Tag Archives: Windows 8

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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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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“Win Reviews”

Another review of a Microsoft product (or in this case service), another black eye.  The most recent controversy is over Bing, but let’s face it, a lot of the problem with Windows 8 is how the preponderance of reviews didn’t … Continue reading

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Windows Blue Buzz

With the leak of a build (apparently of development milestone 1) of Windows Blue the blogosphere is abuzz over what is coming in the next few months.  Most of that buzz is about nice modest improvements to the Modern (yes, … Continue reading

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What if Microsoft had done Windows 8 differently?

A comment Matt Rosoff over on CITEworld’s re-publication of my post on Microsoft’s current approach to developer (and other customer) engagement inspired me to do a thought experiment.  What if Microsoft had approached “Windows 8″ differently?  There are a number … Continue reading

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Now I get it, the Consumer guys at Microsoft are just plain wrong!

I’m an Enterprise guy.  In the mid-70s I set a career goal of dethroning IBM from its then total dominance of the enterprise computing space.  By the end of the 80s I needed a new goal, and it’s always been … Continue reading

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There is no ARM in Windows RT

Windows RT is the name of Microsoft’s version of Windows 8 for ARM processors, right?  It’s aimed primarily at Consumers, right?  It’s role in business is primarily in the BYOD realm, right?  That’s so 2012!  Let’s talk about strategy and … Continue reading

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Intel and the Windows 8 Launch

Happy New Year!  As I let the coffee sink in and recover from last night’s “nerdly New Year”, which is what my wife called the attempt to get photos from a recent trip to play from a share on our … Continue reading

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OEMs continue to fail on the Windows 8 Launch

The more I wander around looking at Windows 8 in the retail channel the more frustrated I become.  There remains very little availability of systems that showcase Windows 8.  By that I mean, where are systems that make you feel … Continue reading

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Is Windows RT the ultimate example of using Telemetry?

I’ve long been thinking of doing a series of postings on both Microsoft and the industry’s use of telemetry and was about ready to start when I realized I’d rather put a cart before the horse.  Many have scratched their … Continue reading

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