Microsoft’s legacy liabilities

The software giant has a struggle on its hand to maintain its once dominant position and Windows 10 needs to be the first step in a crucial reinvention for Microsoft.

Microsoft’s new operating system, codenamed ‘Threshold’, had been one of the industry’s worst kept secrets but it was the new product name - Windows 10 – that had people talking. After getting its knickers in a twist with Windows 8, Microsoft’s decision to skip Windows 9 altogether is a clear illustration of the challenges facing the once invincible software giant.

The market place has changed significantly and Microsoft has a struggle on its hand to maintain its once dominant position

Skipping numbers

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