Category Archives: Windows

Microsoft and an Android play

We are floating in rumors and suggestions this week around Microsoft and Android, from a call for Microsoft to drop Windows Phone in favor of a forked Android to Peter Bright’s explanation of why that doesn’t make technical sense, to the … Continue reading

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Where is Windows going?

Paul Thurrott’s piece (some might say rant) this weekend over where Microsoft seems to be taking Windows with Windows 8.1 Update 1 adds more fuel to the fire about the future of Windows.  Put simply, Microsoft began a re-invention of … Continue reading

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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 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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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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