Many users and technology enthusiasts alike have theories as to how the failure of Windows 8 in 2012, could have succeeded if only Microsoft did something different. From creating different versions to allowing the Start Menu from boot to an alternative patch of Windows Phone 7. The more intriguing question, however, is if Windows 8 would have succeeded if Microsoft branched its “Metro” and “Classic” interfaces into two distinct products.
Today, the Internets blew up with news about Microsoft buying Nokia’s devices and services business.
Microsoft has offered a preview of WIndows Server 2012 R2; here’s how to get it, and what I’m interested in.
If you’ve had to replace your failed computer and wondered what you could keep – you’ll want to read this. The genesis of this idea comes from having the need to virtualize various different operating systems but changing computers often
This difficult-to-read corporate-speak addresses Microsoft employees asking them to refocus efforts towards consumerization and an interesting “One Microsoft” idea. Much of it is just Microsoft patting itself on the back and a weird attempt to appear forward-thinking and efficient that is anything but.
Of the biggest previews tomorrow, we’ll likely see the big “Blue” Windows 8.1 preview released for us to test. Late yesterday and today, however, Microsoft made a few other packages available for download and preview.
If you update Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, Microsoft is also going to give you Outlook 2013 RT. Incredible new for users, but even more, Microsoft has to be the only company with the balls to offer a full productivity application in an OS update.
Recently, Microsoft has offered a way to publicly view Office files by way of their own Office Web Viewer. I’ll show you how this process works, and how you might make use of it yourself.
So, not surprisingly, Ars Technica’s Peter Bright is calling Windows RT a “lemon“. I think that was an easy call in the beginning. He goes on to talk about how to turn the lemon into lemonade…
Today, I’m trying out a new type of mouse called the Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse. The so-named “wedge” because of its striking resemblance to a doorstop. Was the mouse useful? Is it worth your hard-earned cash?