Proprietary Technology Abandonment Can Disrupt Customers

  • Microsoft has abandoned certain proprietary technologies and embraced more popular open source offerings in recent years.
  • Discontinuations and reduced investments because of such strategic redirections can cost customers time and resources to redesign or adapt their solutions.
  • A review of historical abandonments and at-risk and likely safe offerings can provide insights into the company’s strategies and the potential impact on customers.

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