Monthly Archives: December 2013

Can Microsoft get the Nokia branding right?

I’m suffering from extreme jet-lag (14 time zones is nothing to laugh at) and woke up at 4 AM thinking about microprocessor architecture and wondering if Microsoft is going to mess up the Nokia device branding when the acquisition closes … Continue reading

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Windows Phone: Getting better all the time

Paul Thurrott beat me to the punch with a blog entry about Windows Phone having turned the corner in 2013.  Yes, things feel much better than they did a year ago.  Volumes are up. Market share is up, strongly in … Continue reading

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The dangers of immature standards

Some people (Mary, that’s you) got quite a laugh about my comment that Microsoft had relied on networking vendors to provide NAT64/DNS64 support.  So I thought I’d expand on that, show why it didn’t seem like an unreasonable thing to … Continue reading

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Forefront UAG is no more

Back in September 2012 I wrote a blog entry explaining what had happened to the Forefront product line.  Except on days when I publish something new it is always the most popular post I’ve done, and over time it is … Continue reading

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More on life with the Dell Venue 8 Pro

I’ve just completed an extended, and challenging, period of travel with the Dell Venue 8 Pro (DV8P) as the only non-phone computing device I took with me.  Basically, a three-week trip with over two weeks of that in Thailand.  So … Continue reading

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TANSTAAFL -Making Windows Phone and Windows RT free

Recently rumors have surfaced that Microsoft is considering making Windows Phone and Windows RT free. There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.  Today’s OEM licenses come with marketing kickbacks that dramatically lower their price.  Indeed one comment on … Continue reading

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Bill Gates will resign as MSFT Chairman within a year

I tweeted the thought in the title months ago but never followed up with a blog entry. If you want to know why Bill was so emotional at the recent shareholders meeting it was probably because this was likely his last as Microsoft Chairman, … Continue reading

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