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Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview: Now with More Integration Commented on: 26 weeks ago (January 23, 2014)

I am just not convinced that "Threshold" will be called Windows 9. You said it yourself, Paul:

"Fundamental changes are not coming, I was told."

It's a pipedream to expect any...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 (Very Early) Preview Commented on: 28 weeks ago (January 9, 2014)

You can create a local account on your PC so you don't have to be connected to your Microsoft account. You will still have to login to use SkyDrive from your browser but one way or another, if...

Windows Phone Turned the Corner in 2013 Commented on: 31 weeks ago (December 19, 2013)

The unification of Windows RT/Phone will keep "Windows on ARM" alive and insure that the "desktop-less" Windows "tablet" will succeed while traditional OEMs successfully market Windows 8.1 tablets...

Microsoft Pulls Surface Pro 2 Firmware Update Commented on: 31 weeks ago (December 19, 2013)

There might be a simple "stop-gap" available here. I would expect that those who are experiencing these problems are users who depend upon the Sleep function or the Hibernate function. And maybe...

The Sad State of Amazon Apps on Windows Commented on: 32 weeks ago (December 10, 2013)

I have been a Kindle user for a number of years now and, frankly, I don't have much interest in using my Surface (RT or Pro) to read Kindle e-books. The Kindle reader is much better suited to...

Microsoft Accounts Getting New Security Improvements Commented on: 32 weeks ago (December 10, 2013)

Unfortunately, Google, Facebook and all the rest have the same attitude. They want you to use THEIR service as your "single sign-on". The difference is that Microsoft wants to protect your data...

Dell Venue 8 Pro: What Dell Got Right Commented on: 37 weeks ago (November 5, 2013)

That sounds a little low to me but I could be wrong. Microsoft's minimum recommendation for Windows 8.1 (x86) is 16GB of storage but that is unrealistically low. Even 64GB of storage does not...

Windows Phone or Windows RT? Commented on: 51 weeks ago (July 29, 2013)

Well, Paul, I think you are being a little silly here. The differences between Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT are very small, and Microsoft has promised to fix that.

Among those...

Julie Larson-Green Talks about “Blue” and the Future of Windows Commented on: 1 year ago (May 10, 2013)

It sounds like there is a reason why she doesn't often represent Microsoft publicly. Even just reading your text, she does not sound very articulate. Too bad - for her and for Microsoft.

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(Virtual) Hands-On with Windows 8 “Blue” Build 9364 Commented on: 1 year ago (April 17, 2013)

"Metro" was renamed to "Modern" months ago (before RTM) in order to address some trademark infringement issues.

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