Winds of change at Microsoft

It took a change of CEO but Microsoft is currently in transition mode. Executives are being moved around to new departments and Microsoft is doing “unMicrosoft things”. First example of the change seen at Microsoft: Microsoft has finally enabled the Office franchise on iOS and Android devices. Yes, you read right and it is a free app in which you can read documents, spreadsheets and presentations.  If you would like to be able to edit it, then you will need to purchase a license inside the app. “Microsoft is focused on delivering the cloud for everyone, on every device. It’s a unique approach...
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My Name is Nadella, Satya Nadella

My Name is Nadella, Satya Nadella
February 2014 will be a historic month in the history of Microsoft. Satya Nadella became the third CEO of the Redmond based company succeeding Steve Ballmer. Nadella is going to have his hands full as he needs to reposition Microsoft to a software company that is less reliant on enterprise software and more focused on consumer based software (hello Office on an iPad). Nadella becomes CEO at a time in which Microsoft is fighting for its life and future. Steve Ballmer put the brakes on innovation and growth by focusing on a Tablet that failed to live to expectations and ultimately bought Nokia to support...
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Microsoft to face its biggest changes in the next 6 months

The last few months have been interesting for Microsoft. In August, Microsoft announced that longtime CEO, Steve Ballmer will be “retiring”. The retiring in all honesty reads like a revolt against him that was driven by shareholders. Ballmer got the keys to the Microsoft kingdom from Bill Gates in January 2000,  but in reality did nothing to build on the momentum that the Microsoft founder left.  Think about it – what did Ballmer do? Ballmer’s replacement will be a sign to shareholders – and  the entire technology industry – what Microsoft has planned for the next 2 to 5 years. Are...
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Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s devices & services business

One of the worst kept secrets finally became fact yesterday. Microsoft has acquired Nokia’s devices & services business. Nokia’s device business was the one part of the business making little headway. Building on the partnership with Nokia announced in February 2011 and the increasing success of Nokia’s Lumia, Microsoft aims to accelerate the growth of its share and profit in mobile devices through faster innovation, increased synergies, and unified branding and marketing. For Nokia, this transaction is expected to be significantly accretive to earnings, strengthen its financial position, and...
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10 birthday candles for Skype

Today is Skype’s 10th birthday, a unique moment for the company. Technology companies that age are indicative of a great idea or a disruptor of a traditional event (using the telephone to make international calls). Skype has seen it all in their 10 years of operation. They have been acquired twice – first by eBay who then sold them to Microsoft. Skype has transformed international calls and have made the entire process economical. Think about all the calls you have made via Skype to friends and family and then think about the potential cost if you would have used your traditional phone. It is a...
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