Tag Archives: Windows 8

Is Microsoft making a dent in public perception?

Sometimes I see a headline akin to “Microsoft is cool again” and wonder if that could really be true.  Then I think about how Windows 8/Windows Phone 8/Surface advertising has replaced campaign ads as the reason I need to fast … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the new Windows leadership

I’ve had a number of people question if  Julie Larson-Green is up to the task of running Windows Engineering.  No one has questioned Tami Reller’s expanded responsibilities because, well, Tami is pretty much doing the same job she had before except … Continue reading

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Are OEMs creating a self-fulfilling prophesy?

Having just written about the paucity of Windows Tablets in the retail channel I have to wonder if Microsoft’s OEMs are creating a self-fulfilling prophesy.  Microsoft came out with the Surface because the OEMs weren’t creating the kinds of products necessary to … Continue reading

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Just how are those Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 launches going?

The good news, Microsoft is delivering on its promise to blanket the media with Windows 8/Surface/Windows Phone 8 messages.  But when I put my feet on the ground and took a look at local retail outlets what did I see?  … Continue reading

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Understanding Office

Last week I overheard two of the top Microsoft “watchers” discuss the Office group having bet against Windows 8, presumably because Office 2013 is not fully a (set of) Metro (aka, Windows Store) apps.  Ok, as much as it pains … Continue reading

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Just keep calling it Metro

I have been trying every which way to avoid calling the new Windows 8 user experience and applications by the code name Microsoft used, Metro.  But I’m giving up.  I mean “Windows Store Apps”, “Microsoft Design Language”, “New Windows Experience”, … Continue reading

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Today’s the day! Will there be any real news on Windows 8 or Surface?

One of the things that has bothered me the last fifteen years or so is how companies, and Microsoft in particular, have released so much information about products in advance that launch events are merely parties. In the old days … Continue reading

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“Jane you ignorant slut”

If we weren’t already drowning in articles defending Windows 8, or claiming it was going to be a bigger disaster than even Windows Vista, for the last year this week makes you want to hop on Noah’s Ark.  From Ed … Continue reading

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Living with a Windows “RT” Tablet

I just returned from a 17 day trip in which I did the unthinkable, I left my iPad at home.  For the last couple of years it has gone everywhere with me.  And when I’m not traveling on business the … Continue reading

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WSJ and NYT Readers for Windows 8/RT

Amongst the things I’ve anxiously been waiting to appear in the Windows Store are apps for reading the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.   Little did I realize that these were already there, though hiding in an unexpected … Continue reading

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