What a disastrous way to start the new year! Microsoft, Intel, and other PC manufacturers are still dealing with the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities these days. With the Redmond based company making available a range of patches and fixes. And although Intel has been quick to downplay the impact on performance...

Need proof? We’ve got a video below. Anyway, call it better optimization, finer coding, or improved compatibility and synchronization with hardware. Of course, you can also say that Microsoft woke up and decided that operating systems out to be as light and agile as possible. Whatever the reason, gone are the days of...

It’s crucial for a web developer to be able to create high performing web apps. The Internet Explorer Team in Performance is here to show you how create faster sites. The same team will share their 50 greatest habits for people who are developing the web.

Microsoft was rewarded by investors today, the day after the unveiling of their Microsoft Surface Tablet. Microsoft stock was among the most heavily traded stocks on the first day of trading after the product launch. MSFT closed up 2.88 percent at $30.70. The gain was double the average of Nasdaq stocks and added...

I’ve had a chance to sit back and think about some of the key factors that will determine the relative success of Windows 8 Tablets when they are released over the next couple of years. I say relative because this is Microsoft and they will sell units either way – the question is just how many. I put out feelers to my...

Microsoft’s had a great fiscal third quarter. Their growth was powered by the software company’s enterprise line-up — SQL Server, System Center and products like Lync and Dynamics CRM. The company reported third-quarter earnings of $5.11 billion, or 60 cents a share, on revenue of $17.41 billion. Wall Street was...

In a new blog on the Windows 8 Development Blog, Microsoft talk a bit about reclaiming memory from Metro Style applications. The post is introduced by Steven Sinofsky and authored by Bill Karagounis on the Windows 8 Fundamentals team. In the post, he details the behind-the-scenes efforts to reclaim memory even when...

I first realized that I was in love with Windows 7 back during the beta. While I enjoyed the improvements to the Vista interface and the overall speed-ups, I think I was most impressed by just how finished and refined it felt for a product that wasn’t even out the door. I remember thinking, “If this is how it is,...

I have an ExoPC slate device which seems a little slow when running Windows 8. That ironically has turned out to be a blessing. You see, when your hardware is slow, you sometimes get to see the way an Operating System operates in slow motion. As a writer, this makes for very interesting observations. For instance,...