On a positive note...
Just for a bit of balance the Surface Pro 3 is doing a storming business and deservedly so, its one of the best tech devices out their currently, plus is competing at the MACBOOK level of purchasing and winning. Of course it does not have an Apple logo on it or runs Android so no points here on old El Reg!
The XBox outsold the Sony PS and is making money after years of MS sticking with the product; a lesson there for short sighted accountants that run other businesses!
Microsoft is still making stack loads of cash, has little or no competition in the business Server / PC current install base environment. Admittedly the consumer device environment is fragmented like never before, however I still see every domestic house ends up with a least 1 laptop (usually Windows sometimes MAC) regardless of how many crappy Android tablets they play around with or their kids destroy with poor quality games and apps!
Plus Windows 10 is on the way and looks promising. Interesting year ahead as for commentary of MS's demise lets review that next year!