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Xbox Music Book: Another Small Update, a Move to Task-Based Organization Commented on: 1 year ago (January 21, 2013)

I definitely think the "How To" approach to documenting software for end users is the way to go. Previous online docs for my programs were droll listings of features, menu items, toolbars, etc....

In Praise of the Windows Padfone Commented on: 1 year ago (January 19, 2013)

It's not surprising that a hardware company came up with a hardware solution to the screen size and data portability problem. What you want to be able to do is to "throw" your task at hand (e.g....

Tami Reller Talks Windows 8 Sales Commented on: 1 year ago (January 10, 2013)

Regarding your comment, "(They’re just getting “set up” now to drive things forward? What were they doing before?)". You do understand that there are real people behind these products, correct?...

New Intel Chipsets Spur Hope for Windows 8 Surge in 2013 Commented on: 1 year ago (January 8, 2013)

The CloverTrail doesn't have "lackluster performance thanks to a 32-bit design that supports just 2 GB of RAM". The 32-bit design has nothing to do with performance. Atoms are slower because they...

Report: Windows Phone 8 Usage Surges Commented on: 1 year ago (January 7, 2013)

The post you responded to asked about WinPhone's overall market share (iOS, Android, etc.), which is still in the low single digits. This Thurrott article is only referring to WinPhone8's share of...

Tech Resolutions to Consider for 2013 Commented on: 1 year ago (December 31, 2012)

I think your "Wait" advice is the best right now. Intel appears to have finally "bought a vowel" and is focusing on low power for their i3/i5/i7 CPUs, which are *far* more powerful than...

Fixing Windows 8, Part 4: Evolve Metro for Pro Apps Commented on: 1 year ago (December 24, 2012)

It's not just the command density that's an issue in Metro apps, it's the whole Metro environment. Just look at the issues ISVs are having on MSDN's forums performing operations that have just...

Five Surface Devices Microsoft Should Make in 2013 Commented on: 1 year ago (December 24, 2012)

No argument on the Intel Atom-based Surface. ARM needs to go unless it provides a convenient way to test WinPhone code.

I'm not thrilled with the idea of MSFT getting into hardware but we...

AdDuplex: Surface Still Rules Nascent Windows 8 Devices Market Commented on: 1 year ago (December 10, 2012)

The Surface Pro, which will be available in a month or two, will be a complete PC based on the Intel i5. It'll run everything, including Visual Studio. I run VS2012 on my Samsung Slate 7, which is...

Microsoft’s Mobile Strategy is Correct Commented on: 1 year ago (December 2, 2012)

Paul, I cringe everytime I see you write, "when Windows is Metro only". That's not going to happen. The Metro/WinRT API simply doesn't have the ability to handle complex apps (whether it's file...

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