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05.16.10

Microsoft’s Portfolio Still Shrinks

Posted in Boycott Novell, Microsoft at 7:27 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Response Point sinks along with the ship

USS Oriskany is sinking

Summary: Despite recovery in some areas of the industry, Microsoft continues to lose parts of itself, Response Point being the latest example

MICROSOFT’S increasingly-extensive line of dead products has just grown even more extensive. Microsoft is officially killing Response Point, as expected.

Microsoft this week revealed its intention to discontinue its Response Point, its small business VoIP system for companies with up to 50 employees.

While not unexpected, the move is significant because Response Point was once a promising product in which Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates took a particular interest.

The same author notes that “Microsoft Reverses Course On SBSC (Small Business Specialist Community) Program” as well. Nobody gets fired for avoiding Microsoft. It’s just too risky a choice.

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  1. Dr. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 23, 2010 at 5:28 am

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    More links (appearing at a later date) confirm that this is final and present the excuses:

    http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/051810-microsoft-response-point.html?hpg1=bn
    http://mcpmag.com/articles/2010/05/17/microsoft-ends-response-point-phone-system.aspx
    http://www.fiercevoip.com/story/microsoft-dropping-response-point-support-wants-smbs-try-ocs/2010-05-17
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20005281-56.html
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/its-official-microsoft-pulls-the-plug-on-response-point/6254

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