Monthly Archives: January 2014

Tablets, Phablets, and Phones: Is there change in the wind?

With the exception of Microsoft, most tech companies are posting somewhat disappointing results.  Particularly when it comes to sales of tablets and smartphones.  Now to some extent I think this is the result of overly aggressive projections by analysts.  Or … Continue reading

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The change in Windows strategy

There are have been a number of rumors out there about the change in direction coming to Windows as a result of the “One Microsoft” reorg.  And some opinions of what the rumors mean (e.g., is Microsoft backing away from … Continue reading

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Is Windows 8 the new Vista? (Redux)

Paul Thurrott has been posting recently that inside Microsoft people are referring to Windows 8/8.1 as “Vista”.  Of course many outsiders (but not me) have referred to it as being as bad as Vista ever since Windows 8 was revealed … Continue reading

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Windows XP: Apocalypse Now

I’ve been sounding the warning about the coming demise of Windows XP for the last three years, and this is the last warning before it actually happens.  In 2011 I wrote about why XP should die.  In August of last year … Continue reading

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Accessories are the Windows 8 tablet achilles heel

One of the most frustrating aspects of the last three months in the world of Windows tablets is the non-availability of accessories.  Oh plenty were announced, but even today they can be hard to find.  Or impossible.  Or don’t live … Continue reading

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The Smart TV Market

I (and many others) have opined on the need for Microsoft to have a device to compete in the lower-priced mass market segment for smart TV add-ons.  I want to refine my thinking and explain why Microsoft may not have … Continue reading

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More on Credit Card data breaches

This is an unfortunate follow-up to my posting a few days ago.  This morning one of my credit card providers called because there had been a compromise of my credit card information by a third-party.  This can’t be Target, because … Continue reading

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The New Windows Organization

The departure of Jon DeVaan and Grant George reignited my interest in writing about the organizational structure that Terry Myerson has put in place for Windows.  Now realize I’m doing this with very little information and lots of assumptions, but … Continue reading

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Data Breaches ARE a big deal

I didn’t catch his name, but a little while ago I heard the “co-founder” of Square say on Bloomberg TV that the Target data breach was no big deal.  He said that people didn’t lose any money as a result, … Continue reading

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