This week in the "Microsoft is [insert negative remark]" thread

They have postponed the CEO selection till next year and have lost two old staff members who appear to be heading towards bigger better things in their career.

References:

http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/16/5215384/microsoft-loses-top-engineer-to-google

http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/17/5220332/former-microsoft-executive-will-lead-healthcare-gov-kurt-delbene

http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/17/5220562/microsofts-ceo-search-will-extend-into-the-early-part-of-2014