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Why desktop applications still have a place in a cloud-first world Commented on: 1 week ago (October 2, 2015)

All serious email is "cloud first" because it is stored in the cloud. But all major platforms, from desktop to mobile, have native apps. So the outlook web app is just for emergency situations (...

Windows 10 Continuum and the future of desktop computing Commented on: 5 weeks ago (September 2, 2015)

Phones able to be plugged into monitors and used instead of desktops: no real value, and Moore's law will end well before this becomes practical.

Phones using the same os core as desktops...

Top 5 Wish List items for Windows 10 Commented on: 5 weeks ago (August 28, 2015)

Good list. Mine is mainly around control and multi-user setups:
- Bring back full-featured parental controls as in Win8.
- Allow for store apps to be installed for all users by an...

Windows RT will get some elements of Windows 10 Commented on: 8 weeks ago (August 10, 2015)

Mistake. Without universal apps, WinRT will become almost worthless. They should just offer Windows 10 mobile for these devices. That it's supposed to be Microsoft's pure tablet os.

Microsoft Rolls Out Changes to Family Safety, Renamed to Microsoft Family Commented on: 9 weeks ago (August 5, 2015)

Windows Family safety has gone from market leading to abysmal with this change.

Not only is it hard to set up and manage local accounts because of requiring online management, but the...

We now know why Windows Media Center is not in Windows 10 Commented on: 9 weeks ago (August 5, 2015)

Xbox 1 it's only for gamers. For media it consumes 20x more power than it should.

They could make a cheaper low power version for media, or adapt their Windows tablet interface for remote....

How To: Change Email Sync Frequency in the Windows 10 Mail App Commented on: 10 weeks ago (July 30, 2015)

Why would anyone use email that it's not pushed to clients?

Modern Skype app being nixed in favor of desktop version Commented on: 17 weeks ago (June 12, 2015)

"Modern apps" mean tablet apps and directing tablet users to desktop apps makes no sense. This announcement is "we are abandoning Windows tablet users for a few months; please use desktops instead...

A look at the new Outlook Mail app in Windows 10 Mobile (Build 10051) Commented on: 25 weeks ago (April 15, 2015)

Formatting is an impressive and great addition.

Microsoft's Windows 10 IoT Strategy Commented on: 29 weeks ago (March 18, 2015)

I think HTPC should come first and then home automation/IoT.

Both appeal to a minority of technically proficient users, but home automation/IoT a smaller minority as it requires a more...

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