Monday, March 3, 2014 - 12:11pm

and the more Satya delays free windows on tablets, the more android will keep basically becoming windows.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 3:36pm

unless they discount the XB1 by at least 100 USD in all markets, it doesn't matter if they suddenly can stream to CNN. nobody will care.

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:35am

honestly looks more compelling than windows phone at this point. why doesn't MSFT give away windows phone so OEMs won't have to resort to this?

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:34am

A lot of people have been saying MSFT needs to abandon its OS ambitions and become basically a software commodity. That is the nokia X. Now that we have it, we see how these folk's theory falls...

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 3:15pm

I agree the MSFT employee is basically spewing nonsense. But Paul, don't kid yourself if you think the reason businesses held back was because of re-training costs. Ipads/android tables are...

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:36am

well here we go. these are the dream of the crowd that wants office to be multiplatform as it will somehow offset the decline in windows revenues. Hopefully MSFT will release stats about how much...

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 9:32am

the strange part about the outlook web client is that you used to have to buy a higher end version of office to get it. Unless they release a new version that is even better, apparently outlook is...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 3:57pm

The android and iOS apps haven't really received any additional push. In fact, I'd argue they have always been AHEAD of the windows app....which is typical MSFT. This just promotes the service....

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 7:04am

well this is crazy. All these excellent apps make the windows 8 and windows experience very nice at a time that it badly needs it. Plus all the rumors of the bing powered cortana to help windows...

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 11:55am

Looks fantastic but doesn't this app kind of torpedo the notion that MSFT should get rid of bing at all costs?

1) this app makes zero money, so I'm not sure how this "bing" company could...

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 10:26am

A couple of observations

-Windows 8 Licenses:
completely destroyed chrome OS and OSX. And this is considering OEMs are adopting chrome OS in drobes paul? where are the marketshare...

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 3:46pm

It is not a lie but it is also not entire true given how they setup that SLN file.
1) The new universal project lets you separate the UIs, which unless you’re mediocre you’d do anyway. Yes...

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 3:20pm

it is interesting that just as "some" call microsoft to focus back on the desktop, their only competition is windows 7...which means there is zero reason to focus on the desktop as they aren't...

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 1:03pm

hubs were awesome but they weren't open so MSFT has nobody to blame but themselves for this. nobody could hook into a hub and extend it or contribute to it besides the prescribed "saved pictures"...

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 1:02pm

looking pretty much the same as 2011. same huge text on a black or white background (apparently the only two possible colors mankind can select for backgrounds). Takes no advantage of high dpi...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 10:05pm

if MSFT were smart they would give away the thing. what's the loss? it's not like wp sells well or anything. in fact, they can probably make more money selling ads in wp than on license sales if...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 10:03pm

I have to agree. I have a dell and toshiba laptops and never once have I faced problems which required firmware updates.

if this is the microsoft of the future that has ditched consumers...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 10:00pm

will the performance on the dashboard equal the Xbox 360? because the xb1 is dog slow just moving and scrolling around. only when you launch apps is the xb1 faster. I shiver to think how badly...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 3:25pm

I can't wait to brick my surface pro 2 yet gain. installing!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 3:25pm

Wait a minute and this took 18 freaking months? true they are nice features but they are playing catchup and there isn't a single feature that isn't already available elsewhere. It's like when...

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:11pm

seeing this device and no doubt others to come makes you realize why windows 8's hybrid nature is a necessary thing. If MSFT did what some want, and focus on productivity, they can just ditch...

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:09pm

and then after buying the ultrabook or MBA you'll have to spend another 400 bucks on a tablet for both the ultrabook and MBA will be too unwieldy whereas this will be as slim as it gets. so time...

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 5:43pm

See this is the part I don't understand. How is Microsoft risking the enterprise by this? They are buying windows 7 not OSX. If anything windows 7 is more popular than ever.

So who cares...

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 5:41pm

Based on the number of people, myself included, that read what you've written to be basically telling MSFT to do a full retreat and try to save the last few desktop users it has, maybe you should...

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 5:35pm

1) totally unnecessary. Nobody is buying desktop OS systems anymore and those that are, are happy with windows 7. You don't make a better version of DOS any more than you make a better version of...

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 5:23pm

read Mary Jo's column and you'll see MSFT basically apologized to revs for pushing the Sinofsky COM strategy.

The Build conference will tell a lot this year and btw, MSFT hasn't dropped ....

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 5:15pm

First of all, let me congratulate you on the 180 you've done since the days of praising Microsoft for trying to move away from the sinking ship that is the "productivity" desktop. It shows you,...

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 10:27pm

I love the taskbar, but it is obvious we need a touch friendly version of it. Why was it that Microsoft, even after decades of knowing that the taskbar is the #1 feature people use, decides to...

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 4:39pm

and so glad firefox, unlike google, doesn't hate consumers and tries to ram their malware that tries to take over your PC. chrome reminds me a lot of real player one. Maybe I just want my browser...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 5:11pm

there is no split personality as you mention it, and no reason store apps can't do file management. what we're seeing is simply the inability of management (Steven Sinofsky) to embrace the desktop...

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