IDC, the market research firm, says that the transition to Windows 8 will probably not all be smooth sailing. At least not initially. They acknowledge the iPad cannibalization of the PC market and go even further. IDC says that it is looking forward to the introduction of Windows 8, but believes that there could be a...

Steve Ballmer has been hammered by the press, the media and bloggers for almost as long as he has been CEO of Microsoft. The gregarious CEO of Microsoft has been criticized for his showmanship, larger than life persona, off the cuff gaffes and strategic blunders. Every few months, there is a debate about whether to...

There has been a lot of silence from Microsoft regarding the fate of Silverlight. They haven’t said that it will die and they haven’t said that it will live. My personal belief is that they want Silverlight to die a discreet quiet death and as a result will try and keep references low key until Windows 8. That also...