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Surface Pro 3: It’s all about the form factor

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 has received a large amount of good press, and the occasional negative (usually liking the hardware but disliking Windows 8.1).  But today’s piece on The Motley Fool warranted a response.  The problem with the article … Continue reading

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Will Microsoft get the new Surface(s) right? Part 2

Having done a bit of a post-mortem on the original Surface products and strategy in Part 1, I can now dive into what I think Microsoft needs to do in order to succeed with the Surface family.  The first thing … Continue reading

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Will Microsoft get the new Surface(s) right? Part 1

It appears that on May 20th Microsoft will announce at least one new member of the Surface family, most likely a Surface Mini (aka 7-8″ class device).  The rumors have heated up suggesting that there will actually be two or … Continue reading

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Is this the year of Windows 8 tablets?

One outstanding question from my piece a couple of weeks ago is a question of Microsoft and the partner ecosystem finally have the pieces together to succeed in the tablet space.  There has been some movement these past couple of … Continue reading

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A week with 8″

For the last week I’ve been living with the Dell Venue 8 Pro as my constant companion.  For most of that week I really mean exclusively, as in I was on a trip where the only device bigger than a … Continue reading

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8 for 8: 8″ Windows 8.1 Tablets hit the market

As I mentioned earlier today I haven’t seen any of the new Windows 8.1 8″ tablets in retail stores yet, but the Dell Venue 8 Pro is available from Dell and from Amazon.  Now I don’t generally do reviews but … Continue reading

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Time for hope? Surface and Windows RT/8.1

I wanted to do a little check-in on the state of a few of Microsoft’s weaker businesses.  I’m seeing a few signs that they could be turning things around, but I’m reluctant to make too much out of them.  Been … 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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Congratulations Microsoft on the Surface Pro

No this is not a true review.  I’ve had all of 20 minutes playing with a Surface Pro in the Microsoft Store.  I happened to hit the store just before the end of the work day when it was quiet, … Continue reading

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More Surface Devices (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this topic I mentioned that Microsoft is going after “areas where they can identify scenarios and user requirements that are going unmet by both competitors and the OEM community”.  So what are some of those areas … Continue reading

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