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Short Takes: August 29, 2014 Commented on: 43 weeks ago (August 29, 2014)

It would be great if after getting rid of the crap apps we could get some good ones, like a calendar and music player that actually work ... Be still, my heart.

Patch Tuesday Tripped Up by Rapid Release Era Commented on: 45 weeks ago (August 19, 2014)

So it takes time to develop and fix software and do it well. What shocking surprise. The real question remains, as Paul said, how long it will take Microsoft (and to be fair, other vendors) to...

Exchange 2013 is a resource hog - no surprise there Commented on: 1 year ago (May 1, 2014)

So add 50% more CPU and RAM and move along. Not much else to see here.

Will IT Ever Buy Into "Mobile First, Cloud First"? Commented on: 1 year ago (April 29, 2014)

In other words, the fundamental reality of software development has not changed since the days of Colossus, but the stakes are now a lot higher. Got it.

Microsoft Opens Build 2014 with Windows, Windows Phone Updates Commented on: 1 year ago (April 3, 2014)

Paul: I call dibs on the Xbox you got at the show. Thanks in advance!

Facing the Biggest Problem with Windows in 2014 Commented on: 1 year ago (December 31, 2013)

A good overview of MS's history. But as with all of us, what matters is what we do going forward. Business users will continue to need the Office apps for and Windows will continue to be the...

Big Changes Are Coming to Windows Commented on: 1 year ago (December 11, 2013)

So is that light up ahead in the tunnel coming through the exit, or is it another train coming this way?

ASUS Drops Windows RT Commented on: 1 year ago (July 30, 2013)

Two words: about time. I know every one of us makes less than optimal decisions about something sometimes. Still, it is disturbing to see a company do it to the tune of so much money and confusion...

Has PRISM Shaken Your Trust in the Cloud? Commented on: 2 years ago (June 12, 2013)

The range of opinions about the usefulness and risks associated with online communications and data storage is obviously rather wide. What I do not see being addressed at all is the simple, basic...

The Unwanted Side Effects of Technology Immersion Commented on: 2 years ago (March 12, 2013) I think that if we follow thiese observations to their logical conclusion we would use a lot less technology. In the consumer arena, it's purposes are largely communication and entertainment. We...
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