As we continue to learn more about Windows 8, some things are becoming increasingly clear. Not only is this release totally different from any other Operating System that has come before it but because it is so different, it will tremendously affect the way businesses operate. Typical Microsoft upgrades have...

Yahoo Microsoft OK Microsoft, things have been going well. Don’t screw it up now. There are reports that private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners is working with one of its investors, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Microsoft Corp. to put together a proposal to buy Yahoo Inc., people familiar...

In order to smoothly share data  between apps in Windows 8, Microsoft has created a new mechanism called Windows Share. Using this technology, applications will be able to share text, bitmaps, HTML, files, and other types of data. Along with common data formats like text, RTF, bitmaps, files, URI, and HTML,...

Microsoft program manager Avi Ben-Menahem detailed the company’s plans for Xbox LIVE inside Windows 8 at BUILD last Thursday. His refrain was “It’s a huge opportunity for you as developers,” The following features will be in Windows 8 Xbox LIVE: Roaming save state Title managed storage Beacons Avatar...

If I was a CEO, CTO or CIO and I had to make decision about what tablets to buy for our organization, what would I choose? If the question was asked today, in August, the answer would probably be – it depends – let’s wait and see about these new Windows 8 tablets. Now to be clear, I love the Ipad. I bought an...

One company that is integrating the iPad into its work environment is Business Intelligence software maker MicroStrategy. The company purchased and now uses 2,300 iPads at its $454 million software firm. Soon after MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor saw his first iPad in April 2010, the company gave its entire...

As we march down the road to Windows 8, it’s probably important to start talking about how this new Operating System is going to affect an area I’m quite familiar with – ERP. What is ERP? Well Wikipedia would define it as the following: Enterprise resource planning (ERP) integrates internal and external...

So this falls under the “not sure what to make of it” category. Seekingalpha.com just transcribed the Dolby Laboratories (DLB) Q3 2011 Earnings Call for August 4, 2011 5:00 PM ET. They basically go over a bunch of stuff related to earnings blah blah… Here’s the interesting part: In the PC market, the broad...

So one of the mistakes people make when they read my blog or find my blog is that they assume I am a Microsoft Windows advocate. I am not and do not own any MSFT stock either. I have nothing against Microsoft or Windows, I just try and evaluate the technology based on things I have seen or experienced. Having...

Microsoft showed off the interactivity and integration between Windows Phone and Kinect. Some highlights: Windows Phones will be able receive reminders from Xbox for Live TV scheduling. Microsoft’s Bing listings will also be shared to Windows Phone. Xbox users who use Bing to search can then text the details...