Microsoft rethinks Windows as leader leaves
Desktop computing is not the most popular kid on the block anymore, and Microsoft knows it. The head of Windows, Terry Myerson, is departing the company as Microsoft reorganizes yet again, and mulls what part Windows plays in the long haul.
Over the last few years, the world has changed for operating system makers. The model switched from expensive outright licenses for Windows to essentially needing to give it away for free as macOS did the same.
Windows 10 is pretty good now, and it seems clear that Microsoft plans to switch from Windows as a foundation part of its business to one that's a gateway to the rest of its products.
That's reflected in how the company is restructuring, too. Windows' engineering team has been split up, with part to focus on Microsoft's growing Azure cloud business in a new cloud + AI group, and another to focus on experiences, like Surface and Xbox.
It's a brave new world for the company, but it's also been clear for a while that Microsoft is steadily pursuing new focuses entirely. Windows might still be an important part of today, but the cloud is where Microsoft wants to be.
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