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Has Microsoft given up on small business?

November 14, 2019 / Gene Marks
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Microsoft’s history with small business isn’t great. Over the years, the company has tried countless applications geared specifically to small firms. They’ve had “small business” versions of Microsoft Office. There was once a “small business” accounting package and an Outlook-based contact manager. The company had, for a long time, a “small business server” suite of applications for email, security, networking and data management that was priced and tailored for that market. There was, up until last year, an entire small business division at Microsoft, complete with its own sales, marketing, communications and support teams. All of this has gone away. So is the software giant giving up on small businesses? Not really. The company is just trying another tactic. It’s punting for better field position.