So, there’s a new blog post by Mary Jo Foley called “Windows 8: Beta collectors waiting with bated breath for a leak”. It basically talks about the fact that we are waiting to see the new OS, it’s starting to leak out etc etc.. You can read it here. What drew my attention to the post however was a comment made on the blog...

So here’s the deal. My buddy Marc and I made a bet a year or more ago and I need your help to make my $500. He basically bet that by the summer of 2011, I would not be able to name 10 (just ten) companies in the Fortune 500 who are officially using or seriously considering using Windows 7. By seriously considering, he...

Microsoft has begun to distribute early copies of Windows 8 to key OEM partners. The software giant is distributing build 7971.0.110324-1900 via the company’s Connect external testing system. Key OEMs, including HP, are now able to access the Milestone 3 build from Connect. The test version of Windows 8 is reportedly...

On this blog, I continue to be an advocate of not just cool tech features for consumers but for functionality that will add value to the enterprise as well. Office and Windows are Microsoft’s bread and butter. Corporate licensing makes up a lot of revenue for Microsoft when they deploy their client and server operating...

Mary Jo Foley reported the following about Microsoft switching ad agencies: Microsoft periodically switches ad agencies for various parts of its business. The latest switch was announced on March 18, with Publicis Group’s Starcom MediaVest unit winning a substantial percentage (according to reports) of Microsoft’s...

This made me laugh out loud. Win7China is basically saying the following (translated): To date, Microsoft hasnt had any version of Windows 8 leak (including the M3, M2, M1, Windows 7 Post-RTM). Even in the Microsoft Windows 8 development department, not everyone can use the full version of the latest build. Team and...

AT&T has agreed to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $39 billion. From the press release: DALLAS, TEXAS AND BONN, GERMANY — March 20, 2011— AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Deutsche Telekom AG (FWB: DTE) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement...

Rumors continue that Windows 8 will have some kind of (hopefully optional) Metro type interface in the OS. The Metro style is becoming increasingly used by Microsoft. It is currently being tested as Microsoft’s new homepage welcome screen: allowing you to change from home user to professional pages by sliding the page...

I’m looking for 4 writers who can commit to writing 2 articles a week for this blog about Microsoft, Windows 8 and tech innovation in general. You have to be innovative, smart, funny, timely and have an opinion on Windows. You should also care about the PC industry and want to reach a lot of readers with your...

Samsung has released a new notebook called the Series 9. The notebook, which goes on sale today, is giving the MacBook Air a run for its money. It’s lighter, thinner, and svelter than Apple’s own wispy model: the Samsung Series 9 weighs 2.89 lbs., has a 13.3-inch screen, and is .64 inches thin. The 13-inch MacBook Air,...