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Re: MS continues their trend of not innovating

  • Subject: Re: MS continues their trend of not innovating
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 14:49:37 +0000
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  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [Big Bad Bob] on Friday 11 November 2005 03:27 \__

> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/11/02/software_live_microsoft/
> when the article makes a comparison to '.Net' and calls '.Net' GOOD, and
> the thing it compares to '.Net' BAD, and they are being kind by that
> comparison, you know that MS is tanking, badly, in the innovation
> department.
> "The first implementations of live software are Windows Live and Office
> Live. Windows Live is a refreshed version of MSN with services like
> Hotmail updated to use Asynchronous Java Script and XML (AJAX) and
> feature an improved, almost Google-like, search and interface layer, and
> the ability to link to, and expose, profiles of buddies on your IM list
> as if you were using LinkedIn."

Well, they must play catch-up with the best:

    The nightmare is inching closer to reality and Microsoft execs are
apparently paying attention to the decade-old alert. As part of a management
shuffle, Microsoft said Tuesday it would make hosted services a more
strategic part of the company and fold its MSN Web portal business into its
platform product development group, where Windows is developed.

    Another memo, called "Google?The Winner Takes All (And Not Just Search),"
is also making the rounds. This internal memo, written in 2005, argues that
Google threatens Microsoft and the company?s crown jewel, Windows. 


And more recently this:

    SEATTLE - The technology industry shift?s to Internet-based software and
services represents a massive and disruptive ?sea change,? Microsoft
Chairman Bill Gates wrote to top-level executives in a memo aimed at
rallying his troops against the new competitive threats the company faces.


Hope it gives some answers...


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