Microsoft: We are focusing on eight core businesses

You can either take this as good or bad news, depending on your own optimism. I think a more focused Microsoft makes for the better, as it will hopefully prevent seemingly abandoned technologies such as the Extenders. Only time will really tell what this all means, if their "TV" definition even includes MCE.

Actually, Microsoft has eight core focus areas, General Manager of Investor Relations Bill Koefoed, told the Wall Street analysts (and a few of us press types) attending the day-long event.

The eight, according to Koefoed:
    * Xbox and TV
    * Bing
    * Office
    * Windows Server
    * Windows Phone
    * Windows
    * Business users
    * SQL Server