(Read my column: http://goo.gl/PRsoCZ )
The conventional wisdom is that Microsoft is a stodgy "has-been" company with an obsolete business that renders it incapable of overcoming its own internal politics to leverage innovations from the lab and transform them into actual shipping products.
In this column, I'm going to bring attention to a broad set of products and services that have been developed by Microsoft recently—products with names like Snapshots, MobileFusion, Xiaoice, Send, Bridge and NewsCast.
You may be shocked to find out how Googly some of Microsoft's latest products are. Or maybe you'll be even more shocked to hear how the new generation of Microsoft initiatives is actually vintage Microsoft.