Thought I was logged in, sorry.
Exactly! They have over time appeared to be outwardly a 'market share protection', 'monopoly sized market share protection' company. Windows is the castle keep. Everything else serves to augment and bolster it's position. That is where the money and the market power come from. All things serve Windows. Even Office is subservient, to help promote and hold Windows share. They are not a technology company, they are a 'market share product protection' company that happens to use software and licenses and such to operate in. That's largely why their efforts fail or near-fail when they are not able to tie them to Windows' dominance somehow and/or threaten other industry players with their lives if they don't play ball.