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Windows 8 thoughts from the web

Personally I like Windows RT and the new UI. I do believe however that Windows 8 is a big stepping stone for Microsoft, their “new Vista” if you so like, to get an upgraded architecture in the hands of both developers and users while waiting for the “killer” OS to come along that everyone will […]

Windows 8 reviewed by Infoworld

“Moving from Metro to desktop and back again, especially on a large and touch-deprived monitor, will have you reaching for the Dramamine.” There seems to be numerous usability issues with Windows 8, and this full screen switching between the “New Style UI” and the old desktop looks like one of the most concerning. The new […]

Vanityfair: Microsoft’s Downfall

“Eichenwald’s conversations reveal that a management system known as “stack ranking”—a program that forces every unit to declare a certain percentage of employees as top performers, good performers, average, and poor—effectively crippled Microsoft’s ability to innovate.” Sounds like a horrible system, makes you wonder how widespread it was inside the organization? Read: Microsoft’s Downfall: Inside […]

Microsoft Buys Nokia for $0

Matt Drance presents an interesting perspective to yesterday’s announcement from Microsoft and Nokia: Nokia has been running scared for years. The Symbian buyout was an acknowledgement that making truly great next-generation mobile products would be impossible without control over both hardware and software. Windows Phone 7 shows promise, but I believe Microsoft understands the same […]

Nokia and Microsoft use iMovie

My first reaction when I saw the Nokia and Microsoft partnership announcement video was: “Hey they made it like an Apple commercial”. And the truth wasn’t far from it. As AppleInsider reports, the entire press announcement video was made on a Mac with iMovie, and they even used one of the preset music themes that […]

Microsoft by the Numbers

If you’re into numbers you’re gonna love this blog post by Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President, Corporate Communications at Microsoft. The post is interesting since it contains a wide range of figures and comparisons of things such as iPad sales, Apple revenue and Netflix subscribers, complete with sources. As an example: 7.1 million Projected […]