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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

5 responses to “Microsoft’s “Modern” Office: Quick Thoughts”

  1. aespinozaAlex Espinoza

    Very nice article.

    I disagree with one thing:

    “Software + Service strategy is dead. Period.”
    Is it really dead? If that is the case then Parse, Kinvey, and iKnode would not exist. We provide the Service part of the strategy, when the Software part, is really the developer’s mobile application.

    So the Software + Service strategy is not dead, it is actually thriving a lot more than any other strategy.

    This article explains it even more: http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2010/09/mobile-first-web-second.html

    I do agree that Microsoft is still not getting it though. I find myself wanting to move back to Linux more and more.

  2. aespinozalex Espinoza

    Ok. I understand your point.

    I think Microsoft is struggling to find its place in the new world. Their UX lens is really all they can see. I think the biggest problem is that they have a lot to loose. That is why he fail to change their view. If they were a startup, things would be much easier for them.

  3. Alex Espinoza

    I understand your point. I misunderstood what you meant.

    In that scenario, Microsoft’s strategy is flawed, but mostly because they have so much to loose. They want to change without upsetting their current position in the enterprise.

    If they were a startup, this change would be so much easier.

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