Friday, August 15, 2014 - 9:26am

you knock the speculation of others that it's dying, but you're speculating when you say people avoided Nokia phones because of the sale. I question how much of an impact that has on buyers....

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 7:26pm

Paul, I know you love Windows Phone. I have never used it, but am looking at buying an unlocked phone for travels throughout Europe, and Windows Phone is on my radar because of the low cost of...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 3:05pm

that's how i read it -- only xfrs, not encrypted at rest. Even so, I won't store anything in the cloud if i can't control the key. I don't trust any cloud provider.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 7:54pm

taken a look at Microsoft's privacy policy lately?

http://...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:53pm

I haven't tried the Metro version, but I have to use a corporate Skype account daily. I switch among several PCs, and one of the things that drives me nuts is the delay in populating it with...

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 8:59pm

you're right. I downloaded directly from Skype when this blurb was posted & I got 6.14.64.104, which had the new design. And of course after 'update 1' trashed my PC and I had to rebuild, I...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 3:38pm

I agree. I like Win8.1 with Start8, but I have no use for any of the Metro apps.

There's a reason the desktop metaphor works so well -- it's because it allows for multi-tasking with very...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 12:40pm

That's a pretty broad brush. There are plenty of using legit versions who don't want to use a Microsoft account for privacy reasons.

The only reason Microsoft aren't currently compiling...

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 5:46pm

My company is mostly remote workers, so we use the paid corporate version of Skype, and it still has ads -- big ones! I can't imagine how obnoxious a free offering might be. Not to mention the...

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 12:58pm

Another thing that's funny about this to me: he talks about the users who aren't technical, they need those Metro apps.

Well, even on my iPad and a free Win8 tablet a vendor sales rep...

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 11:42am

That is quite a bit of a history rewrite. Everyone I work with dislikes dealing with Win2K 12/R2 because of the lack of a Start Menu. We might end up buying Start8 for all of them.

I...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 1:23pm

I hope they'll switch Skydrive back to working as a standalone desktop app. I'm not interested in using a Microsoft login and being tracked. I don't care if they say they aren't doing it now,...

Monday, December 16, 2013 - 1:39pm

Any idea if with the Theshold stuff they'll re-enable use of SkyDrive as a desktop app? I liked it, but I quit using it under 8.1 because of the requirement I log in to the OS with a Microsoft...

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 11:15pm

I wish they'd release some utility that will sync your Outlook 2013 calendar with outlook.com. I don't care about email, since I download to Outlook & delete. I don't keep it on the web....

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 4:31pm

Has anyone with VL and Software Assurance actually been able to access the TechNet subscription? Their VL site has been a disaster since they redesigned it a couple of years ago and has never...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 3:24pm

Any idea why Win8 can do a full upgrade (carry everything) from Win7, but Win8.1 cannot? Has something changed sufficiently with the internals that this isn't practical? Or just a decision not...

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 2:11pm

Count me as one of those who thought this allowed merging. That's what they really need. This doesn't help those of us who grabbed our names at outlook.com as soon as it went live.

I...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 5:21pm

I'm praying this will let you keep your grandfathered SkyDrive storage. I have an old email, _@hotmail.com that has 25 GB SkyDrive storage, but I got...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 10:14am

I have a problem with Google's cavalier attitude towards privacy & data collection. It scares the crap out of me to log in to GMail and see 'recommended contacts' based on the fact they...

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 4:05pm

I agree ModernMix is pretty slick, but the reality is there are no Modern apps I'm interested in running -- I got a much better experience in every case with an existing desktop app, sometimes...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 5:49pm

Any idea if they're looking into encryption with user-defined keys? I like the idea of moving a lot of my stuff to the cloud, but not without encryption that only I control. I've spent a lot of...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 1:00am

I'm curious if there's even one business anywhere that has purposely kept SP1 off their users' PCs. If so, I'd love to hear the reason. I just can't imagine some app incompatibility this far out...

Friday, March 15, 2013 - 3:41pm

Paul, have you changed your mind about the Start Menu? I notice you appear to have one now, which you as recently as a couple of months ago said you didn't advocate at all, describing replacing...

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 8:02pm

Hey Paul, have you heard any rumblings from within MS about bringing back the Start Menu & maybe pulling the Metro stuff from the desktop version? They are taking a beating in the press...

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