New hand at the helm and a major turnaround
Microsoft's biggest advantage, its many applications and technologies that can work both on-premises and in the cloud, can be stood on its head as well. Furture development is heavily open source oriented and until recently, every cloud except Microsoft's showed a great appreciation for and use of open source code. Microsoft understands the potential liability and now emphasizes its willingness to work with open source code as frequently as it can. It's been a major turn around, and one that would not have been poible without Satya Nadella taking the helm.