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Hi, I’m Paul Thurrott. You may remember me from such web sites as Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite for Windows and Windows IT Pro, and from podcasts like Windows Weekly and What the Tech. And with that Simpsons reference out of the way, I’d like to welcome you to my new web site, thurrott.com. If you enjoyed the goings-on at the SuperSite, you’re going to feel right at home here.

Thurrott.com is a partnership between Blue Whale Web—which also publishes the highly-respected Petri IT Knowledgebase—and myself. Leaving my previous employer was a difficult decision. But the wonderful team of people at Blue Whale Web, led by Managing Partner George Coll, made this next step very easy.

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If you were a fan of the SuperSite, no worries: Thurrott.com will be similar, and I will continue to focus largely on Microsoft, its products and services, and on consumer technology in general. I will be expanding my coverage a bit to include some more technical topics such as building and upgrading PCs, software development, and more, but that will be phased in after we work to get this new site up and running.

And the “we” there is very important. My voice, my enthusiasm for technology, and my desire to get to the truth of things all remain unchanged. But Thurrott.com is indeed a partnership, and while many have congratulated me for striking out on my own, the truth is that I couldn’t—and don’t want to—do this by myself. I’ve been lucky in life in a variety of ways, but I’ve been particularly lucky in this case.

Blue Whale Web is a small team of very dedicated people who are … just awesome. Watching them get this site up and running quickly has been incredible, and a whirlwind compared to the slow-moving corporate behemoth to which I was previously shackled. I’m in good hands here. We all are.

So here’s what’s happening.

This site is brand new, it still has that new car smell, and there are content holes and kinks that will need to get worked out. We’re using this initial soft-launch long weekend to get some of those issues fixed. But do let me know if you see something particularly egregious.

In addition to posting to thurrott.com regularly, I will also be posting news stories to Petri.com five days a week. This means I get to work alongside Petri’s esteemed cadre of authors—Daniel Petri, Aidan Finn, Jeff Hicks, Russell Smith, and many others—as well as editors like Jeff James and Blair Greenwood, both of whom I’ve worked with in the past. I also want to thank my new Blue Whale Web teammates Tim Speciale, Maria Plasterer, Sean McCabe, and Cindy Roth-Wurster for helping make this site a reality so quickly. You are all amazing.

Here on thurrott.com, the content will be driven by what you want to see. As I noted previously, I have some ideas for the future, and I previously asked my podcast listeners for advice about the types of articles and series of articles they’d like to see. The feedback so far has been incredible, but I’d like to extend this offer to everyone reading the site. So please, use the form on the Contact Paul page to send me any feedback about the site, and any thoughts about what you’d like to see.

One thing I’m particularly excited about is that this site is based on WordPress, so I’ll be able to improve it far more quickly over time. But even in this initial state, thurrott.com offers much bigger and higher-quality images (with lightboxing coming soon), simpler sharing, and, much better commenting: while I had to manually moderate comments at my previous site, we’re using Disqus here. How delightfully modern.

So take a look around. Tell me what you like, and what you don’t like. Please do subscribe to the RSS feed, and sign up for my Thurrott Daily email newsletter, which will arrive via email Monday through Friday (starting Tuesday, as this Monday is a holiday). And what the heck, follow me on Twitter, and listen in on both Windows Weekly and What the Tech.

I’m so excited to be a part of this site launch. It’s scary and different and new, but the one thing I am sure of is that this is the right team of people to make it work.

Thanks for reading,

Paul Thurrott
January 2015

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  • LivelyBanter

    17 January, 2015 - 5:04 am

    Looking forward to reading your content!

  • Farshad

    17 January, 2015 - 5:04 am


  • jack frost

    17 January, 2015 - 5:05 am

    Love the site congrats Paul.

  • Patrick Sullivan

    17 January, 2015 - 5:06 am

    I like this site much better. I can finally look at it on my phone and not cringe.

    • Manzoor E Elahi

      17 January, 2015 - 6:20 am

      I was thinking the exact same thing! Images are rendering perfectly here.

    • Sam

      17 January, 2015 - 7:11 am

      it’s very Windows Phone friendly, thanks Paul

    • Meg

      17 January, 2015 - 12:20 pm

      This new site is not very Windows tablet/touch friendly. It is not possible to scroll/swipe in the news flash area, and social links overlay the text while reading articles. I’m using Surface with Modern IE11.

      • Info Dave

        17 January, 2015 - 1:10 pm

        I have the same problem on a competitor’s device. If you move the content over just a scootch, it will look, and read, much better.

      • darwiniandude

        17 January, 2015 - 2:43 pm

        Works fine here on iOS. Pinch zoom is disabled though which I don’t like, but if any images can be tapped and then zoomed that’s ok.

  • Robbiegod

    17 January, 2015 - 5:08 am

    Yeah this site looks great on my icon! Good luck Paul!

  • BarrySilver

    17 January, 2015 - 5:09 am

    Congrats Paul! Looking forward to your salient commentary next week. Break a leg!

  • Drewidian

    17 January, 2015 - 5:09 am

    Congratulations on your new site!

  • LumiaAndMe

    17 January, 2015 - 5:10 am

    Congratulations Sir. 🙂

  • mtmjr90

    17 January, 2015 - 5:10 am

    Congrats! Looking forward to watching the site grow 🙂

  • Denis Padua

    17 January, 2015 - 5:11 am

    I love new site.

  • David Dudovitz

    17 January, 2015 - 5:12 am


  • aztekman

    17 January, 2015 - 5:13 am

    OMG. so amazing!
    Will it be full of Advertisements?

    • Christian Gäng

      17 January, 2015 - 5:33 am

      Hopefully not full of useless comments like yours.

      • aztekman

        17 January, 2015 - 5:36 am

        Excellent Post, your mom is so proud.

        • Christian Gäng

          17 January, 2015 - 5:39 am

          Same goes for your mom. This site just started and you are all negative.

          • aztekman

            17 January, 2015 - 5:42 am

            Negative? Seriously? That is what you got from my post?

            Paul appreciates sarcasm.
            My first impression had me seeing four advertisements/sponsors on each page.
            Don’t you think he would love to know that it is an impression before he goes live?

            • Christian Gäng

              17 January, 2015 - 5:46 am

              Little advise for the future: Use some smilies on your posts. I dont want this site to turn into some regulare nerds site.

              • aztekman

                17 January, 2015 - 5:49 am

                A little advice, don’t get so adversarial over something that you can easily misconstrue.
                BTW, did Paul ask you to be a moderator?

                • Christian Gäng

                  17 January, 2015 - 5:52 am

                  No, he didnt. But I know other sites and I hope just what happens there isnt happening here.

                • CyberAngel

                  17 January, 2015 - 8:28 am

                  You just managed to ruin this site for me…
                  Ban both forever!

                • aztekman

                  17 January, 2015 - 3:04 pm

                  both? what did I do?

                • Info Dave

                  17 January, 2015 - 3:10 pm

                  Personal attacks, extended over multiple messages, detracts from the constructive comments of others.

                • aztekman

                  17 January, 2015 - 3:17 pm

                  again, what did I do? What part of any of my posts was a personal attack?

                • Paul Thurrott

                  17 January, 2015 - 3:44 pm

                  We’re all good. All feedback is welcome.

    • Paul Thurrott

      17 January, 2015 - 3:44 pm

      I’d like to scale that back as possible. Right now we’re just trying to figure it out.

  • tiwahu

    17 January, 2015 - 5:16 am

    Where can I get one of those mugs?

  • dansus

    17 January, 2015 - 5:16 am

    Glad to see your using Disqus for comments.

    • abdhoms

      17 January, 2015 - 5:46 am

      Yep, now I know I’ll be visiting here very often.

    • Christian Gäng

      17 January, 2015 - 5:55 am

      Sadly disqus is very limited in what you can do as a user

      • scottcarmichael

        17 January, 2015 - 8:52 am

        At least you can edit. And see your stuff posted immediately.

        • Info Dave

          17 January, 2015 - 12:46 pm

          And I was automatically signed in. We’re you all?

      • Ryan Spooner

        17 January, 2015 - 1:36 pm

        What more do you need? You can post and edit comments, and reply to others.

        • Christian Gäng

          17 January, 2015 - 3:29 pm

          Example: Put someone on ignore.

  • Mike Kaz

    17 January, 2015 - 5:16 am

    Looks great. Good luck!

  • Guest

    17 January, 2015 - 5:19 am


  • rokuvaan

    17 January, 2015 - 5:19 am

    Love the new site, Congrats!! The Force will be with you, always…

  • Air_Horn

    17 January, 2015 - 5:23 am

    Congratulations Paul!
    Very exciting time for you, and your readers!

  • Lauren Nanton

    17 January, 2015 - 5:23 am

    Congratulations, Paul. Wishing you the best with this, the next chapter.

  • boggy4062

    17 January, 2015 - 5:25 am

    Congratulations Paul

  • tinkertoytech

    17 January, 2015 - 5:26 am

    Congrats on the new site!

    As for what I want to see, more of the same from the past and the new sruff, you’ll amaze us I’m sure!


  • Bucha Ajmal

    17 January, 2015 - 5:27 am

    congratulations paul…wish you the best…

  • Christian Gäng

    17 January, 2015 - 5:32 am

    Hello Paul, congratulationsfor your new site. Keep up the good work!

  • Xabi Granja

    17 January, 2015 - 5:33 am

    Woohoo! Very excited for you and the new site Paul! So far it renders perfectly on my 635. Kudos for ditching Times New Roman from Supersite and adopting a cleartype font – seems like Calibri? It’s MUCH easier on the eyes!

  • wp8winRTftw

    17 January, 2015 - 5:34 am

    Congrats and looking forward to the future.

  • Ryan

    17 January, 2015 - 5:40 am

    I’m personally quite happy this site is using Disqus 😉

    • abdhoms

      17 January, 2015 - 5:47 am

      Likewise 🙂

    • Ryan

      17 January, 2015 - 6:58 am

      I did notice the comment counts aren’t working. This is a common issue with some WordPress themes. If anyone from your team needs help just reach out: [email protected]

      • Cosmin Tataru

        17 January, 2015 - 3:10 pm

        Ryan, can others reach out to you as well ? I have a similar website with the Newspaper WordPress theme and I will also contact TagDiv but I need help from Disqus as well.

    • Patrick Ryan

      17 January, 2015 - 10:11 am

      I have mixed feelings about Disqus. I frequent IGN and Wired, who also use Disqus, and it can be quit a mess. Though most of the problems I can think of off the top of my head happen on IGN, so maybe it’s the way they’re implementing it and not necessarily Disqus itself.

      • QuarterSwede

        17 January, 2015 - 2:16 pm

        It has a nasty bug in mobile Safari where if you drag to select text it won’t let you type again. It’s super annoying and continues even if you refresh the page. I logged the issue with them months ago and it still persists.

        • Patrick Ryan

          17 January, 2015 - 3:26 pm

          I’ve noticed on desktops that sometimes navigating from the notifications to a comment you made loads the mobile version of the article, which on IGN doesn’t include the comments section. You have to click a link to go to the comments section which of course doesn’t bring you to your comment, it just loads the top of the comments per usual.

      • Ryan

        17 January, 2015 - 2:38 pm

        What kinds of problems do you encounter yourself? IGN does have a special setup where you have to log in with an IGN account to comment, which creates a unique set of potential issues.

        • Patrick Ryan

          17 January, 2015 - 3:24 pm

          The weirdest one, which seems to have gone away recently, was that no matter what it always reported that I had two notifications, but only on IGN. When on Wired those two notifications weren’t there.

          Sometimes a post won’t appear right away and it looks like you just never made it to begin with. I think it only happens when you attach something like a photo or video or there’s a link in the comment. I understand that IGN probably has it setup so they can screen those types of things first, but it would be nice if it would at least tell you that the post was submitted for review, like on Winsupersite or Gizmodo. I’m also not entirely sure that screening is the reason they don’t appear right away, as porn isn’t that uncommon to come across on IGN and you’d think a screener would stop that.

  • Guest

    17 January, 2015 - 5:41 am

    Hi, Paul. I happened to be up past my bed time so I couldn’t resist a peek here. Great impression of the new site as I view it on my 27 inch monitor on my Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9901. I’ll have to check it out on my windows phone where I already pinned your site as a tile. LOL Anyhow, congrats and talk to you again soon. – Shawn

  • Arraidsiren

    17 January, 2015 - 5:45 am

    Hi, Paul. I happened to be up past my bed time so I couldn’t resist a peek here. Great impression of the new site as I view it on my 27 inch monitor on my Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9901. I’ll have to check it out on my windows phone where I already pinned your site as a tile. LOL I can already tell that I’ll enjoy this site even more as I’ll see your love of all things consumer and even pc enthusiast come back forward. It’s been a while since I built a PC so it’ll be interesting to check out your posts on that. Anyhow, congrats and talk to you again soon. – Shawn

  • abdhoms

    17 January, 2015 - 5:45 am

    Congrats Paul! Looking forward for great content.

  • George Roberts

    17 January, 2015 - 5:47 am

    Congrats on the new site, Paul!

  • matt1125

    17 January, 2015 - 5:48 am

    So excited for this new site. It feels great so far. My favorite thing from supersite was always your what I use articles.

  • Alex Lichtenhan

    17 January, 2015 - 5:49 am

    Looking good. Congratulations!

  • Thomas

    17 January, 2015 - 5:49 am

    Fantastic! Looking forward to years more of excellent coverage.

  • SteveL

    17 January, 2015 - 5:52 am

    Go get ’em Paul!! Terrific launch!!

  • Paul Thurrott

    17 January, 2015 - 6:03 am

    Thanks everyone!

    • scottcarmichael

      17 January, 2015 - 8:51 am

      So…will this site be where you finally start distancing yourself from MS-centric discussion? I mean, I understand you sorta have to talk MS stuff for the next couple of years to retain/keep building up your brand…but I think the writing on the wall is there when it comes to Microsoft’s consumer-facing efforts (they’re fading fast). Whatever you do/talk about, you have a fan here!

      • Clamdigger63

        17 January, 2015 - 12:00 pm

        What a load of waffle. The majority here want Paul to talk about Microsoft products because that is what we like.
        If you don’t like Microsoft products you’re not going to enjoy it here.

      • elitemike

        17 January, 2015 - 12:34 pm

        If the writing is on the wall you must be dyslexic. They are finally focusing on the consumer and it’s gaining momentum.

      • Paul Thurrott

        17 January, 2015 - 3:22 pm

        So I am very interested in Microsoft’s consumer products and services and will continue to cover that stuff as a primary focus. But I won’t ignore the competition either.

  • nexus1216

    17 January, 2015 - 6:04 am

    Congrats Paul, love the new site!!!

  • peterh_oz

    17 January, 2015 - 6:06 am

    Congratulations Paul and good luck from here in Oz

  • Tom Roughley

    17 January, 2015 - 6:07 am

    Next phase of success Paul, congratulations love the new design and your expanded topics

  • Jake Bloo

    17 January, 2015 - 6:07 am

    Simpsons “reference.”

  • Mike

    17 January, 2015 - 6:11 am

    Congrats Paul. Site looks great.

  • Warren

    17 January, 2015 - 6:11 am

    Hi, Paul, this seems like as a good time as any to offer my thanks for the many years of content you’ve contributed to the tech world. I’ve been reading the SuperSite since summer 1999, and it’s amazing to think back over how much has happened since those “NT 5.0 Workstation Beta” days, and for those of us who’ve built a career out of Windows, it’s been a pretty good run.

    Where-ever you decide to take your new site in terms of content, I hope you’ll keep one foot firmly planted in the “future of Windows” world and continue offering up commentary and opinions. Your writing is always good, but that’s where I think you’re at your very best. All the best with the new site.

  • Chiranjeeb Jena

    17 January, 2015 - 6:13 am

    “page to send MY any feedback about the site”

    Correction: Me

  • Greg Vb

    17 January, 2015 - 6:15 am

    I like the new website and logo. The design has a clean, flat, and modern look. (All Good!) I wish you the best of luck on your new chapter and look forward to following you!

  • John Couch

    17 January, 2015 - 6:22 am

    I really like the layout of the new site. As another commenter mentioned, it’s much easier to read (desktop or phone). I especially like the “go home” button in the bottom right corner. Every site should have one! Look forward to the new content and ideas.

  • RealDarrenCohen

    17 January, 2015 - 6:24 am

    Disqus! Congrats Paul on the adventure. You are the product, and you were the reason people went to your old site. They will follow you here as you continue to be a fair critic, user, and reporter of all things tech. As someone who enjoys and uses snark and sarcasm in my daily life (a little much for some), I enjoy your writing style. For your sake I am glad to see the CMS you chose.

  • David Hanson

    17 January, 2015 - 6:32 am

    Disqus commenting! Sold!

    Congrats on your new start Paul

  • Luis Martinez

    17 January, 2015 - 6:32 am

    Site looks good so far Paul! Excited for the new move!

  • alaskanjackson

    17 January, 2015 - 6:34 am

    Just echoing some other posts, its renders perfectly on my 830 and SP. Coffee is on me if you’re ever in Ketchikan.

  • b4rtw

    17 January, 2015 - 6:34 am

    Greta new site Paul. Can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us.
    Furthermore, I think a lot of people, besides myself, will be very happy with Disqus integration.
    Again, well done!

  • Chiranjeeb Jena

    17 January, 2015 - 6:37 am

    Disqus for Life <3

  • Roelof

    17 January, 2015 - 6:38 am

    Congratulations with the new site. I suppose there will be a Thurrott windows phone app with push notification soon?

  • ryanlowdermilk

    17 January, 2015 - 6:38 am

    Boom! This site is better than going 56-0 in CoD. Well done, team!

    • Paul Thurrott

      17 January, 2015 - 3:39 pm

      Well, let’s not get crazy. 🙂 Thanks.

  • blackhawk556

    17 January, 2015 - 6:39 am

    Wow I can actually comment on articles now without any issues because of disqus. Thanks Paul!

  • JesperJuel

    17 January, 2015 - 6:53 am

    Congratulations on the new site. I think this is going to be great.

  • Jordan North

    17 January, 2015 - 6:56 am

    Congratulations Paul on the new site. Been following you since the Windows 7 era. I’m extremely grateful for your honest reviews and opinions you share daily. Nice to have a real technology enthusiast who sees the differences out there and can so eloquently write based on facts because of walking the walk.
    Thanks again for all of the Windows 8 coverage and especially the Windows Phone reviews and books. A true treasure

  • Guest

    17 January, 2015 - 6:57 am

    Paul I love the new site.
    Is there a way to hide the “social” bar on the mobile version? It’s taking too much space on small phones.

    • Paul Thurrott

      17 January, 2015 - 3:22 pm

      Yeah I’m curious about that as well. A lot of people are having issues with this, I suspect we will do something quickly.

  • William Wade

    17 January, 2015 - 7:02 am

    Paul I love the new site.
    Is there a way to hide the “social” bar on the mobile version? It’s taking too much space on small phones.
    (sry for the double post)


    17 January, 2015 - 7:09 am

    I am so in. Let’s go!

    I’m so glad I can finally read this comfortably on mobile.

  • HelloLudger

    17 January, 2015 - 7:42 am

    Love your new site. Finally not only square pictures and you’re using Disqus.

    I wonder if you do some A/B testing with this social toolbar. My guess is that it doesn’t improve the engagement at all.

    • Paul Thurrott

      17 January, 2015 - 3:39 pm

      Yep. This will definitely be fixed.

  • TraderGary

    17 January, 2015 - 7:52 am

    Nicely done! And it works on my phone and tablet!

  • Tera Ezeri

    17 January, 2015 - 8:13 am

    Wow! A WordPress theme that works well in Windows Phone. I’m rather impressed. Glad to see you’re doing something new, and I can’t wait to see where you take this site.

  • scottmoyse

    17 January, 2015 - 8:16 am

    I could never be arsed to comment on your old site. Now you have Disqus it’s a lot more probable. Nice looking site. Good luck.

  • pbeyer83

    17 January, 2015 - 8:31 am

    Congratulations on the new site, Paul. I’m an old SuperSite reader, and I’m looking forward to following you here on your new site. It looks very nice and I’m glad to see that there’s already a lot of content to dive into.
    I’ll spend my weekend on Thurrott.com with a nice spot on the couch, my Surface and a huge beverage (in my case it’ll have to be Coke Zero, since I haven’t gotten around to learning how to drink coffee yet…)

  • Appymouse

    17 January, 2015 - 8:32 am

    Congratulations Paul Godspeed to you and your team. We like this site better. Display very well on Lumia 930.

  • RyanUK

    17 January, 2015 - 8:34 am

    Great upgrade Paul. Well done! Will be reading your content even more now. Think others have mentioned this but thought I would to, the social bar on phone gets in the way and no way to remove it. Appreciate it is the soft launch. Thanks for all you have done so far and keep up the great work

  • Adam Chaney

    17 January, 2015 - 8:50 am

    Nice Job. Changing jobs is always scary. At least you got to do it on your terms.

  • jskardzius

    17 January, 2015 - 8:57 am

    Well done, Paul. Hopefully the “new car smell” does not fade too soon, and like Microsoft , you have found the accelerator pedal that you needed to reach your goals.

  • Jeffrey

    17 January, 2015 - 9:01 am

    congrats, paul. I’ve only recently joined in the discussion, but I’ve been a major follower since the xp days. just congrats. this seems like a great, bold leap. you’ll do great

  • johala02

    17 January, 2015 - 9:17 am

    Nice new site. Good luck.

  • Iain Magee

    17 January, 2015 - 9:24 am

    Nice! 2015 looks to be shaping up as another interesting year in tech generally, and a big one for MS in particular, so looking forward to your commentary and analysis. These days your site is one of a handful of places I go when a big story breaks in order to find out what the *actual* story is! Thanks.

  • Steve Huffer

    17 January, 2015 - 9:35 am

    Best of luck with the new site.

  • Mike Cramer

    17 January, 2015 - 9:38 am

    Congratulations on a fresh start, Paul. I see you’ve been busy pounding out all sorts of content. Nice.

  • BigBernard

    17 January, 2015 - 9:43 am

    Will you be banning people for daring to have a different opinion to you just like you did on the old site?

    • Info Dave

      17 January, 2015 - 12:58 pm

      I had the same problem, but let’s give Paul and Blue Whale a chance, OK? This is completely different.

    • Paul Thurrott

      17 January, 2015 - 3:45 pm

      I never once banned anyone for having a different opinion. I only banned for abuse.

  • Mike Risner

    17 January, 2015 - 9:46 am

    Congrats on your big decision and the new site. Working in a more nimble organization will have distinct advantages. All the best to you and your family!

  • Paloma_Pastiche

    17 January, 2015 - 10:06 am

    The social bar at the bottom appears to obscure

  • janper

    17 January, 2015 - 10:07 am

    Hello Paul,
    congrats for the launch. Some stuff I’ve noticed:
    – will one be able to log in with MS account? (For commenting.)
    – comment count on the main page always shows 0 for every article, that’s probably a bug.

    • Paul Thurrott

      17 January, 2015 - 3:38 pm

      Comment count bug is in the queue. I will have to ask about MS account access.

  • fearful1138

    17 January, 2015 - 10:13 am

    Nice. Having trouble logging in with Discus on my Dev Preview 930 though.

  • Johan Nilsson

    17 January, 2015 - 10:29 am

    Looking good! A bit confusing with two “Latest articles” sections on the front page that displays different articles, but maybe it will get sorted with time. I bet your comments-section will get loads of more comments now, thats great. And I like the new logo! (Even if that cup reminds me a little bit of Java) 🙂

    • Paul Thurrott

      17 January, 2015 - 3:38 pm

      That will be fixed. I raised this issue as well, thanks!

  • Steve Richards

    17 January, 2015 - 10:47 am

    On my iPad im finding the adverts pretty overwhelming, but I will be using Instapaper & RSS so it shouldn’t be too much of an issue, good luck!

  • Robert Candelori

    17 January, 2015 - 10:48 am

    The new site is excellent Paul – great work

  • Michael

    17 January, 2015 - 11:04 am

    great site Mr Paul, I love it!
    well done, and best wishes for you.
    can’t wait to read more and more of your awesome articles 🙂

  • David Walker

    17 January, 2015 - 11:10 am

    congratulations Paul on new site lots to look forward to with site and windows 10 of course

  • Bill Reilly

    17 January, 2015 - 11:13 am

    Good luck with the new site, Paul… I hope it proves to be a success for you!

  • Guest

    17 January, 2015 - 11:20 am

    Amazing site indeed, well done Paul!
    can’t wait to thrill us with your awesome contents as usual.
    best wishes and best regards for you 🙂

  • Paul

    17 January, 2015 - 11:33 am

    Congratulations Paul. Good luck.

  • ViperSeed

    17 January, 2015 - 11:42 am

    To another 15 years of excellent coverage.

  • ken43708

    17 January, 2015 - 12:04 pm

    Love the new site. It feels like finding old friends at a new coffeeshop. Paul, add updating your G+ profile and the brief bio of yourself on Windows Weekly’s site to reflect your new home.

  • mark_s_taylor

    17 January, 2015 - 12:14 pm

    Signed up here. Looking forward to it.

  • Doug Miannay

    17 January, 2015 - 12:18 pm

    Very excited to see you making the break and heading in this new direction, Paul. Have been a follower for many years and check-in regularly to catch your thoughts on the latest Microsoft/technology happenings. The new site looks fresh and clean… can’t wait for it to start filling up with content.

  • jonny_utah

    17 January, 2015 - 12:24 pm

    The new site is awesome! I am an everyday reader, keep the articles coming Paul!

  • Stephen Cornish

    17 January, 2015 - 12:32 pm

    Welcome Paul. Shall be tuning in as normal 🙂

  • efjay

    17 January, 2015 - 12:48 pm

    Nice work, good luck!

  • Commodore_Schmidlapp

    17 January, 2015 - 1:02 pm


    • Info Dave

      17 January, 2015 - 1:12 pm

      That was constructive.

      • Paul Thurrott

        17 January, 2015 - 3:28 pm

        There is no bad feedback. 🙂

  • padonnelly

    17 January, 2015 - 1:13 pm

    Congratulations and I’m liking the new site. I’m recently re-discovering the ‘new’ Microsoft and I’m liking what I find. I like Windows 10 technical build and I’m now using Windowsphone 8.1 as my main phone after 8 years of iOS and can’t wait to see what is announced on 21st Jan. Here’s to your new adventure – best wishes and good luck.

  • cope23

    17 January, 2015 - 1:23 pm

    Congrats Paul! Site looks great, looking forward to making Thurrott.com my new daily stop that supersite was. One question… You going to be a custom source for MSN news? Congratulations again!

  • Info Dave

    17 January, 2015 - 1:30 pm

    Night and day difference Paul. Definitely a move to the 21st Century. The “slow-moving corporate behemoth” could not/did not do that for you. I like how you’re matching Microsoft’s current look. And I’ll bet you have the ability to evolve quickly, should the need arise.

    I follow you on Twitter. I don’t like email clutter and RSS is too all encompassing (noisy), for me anyway. Is there/will there be a Twitter account for Thurrott and Petri, or will you continue to Tweet links to your latest articles?

    • Info Dave

      17 January, 2015 - 1:35 pm

      BTW, I really enjoy Windows Weekly. Mary has added a lot to the show. Thanks for taking one for the team, just wish the clippers worked better.

    • Paul Thurrott

      17 January, 2015 - 3:27 pm

      I will continue to tweet links. Which reminds me, I need to set that up. 🙂

  • Ryan Spooner

    17 January, 2015 - 1:35 pm

    Congratulations on the site launch Paul. I’m a regular Windows Weekly viewer and think you and Mary Jo do a great show each week. I wish you all the best with your new site 🙂

  • Sundeep Singh Basra

    17 January, 2015 - 1:35 pm

    Congrats, The new site looks good for a soft launch. I think things will improve. I look forward to your Windows 10 commentary.

  • Proesterchen

    17 January, 2015 - 1:37 pm

    I like the usage of a modern, cross-site comment system, and conveniently one I’m already set up with. Wohoo!

    Are you planning on adding video content to your repertoire, Paul? On the one hand, it’d be a great addition to hardware reviews in particular, and I’m sure quite a few of us would like to actually see you manhandle some PC hardware when you get around to building your next PC.

    On the other hand, video production is hard, and time consuming, and frustrating, so no worries if that’s not in the cards until you can lure some unsuspecting youth into becoming a video production intern. 😉

    • Paul Thurrott

      17 January, 2015 - 3:26 pm

      Yes to video. I have put this off for too long.

  • avro

    17 January, 2015 - 1:42 pm

    Welcome Paul, all the best in this endeavour.

  • Gregale

    17 January, 2015 - 1:42 pm

    Looking forward to good posts, but disappointed to see yet another “responsive” website that renders poorly on traditional desktop/laptop platforms. Social sharing buttons that obscure the text of a post? I always loved design, but I’m really starting to hate designers.

    • Paul Thurrott

      17 January, 2015 - 3:26 pm

      We will move quickly to fix issues like that. The social bar thing is possibly the single biggest issue right now. (Still looking.)

  • Prototipo20

    17 January, 2015 - 1:44 pm

    Congratulations. Yes I like that mug… 🙂

  • Carlos Javier Larez Campos

    17 January, 2015 - 1:54 pm

    Congrats Paul

  • Matthew Fagnani

    17 January, 2015 - 2:01 pm

    Congrats Paul, I hope you have much success with your new site!

  • AnguisViridis

    17 January, 2015 - 2:01 pm

    Congratulations – looking forward to more of your work!

  • Bill Whitman

    17 January, 2015 - 2:05 pm

    Good luck with the new adventure Paul. I’ll be looking forward to reading your excellent insight on Windows and Windows Phone here.

  • Aaditya Menon

    17 January, 2015 - 2:22 pm

    On Supersite , I just couldn’t comment because it didn’t have Disqus . Now I wouldn’t have any issues in commenting here . And BTW , this new site is much more awesome,………..

  • Omega Ra

    17 January, 2015 - 2:30 pm

    Congrats on the new site Paul!

  • Jai Haack

    17 January, 2015 - 2:31 pm

    Congratulations! I love the Troy McClure open.

  • CoconutScrimp

    17 January, 2015 - 2:51 pm

    Congrats on the new site, Paul. It looks great, and I look forward to reading your fair and unbiased look at Microsoft on this new site.

    One thing I did noticed on my cell phone was that the Twitter box created a scrollable area w/in a scrollable area, so I thought I was scrolling down the homepage but was actually scrolling down your tweets.

    Oh, and look at that — clickable thumbnails. Yas! :’-)

    • Info Dave

      17 January, 2015 - 3:00 pm

      The scrolling issue you describe occurs in many different scenarios. I believe it is intend behavior.

    • Paul Thurrott

      17 January, 2015 - 3:25 pm

      Actual lightbox is coming soon too.

      Love the avatar. 🙂

  • Cosmin Tataru

    17 January, 2015 - 3:06 pm

    Wow ! Excellent work, Paul ! Will stick closely. I love the new site !

  • Brandon Sobotta

    17 January, 2015 - 3:16 pm

    Thank god your using disqus!

  • PaulSorensen

    17 January, 2015 - 3:16 pm

    Looking forward to following the new site, even though Paul blocked me on twitter over a mildly heated discussion about Lumia design language. Looking good so far!

  • Fred

    17 January, 2015 - 3:20 pm

    I really like the look of the new site Paul. It also looks like you are off to a great start on the articles. Subscribing to the RSS feed now. Thanks!

  • Leon

    17 January, 2015 - 3:33 pm

    My god the compression on that logo. Please use a png, my eyes hurt.

  • JimmyFal

    17 January, 2015 - 3:39 pm

    Interested to see how WordPress works out for you, glad you didn’t pull a Mike Elgan on us and go with SquareSpace, that would have been so, so; I don’t know, Silicon Valley of you?

    Particularly interested to see if any of the “Ads” turn into .DLL fixers, and registry cleaners. I’ll give it time. It’s very depressing to see this on other “respectable” sites such as Windows Central. Hmmm, do you have to bankroll your own expense account now? I’m guessing your looking forward to this Wed. as much as I am. They really need to make a great impression. Hope it’s loads better than 9901 which I hope was just a peek to tease us.

  • Chad

    17 January, 2015 - 3:42 pm

    Just wanted to wish you luck, Paul. Love the new site. Congrats on making the leap!

  • Jim

    17 January, 2015 - 3:45 pm

    I like it, Paul. I like it.

  • mebby

    17 January, 2015 - 3:46 pm


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