Looks like they were right;
Microsoft Corp...unveiled a broad reorganization Thursday, aiming to break down barriers between its internal units and potential partners outside the company.
....[CEO Steve] Ballmer said the move is designed to make sure that the company runs "holistically, not as a set of islands."
The company's product-focused units have been known for sometimes acting at cross-purposes, competing for resources and not sharing technologies or moving as quickly as possible. Mr. Ballmer, in a memo to employees, acknowledged that such problems can no longer be tolerated as Microsoft scrambles to catch up in technology trends such as mobile devices and so-called "cloud" offerings.Iow, competition evolved the market, and Microsoft is behind in some areas. Now they're scrambling to re-gain market share. According to the anti-trust case, U.S. v. Microsoft from early in the 21st century, that was supposed to have been impossible. Do the taxpayers get a refund for the millions spent prosecuting Microsoft?