So I saw this article on Politico and had to write about this because it’s typical Microsoft. Microsoft have endorsed Mark Penn by making him Chief Strategy Officer. Basically, CEO Satya Nadella decided to make changes and shuffle some chairs on the Microsoft deck. As part of that reorg, he made famous...

I woke up a few days ago and saw that Ford (F) CEO Allan Mulally may be firmly in the running to be the next CEO of Microsoft. I couldn’t be happier. AllthingsD is reporting that while Mr. Mulally was initially averse to the idea, he may be warming up to it. Some of the factors cited were the fact that he has...

Do you remember when was the last time Microsoft provided such deep details of its company structure? Wait don’t answer that, because the company recently talked about this in depth at its financial analyst meet. As part of its financial analyst day yesterday, chief operating officer, Kevin Turner provided...

Redmond had already confirmed, what it called an internal set of plans called Blue, but all other details were kept under wraps. Until now, that is. The company has come out in the open with some new specifics. Microsoft’s chief marketing officer and chief financial officer, Tami Reller confirmed a whole...

And Windows 8 is at the forefront of this reinvention, says the Redmond executive. The continuous faltering of the PC market has led some analysts to claim that the end of the desktop computer is near. Plus with smartphones and tablets turning the technology industry upside down, and continuously gaining new...

Microsoft has announced that Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer, will retire in 2014 when he will be 65. Mundie was one of two Microsoft Corp executives who took over Bill Gates’ role at the company. At that time, Mundie became responsible for Microsoft’s long-term research activities,...

The tech world got a shake (and a stir) a couple of days back when the news hit that Steven Sinofsky, the President of the Windows Division at a little company called Microsoft, left the company. Here is a little aftershock for you: Steven Sinofsky may be looking for a job right now, but one thing he isn’t...

As part of the ongoing Windows 8 interview series, this week I did an interview with Marc LeShay. I had the pleasure of working with Marc at a large entertainment company a few lifetimes ago and came to respect his ability to manage large, complex, technology solutions. He has over 20 years of enterprise...

It’s Friday and time for the Windows 8 quote(s) of the day. Today’s champion is HP CEO Meg Whitman with her quotes from her interview with CRN. From the CEO: My son once lived in the city and commuted to a start-up in Silicon Valley. He got an iPad so he could [work on the train]. Two weeks later, he gave it...

Today’s “alleged” quote of the day is from Microsoft’s Terry Myerson. TheVerge.com is alleging that: In a recent all-hands meeting, we’re told that Myerson said something to the effect of “we’re at zero percent market share for all practical purposes, and if we could get to ten percent, that’d be...