Should IT Pros be excluded from BYOD? Commented on: 6 days ago (February 26, 2015)

In our environment, there is no need to deny IT workers BYOD. First and foremost, we have centralized authentication with strictly enforced strong passwords. ADS manages access on a system-by-...

Google Unleashes Another Windows Flaw After Direct Communication with Microsoft Commented on: 6 weeks ago (January 19, 2015)

Agreed. Google is loosing it's perspective as a good IT citizen.

Windows 10 Upgrade Paths Limited to Windows 7 and Above Commented on: 7 weeks ago (January 9, 2015)

Much has changed since Windows Vista shipped so this policy makes sense - and it is more liberal than Microsoft has been in the past.

As for Windows XP, well ...

The transition...

Apple Sued For iPhone Storage Shortfall Commented on: 8 weeks ago (January 5, 2015)

Nobody can give you an honest figure for available disk space on a device. It depends upon the OS (and version). If there have been any updates. Which file-system is being used. etc. etc....

Apple Wins iPod/iTunes Antitrust Case Commented on: 11 weeks ago (December 17, 2014)

Apple did not harm anybody who was part of the Apple ecosystem. Competitors were late to market with different business models built around subscriptions while iTunes let you buy their music and...

In Email Warrant Case, Microsoft Finds Friends in High Places Commented on: 11 weeks ago (December 16, 2014)

I am in full agreement with Microsoft (and the signatories) on this one. Ironically, Microsoft's position also protects the U.S. economy. If servers owned by American companies which are located...

Windows 10 Slips to Fall 2015 Commented on: 11 weeks ago (December 11, 2014)

Don't be fooled. The last major operating system release was Windows NT 6 (Vista). Before that it was Windows 2000 (NT 5) and before that Windows NT 4 Workstation.

Everything in-between...

Short Takes: December 5, 2014 Commented on: 12 weeks ago (December 5, 2014)

I'll grant you that nobody NEEDS that kind of salary but it is a competitive market out there and, one way or another, Microsoft shareholders have decided it is better to pay him that much then it...

With Sales Soaring, Surface Heads to Governments Too Commented on: 17 weeks ago (November 4, 2014)

I doubt it. Doing so would be to compete head-to-head with Microsoft's best OEMs.

Today, OEMs can compete with other vendors' tablets (Samsung & Apple) with Windows 8.1 (x86) Bing at...

Satya Nadella Nets a Massive Payday Commented on: 19 weeks ago (October 22, 2014)

I am not sure that there is anything to discuss. Microsoft has placed its trust in Nadella and, in a few short months, Nadella could do irreparable harm to Microsoft. Is that going to happen? I...

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