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02.02.10

Vista 7 Fails in Business and More Layoffs May Come

Posted in Deception, Finance, Marketing, Microsoft, Vista, Vista 7, Windows at 7:42 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Vista 7

Summary: The truth about Vista 7 is far to the left from what Microsoft is claiming and we have evidence to show it

Microsoft’s latest results suck, but Microsoft is lying about them. It relies on PR and the foolishness of observers. Our contributor Oiaohm was particularly concerned that reporters wrote about results that had no been audited. “They should have learnt their lesson from Enron,” he wrote as he looked at the official rules.

As we pointed out last week, Microsoft’s numbers are actually down, despite the release of Vista 7. According to this new headline from TechWorld (IDG), “Windows 7 business sales weak”. Yes, read that again if necessary. Microsoft tried generating a lot of hype about Vista 7 when it announced the results on Thursday, but when it comes to business, Vista 7 is just another Vista. Businesses see no compelling reasons to ‘upgrade’.

We’ve received a lot of insightful comments also from Malroy, who wrote:

Quoting the title: “What Makes Hollywood Happy: Microsoft Sues BitTorrent Tracker for $43,000,000″
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First MS come out with WGA. Then MS sues XP copywrite commercial infringers (pirates). But don’t forget the Russian Schoolmaster that was sued indirectly and Billy G. would not intervene on his behalf. This title is about another way of MS using the patent lockin to sue torrent p2p outfits, so to slow down the piracy of MS products, except that MS would like control of the torrent technology itself by extending it with patents/encryption.

As MS continues to decline in profits they will become more disparate for money. It is clear from a comment at Mini, the direction of things to come short term at MS:

http://minimsft.blogspot.com/2010/01/microsoft-fy10q2-results.html?showComment=1264876924027#c8201273057094733373

Quote: “Windows 7 was available for ordering in the first quarter of fiscal year 2010.

Revenue July–Dec 2008 was $31.7B
Revenue July–Dec 2009 is $31.9B

Virtually flat. We have launched a new operating system, and still making only as much revenue as during the recession season.

Now let us look at the net income equation.

Income July–Dec 2008 was $8.54B
Income July–Dec 2009 is $10.23B

A growth of almost 20%. Where is this growth coming from? Cost cutting and layoffs. Expect more of what worked.”
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Also expect more lawsuits for copywrite/patent infringement. And how can you be sure, that MS will never sue individual user like the media companies have? MS has data mined much of their software to phone home, including Windows and Office. Its not like they do not have the data already who to sue.

Again, if MS continues to lose Market Share and Profits, at some point, it is not unreasonable that they go after those who do not pay in mature markets.

Another reader of ours, who prefers to remain totally anonymous, has asked: “How do you spin Microsoft layoffs?”

He points to this new report from IDG:

Microsoft exceeds goal of 5,000 layoffs

Microsoft has more than made good on its plan from a year ago to eliminate 5,000 positions by the middle of June 2010, the company reported as part of its quarterly 10Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“Was there ever a plan,” our reader asks. Well, this is not particularly surprising. Microsoft layoffs are far larger than the press ever reported.

A few days ago, The Register reported the implosion of yet another virtual branch of Microsoft:

IT training firm goes titsup

[...]

With headquarters in Worcestershire, Advent provided Microsoft Certifed Systems Engineer qualifications and other courses.

We gave another example a couple of weeks ago (bankruptcy in a Windows indoctrination factory). As the value of Microsoft skills declines sharply (based on several studies from 2009), businesses that depend upon it will be toppled. All that Microsoft has left now is entryism, which Slated describes as “Microsoft’s expansionist tactics through employee migration (MSBBC et al).” We wrote about this before [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6].

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