Does Microsoft really care about the SME business market?
Over the last few months I've really started to wonder if Microsoft executives understand the small to medium business applications space. Is their attention and focus completely enterprise-focused? Is their obsession with matching up against the only competitor they think matters, Salesforce, skewing the thinking too much? Is it dominating their thoughts to the extent that they have become blind to the real competitive threats and priorities of SME-level decision makers?
I'm a Microsoft advocate to a level where I get frequent accusations that I'm an obsessive. Having built a business over twenty-five years that is totally focused on the Microsoft technology stack, it has been a fantastic company with which to be allied. For the first time I can remember, I'm now wondering if that's the best call for the future.