Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 5:10pm

It's not coincidence that all of Microsoft's newfound pluralism is coming months after hiring a Chief Economist for the company.

I continue to support this move, and I'm looking forward to...

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:26am

I'm tired of hearing Windows users claim that Microsoft doesn't care about them. Windows has been insulated from any meaningful consequences for years by closed-minded business practices that...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:11pm

He is absolutey right to focus on delivering quality Microsoft software experiences across many platforms. The bone-headed exclusionary policies of the past really polarized the public image of...

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 8:26am

It's not an email account held by an Irish customer. Microsoft maintains major datacenters in Ireland.
And a company has the obligation to police its own intellectual property according to...

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 2:38pm

oh, I guess I didn't realize that Apple screens had that problem despite being under the 4" limit. :-)

Short Takes is especially snarky this week. Love it.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:48am

It's not like Microsoft was going particularly out of its way in developing the fix in the first place: the firm has a number of private support contracts for XP. The exception here was delivering...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 3:27pm

Looks like everyone is on board with the "One Microsoft" mantra. Even if that means position reversals reminiscent of Xbox One.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 2:22pm

I'm sure there are plenty that have already commented on it, but I'm surprised you didn't mention the issues Microsoft created when it pushed out an update to Surface that resulted in many of...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:24am

Your point about the way that Android handles drivers is a very good one and points to the first major obstacle to adoption: how do you re-engineer the entire kernel without imposing an API break...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:11pm

I can't possibly imagine carriers taking any action to kill this off.

Seriously, though, this hardware is going to fork and be burdened by obsolescense issues about 20 minutes out of the...

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 9:41am

This is the move that Microsoft needed to make.
This doesn't spell the end of Windows, it just means that Microsoft has a chance to get back to being an industry-leading software company...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:06pm

There's only one thing that's going to right the One's ship, and it had nothing to do with hardware or software: cut the price.
I understand that the 360 was a loss-leader, and they have to...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 11:20am

You might want to do a ctrl+H for "Nadell" with "Nadella"

Also, at the end of paragraph 7, I believe Mr. Ballmer meant "stronger", though what you wrote might not be entirely wrong.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 11:38am

So Kansas City basically just became an Office365 dead zone, huh?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 11:48am

I wonder if Apple will try to claim a patent on not cooperating with regulators.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 1:21pm

My only concern is that name the product Windows 8.2 will have as much impact as if there were a Windows Vista.2.
I really like Windows 8, but the damage is already done and in the minds of...

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 12:14pm

Considering Bezos's commitment to aggressively entering new markets, how long do you think it is before Amazon starts setting up its own physical delivery network?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 2:29pm

Anyone who points to NSA spying as an argument against cloud computing is woefully out of touch with reality.

If the largest tech companies and most advanced goverment can't halt or slow...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 10:31am

You know, Paul, I really wish you'd stop doing these Apple attack pieces.

;)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 9:34am

I guess Microsoft, Apple, Google, and others can still count on Time Warner customers to need extra set top boxes.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 4:48pm

Agreed.
I love the devices that you mentioned in this article and find them to be first-class experiences; but it's not the hardware that makes them interesting or compelling.

For...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 2:07pm

I don't blindly accept all the changes, but I am a big fan of the new direction of Windows.
Every time I use W8 I am reminded of migrating from DOS to 3.11 to Win95, and shedding the daily...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 9:37am

Do Microsoft's attempts to copy Apple now establish an echo chamber of irrelevance?

Don't get me wrong, I love my WP and recommend it to everyone. It's not exactly setting the world on fire...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 12:51pm

An attempt to put to bed the notion that Elop is a Trojan Horse that intentionally wrecked Nokia to make this deal happen: Nokia shares in August 2010 were trading at $8.30. Yesterday they traded...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 12:35pm

Check your math, that was a $900 Million write-off, not billion. Also, should we really conclude that a piece of hardware is exiting the market after a single generation? What about when that...

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 11:03am

This is kind of unfortunate news, especially since I imagine most of the stories about this will continue to beat him up for Vista, Zune, Kin, and SurfaceRT. Seems there's plenty of grief to spare...

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 12:06pm

To address your point (2): the plaintiffs would have to sell shares in order to actualize the loss they are claiming reimbursement for

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 2:29pm

The moron that invests in a company based on their marketing rather than their financial reports deserves the losses they see.
These bozos have a tough case to prove, and it essentially...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 1:21pm

I'm sorry, but how is the term "Sky" able to be trademarked? Why is Microsoft capitulating on this?

This is absolutely ridiculous and that any court would decide this way is a clear...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 4:29pm

All of your main points are about the hardware, not the software that is Windows RT.
I own a Surface RT and it does what I expected it to do: a lot more than the iPad. The OS is,...

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