Windows 8 launches this week. Aren't you excited? I know some people that are really amped up, but they neatly fit into the Mac-Haters-of-the-World category. Other than those individuals (which are not numerous enough to make a massive Microsoft success), businesses are going to take a very slow and cautious approach to this totally "re-imagined" operating system. That's okay with Microsoft, as long as they do take a look.
But the problem plaguing Microsoft during their lost decade is the fact that they have not had a mobile strategy. Instead they've leaned on their desktop and server strategy. When the market shifted with RIM's Blackberry, Apple's iPhone and then Google's Android OS, Microsoft was MIA. Redmond Executives talked a big game about slates or tablets and Windows Phone Mobile 7 (or whatever that horrible nomenclature was), but they didn't have a real product or strategy to address the major sea change from desktop to mobile.
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