Windows RT is a dog. We’ve been saying that from the beginning. We weren’t alone. It’s very hard to find a positive review of Windows RT, and more specifically, the nine-month-old Microsoft Surface with RT.
Summary: As Windows figures sink like a rock (despite cheating) Microsoft must find new lock-in methods such as SharePoint
EARLIER today we showed that Microsoft possibly fakes its financial results again.
Shortly before market opening, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced a new massive buyback program as well as a dividend increase. The new buyback program comes after the expiration of a previous $40 billion program that is set to expire on September 2013.
Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 aren't doing well, but Microsoft can still make out with some help from Intel and Windows 8.1 If its great ARM experiment doesn't work out, supporting Microsoft's key applications on Android and iOS won't hurt. This is not your dad's Microsoft.
Since June 2012, Microsoft Windows 7 32 and 64 bit in all of its versions experienced several 0 day vulnerabilities which were quickly fixed with a combination of Microsoft Fix-It and Microsoft security updates including one out of band update today.
While Windows 8 and Office 2013 get all the hype, it’s time for Microsoft partners to focus on Lync — the unified communications platform. Lync was the big winner in Microsoft’s latest earnings results. It’s available on-premises and within the Office 365 cloud. Some hosting providers also offer Lync. And what about Microsoft VARs?
Expect Microsoft (MSFT) to consolidate its Windows 8, Windows Phone and Windows RT operating systems into a single version at some point, according to comments made by Julie Larson-Green, Microsoft’s Devices and Studios executive vice president, at the UBS Global Technology Conference.
“I was out with a couple of Silicon Valley software guys in New York the other night and got their view of Microsoft’s finances. Microsoft makes 60 percent of its profits on Windows, 60 percent on Office, and minus 20 percent on everything else, they said.