Because I feel like it and I’m tired of explaining myself, this week's other news includes a July confirmation for Windows 10, and much, much more.
Because I said so, that's why, this week's other news includes Microsoft's complex new servicing plan for the many Windows 10 product editions, a rare win for Xbox One, Microsoft bricks leakers' consoles, Azure comes out ahead of AWS and Google in new report, and Supreme Court may soon rule on Android's illegal market gains. [...]
Microsoft has pushed the notion of Windows as a Service. But this name has nothing to do with subscription services. Instead, it's all about trust.
Because Microsoft just held Build 2015 and Ignite 2015 back to back and I'm still not done traveling, this week's other news includes conflicting rumors about Microsoft’s interest in buying Salesforce, how Windows as a service will impact Patch Tuesday, the higher cost of Office 365, Uber bids for Nokia’s HERE business, NSA data collection [...]
At its Ignite 2015 conference this week in Chicago, much of the talk centered on Azure and Office 365, coming on-premises server products, device management, and even cross-platform compatibility. But I was most interested in how Microsoft would present Windows 10 on the eve of its initial release. Did the software giant make a compelling [...]
Because Build 2015 just happened and I'm still on East Coast time, this week's other news includes Windows as a service, Microsoft's next billion-dollar business, Microsoft and N-Trig, HoloLens has an Achilles Heel, Apple Watch hates tattoos. Windows as a service? When I spoke with Microsoft's Terry Myerson before the Build keynote, I saw the [...]
Wednesday's Build 2015 keynote address was well-received by the developers here in San Francisco, and should rightly be seen as a triumph for Microsoft, which has stumbled a bit with this audience in recent years. But the issues Microsoft faces are vast. And while the software giant should have little problem meeting its goal of [...]
With a bridge-building theme as a backdrop, Microsoft on Wednesday announced a series of changes that fundamentally alter the relationship developers have with Windows 10. Now, Microsoft is embracing web and legacy desktop applications, and it will let developer easily port Android and iOS apps to Windows 10 too. Related: Build 2015: Microsoft Takes on Amazon [...]
I'm flying to San Francisco on Tuesday to attend Build 2015, Microsoft's developer conference. Here are some questions I hope to have answered at the show, along with some announcements I'd really like to see. Let's jump right in. Windows 10. The list of questions I have about Windows 10 is so vast it would [...]
Russell Smith explains why Windows 10 Mobile must be developed in lockstep with Windows 10 for meaningful beta testing.
With Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a new web browser—currently codenamed Project Spartan—over its legacy Internet Explorer. But it's not clear what the real strategy is here, since a new web browser that runs only on Windows is fundamentally just as constrained as the browser it seeks to replace. Microsoft first launched Internet Explorer 20 [...]
In this opinion post, Petri Contributing Editor Aidan Finn wonders what Steve Jobs would have done with Microsoft.
What improvements can Microsoft still make to Windows 10? Russell Smith shares his wish list for essential features that need to be included in Windows 10.
At the Windows 10 media event earlier this month in Redmond, Microsoft revealed its "Windows as a service" concept as part of the announcement about free upgrades to Windows 10. But what about businesses?
Microsoft received a lot positive press for its Windows 10 event last week, but maybe it's time for someone to ask the hard questions.