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Microsoft needs a Vista success RRS feed

  • Question

  • Microsoft has begun the roll-out of its new operating system, Windows Vista, and the latest version of its suite of productivity software, Office 2007. So what is at stake?

    Founded: 1975
    HQ: Redmond, Washington
    Staff: 71,000
    Sales: $44.3bn
    Operating profit: $16.5bn
    Windows sales: $13.2bn
    Office sales: ~$10bn

    Financial year to 30 June 2006
    Source: annual report 2006

    You run a company where two of your product lines account for more than 56% of your sales. They make enough profit to sustain losses in other divisions.

    Would you worry about relaunching them at the same time?

    We are not talking about pocket money here.

    During the last financial year Microsoft's operating system and office software divisions made an operating profit of $18.5bn (£9.5bn, 14.1bn euro) on a turnover of just under $25bn.

     

    But is Microsoft really taking a gamble????

    Will it be a success??? What is you view????

    Saturday, April 21, 2007 5:04 AM

Answers

  • Yes, Microsoft is definitely yaking a gamble. The simple reason is that the trends of public going for Microsoft Vista or XP are completely hay-wire; it will take some time for the company to study the market status and public response for its various products.
    Saturday, April 21, 2007 2:59 PM
  • The gamble taken by Microsoft could be worth the risk involved. But as of now, it would not be appropriate to draw any conclusions regarding its products.
    Saturday, April 21, 2007 3:00 PM
  • I am personally quite impressed with the operating system Vista. I think it will make progress gradually in Indian markets as well.
    Saturday, April 21, 2007 3:02 PM
  • There is just one hindrance for the sale of Microsoft Vista. The difference or advancement in Vista as compared to XP is not very significant or of any great use to the common people. Yet, the price difference in these operating systems is sky-high. This might restrict many from investing in Vista.
    Saturday, April 21, 2007 3:05 PM

All replies

  • Success!!

    yeah for sure.. but may take time.

    Saturday, April 21, 2007 6:09 AM
  • Yes, Microsoft is definitely yaking a gamble. The simple reason is that the trends of public going for Microsoft Vista or XP are completely hay-wire; it will take some time for the company to study the market status and public response for its various products.
    Saturday, April 21, 2007 2:59 PM
  • The gamble taken by Microsoft could be worth the risk involved. But as of now, it would not be appropriate to draw any conclusions regarding its products.
    Saturday, April 21, 2007 3:00 PM
  • I am personally quite impressed with the operating system Vista. I think it will make progress gradually in Indian markets as well.
    Saturday, April 21, 2007 3:02 PM
  • There is just one hindrance for the sale of Microsoft Vista. The difference or advancement in Vista as compared to XP is not very significant or of any great use to the common people. Yet, the price difference in these operating systems is sky-high. This might restrict many from investing in Vista.
    Saturday, April 21, 2007 3:05 PM