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rick merritt
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Where do you want M'soft to go today?
rick merritt   2/5/2014 1:19:25 PM
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What would you put on Satya Nadella's to-do list?

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Re: Where do you want M'soft to go today?
krisi   2/5/2014 1:36:02 PM
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Get a vision what Microsoft will be in 10-20 years

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Susan Rambo   2/5/2014 1:47:39 PM
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Vapid tech speak may be a requirement for managment positions.

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Caleb Kraft   2/5/2014 4:48:06 PM
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I'd say that it will be incredibly important for them to lock onto a cohesive user interface experience moving forward. Metro is cool, but there's still an odd duality that happens where SOME applications are normal desktop ones and others are metro and you're switching back and forth.  This duality is watering down the experience and confusing the less technically inclined.

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_hm   2/5/2014 6:48:04 PM
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@rick: Microsfot==Apple or better.

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junko.yoshida   2/5/2014 6:57:54 PM
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On one hand, investors say that they want to see Microsoft "change." But into what? I am not sure.

Microsoft today has a sprawling business -- everything from game machine, smartphones to PCs and data centers. It's probably time to bring more focus into its core business. 

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rick merritt   2/5/2014 10:04:40 PM
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I think Msoft is pretty much what it wants to be--a supplier of devices (phones and xbox) and sw and services for them. But its just sorta unintegrated and a bit clunky going between them and (except for Xbox) they are largely seen as second or third in all their markets.

One Windows, one UI would be cool

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Etmax   2/6/2014 11:41:21 AM
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I would expect him to do something really novel like giving customers what they actually want. Sure that sounds obvious, but I think MS has for too long been doing what they want whether their customers like it or not.

 

 

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Move Gates and Balmer away from inner circle
jdesbonnet   2/6/2014 11:54:44 AM
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On the todo list?

Move Gates and Balmer away to a consulting role. Use their expertise and knowlege of how MS runs, but keep them out of the decision making process. Gate's and Balmer's hostility to open standards and open source has done the company a lot of long term damage. New thinking is needed, don't taint with the old.

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zewde yeraswork   2/6/2014 12:05:40 PM
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I vaguely agree with that sentiment....Microsoft got into mobile without the same zest for it that its customers had. It got into XBox in spite of the fact that its customers didn't necessarily need it to gethere. Then there's the cloud. Exactly what direction Microsoft is taking within the cloud is somewhat unclear--although Nadella's appointment suggests that they are taking it very seriously.

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