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Is Microsoft’s Board Getting Worried?

Microsoft Board Mulls Sales Force Revamp to Speed Shift to Cloud

Author: Dina Bass

Board members at Microsoft Corp. are grappling with a growing concern: that the company’s traditional software business, which makes up the majority of its sales, could evaporate in a matter of years — and Chairman John Thompson is pushing for a more aggressive shift into newer cloud-based products.

A month before Microsoft’s fiscal year comes to a close a board member going on the record like this is interesting. The next few earnings calls are going to be something to watch.

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