Nadella earned his pay bump.
None of IT people I talked to like Win 10. O365 is a total nightmare.
Very interesting write up, Good read. Always thought microsoft was low-key kinda on the way out however this reshapes their image at least to me. 37% in one year, Now that’s something.
My IT department hates Microsoft, and Teams is garbage. Slack all day baby!
Coming from someone in the industry,
Microsoft is here to stay. The simple fact that corp & mid sized businesses can streamline the transition of their existing active directory to an Azure based system is huge for retention.
Many corporations are built on active directory, roaming profiles and the like. The ability to take the exact same setup you currently are using and put it in the cloud with more features is a no brainer for any salaried IT staff.
Another thing, if you’re familiar with managed service providers or “MSP” you will know the entire tech industry is migrating in that direction, term based service and software packages. We no longer buy perpetual licenses the entire structure is geared towards O365, Antivirus, cloud back-up management and monthly subscription fees. You are hiring an IT person to manage and update your subscriptions now, not fix your computer when a card or software fails.
The thing about Microsoft, you can look at pretty much every single one of their products and find a better replacement for a lower cost. But what you can’t do is have them all integrate as well as Microsoft does on a corporate level. Nobody has nor will come close to Microsoft in that regard and that is the key to their success year after year.