Microsoft Live platform

Bill Gates outlines the Microsoft Live Platform

  • Kerby 8 10y

    Like his operating system, Bill Gates once again proves that more is less.
  • Balamurali Manyam 10y

    One of the most useful products which time will see. I have always felt the need for something like Office Live. working on office products, especially a spreadsheet online and ability to share it with groups.
  • Aegir Hallmundur 10y

    Everyone's using Frutiger these days.

    Or should I say, everyone's misusing Frutiger these days. Sigh.

    Anyway, so what's he saying? It looks like they want a unified 'Live' service, but can't because that would mean combining the game service with the office service. So they end up with all these little clouds. Microsoft is like a government - touting last century's big idea as the Way Forward.
  • AndrewNZ 10y

    I'm personally looking forward to when several of these clouds collide and I can play Xbox games from the comfort of the Word interface. And I do not hear the sound of porcine wings overhead. Oh no.
  • Terry Madeley 10y

    Loving his pout and hands though. Larry Grayson, anyone?
  • Full-Time Lover 10y

    more like MICROSLOLFT!
  • Paolo Massa 10y

    clouds, clouds, clouds, ... microsoft plans are a bit cloudy these days, uh?
    How did we end up here with someone not even able to speak effectively designing the software that runs on 95% of computers worldwide? How? How? How?
    Hopefully Ubuntu will set everything back free ...
  • Michiel 10y

    I am hoping that 'ad network' actually refers to 'Active Directory' and not 'Advertisement'. But with MS, who knows?

    For the previous commenter: You ask how? Marketing. Go shoot any marketeer you come across. It don't matter, they are all evil. or stupid. or both.
  • mlesiak 10y

    Oh, what a nice fractocumulus ;)
    I've got LINUX:
    at work (debian sarge),
    on my laptop (slackware)
    and at home (debian sarge)
  • Yonzie 10y

    The basic premise:
    Windows connects to Windows Live
    Office Connects to Office Live

    * Live connects to THE NETWORK

    THE NETWORK brings you people, search and ads.
    Would you like some ads with that license of Office today sir?
  • Soaring Albatross 10y

    "Search Network" and "Ad Network" are Google's strength. "* Live" are Ajax which is used extensively by Google as well. Microsoft is strong in copying!
  • simonraybould 9y

    I'm a professional presentation skills trainer. All I can say is "Thank God that most people are as bad at this as Gates". I'll never run out of clients! :)

    Seriously, at our presentation training courses we spend half our time trying to get people away from this kind of crap. Slides like this save me sooooo much time explaining why!
  • Joseph Lieb 9y

    Microsoft Live is horrible
    When how and what does Microsoft think its doing changing my default search engine to Microsoft LIVE

    (try it type something in the address bar and see)

    Not only does there search show nothing close to what I see in many other search engines but it locked up the computer to the point I had to shut it down... what else were they trying to change in my system to cause such a disaster.
    Its so troubling when you see a company desperate enough to pull a stunt like this,
    Silly little antics lead nowhere but in bad review almost as bad as yahoo,
    Cheap tricks receive cheap responses , Microsoft is losing the search engine race.
  • Robert MacEwan 8y

    @myeppliance, switch to Firefox.
  • Ch0c0l8_L0v3r_43va 8y

    "Please lord, buy him an Apple Macintosh."
    "... and then do us all a favour and drop it square on top of his tiny little head..."

    lolololololololol (omfg)
  • Bert 7y

    macs and cell phones are just "other devices" compared to MICROSOFT!
  • lahc3n 6y

    microsoft isn't so bad but i am sure that gnu/linux is more useful and sure touch the human's side of collaboration and freedom
  • Derek K. Miller 6y

    But their slide shows aren't any better.
  • Rob Witte 6y

    What this says to me is that Microsoft still hasn't gotten the message about platform-agnostic cloud services. They think their stuff should be a big closed loop (their device, their cloud, their network), and everyone else can go sit in the "other" bucket.

    And *that* is why they're having their asses handed to them by Google in this space.
  • 6y

    je suis ravis des voire cette homme
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