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Happy Friday! There are some great questions from readers this week about Windows 10X, the new Office app, and much more.
Like them or not, we can at least agree that the new Windows 10 icons are the most superficial design change that Microsoft could possibly make.
Some readers have asked whether it makes sense for an individual to move from an Office 365 consumer account to a commercial account.
It is perhaps not coincidental that the coming Windows 10X user experience mimics that provided by Office via multiple entry-points.
The promise of new web browsers like Microsoft Edge is that you can get the good parts of Google without the bad.
The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) isn’t particularly well-suited to traditional productivity applications.
I was surprised to discover that my biggest blocker in using a Chromebook was workflow related. How does Windows 10X measure up?
Happy Valentine’s Day, and Happy Friday! Here’s a predictably Windows 10X-heavy installment of Ask Paul to wrap up the week.
For years, Microsoft has been trying, unsuccessfully, to find a way to modernize Windows and the apps that run on it.
Like many (or most) of you, we subscribe to a lot of online services. And we’re overdue taking a hard look at what we spend and why.
If you care at all about Windows, this is a great move, as Microsoft is finally dealing with two of its biggest mistakes of the past few years.
The late 2018 release of the Pixel 3 was a sales disaster for Google. But there are indications that the Pixel 4 is even worse off.
I decided to port .NETpad from Visual Basic to C# in order to get up to speed on the latter language as quickly as possible.
With Microsoft unable to make its Surface Hub 2X dreams a reality, I’m wondering again about this business and its future.
So, we need to discuss this week’s news about the end of ad-based UWP app monetization through the Microsoft Store.
Happy Friday! Here’s a final Ask Paul for January, with some amazing reader questions that I struggled to answer in some cases.
For much of the past year, I’ve been researching and working with Microsoft’s previous-generation developer technologies.
The FSF is petitioning Microsoft to open-source Windows 7. Yeah, it sounds like a crazy idea. Until you really think about it.
Here’s a useful new feature from Microsoft Word that can be added quickly and easily to .NETpad: Word count.
Happy Friday! After a contentious week of Sonos outrage, I’m looking forward to a calmer weekend. Let’s get it started.
Here are a few minor changes and fixes to .NETpad related to the status bar, word wrap, and app publishing.
OK, it’s partially for developers. But this is really a coming-out party for Microsoft’s 2020 dual-screen push. And it’s for all of us.
With the end of Windows 7 support last week, I’ve returned somewhat begrudgingly to Windows 10. And you know what? It ain’t all bad.
It’s time to think about what’s next for .NETpad, a project I had originally hoped to finish up by the end of 2019.
The eleventh chapter discusses how Microsoft's most successful promotion of the Surface hardware was actually an accident.
After months of work on .NETpad’s printing functionality, I think I’ve finally arrived at a solution that works.