So, let’s review Microsoft’s actions as regards IT Pro’s, and internal IT in general:
- Killed Technet magazine
- Killed Technet Pro subscriptions
- Killed many IT Pro geared conferences
- Changed Technet focus to Azure hosted services- (have you tried a Technet subject matter search lately? Have you looked for tutorials lately?
- Is targeting sales to Management with sweet deals on hosted services
And I’m sure that is the start. After all, they keep telling us they are transforming to a services and devices company. Where does it leave internal IT and IT Pro’s? Better start sharpening your Linux/FreeBSD skills.
Oh, and Powershell? Stick with Bash and Python.
As always, I welcome your views.