Re: Rapidly changing (negative) dynamic for Microsoft
The issue with Microsoft and anything they do lately, outside windows that is, is that suddenly they face themselves against a world that builds clever stuff based on aggregation of different open parts and protocols.
And MS is well... MS and they can only thrive if they are the only ones with the keys to the kingdom, the corporate back deals and the pressure to the OEMs.
Now they face a little dilema, if they keep maintaining Windows as their closed garden, more and more people on time will move more and more infrastructure to open standards.
That's why they have embarked in this my little pony PR adventure of vomiting rainbows over anything Linux, claiming to suddenly be an OSS company that curiously does not ship, and does not intend to ship any flagship product as OSS.
They are doing this in an attempt to blend themselves in, so people think Azure vs Google vs AWS is apples to apples.
Yet at the same time they make grandiose plans to convert Linux customers into Windows customers.
Anyway, MS like Amazon and Google do not make as much money as everybody thinks, and the lack of proper figures from most of them leads me to think that there are losses "somewhere in the clouds".