The Windows reorganisation memo needs reorganisation.

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Microsofts Strategy Essay and Reorganisation Announcement Memos

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.

Microsoft acknowledges Surface may trigger OEM hostility

Computerworld:

“Our Surface devices will compete with products made by our OEM partners, which may affect their commitment to our platform,” Microsoft said in the 10-K filed for the second calendar quarter of 2012.

Really? You think?

Microsoft’s Lost Decade

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.

Microsoft vs. Motorola decision sees Droids banned in Germany over FAT patent

Engadget:

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.

Microsoft to deliver Office for Mac 2011 SkyDrive update, no new 2013 edition

The Verge:

“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.

Windows XP and Vista: No Office 2013 for you

Computerworld:

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.

Concept: A Blackberry Windows Phone.

This thing won’t happen, but it looks cool.

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Two great sites to look for Wallpapers.

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Concept: Microsoft Surface Phone 8

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