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Surface Is Shit, Ergo Microsoft Is Dead; Or Not

The talk about Microsoft’s death due to Surface’s shortcomings are premature. Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Going To Buy The Surface RT

The more I evaluate it, the less likely I become to invest $599 in Microsoft’s Surface. Continue reading

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8 Issues In Windows 8: Modern vs Desktop

Some Windows 8 UX quirks that should’ve been fixed for the final release. Continue reading

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Setting Up Windows 8 On A Mac

Own a MacBook & want to install Windows 8? Here’s how and what you should be doing. Continue reading

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Windows 8’s 4 Fundamental Changes

The removal of the Start button, the replacement of the Start Menu and the renaming of Windows Explorer are signs of a major underlying change in Microsoft. Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Surface—The First True Windows 8 Tablet

Here’s what the Surface means to Microsoft and the Microsoft ecosystem. Continue reading

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Here’s Some Stuff Windows 8 Borrowed From Windows Phone 7

The Windows division’s inspiration from Windows Phone 7 don’t just stop Metro, there’s functionality that Windows 8 will offer similar to Windows Phone. Continue reading

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BUILD 2011

Photographs and BUILD 2011 coverage links. Continue reading

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Windows 8 Boots Faster Than Windows Phone 7, Drops Boot Splash

Microsoft’s video shows Windows 8 booting faster than my Windows Phone 7. Continue reading

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Explorer and Ribbon

A breakdown of Explorer in Windows 8 and how Ribbon enhances usability compared to Windows 7 and Finder. Continue reading

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Unified Services: Microsoft vs Apple

At WPC 2011, Microsoft talked about their strategies and differences in ecosystem with Apple. Continue reading

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Facebook’s Video Calling and WP7

MSFT buys Skype. MSFT integrates Facebook chat in WP7. Facebook brings Skype to chat. This could be video calling in Mango and even Windows 8. Continue reading

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If 2+2=4, Silverlight Is Important To Windows 8

More fuel to the speculation around Windows 8, Silverlight and WPF comes from dividing the XAML team across Windows, Windows Phone and the developer division. Continue reading

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Did Microsoft Dump Silverlight With Windows 8?

Steven Sinofsky might not have mentioned Sliverlight and talked about HTML5/JS but that was in my opinion a PR stunt to ensure Windows 8 got as much positive press as it could. Continue reading

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“Chatter” A Unified Voice & IM App In Windows 8

Windows 8 will have a new communication service called Chatter according to some new findings by Windows enthusiasts. Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Upcoming Video Chat Service Spotted In Windows 8?

An icon on the new Windows 8 lock screen hints at video messaging integration in Windows 8. Continue reading

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Zune and Windows 8

A missing Zune icon on the music tile and a separate video tile. Phase-out of Zune imminent. Continue reading

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The Third Windows

Windows Azure or the cloud computing OS is now the third Windows that will bring the enterprise and personal computing together. Continue reading

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Patent Shows Roaming Profiles For Custom Kinect Gestures

Patent shows gestures adapting to a user and these personalized gestures being available as a roaming profile. Continue reading

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Was Steve B Right In Killing The Courier?

Steve Ballmer’s decision to have Windows everywhere and the Metro (Windows Phone 7) inspired UI might well be the reason why the Courier was kinned. Continue reading

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How Deep Are Windows Live ID & Windows 8 Integrated

Two screenshots of Windows 8 shed light on the Windows Live ID integration in Windows 8. You cannot login into Windows 8 using Windows Live ID. Continue reading

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Enterprise Is Why Microsoft Hopes To Have Windows On Tablets

Microsoft wants to keep Windows on tablets so that they don’t need to invest in another platform. Continue reading

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Stats: Transition From Explorer To The Browser Is Here

The browser is now the desktop. Most of our daily computing activities can be done via the browser and traditional computing is undergoing a transition. Continue reading

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ARM + Direct Computing = Google TV Like Windows TV With Windows 8

Windows 8 will support instant on by fast booting into application specific operating systems for media playback and other functions. Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Windows 8 UI Rumors, What’s Microsoft Thinking

I speculate what Microsoft might be thinking of doing with Windows 8 based on the current rumors. Continue reading

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Microsoft To Introduce ‘Direct Experience Platform’ With Windows 8?

Direct Experience Platform for Windows will start the PC in reduced functionality mode to function more as a consumer device for specific purposes than as a full fledged PC. Continue reading

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Windows 8 Might Achieve The Elusive Instant-ON

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Windows 8 To Feature Attention Tracking. Minimum Hardware Specs For Tablets Leaked

As I said in the last post, Microsoft plans to use the Windows Phone 7 strategy for the tablet segment as well. For the tablets, Microsoft might define the hardware specifications like in the case of WP7. The leaked documents give … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Answer To The iPad Is Windows 8. Leaked Documents Show How

As a consumer I believe that companies should share with customers what their plans for the future are so that I can make an informed decision but that doesn’t happen unless some guy leaks a huge bunch of internal documents … Continue reading

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[Screenshots] Kinect’s Windows 8 Implementation

A few weeks back I had written about a patent that showed Microsoft’s intent to bring Kinect’s body sensing technology to Windows. Someone, somewhere leaked a few internal Windows team slides that made it to the Internet. Martin at Microsoft … Continue reading

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