Foley on Microsoft


5 Microsoft Highlights in 2017 that Fell Under the Radar

In no particular order, I'm going to note the most-overlooked happenings from 2017.

Growing Pains Persist in Microsoft's Quest for Enterprise Focus

Under CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft increasingly has been focusing on its enterprise software and services strengths.

Nadella's Unsung Feat That Changed Everything

One of the cultural changes that has occurred on Nadella's watch that rarely gets little more than cursory scrutiny is Microsoft's attitude toward partnering.

C'mon, Microsoft: Does Everyone Really Need 3D?

If Microsoft doesn't want to lose enterprise support for Windows 10, it might need to pump the 3D brakes just a bit.

Microsoft, Please Cut the Digital Transformation Hype!

With its July reorg, Microsoft finally has gone 'round the Digital Transformation bend.

Microsoft Graph APIs: The Glue That's Starting to Stick

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called Office Graph Microsoft's "most strategic API" back in 2014. But it's only now that Microsoft watchers are seeing tangible evidence of the clear implications of Graph.

Why Did Microsoft Build the Surface Laptop?

The decision might have to do less with selling hardware and more with showing OEMs how to build a quality Windows machine.

Does Everyone Still Need Windows?

Microsoft is approaching an interesting and potentially difficult inflection point with Windows.

Microsoft Readies Next Phase of Its Convo-as-a-Service Plan

When Microsoft introduced its bot platform and started talking up "Conversation as a Service" last year at Build, it was the birth of the company’s bot-mania.

Microsoft and LinkedIn: What’s Next?

The $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn is by far Microsoft’s largest acquisition ever. Yet it remains to be seen what they’ll deliver as a single company.

2017 Microsoft Predictions: New Devices and AI

Look for a big year for Microsoft hardware and the continued adoption of Office 365.

Microsoft's Grand Plans with Sharpened Focus on Dynamics 365

Microsoft is hoping to give it's CRM and ERP line-of-business software offerings a shot in the arm with an Office 365-like makeover and focusing on unifying all aspects under one banner.

Microsoft Needs to Put All Its Eggs in the Business Basket

While Microsoft has narrowed its focus in recent years, it may still be trying to wear too many hats.

Is All Hope for a Truly 'Universal' Windows Platform Lost?

Microsoft looks to be in a transitional mode with its Windows everywhere strategy due to its struggling mobile sales.

Can Bots Make Skype More Pervasive?

Microsoft has bungled most of its largest acquisitions, but Redmond is determined not to see its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype become one of them.

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