In Pictures: 11 things Microsoft is actually doing right

From Office to Hyper-V to Azure, the much-maligned 'dying dinosaur' has a lot going for it as the Ballmer era winds down

1. Microsoft Office remains the king of productivity Windows may be suffering its woes, but Microsoft Office still reigns supreme in the productivity software sphere, will no real contenders in sight. Though Google Apps may be making inroads with businesses, as Gartner contends, Microsoft Office's overall share remains an estimated 95 percent.

Here, Microsoft's dominance is more than market share. Office 2013 is far and away the most powerful, most complete productivity suite for office workers, and Microsoft's new Office 365 service delivers much of that power in a cloud-based subscription model. Sure, Microsoft Office can be complex, but if your company goes beyond the basics, there is little chance Google Apps will soon be fulfilling your serious document and spreadsheet needs.

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