In the aftermath of Steven Sinofsky's firing, the Windows team pushed forward to correct the worst mistakes of Windows 8 within one year.
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This past week, we closed on our apartment in Mexico City and were able to stay there for most of the trip. We had a lot of work to do. And still do.
For years, Microsoft had worked closely with its biggest partners to create a symbiotic PC ecosystem based on Windows. And then Steven Sinofsky happened.
There’s often a curious disconnect between my understanding of Google and the way it presents itself to the public.
With the Windows 8 Consumer Preview behind them, Steven Sinofsky and his lieutenants prepared for the final stages of the product’s journey to release.
Happy Friday! Here’s a weighty set of questions to help us kick off the weekend a bit early.
A common passwordless sign-in sounds great. But only Microsoft has truly embraced passwordless sign-ins. Apple and Google have a lot more work to do.
Those of us who have been around awhile always recoil a bit when confronted by how the personal computing industry has changed.
On February 29, 2012, Steven Sinofsky stepped onto a small stage at the Hotel Miramar and introduced the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Well, this turned into a pretty dark week for Windows fans, but it’s Friday, and we’re going to get through it. Or at least past it.
Netflix this month reported its first drop in subscribers in a decade, and everyone is scurrying to write the service’s obituary.
Microsoft has historically cherry-picked the data it chooses to share with the public at each earnings announcement, and this past quarter was no different.
When pushed on its Windows 8 design decisions, the Windows team simply dug in and ignored the telemetry data and feedback.
Happy Friday! In addition to the usual set of excellent reader questions, I have a couple of quick updates this week as well.
The Windows Runtime (WinRT) was a major departure from the .NET desktop frameworks that preceded it. Yet it was familiar too.
One hour into the Build 2011 keynote, developers got their first peek at the new WinRT development environment for Windows 8.
With Windows 8, Microsoft chose to “reimagine Windows from the chipset to the experience.” It was a disaster in the making.
In 2011, Microsoft began revealing its plans for Windows 8 via a series of announcements and public demonstrations.
2010 was a big year for Microsoft: in the wake of Apple’s iPad announcement, it had some high-profile product launches and some big failures.
Happy Friday! Here’s another great set of reader questions to kick off the weekend a bit early. I think we all share the same concerns.
On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad, realizing his years-long vision of leapfrogging Microsoft’s Tablet PC.
Windows 7 couldn’t have arrived at a better time for Microsoft: 2009 was a terrible year for the PC industry and a down year for Microsoft too.
After two years with Mint Mobile, I’ve moved my phone number back to Google Fi. I’ll miss hearing from Ryan Reynolds, and the lower overall cost.
In January 2010, I visited the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington and interviewed Mark Russinovich about Windows 7.
Happy Friday! Not surprisingly, given the events of this past week, we have a lot of questions. Actually, I do too.
What constitutes a technology topic? Phones, PCs, and smart TVs? What about cars and bikes? Or washing machines?
I assume few enthusiasts were impressed with Microsoft’s first Windows 11 event since last summer. But that’s not the biggest problem.