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Second Guessing Microsoft’s Surface Strategy Commented on: 1 year ago (February 3, 2013)

Surface RT wasn't priced to sell, it was introduced as a comparatively expensive tablet/detachable so anyone curious about Windows on ARM and developers who want to support ARM for Windows Store...

Fact Check: Windows 8 Pricing Identical to That for Windows 7 Commented on: 1 year ago (January 21, 2013)

I agree as well. Windows 8 is different to earlier versions in two key areas. Firstly the Microsoft store. Secondly the multi-device play which enables Windows tablets and convertibles to...

Windows 8 Pricing Update Commented on: 1 year ago (January 19, 2013)

Windows upgrades in the consumer market has been a negligible business for 25 years so I've been curious what Microsoft would do with Windows 8.

Pricing for us early adoptors has been a...

Developers: Get Your Windows Phone App Featured in a TV Ad Commented on: 1 year ago (January 16, 2013)

Mass advertising and competitions may be fun but this current strategy hardly compares with the Google approach of making affordable devices like the Nexus 4 phone and the Nexus 7 tablet available...

Tablet PC Redux? Commented on: 1 year ago (January 14, 2013)

The Tablet PC was only ever a premium device aimed at market where cost was no object and held zero interest for 99% of developers, including myself despite my long standing interest in touch...

Samsung ATIV Smart PC + Keyboard Dock: Life with a Hybrid Windows 8 PC Commented on: 1 year ago (January 14, 2013)

An interesting, if academic, question as to why an NT based machine of c. 1993 could run Microsoft office in 32Mb (without paging to disk) and we are now discussing problems with a 2Gb limit....

Fixing Windows 8, Part 6: Offer Desktop Apps in Windows Store ... For Both Windows 8 and RT Commented on: 1 year ago (January 8, 2013)

Agreed on WinRT desktop style apps, ever since Build 2011 I've been hoping to see some movement here. I can understand why Microsoft want to try to focus developers on full/split screen apps...

Tech Resolutions to Consider for 2013 Commented on: 1 year ago (December 30, 2012)

To expand on the RT point. Its likely Windows 8 devices will outnumber RT by over 20:1 for the next few months. Developers of Windows Store apps are best advised not to offer ARM support for...

Jensen Harris Tells the Story of the Design of Windows 8 Commented on: 1 year ago (November 21, 2012)

Interesting background talk by JH. Many activities work really well full screen whatever the size of the display. Most games, video streaming, browsing todays news. Its a long list. Opening up...

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