Windows 10: In Memoriam: All the consumer products Microsoft has killed off

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    In Memoriam: All the consumer products Microsoft has killed off


    In Microsoft's early days, it offered a little something for everyone: businesses, developers, and consumers. That broad approach made sense when a PC was the only way to connect to the online world.

    But with the ascent of mobile devices and the rise of cloud-based services, the PC is considerably less essential. Under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has methodically narrowed its focus to business software and services and has cut back dramatically on consumer products.

    This collection covers the most prominent consumer products that have come and gone in the past decade or so.

    Many involve very large bets that simply didn't pay off for Microsoft. Others represent efforts that are too small to justify.

    1. Microsoft's consumer products
    2. Windows Media Center
    3. Media Center extenders
    4. Kinect sensor
    5. Zune
    6. PlaysForSure
    7. Flight Simulator
    8. Windows Home Server
    9. Kin smartphones
    10. Nokia's smartphone business
    11. Windows 10 Mobile
    12. Microsoft Band
    13. Microsoft Auto


    Read more: In Memoriam: All the consumer products Microsoft has killed off | ZDNet
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    R.I.P.
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  3.    1 Week Ago #2

    The only thing I miss from that list is WMC, still mourn its passing.
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    I miss Train Simulator. There is also Paint and Calc, but luckily Winaero took care of that.
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    Anyone remember Microsoft Bob?
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  6.    1 Week Ago #5

    How about Clippy the talking paper clip.
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    dougout said: View Post
    How about Clippy the talking paper clip.
    He's still kickin' around on these forums as a pic
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  8.    1 Week Ago #7

    dougout said: View Post
    How about Clippy the talking paper clip.

    I miss Clippy. I kept him active in Outlook forever lol.
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    Windows Phone is a bummer.
    I worked for 5 years with Verizon Wireless before I retired and they supplied us phones which were mostly flip phones.
    After I retired I decide to go with a Lumina Icon for wife and myself.
    Great phone but they are stuck on W10 1607 and no hope for the future.
    I see so many apps for Apple and Android I would like to try but very little for windows.
    Batteries are getting worn but new batteries can still be found.

    Hanging on for now as prices are out of site.

    Jim
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    Access Denied said: View Post
    I miss Clippy. I kept him active in Outlook forever lol.

    You do know that the XP in Office XP stands for "eX Paperclip"?

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