Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer this week expressed regret that he didn't make the software giant a "world-class hardware company." Steve, please. You did the right thing.
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After a successful first-gen NexDock device in 2016, the firm is jumping on board with the Intel Compute Card for 2017.
Today: A Games with Gold reminder, a Windows 7 warning from Microsoft Germany, a reported Windows licensing change is coming, much more.
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It wasn't the best of times or the worst of times. But 2016 was a notable year for the personal technology we cover here at Thurrott.com.
In mid-2010, I was one of the lucky few to get a prototype Windows phone, the Samsung Taylor. Over six years later, it still works fine.
In 2016, Microsoft took decisive steps away from its traditional roots and embraced a more open future in the cloud.