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The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 11, 2013 10:19AM
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[www.microsoft.com]
"Going forward, our strategy will focus on creating a family of devices and services for individuals and businesses that empower people around the globe at home, at work and on the go, for the activities they value most.
"

Since I don't know Apple's structure... is this a 'we want to be like Apple' proclamation ?
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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: July 11, 2013 10:24AM
Sure sounds like they're admitting that Apple, and Google, are both kicking them in the gonads all the way down the street to me.



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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 11, 2013 10:37AM
Desktop sales continue to fall, which impacts the cash cows of Office and Windows. They don't have a dominant mobile platform. They are diversified enough to not need them and become something else but not staying as large. Ballmer's restructure needs to address a size reduction.
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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: haikuman
Date: July 11, 2013 10:42AM
Seems a little like closing the door after the the cows have escaped from the barn.
Skype has continued to be less user friendly since they have taken over.
By that I mean more crashes, poor connections, and other issues that annoy me
regarding settings. ymmv
Rudie *(:>*



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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: July 11, 2013 10:48AM




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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: freeradical
Date: July 11, 2013 11:01AM
They're moving the dividers for the cubicles around.
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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: July 11, 2013 11:41AM
To me, it sounds like marketspeak. I don't speak market.
Here's what I get when I strip marketspeak out:

"... our strategy will ... a family of devices and services for individuals and businesses that ... home, at work ...

Maybe somebody else can complete the translation.

Eustace

(Please, no technobabble. Please do not use words or terms like "Agile", "tasked" or <shudder>, "deprecate".)
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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: haikuman
Date: July 11, 2013 12:06PM
Eustace your your perception is keener than the bluster being served as repast
and sumptuous changes proffered by Microdust *(:>*



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Bernard Mickey Wrangle<>Tom Robbins<> "Still Life With Woodpecker"

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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: Numo
Date: July 11, 2013 01:19PM
Here's the complete translation:

Take out the papers and the trash
Or you don't get no spendin' cash
If you don't scrub that kitchen floor
You ain't gonna rock and roll no more
Yakety yak
(Don't talk back)

Just finish cleanin' up your room
Let's see that dust fly with that broom
Get all that garbage out of sight
Or you don't go out Friday night
Yakety yak
(Don't talk back)

You just put on your coat and hat
And walk yourself to the laundromat
And when you finish doin' that
Bring in the dog and put out the cat
Yakety yak
(Don't talk back)

Don't you give me no dirty looks
Your father's hip, he knows what cooks
Just tell your hoodlum friend outside
You ain't got time to take a ride
Yakety yak
(Don't talk back)

Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak
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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 11, 2013 01:40PM
The problem is the future is a combination of hardware and services

Microsoft is behind in both
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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: particleman
Date: July 11, 2013 01:53PM
I work with someone who has a Surface. My first question to him was can you make that clicking sound while break dancing on the conference table. What a great marketing campaign that was.

That said. I can't wait for the Zune II. jest smiley
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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: July 11, 2013 02:03PM
Quote
particleman
I work with someone who has a Surface. My first question to him was can you make that clicking sound while break dancing on the conference table. What a great marketing campaign that was.

That said. I can't wait for the Zune II. jest smiley

My first question to him would have been can you make it squirt?



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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: samintx
Date: July 11, 2013 02:09PM
Come on, guys...you are being so hard on MSFT and Ballmer. You don't want to hurt their feelings, do you? confused smiley
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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 11, 2013 03:17PM
yes, yes we do.
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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 11, 2013 03:37PM
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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: July 11, 2013 05:46PM
I have a friend who actually has a Surface. It is actually pretty nice.



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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: bruceko
Date: July 11, 2013 06:52PM
the biggest problem with the reorganization is that Balmer did not resign.
Microsoft is loosing many key people because Balmer won't step aside.
They know there is not place for advancement at Microsoft so they leave for greener pastures.
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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 11, 2013 11:37PM
excuse me but isn't his BALLM door open.....????



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Re: The BIG Reorganization hits MicroSoft... Ballmer'ing it Old School
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: July 13, 2013 04:34PM
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eustacetilley
To me, it sounds like marketspeak. I don't speak market.
Here's what I get when I strip marketspeak out:

"... our strategy will ... a family of devices and services for individuals and businesses that ... home, at work ...

Maybe somebody else can complete the translation.

Eustace

(Please, no technobabble. Please do not use words or terms like "Agile", "tasked" or <shudder>, "deprecate".)

(Please pardon me for responding to myself.) Apparently, somebody is having the same problem that I have, but they put a lot more effort into deciphering this drivel:

[www.xconomy.com]

Eustace
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