Microsoft’s 2017 could as properly be referred to as the yr the corporate turned away from the patron and, sadly, again towards the enterprise.
This previous yr was notable for 2 casualties: Microsoft’s cellphone enterprise lastly died, as did Groove Music, the music subscription service that Microsoft deserted in favor of Spotify. In reality, you would argue that Microsoft’s software program and companies didn’t succeed practically in addition to its , the place a brand new era of Surfaces and Xbox One consoles had been typically properly acquired.
But ennui clouded all however the brightest spots in Microsoft’s roadmap: the Surface Laptop, Surface Book 2, and the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It didn’t assist that administration appeared to really feel that staid enterprise Azure and Office 365 represented Microsoft’s future, both. Now, query marks dangle over Microsoft’s plans for 2018. The spark is there, however will shoppers care?