s secret weapon in winning the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract.
Satya Nadella has been Microsoft CEO for more than five years. Along the way, he’s made dramatic changes in the way Redmond operates.
The Windows Insiders program has signed up lots of people willing to check out pre-release versions of Windows for free. But it’s not working.
The company has kept out of regulators’ crosshairs for some time now, but its seeming indifference to privacy matters could be changing that.
Sometimes it’s good not to get all the attention.
It’s another sign that the company is changing in fundamental ways under the leadership of Satya Nadella.
Microsoft stunned most tech watchers several months ago when it announced it was abandoning 25 years of its go-it-alone browser strategy.
When was the last time you heard a company denigrate its own product — and practically beg you not to use it? Most likely never.
Over the years, plenty of kudos has been directed at the people at the helms of big tech companies. But some have tripped up recently.
The signs all suggest that Microsoft is going to cut its losses in the digital assistant market. Smart move.
Windows hardware continues to rule in enterprises. But Chromebooks could prove a serious competitor, as students enter the workforce.
It’s been 20 years since the U.S. Department of Justice and 20 state attorneys general sued Microsoft for violating federal antitrust laws.
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