First Ring Daily: Lifecycle Life Support

Posted on February 1, 2018 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 5 Comments

On this episode of First Ring Daily, Microsoft pushed out earnings, Microsoft pushed back deadlines, and Microsoft pushes away Windows 7 users.

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5 responses to “First Ring Daily: Lifecycle Life Support”

  1. ErichK

    The "Azure" side. Azureside. Sounds like a gruesome cloud ritual... ?


    Wow guys. This was strange. Not only were you guys visually switched on the left and right, but Brad's voice was coming out in stereo on my 5.1 speakers whereas Paul's voice was only coming out of my center channel...

  2. Maelstrom

    You want a few tentative explanations about Surface sales?


    Consider the fact that you just cannot repair or upgrade the Surface Laptop. Paul calls it great, I call that a beautiful glued-filled garbage! Sure it's beautiful but it is still an expensive tool that will end up in the trash after the most little problem.

    Consider how niche market the Surface Studio is.

    Consider that OEM's have replicated the Surface Pro and positioned these at lower price points.

  3. Darekmeridian

    Listening to this episode Paul asks what else could Microsoft do to increase sales? I know they aren't super consumer focused but most "normals" that I know don't know the difference between Xbox One. Xbox One S or Xbox One X. Most don't know that Microsoft has a laptop branded Surface, but they know Amazon Alexa, they know what a Google Pixel is and they know the Samsung Galaxy brand. Most people associate Microsoft with Windows and not a lot else.


    I think maybe because I see a Google ad nearly daily for X product, I seen an Amazon ad nearly daily for X product. I see Surface ads regularly around the holiday push and on the NCIS tv show (sorry I had to admit I watch that show) and then they are paltry for the rest of the year.


    A little more investment in consumer facing marketing and advertising should go a long way,

  4. John Scott

    I don't get how these two cannot understand the Surface sales issue. So much bad press from Consumer Reports, users spreading the word about issues, firmware missteps, I mean credibility for a premium product with the Surface has evaporated.

    The Xbox thing too, PS4 sold a bunch more consoles then Xbox. The ideal Microsoft is doing everything right is drinking the Koolaid in my opinion.

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