"Microsoft direction" research company director Rob Helm expected in the press conference, Microsoft will release new products used to supplement the company’s core software, such as consumers keep and continue to track Internet files method. Microsoft has introduced a number of products based on Web. For example it Hotmail email system, Xbox live coverage video game service and network meeting software.
Helm points out, Microsoft Office 2007 company in the field, there were some notable, in order to the failure of the personal information such as password storage and a credit card number, Microsoft launched a positive, code-named "Hailstorm" plan, but because the widely concerned with user privacy, eventually almost been abandoned; Another focus on business product "bCentral" efforts also met a lot of trouble.
Helm said, other company will soon found some successful strategy. Microsoft have about 40 billion dollars in cash, this is a potential advantage, it unnecessary to create more online product. He said, Microsoft can replace practices, it can create some can make consumers need to continue to buy its Windows operating system and office business software component products