Monthly Archives: December 2011

Will Enterprises (aka Business) buy Windows 8?

There has always been a significant divergence in PC Software buying behavior between Consumer and Enterprises.  Today we see lines at Apple stores to purchase the latest ithingy when they go on sale at midnight, but in 1995 that was … Continue reading

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Is 2012 Microsoft’s Year?

It’s that time of year when reviews of 2011 and predictions for 2012 are hitting the blogosphere (as well as traditional media). Well here is my Microsoft prediction for 2012 (or more precisely, Fiscal Year 2013): This is the year … Continue reading

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Why doesn’t Windows Phone sell?

Charlie Kindel has a nice blog posting on why Windows Phone has yet to take off.  Robert Scoble, amongst many others, chimes in with his response.  Now I agree with Charlie, and many of the other critics as well!  There … Continue reading

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Deepsec 2011: Are Companies “Evil” When it Comes to Privacy?

Last month I attended the In-Depth Security Conference (better known as Deepsec) 2011.  This was my first security conference (outside of Microsoft’s Bluehat) so I’m not sure exactly how to characterize it compared to the better known and larger Black … Continue reading

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Will Microsoft buy Nokia Redux

Danske Bank has re-ignited speculation that Microsoft will buy Nokia, or more precisely Nokia’s mobile phone operations. It isn’t out of the question, but I don’t buy the “where there’s smoke there’s fire” argument that some are making. Back in … Continue reading

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What’s behind Terry Myerson replacing Andy Lees as head of Windows Phone

I was suprised as anyone at today’s news that Terry Myerson was replacing Andy Lees as head of Windows Phone.  I don’t know if Steve Ballmer was dissatisfied with Andy, though I can see reasons (beyond the obvious) why he should … Continue reading

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Update on the Nokia/Microsoft Windows Phone relationship

Although it is way too early to say anything conclusive, the evidence is growing that the Nokia/Micorosft relationship over Windows Phone is succeeding for both companies.  The first of two Windows Phones introduces by Nokia, the Lumia 800, has rocketed … Continue reading

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