Author Archives: halberenson

Product Launches and Vendor Conferences

My favorite tech conference, AWS’ re:Invent is coming up next week.  I attended the last three as an Amazon VP, and was hoping to attend this year as a customer, but unfortunately can’t make it.  I’ll be streaming the keynotes, … Continue reading

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Surface Book 2

I picked up my Surface Book 2 (SB2) from the UPS Store last Friday and wanted to provide my impressions. Setup was in the Wow category.  You turn on the SB2, connect to WiFi, answer a couple of questions, log … Continue reading

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Where is my Surface Book 2?

This is not a complaint, it is me anxiously waiting for a new device in a way that I haven’t for years.  You see, I have been without a PC for about 6 weeks.  Until then I had my work-owned … Continue reading

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Microsoft Phone (Part 2)

Does anyone think it was a coincidence that Joe Belfiore’s admission Microsoft’s journey to make Windows succeed on phones was dead came just days after he had announced that Microsoft was bringing the Edge browser to Android and iOS, and had … Continue reading

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Microsoft Phone (Part 1)

There is a lot of focus on the death of Windows 10 Mobile, bringing an end to Microsoft’s dream of a world running Windows on every client device.  But I don’t believe Microsoft feels Mobile is any less important now … Continue reading

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Using DNS for Security – Comodo Dome Shield

I’ve written a number of times about DNS offerings that allow for increased security.  Blocking you from going to a website that does a drive-by download of malware, blocking phishing sites, blocking your IoT devices from talking to a BOT … Continue reading

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Does per-incident support make sense in the cloud?

Although I haven’t looked at this deeply I know that AWS, and it appears Azure as well, only offer subscription-based support models.  On-premises Microsoft offers both subscription-based models and per-incident support.  So does per-incident support make sense in the cloud?  … Continue reading

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A newfangled buggy whip is still a buggy whip

One of the downsides of falling in love with a technology is that you miss it, really really miss it, at times when it isn’t available to you. Take your smartphone. I wonder how many people have popped a Xanax … Continue reading

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Amazon Key: Bad idea or evolutionary pressure tactic?

Like most people, or at least much of the Twitterverse, I am a bit freaked out by the idea of having a stranger open my front door to put a package inside. If you want to get freaked out a … Continue reading

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Amazon HQ2 – The Uber Test

Let me start off by saying I have no non-public information about Amazon’s search for a second headquarters, aka HQ2.  And I have no idea how Amazon’s senior leaders will ‘score’ proposals and make a decision.  But I have a … Continue reading

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