Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 11:03am

I have a feeling that Nadella's focus on "cloud first" is going to destroy Microsoft as we know it. Not as a company--I just mean that in ten years, Microsoft is going to be a behind-the-scenes...

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 6:02pm

I'm asking myself the same thing. For some reason, this article has me questioning the entire Microsoft ecosystem. I mean, I love Windows Phone... but let's be honest, if it doesn't crack 10%...

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 5:44pm

Agree that it's a bit discouraging. It's looking like Zune all over again--a great device that no one buys and becomes a punch line.

It all started with the botched rollout. The Surface...

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 3:46pm

It'll be fun to watch the iFanboys fawn all over the new size, even though they've been convincing themselves for years (while sneering at everyone else) that the iPhone was already the "perfect...

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 3:11pm

Is this an admission that Microsoft doesn't expect their Surface business (or the Windows tablet business) to be successful? And, if so, should any of us even bother buying one anymore? Just...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 11:32am

A device like that would be hard to resist. Love the name too--Surface Pro Book.

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 11:29am

I'd like to see a little more customization. I don't like the green color used as the highlight for the Web App... or the gray.

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 1:49pm

LOL! GREAT POINT!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 3:11pm

Agree. Microsoft botched the launch... and it's hard to recover from a lousy first impression... especially if the media is attacking everything you do. Metro was a chance for Microsoft to finally...

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 1:36pm

It's about time we hear some positivity from this group!

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 1:28pm

I really don't understand why some people are complaining about MORE OPTIONS. They're so anti-Metro. It's almost like a disorder for some of these people.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 6:41pm

If all of these changes are true, then there's really no need for both a Start Screen & a desktop. Couldn't they just become ONE now? Meaning... a Metro Start Screen (with floating tiles), a...

Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 10:48am

Agree. The Task Bar is one of the best features of Windows.

Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 10:39am

I think/hope that's where they're going with Windows 9--floating/scrolling Live Tiles on the desktop... with Task Bar (if you want it), etc. I think all people want are options. The reason people...

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 7:06pm

I love the combination of the two (as far as functionality goes). They just need to Metrofy the desktop a little... with Metro-style icons & a Metro-style task bar, etc.

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 11:26am

Totally agree about needing a clock!

Also, the new menu boxes need to be Metrofied somehow because that white box is really jarring! Currently, if a tile is right-clicked the menu pops up...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 11:58am

I hope these pinned Metro apps have "jump lists." Meaning, if you're working in Word in the desktop, and want to check the weather or stock quotes (etc.) from a pinned Metro app, that jump lists...

Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 4:21pm

I totally agree about the music syncing abilities between Windows & Windows Phone is abysmal. Doesn't Microsoft understand how important music is to people? That we spend many hours upon hours...

Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 12:30pm

I'm not sure anyone is even aware than an Xbox Music service exists. Secondly, what Xbox Music desperately needs is a DESKTOP app... like now. I mean, yes, Metro apps will be able to run on the...

Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 12:19pm

While glance screen is cool, I'd much prefer an option to lock/unlock specific apps. Meaning, some apps would be available without unlocking the screen, while others would require your unlock...

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 9:54pm

I work at a large financial firm in NYC (a Fortune 500 bank) and overheard a conversation between two executives on the elevator today. Apparently, this bank will be scrapping its BlackBerrys and...

Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 10:14am

I agree that it's frustrating and holding the platform back... but I suspect it won't change until Microsoft has some more leverage with the carriers... and that probably won't happen until...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 8:00pm

I think the target audience for the 1520 is people who don't want to buy both a tablet & a smartphone. I think that's why larger phones perform better in developing countries.

Even so,...

Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 5:46pm

If Microsoft weren't planning a Surface with LTE in 2014, then I'd probably choose the Lumia. It's a very tempting device.

Both devices are strikingly attractive. The Lumia is bright and...

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 6:55am

Are Bay Trail tablets even considered "tablets" by IDC & Gartner? I don't believe they are... so a large portion of Windows touchscreen devices won't be counted anyway.

Maybe someone...

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 6:57am

I agree. "Surface" is a great brand name for a touch OS.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 7:02am

I think the solution to the "desktop extinction" is a Metro task bar (which I've been saying for about a year now).

In other words, Windows opens to one start screen--the Metro one--but...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 7:10am

If Nokia Music is bundled, does that mean the subscription is free too? Because, otherwise, it's just an app that doesn't do much. But if it includes a free subscription... then that could prove...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 7:08am

I'm trying to decide between the Nokia & the (yet-to-be-released) LTE Surface 2. I'm assuming that an LTE Surface will have GPS...

Either way, I guess I'll have to wait a few months...

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 9:58pm

I agree that they should retire the "Windows" brand and come up with something fresh. Personally, I like the name "Surface" for the name of the OS. I mean, the OS doesn't really even use windows...

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