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Microsoft makes Word, Excel and PowerPoint Universal apps available for Windows 10 Technical Preview users Commented on: 1 year ago (February 4, 2015)

Menus? Where? These are the same tabs with simplified ribbons below them that have been in Office since version 2007.

It's Time for Mobile First, Cloud First, Windows Best Commented on: 1 year ago (January 2, 2015)

MJF said it not too long ago on her 'All About Microsoft' blog: when MS goes in a new direction, it must seemingly always come at the expense of something else. Yes, getting their services on iOS...

Microsoft Says It Hasn't Forgotten About Windows Phone Fans Commented on: 1 year ago (January 2, 2015)

I have to agree: this alignment thing is a bad thing. There will be so much to report on that the result will be that when they release it all at once the focus will go mostly to the PC version of...

Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1 Updated with Numerous Fixes Commented on: 1 year ago (December 2, 2014)

What it also proves is that the mess they created by making it a separate app instead of something built into the OS was not needed.

All they have done these past months is bring the app to...

Microsoft Expands Surface Pro 3 Docking Preorders to the UK, Elsewhere Commented on: 1 year ago (July 22, 2014)

It's available for pre-order in Belgium as well, with the same release date of September 12. So presumably, the dock is now available for most European countries.

State of the Personal Computing Market, Q2 2014 Commented on: 1 year ago (July 13, 2014)

I'm sorry, but that 5 million of Windows Phone handsets for all of 2014 makes no sense. I'm pretty sure Nokia already sold more phones than that in Q1 2014 alone.
Or is Nokia/Microsoft...

Start Menu Will Replace Start Screen in Threshold Commented on: 1 year ago (July 1, 2014)

A start menu & a start screen or a start menu & a full screen start menu: i'm not sure what the difference is supposed to be. Sounds like semantics to me: the end result should be the same...

Windows Phone 8.1 Was Going to Include a Folders Feature Commented on: 1 year ago (June 30, 2014)

Paul, with "Windows Phone 8.1 Update" the documentation is clearly referring to the next WP release, aka GDR1 and not as you seem to think the current Windows Phone 8.1 version.
The are...

Thinking About Microsoft's Brands Commented on: 1 year ago (June 29, 2014)

I agree, the Lumia name is too weak to stand by itself. It works in combination with the Nokia brand but not on its own. If a choice has to be made between both, Surface is the stronger of the two...

Sleeping with the Enemy: Google + Microsoft Office Commented on: 1 year ago (June 29, 2014)

What continues to amaze me (and what should worry MS) is how easy people seem to accept Google's "good enough" solutions while rejecting (or ignoring?) Microsoft's less full blown but yet superior...

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