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Former Exec: Microsoft Should Spin Off Windows and Office

Gadgets Now | 18/01/2022 09:29 AM | Click to read full article

A former Microsoft executive who figured prominently in the software giant’s Internet push of the 1990s has a crazy new idea for the company: it should spin off Windows and Office.

“The right thing probably is to bet the future on the cloud,” former Microsoft executive Ben Slivka told CNBC in an interview. Microsoft, he said, should spin off its Windows and Office franchises to “boost its growing cloud-computing business.”