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Microsoft Campus Tour

A New Mission For A New Microsoft

This is Microsoft’s new mission statement. It used to be “A computer on every desk and in every home.” Now it’s “Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” Sometimes that involves giving people access to more computers; other times it’s about improving the many devices they already own. We were told that Nadella changed the mission statement because he thought the old one sounded too much like a goal that could be achieved instead of something to which Microsoft could always aspire. We suspect the fact that many people now have a computer in their pockets also had something to do with it.


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Out With The New

Then, just to drive home the point about seeing the new Microsoft emerge from the old, we ended the tour in front of the company’s new logo. One of the first things we saw was a previous Windows icon; one of the last was the company’s new branding.


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  • drwho1
    I rather see a tour of the Playboy Mansion... a chance to see all their "technology" of course.
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  • JamesSneed
    This quote is mostly true but many times the "ugly" produce actually taste better because they were harmed in some way during there development and produced more carbohydrates i.e. sugars to repair. This is especially true of apples and an ugly apple will also have more antioxidants.

    "Nobody wants ugly veggies on their shelves even though they taste the same and, in all likelihood, are going to be chopped up anyway."
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  • urbanj
    ...they can just use the Lend-O-Matic. Ramos demonstrated the machine’s ease of use by having an iPhone (yes, an iPhone, not a Windows Phone) dispensed right in front of the group of touring journalists.


    Well, ya....wouldn't all the employees already HAVE a Windows Phone??
    It's the iPhone they'd need to borrow :P
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  • alextheblue
    19716031 said:
    ...they can just use the Lend-O-Matic. Ramos demonstrated the machine’s ease of use by having an iPhone (yes, an iPhone, not a Windows Phone) dispensed right in front of the group of touring journalists.


    Well, ya....wouldn't all the employees already HAVE a Windows Phone??
    It's the iPhone they'd need to borrow :P
    Not to mention the shared codebase and emulators they have for mobile mean they can do pretty much all of their UWP development just with a PC and have it run on all UWP platforms with minimal changes (other platforms too if they opt for Xamarin + Forms, depending on the app).
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