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Microsoft’s Last CES?

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I’m not sure if Microsoft is following Apple’s footsteps from a few years ago, but it was announced earlier today that after CES2012, Microsoft is pulling out of Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

From Microsoft’s Blog: “We have decided that this coming January will be our last keynote presentation and booth at CES. We’ll continue to participate in CES as a great place to connect with partners and customers across the PC, phone and entertainment industries, but we won’t have a keynote or booth after this year because our product news milestones generally don’t align with the show’s January timing.”

For the last 20 years, Microsoft has been a big part of CES. The opening keynote has been given by Microsoft’s Bill Gates or Steve Ballmer during those 20 years.

Now, there have been some posts that say Microsoft is pulling out completely. As far as this blog goes, it sounds like Microsoft is only relinquishing the Opening keynote spot. Not the Microsoft booth.

Still, one has to wonder what this means for the Consumer Electronics Show. The opening keynote was always a hot ticket for the show – How do you replace that? Better yet, is there anyone that can replace that?


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No HARD questions for Bill Gates how come?

I am really disappointed with the Bloggers that went to Microsoft yesterday and got to meet with Bill Gates. I was pretty excited to read the commentary on their blogs but highly disappointed that none of them asked hard questions.

Frankly it pisses me off that none of them could ask a  hard question, here are a few question that I would have asked.

  • Why is the Wifi in the Zune Crippled?
  • What are the changes to the Zune that will be made due to the public bashing Microsoft has taken?
  • Why has Microsoft Ignored Podcasting?
  • When is Microsoft going to live up to a promise to make Windows security a #1 priority?
  • Why is Microsoft ignoring Citizen Fair use Rights and buckling to the RIAA and MPAA?
  • With it’s worldwide dominance why does it take so long to get a new Operating System out of Redmond?
  • When will Microsoft put security tools on the Windows desktop that really protect consumers, versus face saving applications that have been released today that are ineffective?

In my humble opinion these are hard questions that are worthy of being asked of one of the most powerful business men in the world. I would not have asked what’s on his Zune as Steve Rubel did, he should of asked how come Microsoft launched Zune when it was clearly not ready!

What serious questions would you have asked Bill Gates. I will compile your list and post them here next week and then mail them off and see if he can answer questions that come from people that are passionate about Microsoft Technology and not what’s on his Christmas list. [www.micropersuasion.com]