Microsoft officially announces company-wide reorganization


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As expected, Microsoft has announced a far reaching company reorganisation to better align itself with its newly acquired focus on devices and services. In a memo to employees titled, “One Microsoft,” CEO Steve Ballmer said the changes will allow them...

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I recently went to a supermall where there was a spot where one could buy win8 and for some reason it was on sale. The sugested retail price was 260 and it was discounted to 49? Was that a mistake or you see the same in stores where around you?


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I'll pass on reading that 2700 word document. I'm not terribly interested in what Microsoft's up to nowadays. I'd rather read the the condensed version here on TS.


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Let me guess Mr. Windows Aero and Dr. Start Menu have been dismissed. Everyone has been organized into squares and each square has been color coordinated, depending on the department. A finger swipe across anyones desktop, will elevate them to a different group category.


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Does this re-organization include the firing of and subsequent imprisonment of CEO Ballmer for terrorizing Americans with the catastrophe called 'Windows 8'?
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"...current head of Windows Phone engineering, will now lead the new Operating Systems Group, expanding his responsibilities from the mobile side of things to cover Windows and the Xbox?s OS as well."

Does that mean we will finally have One OS for mobiles, tablets, desktops AND Xbox? "Windows One." Oh, the atrocities yet to come...


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Thinks don't work out so well without Bill at the helm as the VP is running things downward. Why did they take Media Center Edition out of Windows 8 Pro. Whose smart idea was that at Microsoft HQ. Should have left it in there. Today with Local Broadcast now showing over 71 channels in HD including channels that were only available on CATV. Things are changing and MCE would be great. I use Windows 7 MCE every day.


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Yes MCE was awesome - can't believe how they could spend so much time and effort getting something so close then letting in languish and die without ever really properly selling it to the masses. They seem far too busy reacting to everyone else's ideas these days and chasing after long-ago sailed ships. Zune / Window Phone / App Store / Bing / Surface etc. As for trying to shovel a touch interface onto a desktop platform with practically zero consideration or compromise for the half-billion keyboard and mouse machines it will install on - what are they thinking? The mouse interface on Metro is a shocking bit of UX. Have a bit more conviction in your own way of doing things MS and push them forward in nice ways and you'd do so much better.


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Steve Ballmer is an inherently witty, funny, and entertaining guy. It's just that up until now, he hasn't been paired with the right MC & announcer. Forthwith, I believe I have the perfect solution. A companion that would fit him like a glove...........Les presantamos.....

Heeeeeere's Stevie..........................!