Sunday, November 10, 2013

Microsoft Decisions: What and Who | Platformonomics

Excerpt from another insightful Microsoft reality check by Charles Fitzgerald
"Office’s mission must be to enable productivity everywhere. Holding back iOS and Android support to advantage Windows Phone and Surface has been a disaster for Office and hasn’t helped Windows. There are companies like Box that exist but shouldn’t exist because of this strategy tax. Office could also straighten out their server strategy by decoupling it from STB (SharePoint is a floor wax and a dessert topping, both in terms of use cases which is Office’s fault but also architecturally which is a strategy tax).
Server & Tools can further embrace the heterogeneity they must and a clean break would let them truly focus on being cloud first where the operating system is an afterthought. Azure is already emerging as the clear challenger to Amazon Web Services and strategic clarity would help them focus on this battle for the future."
Microsoft Decisions: What and Who | Platformonomics

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