Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 15:37

An impressive achievement. I thought this woult take until Win9/WP9 to accomplish.

Regarding office, it will be interesting to see how Office adapts to different screen sizes.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 11:56

This integration is no good. What if the user doesn't use Skype? Do Lync or SIP clients have the same ability to integrate? There should be no integration in the OS, but instead APIs that allow...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 06:21

The ability to run (WinRT) Office and ability to run phone apps will certainly give a boost to a desktopless Windows RT.

But it should just as much allow a tablet mode on regular Windows...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 16:36

This looks big, especially universal apps. That suggests they are giving more power to apps, closer to WinRT. I'm most interested in whether apps will have the ability to read from and save to...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 19:41

Win9 has to be good. If it is good people will buy it. The current cost of OSes is a very small part of the decision to buy an OS. Businesses are skipping Win8 and look to install Win9 in due...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:32

It's nice that there are web apps but they are just second class citizens compared to Outlook.

It's about time for some new features in exchange. We haven't had any since 2007. The 2010 and...

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 08:49

I agree. Making an iPad version makes sense but developing and releasing before the WinRT version is insane.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 05:50

Useful!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 03:04

This is not the next big market, it is the next tiny market. It will sell in a niche market within exercise gear.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 17:13

Looks like a good choice if you do not need much storage. I would have preferred 1080p as it is perfect for 14" and having extreme dpi means an extreme dpi setting in windows which means wrong dpi...

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 13:51

I don't understand this decision at all. What is MS getting out of making Onenote free?

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 15:54

I agree. In fact currently MS accounts are just not suitable as admin accounts, since 1. they are not for regular use so don't need user data, settings synced, and 2. they are not useful for...

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 15:41

I am sure you are right that OneDrive needs to be more flexible. That should be the solution, rather than accomodating multiple users using one account. Unless those users share the same email...

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 06:17

On Android you need an account to purchase software. On Windows software is purchased separately (for desktop consumer users) or by IT (for corporate computers) and is only purchased from a store...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 07:12

Phones are already close to perfect, at least in those specs that reviewers care about.

Quad core, 1080p, 16MPixel: already overkill.

Hopefully now this has happened high-end phones...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 08:47

Lync/Skype is good news. Even better news is that Lync/PSTN interop is coming soon. I hope this involves Lync/SIP. Full WP/Android support will not be there for a long time as these devices cannot...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 22:45

Looks promising but not authentic.

If they made WP and RT compatible they would do so at an API level which would apply to all languages not just html/javascript.

html/javascript was...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 07:38

More significant news for Xbox One:...

Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 18:04

The OS may have complicated power saving features, but the bottom line is a failure.

...

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 13:34

This is no golden age. We have multiple incompatible platforms. More incompatible than platforms of the past: to reach all users you have to write in multiple programming languages: Java,...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 11:21

We need more buttons, not fewer. As if WP were not dumbed down enough already.

The problem with apps is not just that people are not bothering to write apps. It is that it is impossible to...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 19:55

"Microsoft's PC and device maker partners cannot modify Windows at all, and can only apply their own apps onto of Windows in very subtle and minor ways. Only Microsoft's own devices can benefit...

Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 10:36

Surface will get a big hardware boost. Currently on old process 40nm, moving to 28nm. That's a 2 year jump in processor technology. Also the screen is currently low res so improving that will make...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:39

Obviously this is a smaller market, so fewer products, but there are still some excellent left handed mice available, for example VerticalMouse from Evoluent.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:36

Shame that none of the best keyboards from Microsoft have wired versions these days (arc, sculpt).

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 18:15

All good, as long as they can be uninstalled.

On my android phone there are many apps by google, which cannot be uninstalled, wasting space, bandwidth and attention when the autoupdate, and...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 15:36

Paul, I like Microsoft's new products here but am confused about their naming. Maybe you could provide some insight in to this some time?

Microsoft's free email service is called "outlook....

Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 18:44

Paul you are confusing the OS and the software written for the OS. The platforms are going to be unified and should both be based on WinRT not WP. WinRT can easily be made to run WP apps, so...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 10:08

For pure tablets (low power, not desktop/laptop replacements so must be cheap), the coming 22nm Atom processors will be much more important. Higher end processors are not very relevant for this...

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 21:23

They are putting the head of Windows Phone - a market failure and technological embarrassment - in charge of Windows?

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