The Sams Report EP 104: Microsoft’s Scary Consumer Future

Posted on September 1, 2017 by Brad Sams in Podcasts, The Sams Report with 2 Comments

The Sams Report is a weekly podcast that dives deep into the world of Microsoft. With the company transforming the way it operates and Nadella putting his own touch on all aspects of the organization, the Sams Report breaks down the news and offers insight from insider sources.

On this episode, Microsoft’s consumer future is in jeopardy, Fall Creators Update is coming in October and Cortalexa is a thing now.

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2 responses to “The Sams Report EP 104: Microsoft’s Scary Consumer Future”

  1. ponsaelius

    Nadella is the enterprise guy. He is CEO because he knows the enterprise. He knows server and what business wants. I dont think Nadella is particularly concerned about consumer.

    Microsoft burned $7.1 billion on Nokia. However they basically shut it down. They didn't value the money as investment. It would have been cheaper to let Nokia go under and just make their own first party device. However is Linkedin really worth $24 billion in comparison. If Microsoft really wanted a mobile strategy they would tell us what it is and have an intermediate strategy to bring WIndows 10 Mobile users, that have spent hundreds of dollars on products, into the new direction. Instead Microsoft just seem to want to drop products, burn the buyer and then say look at this new thing over here. The evidence is that anyone buying into the new thing may find it dropped pretty quickly too.

    You can only play your customers for so long and even if the Surface Ultra Mobile Pocket PC device is the best thing ever many customers will just avoid it suspicious of Microsoft's tendency to drop products.