Monday, June 30, 2014 - 4:45pm

It's easy to criticize, but in MS defense, it may not have been readily apparent that they had a problem. And even when they did know about it, it's probably the case that for a period of time...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 5:37pm

I would highlight Steven Elop's role here. MS has not yet done much to integrate the Nokia and MS teams. It would seem to be that smaller form factor devices, and devices with LTE fall better...

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 12:04am

I'm not all that interested in running metro apps in desktop windows. I would prefer to be able to run the desktop as a split screen app on the metro start screen. I mostly keep my high use...

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 12:54am

I mostly agree with your analyses. I already have 2 Surface Pro's which I am happy with -- battery life was never much of an issue for me because most of my SP use cases are plugged-in.

I...

Friday, August 30, 2013 - 1:19pm

just a short comment: I would hesitate to refer to the Touch keyboard/cover as "inferior" to the Type keyboard/cover. I would prefer to say that they are "different".

I actually much...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 1:46pm

I wonder whether MS partners who subscribe to the Microsoft Action Pack (MAP) will qualify as "OEMs" or not?

Paul, any thoughts/info?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 3:52pm

I suspect that there are a large number of individuals who won't upgrade until they buy a new PC (which might be never). But certainly the lion's share is probably in the Small to Medium sized...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 1:47pm

I was up in the Orlando, FL area a couple of weeks ago, and stopped in to a local Best Buy. They already had the MS store up and running -- looked just like the one in your LA picture. It is...

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 4:37pm

Talk about over the top analysis! Several articles in the mainstream and technical press today are linking Microsoft's earnings report with Detroit's bankruptcy filing. Whither Detroit so goes...

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 4:29pm

As I've said before the name Windows RT connotes Windows on top of the WinRT API -- not necessarily just Windows on ARM. MS could release a Windows RT product running on Intel silicon (probably...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 2:57pm

BN is really 3 different businesses: the Nook eBook readers, the retail bookstores, and the college bookstore/textbook business. The chairman Leonard Riggio started the college bookstore business...

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 5:01pm

If you remember, Windows RT was originally called Windows on ARM (WOA). They changed the name to Windows RT to highlight the fact that the only exposed API in the OS is WinRT.

I think...

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 6:45pm

I would agree that "shippability" has become a primary focus of the MS Windows teams (that IMO is what Sinofsky brought to the table -- not a friend winner that :grin). The other issue they have...

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 11:41pm

To understand what's going on with the various Windows products, one has to (IMO) look at what's going on under the covers with the Windows API's -- in particular with WinRT. Most of the ongoing...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:58pm

I think the comparison of consumers vs business are a bit misleading. While Balmer's numbers may be correct, but when you look at their recent financial reports, it is clear that a majority of...

Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 4:36pm

So after I got the SPro home, it setup quickly; logged on w my MS id and voila! I'm off and running. So far the minor knocks in the reviews about heat and not good on your lap, I'm not seeing --...

Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 4:35pm

Paul,
Two days before "SPro day" I drove to an MS store to see about keyboards and other accessories for the SPro, and what the buying experience was expected to be. The store I went to was...

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 2:50pm
I too listened to the conference call, and came away with much the same sense as you. However, the mainstream and technical press seem to be going out of their way to put a negative spin (or in some...
Friday, January 18, 2013 - 4:03pm
Just a couple of comments. On Intel's results: it was interesting that even though revenues were down, they were able to "eke" out a healthy profit of $2.5 Bn -- tells me that they...
Friday, January 4, 2013 - 5:21pm
In point of fact DOJ attorneys were involved heavily in the Google investigation at every step along the way. Early on it was decided that FTC take the lead in a joint DOJ/FTC investigation. Most...
Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 1:11pm
On reading this my first thought was: Gee MS won't allow first class access to non-MS browsers on Windows RT -- so why should Youtube provide privileged access? The situations are of course...
Friday, December 7, 2012 - 9:49pm
Re Socl: For a minute there I thought you were gonna launch into a Taylor Swift riff: "we are never never getting back together ... ever" :grin
Monday, December 3, 2012 - 3:15pm
I commented on another of your posts as to how much nominal W8 H/W product in the channel is coming w/o touch screen capability which is a problem IMO for W8. I also agree with you that there is a...
Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 11:45pm
AS RP noted in his comment, OEMs have been very slow to get announced W8 products into the distribution channels. It's Sunday for ma and just looking through all the laptop ads from Best Buy, et...
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 1:15pm
I seem to remember reading elsewhere analysis that a big chunk of that 40 million number represents shipments to OEMs -- not necessarily sales to end users. As the whole HP Autonomy debacle shows...
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 12:33pm
It seems to me that Intel has always been perceived as slow to respond to competition. Remember Netburst before Core? AMD was killing Intel against the Netburst architecture back then. Intel kept...
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 11:16pm
Paul, I couldn't agree with you more. I'm just back from Orlando and a visit to the MS store. They had all the HTC and Nokia phones from the different carriers on display, lots and lots of...
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 1:40pm
I had been planning to get a Windows phone this holiday season. Some problems with my existing smartphone prompted me to start the search a bit earlier than planned. I first wanted to learn about...
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 3:11pm
The decline in game console sales makes me think that there's a better than even chance that we will never see an Xbox 720 (or whatever they wanted to call it). Yesterday the blogosphere was...
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 3:03pm
I noticed the new supersite last night with a kind of "metroish" look to it, and (at last) a more accessible commenting facility. My existing Smartphone has gotten a bit wonky -- prompted...
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