Chime in: Are you confident in Microsoft's future consumer strategy?

Microsoft Logo at Ignite
Microsoft Logo at Ignite (Image credit: Windows Central)

Microsoft has faced a fair share of criticism for its consumer-facing efforts, dropping products across several categories over recent years. With Windows Phone and Groove Music prime examples of products failing to resonate with consumers, the company is gaining a reputation for failing to support its long-term followers.

While Microsoft is commended for many of its top products, others in its wide portfolio fall short of the competition. The Microsoft Edge browser misses notable features seen across Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, with several competitors overshadowing its market share. One Windows Central forum user drew attention to Edge's downfalls, which led to them leaving the browser behind.

Okay, maybe the title of this thread was a little out there. :cool: Anyway, here are the reasons why I won't use Edge just yet. Can't import history from any browser except Internet Explorer: this was the deal-breaker for the April 2018 update. It's 2018, and Edge still prioritizes IE (which hasn't been updated in ages). I'm sure that there is a backhanded way to fix this (e.g. some way...


But as always, we want to hear your thoughts on Microsoft's consumer strategy. Do any Microsoft products fall short of your expectations? What would you like to see improved? Check out the forum thread linked below to share your thoughts on the topic.

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Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.