Monthly Archives: November 2012

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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Understanding Office

Last week I overheard two of the top Microsoft “watchers” discuss the Office group having bet against Windows 8, presumably because Office 2013 is not fully a (set of) Metro (aka, Windows Store) apps.  Ok, as much as it pains … Continue reading

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Performance of the Microsoft Surface and Windows RT

The evidence is growing that Microsoft’s decision to provide developers little or no access to Windows RT systems prior to general availability is coming back to bite them.  In particular, there are reports that performance is sub par.  First we … Continue reading

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