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Published on Oct 24, 2012
Find this and other technology news stories at http://vid.io/xqV. One of the constants at Microsoft is change, says Rick Rashid, Chief Research Officer at Microsoft, just prior to the company's release of the new Windows 8 operating system and new line of Surface tablets.
Here is an edited transcription of the interview:
When I first got to Microsoft, it was this small company that produced a few products primarily sold to the retail channel in boxes. Today we're a company of almost a hundred thousand people with more than $70 billion dollars worth of sales to consumers, businesses, governments. We're really a very different company than we were back then. We have a much broader collection of products, working in a much broader collection of areas. We're not just doing software. Even in the old days, Microsoft was doing hardware. We've always had a hardware division for as long as I've been at the company. We've done mice, add-on boards for PCs, keyboards and cameras, but now we're getting the business of selling full computers. Microsoft Surf (Surface) is a good example.