Big changes are coming to Microsoft. The company that dominated computing in the 1990's and hung on through the 2000's is on the precipice today. Will they fly or fall? Big News: Steve Ballmer Is On the Way Out As I'm sure just about everyone has heard by now, Microsoft announced today that Steve Ballmer will retire "within 12 months." This is fantastic news for … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s Big Chance to Change
An interesting piece over at Forbes caught my eye this week, which applied Toynbee's theories of the rise and fall of civilizations to Microsoft. In the June piece, Philippe Silberzahn argues that Steve Ballmer's approach to Microsoft will lead the company to collapse, if it has not already done so. He concludes that “the idea that entrepreneurs should hand over the keys to … [Read more...] about Is Tim Cook the Reincarnation of Steve Ballmer?
Next week, I head to Redmond Washington for the annual Microsoft MVP Summit. This is always a fantastic event, full of technical information (sadly, much under NDA) and great people. I look forward to learning more about Windows Server storage technologies like ReFS, Storage Spaces, SMB 2.2, and more. If you are an MVP, I look forward to seeing you next week; if not, watch for … [Read more...] about Microsoft MVP Summit — Redmond, WA