I find myself thinking two things about Microsoft in the media lately: 1) They just keep missing the consumer mark, and more often 2) Microsoft isn't even in this conversation.
The main obsession these days both inside Microsoft and outside is Apple getting a bigger market cap. Here is a piece from the Seattle PI on the market cap, and here is a piece from the WSJ about a re-org in the devices division. Both seem to be about the same subject if you ask me.
I don't know if Microsoft is ever going to get the consumer thing figured out. Chasing after the others just does not seem to work anymore.
I do know that Microsoft has everything it needs to dominate in the business market -- from SMB to the Enterprise. Why can't that be cool enough to be it?