In Pictures: 11 things Microsoft is actually doing right

From Office to Hyper-V to Azure, the much-maligned 'dying dinosaur' has a lot going for it as the Ballmer era winds down

4. Microsoft developer tools and relations are first-class Despite challenges from newer, flashier, technologies, Microsoft somehow manages to keep luring developers to Windows, .Net, and C#. Maintaining that progress is far from a sure thing, but Microsoft's practice -- mostly unacknowledged -- of actually paying developers to write programs and apps has kept many development shops going while helping to kick-start Microsoft's new platforms. That's one reason why the Windows Store hit 100,000 apps just eight months after Windows 8 launched.

First-class developers tools don't hurt either. Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, one of InfoWorld's 2013 Technology of the Year Winners, supports so many languages, frameworks, and target environments that you'll need a database to keep track of it all.

5 of 12
VIEW ALL THUMBNAILS

Comments on this image

There are currently no comments for this image.

Comments are now closed.

Related Slideshows

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest News Articles

Resources

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?