Windows Mobile might be coming to an end but Microsoft is not done with mobile. Mobile has become too important of a market for Microsoft to ignore. Windows Mobile was a disaster. Not from bad software and hardware but from poor management and development. Microsoft never seemed to get great developer support for the platform,… Read more Microsoft’s Mobile Strategy
Google builds some great products, and they seem to have a free (or cheap) option for just about anything you could want to do with a computer. But what if I don’t want one company having so much control over my online world? The amount of data we keep online is pretty amazing. And with… Read more Google Knows Too Much
I have been critical of the cloud for some time. I’m still don’t like the idea of putting my data on someone else’s computer. You don’t have the usual control over the data. However, I heard an argument recently, that changed my view a bit in favor of the cloud. You don’t do your own… Read more Security In The Cloud
It’s a trend in education that is becoming more and more common. A school district will pick a single technology platform to build from. Are you a Google district? Apple? Microsoft? It’s easy to understand why districts choose a platform. It makes everything easier. It brings consistency across your schools, makes PD easier, makes managing… Read more Education Fragmentation
Not a fully formed argument, but something that has got me thinking since the Microsoft Surface event. 1. Communication Platform – Microsoft has multiple communication platforms. Their platforms have always been a bit of a mess. Messenger, Lync, Skype, Skype for Business, Rooms (remember that?), Yammer. They’ve never had a very uniform system. They should… Read more Microsoft Should Acquire Twitter
Microsoft has recently announced they will be creating a unified operating system. Combining several versions on Windows, including Windows RT and Windows Phone, into a single operating system to run across all devices. This is bring my ideal computer set up closer to reality. I want to be able to have my smartphone (currently a Lumia… Read more Unified Operating System
I recently replaced my iPad 3rd Generation with a Microsoft Surface 2. I’ve been a loyal iPad user since the 1st generation, and I am still a big fan of Apple hardware, but iOS7 wasn’t working well for me. Why the Surface? I am not interested in needing to carry a tablet and a laptop with… Read more Microsoft Surface 2
I purchased a Windows Phone 8 device yesterday, specifically the Nokia Lumia 820 from AT&T. My first Microsoft purchase is several years. I previously had a no-feature pay-as-you-go phone, and before that the iPhone 4S. Here are some first impressions after a full day of use. Everything on the phone is good, but not great (with… Read more 24 Hours with Windows Phone 8
Back in March, Microsoft decided to launch a new advertising campaign for it’s flagship product, Windows. This $300 million image overhaul is Microsoft’s first action against the bad press of Vista and direct insult from Apple in the Mac vs. PC advertising campaign. Video Removed For this, Microsoft has decided to stray away from their… Read more "Microsoft" and "Cool" In The Same Sentence?
Apple has become the 3rd largest computer manufacturer, with a 6.6% market share, and the top two manufacturers, Dell and HP, are beginning to offer Linux alternatives to Windows. Their operating system, Windows, is being undermined by the rise of Apple’s OSX and the sophistication of Linux as a commercial operating system. With the bad… Read more Should Microsoft Be Worried?