Mrs. Larson-Green, As we all know, Steven Sinofsky is gone. The torch has officially been passed from Mr. Sinofsky to you, Steve Ballmer and Tami Reller. As a Microsoft Corporate Vice President, responsible for Program Management of the Windows Client, it’s probably fair to say that you are firmly in charge at this...

Paul Thurrott wrote a very good piece on his site called “And the Biggest Barrier to Windows Phone Acceptance Is…”. In that article, he talks about some of the reasons he thinks that the Windows Phone platform is stalled. His hypothesis is summed up as the following – Windows Phone is never promoted in social ads or any...

Earlier this morning I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade to the 90 day trial of Windows 8 Enterprise. This version is RTM, so it gives the most final look at Windows 8 possible. I had debated about waiting for Windows 8 to become commercially available at the end of this month – since there is no upgrade path for...

It goes without saying that Windows 8 is very different from previous versions of the Windows Operating System. A lot of small businesses liked Windows XP, skipped Windows Vista and now love Windows 7. With Windows 8 being released in October 26th, a lot of businesses will be curious about some of the new features...

They won’t budge. They know it’s unpopular but they are going to do it anyway. Rafael Rivera has said that he verified that users cannot boot straight to the Desktop in Windows 8. With Windows 8 previews and previous beta builds, users could create shortcuts that went directly to the Windows 8 Desktop. Those shortcuts...

The co-founder and managing director of Valve – Gabe Newell has something against Windows 8. “I think that Windows 8 is kind of a catastrophe for everybody in the PC space,” he said rather bluntly. “If that’s true, it’s going to be a good idea to have alternatives to hedge against that eventuality.” Speculation is...

This is a very insightful video. VentureBeat’s Sean Ludwig decided to have his father take a run at Windows 8. It’s an interesting video because it gives us a glimpse into the impression that Windows 8 makes on the slightly older generation. Sean describes it this way: I consider my father pretty representative of...

This concept was found on WinUnleaked, and it got my attention as soon as I saw it. This concept is truly awesome and this is what we want the explorer in Windows 8 to look like. If the explorer looks like this, it will help in metrofying the desktop explorer and I am sure metro haters will also love this. Here is a...

There has been a fair amount of negative sentiment from many sources when it comes to Windows 8 Consumer Preview recently. While some users out there simply say there isn’t enough to offer in Windows 8, others go as far as to say it “sucks”. I’ve talked about stability, I’ve talked about Metro and its apps, but I really...

So I have this annoying habit of saying what I really, really feel and this post is no exception. Some of the readers have accused me of being an Apple fan and being a Microsoft hater. That makes no sense. You see, only a Microsoft hater would spend 3 years off and on blogging about Windows 8 and how potentially game...