The company is so massive it seems like they have a million different short lived projects or plans which don’t have any follow through and constantly fumbling around and screwing up every little (and some big) things.
- The new Whiteboard app is a mess and Microsoft has acknowledged it
- Windows 11 didn’t ship with major features, and has majorly regressed in other parts (browser choice, Taskbar, compatibility, flat emojis)
- Azure has had major security issues
- Surface finally has TB4, but loses legacy ports essential to creators the same time Apple adds the ports back on their competitive ARM devices
- OneNote has been languishing for years with new features being built as a web view pane tacked to the side of the app
- Fluid Framework is now rebranded … but still vaporware
- Halo Infinite is was a total cluster, but maybe recovered from that now
- Teams continues to be a hulking clunky mess, and the integrations into Windows 11 is a disaster
- Skype is dead, or being redesign, or is being shifted to Teams?? What is happening?
- The best keyboard is still the Sculpt ergonomic keyboard from like a decade ago
- VS2022 Hot Reload fiasco, which was resolved well, but still did damage to the community
- Windows Insider programs continues to randomly trickle out features and A/B test stuff for no reason
- WindowsAppsSDK 1.0 has maybe half of the originally planned features
- WinUI 3 continues to move at an incredibly slow pace with maybe 2 new controls a year
- Windows on ARM still sucks
- No good ARM based Windows PCs in any form factor
Just so many blunders and “miscommunications” makes it seem like the company is lacking vision and steady leadership.
But at least .NET 6 is really good.