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Surface Pro Comes to Europe Commented on: 1 year ago (May 16, 2013)

The UK price for Surface Pro is £898 (128GB £799 plus touch cover £99). For comparison MBA 11" 128GB is £929. Both prices include VAT tax at 20% (taxes are usually quoted in UK pricing, not in USA...

New Coke? Commented on: 1 year ago (May 12, 2013)

Extraneous? Oddly enough the potential for multiple Windows 'desktops' was introduced way back in NT 3.1 but long unused. My personal view is the hybrid Metro (for split screen, portable over a...

Julie Larson-Green Talks about “Blue” and the Future of Windows Commented on: 1 year ago (May 9, 2013)

“I use Surface RT as my main computing device." Now that is worrying. Talk about self-inflicted disconnect from the Windows user base. I hope she isn't part of the technical decision making...

Yes, Windows RT Has a Role to Play in the Future of Windows Commented on: 1 year ago (May 4, 2013)

When Win 3.x appeared on the scene, we were getting OEM pricing for DOS+Windows+Office at 10% PC retail price or lower. Then as the cost of hardware declined, Microsoft licensing costs increased...

Office 365 to Go: The Windows 8/RT Experience Commented on: 1 year ago (April 29, 2013)

During the early evolution of Windows, possibly the most important factor was making sure Windows and its APIs enabled sophisticated applications like Microsoft Word and Excel to be used from the...

Surface Coming to More Countries Over Next Several Weeks Commented on: 1 year ago (April 23, 2013)

Before the end of May, we'll also have detailed Haswell benchmarks. Great timing. Neat device the Surface Pro, personally like the format, I'd have almost certainly bought one around Windows 8...

Maybe They Should Just Call It Windows 7.8 Commented on: 1 year ago (April 19, 2013)

I agree there's a lack of vision, or if there is one its well hidden away amplified by an inability or unwillingness to articulate that vision outside Microsoft, indeed within much of the company...

Nokia Was Right to Bet on Windows Phone Commented on: 1 year ago (April 18, 2013)

Here in the UK I'm paying equivalent of $25/month (including taxes) for more data and calls allowance than I need, the only negative is no LTE yet. Contracts that pay off the handset over a 2 year...

Windows Phone 8: State of the Handset Hardware Commented on: 1 year ago (April 15, 2013)

The Zune was never a contender in large part because no US-only product stands much chance against worldwide consumer products such as iPod. Much like Surface Pro will not be tested against iPad...

Roku: 5 Million Devices, and What This Says About the Living Room Commented on: 1 year ago (April 11, 2013)

A great opportunity for Microsoft, the timing for a new version of Xbox being due has worked out perfectly relative to Windows 8 release.

Exciting from an external developer perspective if...

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