Satya and hardware


I’ve read that Satya wanted to cancel the entire Surface line even before the 900 million dollar write down, but they somehow managed to convince him to give the Surface Pro 3 a shot. We know how that turned out, the fundamentals of the device were so good that everyone including Apple has copied it. A lot of ThinkPad loyalists (including myself) have switched to Surface, even a small number of MacBook customers have. I see someone with a Surface Pro or Surface Pro clone every day, and I don’t live in a big city. Inside Microsoft, there must be some tension because Satya almost cancelled one of the most successful products Microsoft has ever produced. It doesn’t seem like Satya has very good judgement…

Is there some kind of agreement that Satya will back off when it comes to Surface or does he still want Microsoft to stop making hardware?

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