Monthly Archives: August 2013

SteveB’s Retirement Announcement

I’ve been trying to decide how to approach this topic, because in truth I want to write about the future of Microsoft and not focus so much on Steve.  But I might as well put the past to bed first … Continue reading

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The value of strategic vision

Yesterday the rumor hit that HTC was working on a Windows Phone variant of the HTC One.  If I could YAWN any louder I would.  This is the history of manufacturer support for Windows Phone.  Take your flagship Android device and … Continue reading

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Hope for Windows 8

Sorry for the overly dramatic title.  This is about a surprising recent experience that demonstrates how Microsoft’s vision might just be the right one. Last weekend my wife and I went into Best Buy to look at cordless phones (you … Continue reading

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Kill your Windows XP systems, before they kill you!

Paul Thurrott just published The Coming Windows XP Apocalypse reminding us that support, including security patches, for Windows XP is coming to an end.  For a more in-depth examination on why you need to run from Windows XP as fast as … Continue reading

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Fixation on Margins: The Surface RT Debacle Edition

I know you’ve been waiting for a comment on the Microsoft Surface impairment charge ever since Microsoft’s earnings report.  Well, I’m going to give my view of the problem and how Microsoft turned what should have been a shining moment in its … Continue reading

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