Windows 8.1 Review Commented on: 50 weeks ago (September 9, 2013)

"Hands-on with Windows 8.1: Xbox Music App" was a fairly harsh review. Are there improvements in RTM that did not make the preview for your opinion to change? or have you simply grown accustomed...

Microsoft Announces Skype for Outlook.com Commented on: 1 year ago (August 19, 2013)

Has anyone told the folks at Skype that they were bought? Shouldn't the tool work best on the platforms of the parent company?
Perhaps they can create a whack-a-mole type Xbox game, that...

Zune Marketplace Begins the Long, Slow Goodbye Commented on: 1 year ago (August 19, 2013)

Oddly, Zune is the reason I am invested in the Microsoft ecosystem. After purchasing our oldest an iPod, it took about two months of music purchases to realize that was an untenable financial...

Hands-On with Windows 8.1: System Recovery Commented on: 1 year ago (July 17, 2013)

SQL Server Express and Visual Studio both take significant time (hours) to reinstall and bring up to date with patches.

From experience, I can say that restoring from a system image is...

Microsoft + Best Buy Commented on: 1 year ago (June 13, 2013)

Will they be selling Microsoft Signature PCs? That would put this over the top.

It’s Official: Windows 8.1 “Blue” will be Free Commented on: 1 year ago (May 15, 2013)

I have three upgrade licenses that I have not installed yet. If I wait to install until after 8.1 is released, will it install 8.1? or will it install 8.0 which will then have to be patched?

New Coke? Commented on: 1 year ago (May 13, 2013)

I have been running Windows 8 since the first week of the customer preview, on a six year old Gateway desktop that cost maybe $450 in the day. Windows 7, ran slowly on this machine. Windows 8 made...

Windows 8.1 “Blue” Public Preview to Arrive in June Commented on: 1 year ago (May 8, 2013)

The start button without the start menu will be worse than no solution at all for those who want the old interface back...all of the 1.3 billion users currently running non touch hardware.

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Windows 8: A Six-Month Report Card Commented on: 1 year ago (April 30, 2013)

People do not use computers for the operating system, they use them to get things done.

There are one billion plus Windows computer users, and they are not using Metro applications,...

Windows 8/RT App Update: Mail Commented on: 1 year ago (March 25, 2013)

How about the ability to create a task or event in calendar from an email. This is easily done in Live Mail or Outlook.

Until "metro" provides a "magical" experience, better than that of...

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