With marketing spin, it’s sometimes not what you say but how exactly you say it. Paul had a very perceptive catch on his site the other day re: Microsoft’s claims about demand and sales of the new Surface Tablets. This is his quote: And now we have the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. Arriving next week, the devices and...

Now I’m not trying to start any new drama but this quote is pretty unbelievable. Any IT leader who said these words after a disaster would be fired immediately which leaves me wondering why this dude still has a job. After the technical nightmare that happened with the US healthcare website Healthcare.gov (too many...

Part of its increased focus on the CRM business, Microsoft just announced that it has taken over an analytics company by the name of Netbreeze. Terms of the deal were, however, not disclosed. The software giant believes that Netbreeze will play a vital role for the development of social media analytics technologies,...

Microsoft had already confirmed that Windows Intune 4, the long anticipated update to the company’s device management service was due out in early 2013. Now the company has just released what it has labeled Wave D of Windows Intune, with expanded operating system support as well as direct (as in EAS-free) management...

    So it looks like the launch of the Microsoft Surface Pro has been something akin to a disaster. Yes it seems like the devices are sold out across the country but it also seems like there has been a deluge of misinformation regarding the status of the devices and how many were’are in stock. In my neck of the woods,...

Corporate vice president and Microsoft’s head of the Data Platform Group (DPG), Ted Kummert is reportedly set to leave the company on January 31. Redmond has already announced this change. As head of Data Platform Group, Kummert has been in charge of product strategy and development of the application platforms,...

So I’m going to start something new. Every Friday, I’ll open up a post for you to ask Windows 8 questions using the comments below. If you have a Windows 8 question that you need an answer to and you are having trouble figuring it out, ask it below. Over the coming week, I’ll be highlighting the more interesting...

So the really therapeutic thing about my site for me is that it allows me to work out my Microsoft issues in front of thousands of people. When I feel frustration, you see it in the articles, when I’m happy it’s there as well. In this case, it’s a rather minor thing – I had a simple question – what’s the...

Former Windows Head Steven Sinofsky updated his blog with a disturbingly detailed recounting of CES 2013. Ironically, if you didn’t attend CES this year, this blog post actually does a great job in giving you the highlights of the event. Titled “Learning by Sharing: Snark-free CES observations“, the blog post has a lot...

As we go into the weekend, I have a very simple question to ask you guys and girls. For those of you who plan to purchase a Microsoft Surface Pro later this month when it’s released, my question is why? Not a joke and no insult intended. I’m just curious about the different reasons people are interested in the Surface...