Satya knows he has to shutter Windows mobiles
Microsoft has published its figures for the first quarter of the 2016 financial year (its accounting department shuns calendars) and reports that profits are up, even though revenues fell. "We are making strong progress across each of our three ambitions by delivering innovation people love," said CEO Satya Nadella in a canned …
I know/meet a lot of people and nobody I know of has a Windows phone.
I feel sorry for Nokia, hijacked by Microsoft to peddle a dead platform.
Microsoft is trying to talk up 'Universal Apps' now, i.e what runs on your Windows phone will also run on your PC, in an attempt to lure developers. I predict failure, because no sane app developer on a limited budget would write apps for Windows. You go to where the audience and the money is, and that's iOS and Android.
Woah - hold yer horses, cowboy! Microsofts rape of Nokia was terrible, yes, but this girl is gonna come back and spit on their grave in 2016. The "deal" was they couldn't launch a smart device under the Nokia name until then.
The icing on the cake will be the platform distribution figures for microsoft mobile software once it gets up to speed in 2017, if indeed there is any hardware running a microsoft OS at that time. I'll repeat that link just to make clear where things are headed.
Microsoft is severely unreliable.
They announce this, they announce that. At first, it doesn't work, then later its deprecated, cut, superseded, whatever.
In the past, if a Software shop relied on Microsoft, it was a sure fired way to very good profits.
Now its a sure fired way to waste your time and money and possibly go bankrupt.
And I can't remember a company Microsoft bought, that they didn't strangle to death.
Corporate liars and foam whippers. I bet in the upper floors of any corporate office, you only find cockroaches and centipedes, dressed in fine suits, searching for something disgusting to eat.
Microsoft are storming ahead in cloud - it's primarily for this reason that they announced record profits and the Microsoft share price is the highest it's been for ~ 15 years...
The Windows Phone platform is doing pretty well in selected markets too - circa 30% of enterprise mobile deployments in the UK are Windows Phone now. Once they have a decent device range again (Lumia 950, Surface phone, etc) - and Windows Mobile 10 is available - which just went RTM - I would expect more consistent global sales growth.
No mention of it, because its getting outsold 2:1 at home, and 5:1 abroad.
Wouldn't be surprised if its sold off or wound up. Without the now expired android patent cashcow that previously raised $2bn a year, there is nothing to hide the huge Xbox losses behind.
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That is utter tripe. Back in the 360 days, flex doumen was churning out faulty xbox360 consoles like they were going out of fashion. All but 3 of those lines were mothballed when I was there last month. Production hadn't gone elsewhere, its the same setup, flex in Guadalajara for north American supplies, flex Doumen for Europe and Asia.
Production is 1/10th of what it was. And Microsoft are also playing shipped numbers and channel stuffing to hide how bad it is.
"Production is 1/10th of what it was."
Well, it's not because we know how many they are shipping, and it's more than the Xbox 360 sold.
"And Microsoft are also playing shipped numbers and channel stuffing to hide how bad it is"
Shipped = retailer pays for it in the next 30 days. If the channel was full, retailers would stop ordering. If fact there are often Xbox stock shortages - for instance try buying the Elite console or Elite controller - they are already out of stock in most places due to heavy demand.
And now this week we have the launch of Xbox 360 compatibility, and the faster Windows 10 / Direct-X 12 based dashboard - just after the launch of Halo 5 - so Sony are likely going to be kicked into touch for the crucial Christmas period...
"We are making strong progress across each of our three ambitions by delivering innovation people love" riddled CEO Satya Nadella
What I was left wondering is "do the innovation people (who/whatever they are) want Nads' love?"
Maybe it has something to do with Mad_Max's comment about eating a big bag of dicks?
I used to work for Microsoft, and Satya was technically my manager couple of levels upstream.
When he visited our site, he used to give a speech to the troops, and I got exactly the same feeling: I could understand each word he spoke, but could not grasp the meaning of the speech!
The guy is a great obfuscator...
1,000 jobs lost is a real sad state of affairs regardless of company performance.
Fair severance package or not, the stress of job hunting for those who are (for lack of a better description) less employable than some of us is a horrible thought - especially for the single income or low income homes out there.
Paying the top dogs this much does seem unfair under these cirumstances, but unfortunately, this is very unlikely to change given the society we live in.
All the usual reg suspects banging on about phones and windows and blah blah blah.
Meanwhile, MS is growing its cloud business hand over fist and will pretty soon (if not already) be the biggest cloud vendor on the planet.
Cloud is where it is at. Cloud is what will allow MS to become even bigger, more successful and profitable over the next 20 years.
That is why the stock price is shooting upwards.
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