Paul Thurrott is an award-winning technology journalist and blogger with over 20 years of industry experience and the author of over 25 books. He is the News Director for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, the major domo at Thurrott.com, and the co-host of two tech podcasts: Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley, and What the Tech with Andrew Zarian. He was formerly the senior technology analyst at Windows IT Pro and the creator of the SuperSite for Windows.
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Because time flies when you’re being dumb, this edition of Short Takes looks at a new rapid release schedule for Windows Server, Microsoft updates Windows XP again, Chromebooks, AI and Ms. Pac-Man, and more.
Because our three days of Spring have finally arrived, this edition of Short Takes looks at an amazing Intel threat against Microsoft, Microsoft’s security buy is no Nokia, out-of-date Skype clients head off to a farm to chase rabbits, and much more.
Because the stress level has hit Defcon-1, this edition of Short Takes looks at Microsoft’s intelligent edge, Steve Ballmer’s rewriting of history, Skype’s SnapChat jealousy, Paul Allen’s crazy plane, and much more.
Because it’s my 27th anniversary, this edition of Short Takes looks at WannaCry’s sad final statistic, the Windows 10 Creators Update rollout, the new Surface Pro, Andy Rubin, and much more.
Because nothing happens quickly in New Orleans, this edition of Short Takes on a ransomware attack. WannaCry, WannaCry, WannaCry. Why does it always have to be WannaCry?!
Because Build 2017 made for a very long week, this edition of Short Takes looks at Microsoft’s new Windows strategy, the Fall Creators Update, the Microsoft Graph, Microsoft Edge, Mixed Reality, and more.
Because Microsoft just had a big event and I’m still as giddy as a schoolgirl, this edition of Short Takes looks at Surface Laptop, Windows 10 S, Microsoft’s education push, and so much more.
Because it’s that time of the quarter, this edition of Short Takes looks exclusively at Microsoft’s quarterly earnings announcement.
Because it always rains when I drive, this edition of Short Takes looks at Microsoft’s new schedule for Windows 10 and Office 365, Qualcomm confirms Windows 10 on ARM schedule, Microsoft puts killing Wunderlist on its To-Do list, and more.
Because Windows Vista is finally dead, this edition of Short Takes looks at the last stand for an unfairly maligned Windows version, the Creators Update, and upcoming Microsoft hardware events.
Because Spring is finally in the air, this edition of Short Takes looks at Microsoft’s customer satisfaction win over Apple, the Windows Insider Program for businesses, Xbox “Project Scorpio”, and much, much more.
Because there’s a Microsoft coffee shop in Berlin, this edition of Short Takes looks at the Windows 10 Creators Update rollout, Galaxy S8 preorders at Microsoft’s retail stores, and much, much more.
Because I’ve pilkunnussija’d and I can’t stop correcting my own writing, this edition of Short Takes looks at a Surface Book 2 report, Windows Vista’s EOL, a controversial Windows 10 change, and more.