Microsoft has been largely dead to Silicon Valley because for the past decade they struggled in — or completely missed — the last five major technology movements. Those five movements, and who they lost to are:1/open source (to Linux, MySQL, etc.)2/search (to Google)3/mobile (to Apple)4/social (to Facebook)5/cloud (to Amazon)In this piece: why MSFT failed (dividends), why they’re back (Satya) & what 7 things they can do to be as important to the future as Apple, Google, and Facebook.[ Click to
This is an article found on LinkedIn. I will be very curious to see how Microsoft re-emerges from its "down" years. I have still held by Microsoft for a long time, and except for phones and tablets, we are still a family entrenched in Microsoft at my house. I can’t let go. I’m hoping that the new developments described in this article bring back the innovation and "cool" factors that Microsoft so desparately needs in order to stay in the game.
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