TechRadar: Knife Stabs Deep into Microsoft
October 7, 2008
If you want a world without Microsoft, you will revel in TechRadar’s “analysis” of Microsoft here. The in-depth review “Has Microsoft Lost It?” covers Vista, the Yahoo play, cloud challenges to Office, Live.com, Zune, and more. After reading the well-written, detailed write up, I was not sure what to think. Microsoft has $65 billion in revenue, cash, and 100 million SharePoint licenses, and some other assets such as 93 percent of the desktops running Windows. I get frustrated with Microsoft because the “we’re really smart” attitude of some of the Microsoft employees throws grit into decision making. The result is weird stuff like Microsoft software that doesn’t work on SharePoint or SQL Server back ups that don’t restore. Please read the article and make up your own mind. For me, I just want to know what’s the fit between MOSS and Fast Search ESP. I am a simple goose.
Stephen Arnold, October 7, 2008