Top 10 "Microsoft moments" in 2013

Top 10 "Microsoft moments" in 2013 According to foreign media reports, Microsoft's flies in 2013 can be described as ups and downs. As the IT industry continues to shrink the demand for Windows desktop operating systems, Microsoft's sense of urgency is also increasing. From the time Ballmer announced his resignation to the Surface backlog and the Windows 8 system went on the market for less than a year, the road ahead of Microsoft will still be a tortuous one.

The following is an inventory of the top ten most important Microsoft moments in 2013.

1, Ballmer resigned in August 2013, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that he will resign within 12 months.

2, Microsoft select CEO

Microsoft's picking of CEOs has buzzed in the industry, and its list of candidates is constantly changing. Ford CEO Allan Mulally, the former chief operating officer of Qualcomm Steve Molenkov, was once favored. However, the latter was no longer listed on the list of Microsoft CEO candidates after accepting Qualcomm CEO positions. In addition, Satya Nadera, head of the Microsoft cloud and enterprise software division, is still on the list of candidates.

3. Microsoft's Acquisition of the Nokia Mobile Phone Division In September 2013, Microsoft announced that it will spend $7.1 billion to acquire Nokia's equipment and services division.

4, Surface sales unfavorable Surface RT sales can be described as bleak, Microsoft in the fourth quarter ended June 30 thus reduced by 900 million US dollars.

5. Microsoft reorganized Microsoft in the summer of 2013 to begin the largest restructuring since 2002. Microsoft will integrate a series of engineering departments into four, namely, systems, applications, cloud and equipment.

6, cancel the staff sorting mechanism Microsoft last year canceled the controversial staff sorting assessment mechanism. This scoring mechanism undermines the internal harmony of the company, destroys innovation, and makes the team unstable.

7. Release of the Windows 8.1 Update On October 17, 2013, Microsoft released the Windows 8.1 update (codenamed Windows Blue). This update restores the operating system's boot key, giving users the option to go directly to the desktop view and enhance many features. .

8, R & D 3D printing technology Windows 8.1 update can support 3D printing. Soon after, Microsoft released a 3D generator application for the system.

9, Windows Azure to promote the evolution of the enterprise cloud process In April 2013, Microsoft officially released the infrastructure as a service platform for Linux - Windows Azure infrastructure services, and fierce competition with Amazon Web Services.

10. Xbox One is selling well Although the price is $100 higher than Sony's newest gaming platform PlayStation 4, Xbox One still has a record of sales, selling over one million units in less than 24 hours. Microsoft combined the Kinect sensor with the new Xbox One, making this device multimedia-capable and also capable of getting cloud-based service offerings that eventually won the favor of consumers.

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