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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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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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Where are the 7″ Microsoft tablets?

A few days ago I was contemplating a blog post with my speculation about a 7″ Microsoft tablet when rumors of an “Xbox Surface” re-surfaced.  I tend to believe this rumor because I’ve been expecting that a portable Xbox family … 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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Performance of the Microsoft Surface and Windows RT

The evidence is growing that Microsoft’s decision to provide developers little or no access to Windows RT systems prior to general availability is coming back to bite them.  In particular, there are reports that performance is sub par.  First we … 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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Is Microsoft really building its own Windows Phone?

Is Microsoft really building its own Windows Phone?  Well, building definitely.  Planning to bring to market?  I’m not so sure.  And if they do,  what does that really mean? Microsoft has always been building Windows Phones.  One of the original … Continue reading

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The $199 Microsoft Surface

Reports surfaced (no pun intended) today that Microsoft was going to offer the Surface at the $199 price point.  This should come as no surprise really, but read on for the catch. I telegraphed how Microsoft could reach the $199 … Continue reading

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Acer’s JT Wang is part of the problem

I find it hysterical that Acer Chairman JT Wang is the most vocal critic of Microsoft getting into the hardware business with the Surface.  You see, I still haven’t experienced Windows 8 in Portrait mode and it is his company’s … Continue reading

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Critics of the Microsoft Surface just don’t get it

The commentaries about the recently unveiled Microsoft Surface Tablet/”Ultrabook”/PC thingies is revealing.  Particularly the few from OEM executives, and the larger number from supporters of the status quo.  My summary of them: They don’t get “it”.  No not the Surface … Continue reading

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