Microsoft year in review

Microsoft is one of those companies that gives us a bunch of material every year for our podcast, WeeklyTechUpdate. While Microsoft does hit some home runs, they also strike out and make some pretty odd calls every once and a while. 2017 was no exception and the folks over at PCWorld take a look back at the best and worst of Microsoft last year.

Microsoft’s 2017 may as well be known as the year the company turned away from the consumer and, sadly, back toward the enterprise. 

This past year was notable for two casualties: Microsoft’s phone business finally died, as did Groove Music, the music subscription service that Microsoft abandoned in favor of Spotify. In fact, you could argue that Microsoft’s software and services didn’t succeed nearly as well as its hardware, where a new generation of Surfaces and Xbox One consoles were generally well received.