OK so I had to wade deep into this one because well, it’s what I do.  🙂 A few days ago, blogs and Twitter blew up because Paul Thurrott, respected Windows analyst/blogger had a frustrated rant on his blog. The post which had the awesome title “What the heck is happening to Windows?” had Paul reaching the heights of...

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...

The big news is out. Steve Ballmer is leaving Microsoft and everyone has an opinion. Mary Jo Foley, Tom Merritt, and Paul Thurrott discuss this in lots of detail for TWIT and it’s a really good and important discussion about the future of one of the largest software companies in the world. This episode is very...

Paul Thurrott has posted a fine article on fixing Windows 8. He basically is joining the chorus of bloggers (me included) who have said that it makes no logical sense to deny customers the right to log in directly into a product they have paid for. He sums it up pretty well. You should also be able to choose between...

So there are waaaaay less press people out here than last year. BUILD 2011 seemed to have between 5 to 10 times as many reporters and media than this year. Interesting. Anyway, I bumped into a bunch of good people who you should recognize. Mary Jo Foley from All About Microsoft is here. Wes Miller Wes Miller...

Hardware continues to be an important focus at Microsoft Stores these days. This doesn’t just mean the Microsoft Surface or Xbox 360 hardware, either. It seems that every single Windows Phone 8 handset that will be available in the US will be sold through 65 Microsoft Stores. This update comes from a tweet by the...

Everyone should read the article by Paul Thurrott called “Windows to Windows 8“. It’s a pretty spot on analysis of what Windows 8 is and how we (and Microsoft) collectively got to this point. There’s a quote that’s really cool and noteworthy. The new OS we should be talking about here is Windows RT, not Windows 8. Although...

This should be pretty useful. Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera, have posted a Windows 8 feature-comparison matrix. It’s pretty comprehensive and lists a bunch of features that vary between Windows 8 (the consumer SKU), Windows 8 Professional, Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows RT. It may take a second to load but you can...

Check out the latest episode of the Windows Weekly Podcast. Paul Thurrot and Leo Laporte discuss Steve Ballmer’s widely misquoted comment about 500 million users adopting Windows 8. Yes folks it was a misquote aparently. Other stories – a number of Windows 8 features leaking ahead of the Release Preview, post-Release...

Earlier this year, I had a chance to speak with Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera about their upcoming book Windows 8 Secrets. The book is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Here’s the description: Tips, tricks, treats, and secrets revealed on Windows 8 Microsoft is introducing a major new release of its Windows...