Monthly Archives: November 2012

A little commentary on recent Microsoft news

After a flurry of activity I expect my blogging to be light until the end of the year.  For example, I find myself with only 45 minutes to spare today.  But I did want to comment on a few things … Continue reading

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Is Windows RT the ultimate example of using Telemetry?

I’ve long been thinking of doing a series of postings on both Microsoft and the industry’s use of telemetry and was about ready to start when I realized I’d rather put a cart before the horse.  Many have scratched their … Continue reading

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Is Microsoft making a dent in public perception?

Sometimes I see a headline akin to “Microsoft is cool again” and wonder if that could really be true.  Then I think about how Windows 8/Windows Phone 8/Surface advertising has replaced campaign ads as the reason I need to fast … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the new Windows leadership

I’ve had a number of people question if  Julie Larson-Green is up to the task of running Windows Engineering.  No one has questioned Tami Reller’s expanded responsibilities because, well, Tami is pretty much doing the same job she had before except … Continue reading

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A scenario where the Surface shined

My wife and I are in the process of planning a vacation.  Now I’ve used an iPad to do a lot of travel planning and booking, but always found it tedious.  Sure its simple enough to go in and book … Continue reading

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Are OEMs creating a self-fulfilling prophesy?

Having just written about the paucity of Windows Tablets in the retail channel I have to wonder if Microsoft’s OEMs are creating a self-fulfilling prophesy.  Microsoft came out with the Surface because the OEMs weren’t creating the kinds of products necessary to … Continue reading

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Just how are those Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 launches going?

The good news, Microsoft is delivering on its promise to blanket the media with Windows 8/Surface/Windows Phone 8 messages.  But when I put my feet on the ground and took a look at local retail outlets what did I see?  … Continue reading

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Live Long and Prosper SteveSi

I was only momentarily shocked when I heard last night that Steven Sinofsky was leaving Microsoft.  It was momentary because a friend had told me months ago that Steven would be gone soon after Windows 8 launched.  The claim was … Continue reading

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Why I probably won’t buy a Windows Phone 8 device this fall

Let me be clear, I want Windows Phone 8.  And OEMs have introduced some pretty compelling phones with it this fall.  But I think I’m going to keep my new device lust in check.  At least I’m going to try. … Continue reading

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Where are the 7″ Microsoft tablets?

A few days ago I was contemplating a blog post with my speculation about a 7″ Microsoft tablet when rumors of an “Xbox Surface” re-surfaced.  I tend to believe this rumor because I’ve been expecting that a portable Xbox family … Continue reading

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