Microsoft announced the dismissal of 1,850 employees from its Microsoft Mobile department on May 25. The software giant is not quitting mobile altogether, but rather is shifting its focus to enterprise customers. Windows 10 for private customers might be dead, but is it still relevant for business?
Here are the facts: the costly acquisition of the mobile phone division of Nokia is a financial disaster for Microsoft. A total of about $8 billion was lost that we know so far and recently another $850 million is estimated to have been lost. Microsoft insider Paul Thurrot even speaks of a total of more than $10 billion lost.