No question Microsoft has an exceptionally talented group of employees; Bing, XBox 360 and now Kinect all testify to that.
They have some really cool stuff they are working on in their lab. Stuff that seems sort of extreme to go out and purchase for your company without a serious corporate CER maybe, but productivity tools that would be worth considering down the road.
But listening to Steve Ballmer tell it, his team is putting out exceptionally cool products in a couple of spaces and yet are perceived as being old and outdated.
Why are you CEO again?
Isn’t marketing how you rose to the top of this company?
In other words, the problem with Microsoft essentially, is you.
You might be right…