Monthly Archives: June 2012

Anatomy of a startup – PredictableIT Part II

In the first part of this series I alluded to what we put together as an operating environment and before I flesh that out I want to go through the heart of our “IP”.  As I’d mentioned the major initial development … Continue reading

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Keeping Windows 8 “Fresh” after RTM

One of the outstanding questions around Windows 8 is how Microsoft will keep it fresh after RTM.  Most recently Long Zheng raised this question in the context of the relative immaturity of the new Windows Runtime.  If the Windows team retains … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Release Preview Impressions

I’ve been using the Release Preview for a week now and thought it would be a good time to provide some impressions.  With the previous (Developer, Consumer) Previews I only installed Windows 8 on otherwise “out of service” PCs.  For … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a startup – PredictableIT Part I

Back in 2004 a friend had told me about moving a small VC firm and one of its portfolio companies to a hosted environment (at a Managed Service Provider, which was another of the portfolio companies).  Not just servers mind … Continue reading

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100,000 Apps and I can’t find anything to install

Back at the beginning of April I wrote a blog post that posited Windows Phone’s biggest App problem was the absence of key applications for interacting with the physical world.  So I found it really interesting that in the same week … Continue reading

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Uber Failure

I truly love the Internet and Apps and Mobile and the resulting improvements they make to my quality of life.  But I have to tell you about two recent failures that leave me a little less enamored of today’s technology.  … Continue reading

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