Paul Thurrott Archive

Why Paul Thurrott is right about the current state of Windows

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

Smart Quote of the Day – Paul Thurrott

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

The Post Ballmer Microsoft Discussion – Mary Jo Foley Video

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

Paul Thurrott says fix Windows 8 – boot to desktop

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

BUILD 2012 – all your favorite PRESS bloggers are here

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

Microsoft Stores will carry Windows Phone 8 hardware, too

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

Windows 8 Quote of the day – what is Windows 8?

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

Windows 8 Guide to product editions – Thurrott and Rivera

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 Weekly Podcast – Paul Thurrott and the dumbening

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

Windows 8 Book – Windows 8 Secrets is available for pre-order

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 Here’s the description: Tips, tricks, treats,