Exhibit Number 1: an agonizing decision that Microsoft has to make, namely to release or not release Office 2013 on the iPad and Android-based tablets. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, in an interview with Bloomberg recently, had no comment on whether or when Office would be available on the iPad and Android...

The Windows Store launched with 9,000 apps back on October 26 last year, and the next couple of months saw a steady addition to the number of apps available for download for Microsoft’s new platform. While Redmond has so far remained mum on the total number of apps its flagship repository holds, websites like...

The Redmond giant shared its quarterly earnings a couple of days back, and it painted a motley picture overall. Microsoft hardly shared sales figures, a few divisions bled money, but profit remained solid thanks in no small part to the release of Windows 8. Microsoft’s latest bid is to create a brand new...

The unofficial number of apps for Windows 8 from the tracking website, MetroStore Scanner, shows 38,704 Windows 8 apps available. MetroStore keeps a count of Metro-style apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT and nine days ago, there were 991 apps hitting the store every week. In the past nine days since we last...

The question that comes up is why release something when it is very obviously not ready. Dropbox for Windows 8 was one of the most anticipated apps in the Windows Store, with the company promising smooth performance, effortless efficiency all wrapped up in a slick Modern (or Metro, for those that still want...

The unofficial number of apps for Windows 8 from the tracking website, MetroStore Scanner, shows 37,892 Windows 8 apps available. MetroStore keeps a count of Metro-style apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT and two weeks ago, approximately 400 apps were said to hit the store each week. However, in the past two...

The war over ecosystems is widely reported on with Facebook squaring off against Google, Google in combat with Apple, Microsoft at war with Google and so on.  Ecosystems are the complementary sets of services and hardware that vendors provide to “lock in” users and make them cringe at the thought of moving to...

Much of the discussion about the potential of Windows Phone 8 (and Windows 8) revolves around the number of apps available for users in the Microsoft App Store.  As the lament goes, Windows Phone 8 has about 150,000 apps in the store, while Apple and Google have over 700,000 apps i their respective app...

The unofficial number of apps for Windows 8 from the tracking website, MetroStore Scanner, shows 35,909 Windows 8 apps available. MetroStore keeps a count of Metro-style apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT and reportedly, approximately 400 apps hit the store each week. WinSuperSite notes: New app publishing was...

So you decided to jump into the world of Windows 8 and Windows RT? While Windows 8 users can certainly use a mixture of Windows Store apps and traditional PC programs, those with the Surface RT and other ARM tablets don’t have the same luxury. With Windows Store still quite low on the number of apps, is there...