Despite its best efforts to seek out greener pastures, software giant Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) business remains frustratingly tied to a PC market that could be generously described as ailing. And while the company attempts to break into the mobile OS game through its Surface suite of tablets, Microsoft runs the risk of failing to port its massively lucrative application software business onto this next-gen platform. Though the reluctance to do so fits within Microsoft's current strategy, is the company running the risk of killing the golden goose? Fool contributor Andrew Tonner answers these questions and more in the video below.

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