The Sams Report: Microsoft Shuts Down Mixer, Closes its Retail Stores

Posted on June 26, 2020 by Brad Sams in Podcasts, The Sams Report with 4 Comments

On this edition of the Sams Report, Microsoft rolls out new features for 365, Lockhart name shows up in more places, and Apple tries to show Microsoft how it is done.

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4 responses to “The Sams Report: Microsoft Shuts Down Mixer, Closes its Retail Stores”

  1. red77star

    Next is Surface. I predicted failure of Mixer and their Retail stores couple years ago. Surface has no future because all this failure is mounted from the failure called Windows 10. if you were to ask average Windows 10 user about Windows 10, people absolutely hate it.

    Windows 10 is on a life support called gaming. Even that is changing as Linux is getting better. You can laugh at me as long as you want but I am telling you that Microsoft is losing big chunk of their Windows user base to Mac OS, Linux.

    • innitrichie

      In reply to red77star:

      Linux still has nothing in terms of application support. I've tried living in various Linux distributions, and the software support just does not exist. I'm convinced it never will.

      Gaming never took off either. The Steam experiment failed, much as it did on the Mac. Windows is the only game in town in terms of PC gaming.

    • rbgaynor

      In reply to red77star:

      I think with retail that once key first party products failed (Zune and Windows Phone) the handwriting was on the wall - this is not a good time to be a just slightly better (but not as widespread) Best Buy.

      As for Surface, I don't think they will kill it but I do think it is need of a serious cull. The laptops and studio products have never sold well. While overall they have finally started to turn a small profit I suspect that is really due to a very few products that are selling well (primarily into the enterprise).

  2. ponsaelius

    Pleased live tiles are back and an a to z list of apps. WIndowsPhone is back!