Sunday, November 23, 2014

Microsoft Strategy Vice President Teper: 'Minecraft is a development tool' | ZDNet

Developers, developers, developers, but don't neglect your school homework...
"Jeff Teper — the "father of SharePoint" and (as of earlier this year) Corporate Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Microsoft — explained the thinking behind Microsoft's Minecraft acquisition quite succinctly during a recent tech conference.

"Minecraft is a development tool," Teper told attendees of the UBS Global Technology Conference in Sausalito, Calif., last week. "People build worlds out of it. If we can get eight-year-old girls and boys building worlds and getting inspired by creating content digitally, as they grow up they'll want to create in PowerPoint, or Visual Studio. And in addition to being one of the few gaming franchises that doesn't have to be freemium, Minecraft can actually charge money. It turns out it's a great business with lots of upside.""
Microsoft Strategy Vice President Teper: 'Minecraft is a development tool' | ZDNet
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