With Ballmer leaving, Microsoft has an opportunity to remake itself, to refocus on core competencies and to re-evaluate its product road map. During Ballmer's era, server applications have been a high point, with products like SharePoint, Exchange and Azure, so perhaps Microsoft should focus there. But we live in a world where IT is turned on its head, where end users are dictating and IT is scrambling to deliver. Now, more than ever, Microsoft needs to succeed with consumers and business end users.
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