I’m surprised Microsoft makes enough to keep the employees they still have. Their stuff is crap. No good ideas in years and years.
Never underestimate the power of inertia in IT. If Microsoft had come into existence over the past few years, of course nobody would buy any of its products. However, because its products have been in use for so long, most of the do-nothings in IT administration will continue to pay for them year after year.
Nobody ever got fired for suggesting Microsoft products just as nobody ever got fired for suggesting Cisco networking equipment.
You will occasionally find an IT worker who is willing to do more than the bare minimum and *think* instead of rubber stamping whatever happens to be “ mainstream,” but such people are rare.
By and large, you find paper tigers who growl about Metro, Office, and everything else imaginable, but never do anything about it. Microsoft knows this, which is why it can continue to do what it does: nothing.
Xbox. People spend a fortune in games and extras there.
CEO dreaming. Windows 9 will bring on a hiring frenzy at Microsoft!!
I bet that 9 will try charging everyone money each year just like they are doing with Office 365.
Charging people for update in Windows 8. Just stupid:
Users who install Windows 8.1 Update 2 from scratch will need new license keys. They said, assuming Bing translated it all properly, Microsoft will offer two options to users who are still on Windows 8.0: update to Windows 8.1 Update 1 and then to Windows 8.1 Update 2, or for likely a small fee, purchase a direct update to Windows 8.1 Update 2 from the Windows Store.