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Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft Plans to Stay Relevant in the Post-Gates Era

3.39 of 5 stars 3.39  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Does Bill Gates's retirement consign Microsoft to the corporate retirement home as well? Mary Jo Foley doesn't think so. Her 25 years of Microsoft-watching provides a unique vantage point from which to speculate on how Microsoft might write its next chapter. Identifying signposts and interpreting clues she knows well, Foley offers a thought-provoking view of the software g ...more
Hardcover, 285 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by John Wiley & Sons (first published February 1st 2008)
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Matthew Davidson
Aug 16, 2009 Matthew Davidson rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: techies.
Recommended to Matthew by: interweb
In someways this book is already outdated, but it was a good read. The book does cover the people at MS and gives a brief bio of a lot of them. My only problem is the book left me feeling kind of empty, nothing new, no bold predictions.
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Jul 28, 2008 Julie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in Technology and the Microsoft Story
Not as relevant now (in 2011) as it was when it came out. When I read it, it helped me understand better the individuals and the clan politics that shaped a lot of the products and decisions made by the company over the years.
Steve Goodyear
Some interesting history and insights, but the book's mostly dated now.
Starts out strong, but dwindles down.
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