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Microsoft: Our Websites Are ''Horrific''

What's worse? Microsoft claiming that it makes the lives of its partners too complicated, or the fact it acknowledges that its websites are horrific and lack clarity. That's the summation of recent comments made by Microsoft's Scott Dodds during a Microsoft Partner Network event held today in Wembley, London.

Dodds also admitted that its a "perennial challenge" to make things simpler for its partners, and is somewhat tough to overcome. "We as a business are not doing a good enough job of showing partners what to specifically sell to customers," he said. "Our websites are horrific and we've got to be much clearer about what we have to offer."

The message comes before the dawn of Windows 7 heading to retail shelves later this month. But according to The Register, Microsoft's "array" of products demands that partners take on a seven-point agenda over the next year that stretches beyond promoting the new OS.

Microsoft's UK partner strategy director Clare Barclay added that although the company overhauled the reseller program back in July, the websites--in addition to licensing and training--need a major face-lift in order to provide ease of use.

  • mlopinto2k1
    All I have to say is, "Laugh Out Loud".
  • Impulse Fire911
  • jhansonxi
    The pages were designed for IE (6?) so why is this a surprise?
  • Sicundercover
    They are Horrific just like their advertising department. However the first step is admitting you have a problem. LOL
  • ElectroGoofy
    sicundercoverThey are Horrific just like their advertising department. However the first step is admitting you have a problem. LOLYes, at least they are admitting that there is a problem. I wish another company, who will remain unnamed at this time, would admit their problems :sarcastic: ;)
  • sidran32
    The Microsoft website(s) have changed from the past. They were much, much worse, nearly hair-pullingly worse. Things have improved, but there could still be some improvements, however.
  • doomtomb
    I have to say the Microsoft website looks like it was made in 2000 and never updated. The layout and design look very dated, surprising considering its a multi-billion dollar company.
  • When you have a monopoly, you don't need good websites or half-way decent advertising...
  • ravewulf
    One of their problems has to be that they have so many pages, sites, and sub-sites. All the info they have must be difficult to manage.
  • matt87_50
    omg, did Microsoft finally discover the internet?