Kara Swisher from AllThingsD, published today internal memos announcing the largest reorganisation in Microsoft History. And no, it doesn’t involve Ballmer resigning or jumping up and down on the stage sweating like a pig and wagging his tongue like a Gene Simmons look-alike.
Vanity Fair has a great article about how Microsoft has become an underdog, after being the largest force in technology during the nineties. How Steve Ballmer still is the CEO, I’ll never understand.
The latest development in our neverending saga of worldwide patentwarfare is a decision by a Mannheim judge banning Motorola’s Android devices on the basis that they violate a FAT storage patent owned by Microsoft.
At this rate, they should change Android’s name to Cloner.
“We haven’t announced the next release of Office for Mac,” says a Microsoft spokesperson.
No Office 2013 for Mac, just an update to add SkyDrive functionality. That doesn’t mean there won’t be a new version for Mac, just not yet.
Microsoft confirmed yesterday that the new Office 2013 will not run on older PCs powered by Windows XP or Vista.
“The new Office will work with Windows 7 and Windows 8,” a Microsoft spokesperson said Monday in an email reply to questions about Office 2013 and Office 365. “Vista or XP will not support the new Office.”
The “Appleification” of Microsoft continues, gone are the days of eternal legacy support. Good for them, it’s annoying sometimes, but it’s the only way to move forward.
This thing won’t happen, but it looks cool.