Convergence. It is not always on. Or recommended. Microsoft might have tried this philosophy on for size a couple of years back, but the company has clearly changed gears now. It would be harsh to call this a sudden reverse. It isn’t. But all signs point to the fact that Redmond is aware of what the market...

With complete understanding of the fact that things like these take time, I ask, where is the Promised Land? I am, obviously, referring to the reported redesign of the Windows Store. News came out earlier this month, right after BUILD 2014, actually that Microsoft was planning to revamp the Windows Store...

I’ve got great news, I’ve got good news and I’ve got not so good news. The great news is that Windows 8.1 market share is steadily on the up. The good news is that the Windows 8 slice of the pie is gradually decreasing. The not so good news is that why are people still holding up from upgrading? What, for the...

BUILD 2014 is mostly about coding and build applications for the various Microsoft platforms, and true to the nature of the event, the company highlighted a number of important new changes at the event earlier this month aimed at developers. End users, however, will be most interested in knowing that soon...

Analysts love to be right. Most do. With the looming retirement of Window XP on the cards, market watchers readily made a number of predictions, the prime among them being the notion that PC shipments will get a much needed boost in the two or three quarters, in and around the time the 13-year-old OS reaches...

The unthinkable has happened. We are now living in the post Windows XP age. It really is the time of the modern variant of the operating system, Windows 8, technically, but the biggest news byte of the week is that Windows XP has reached end of line. Microsoft have stopped providing support for the vintage...

So just like that, BUILD 2014 has come and gone. Microsoft share plenty of plans for the present, some insights for the future, and a vision or two for the times ahead. Overall, April 2 and 3 were the days where Redmond announced a slew of improvements to the current platforms; a number of them overdue, while...

Yes, Redmond, I am talking about the number one software company in the world. This was before the time Google cooked up their search engine algorithms, around the time Apple was finding just how hard the hardware market can be. The middle of the 80s to start of 2000s. No one did software as well as Microsoft...

So you all have heard the news. Or shall I say gossip? Microsoft have maintained the policy of absolute silence about where the upcoming versions of its two leading platforms are heading. But there has been enough chitchat about Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows Phone 8.1. The mobile platform looks like it is...