This is a big deal for Microsoft. As its businesses are being threatened things I never expected to happen have happened. Ballmer is gone. Sinofsky is gone. Stack ranking is gone.
I left Microsoft in 2006 because I knew there wasn’t a product pipeline. Since then, what has Microsoft done that’s truly innovative? Kinect is the only thing that comes to mind. Really horrid for a company that has 90,000 smart people.