Many people were surprised when Microsoft came up # 5 on our list of Most Innovative Companies back in April (it was my one and only effort at designing a magazine cover as well) and now that Bill Gates has announced he will be leaving the company, what does it mean for innovation? Check out my earlier blog on April 19 that listed the responses of people on the BCG survey as to why they think Microsoft is innovative—it mostly comes down to commercializing and monetizing their software.
For now check out the thread on Signal Vs. Noise for some comment. And as for feature creep, the biggest criticism of Microsoft software, check out Arik.
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