Opinion

The Satya Nadella Mythology Tomorrow, new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is expected to unveil the next generation of Surface devices, and mark his 112th day on the job, b ...

May 19, 2014

That thing about acquisitions Yesterday Apple released its 2nd quarter earnings, and in the earnings call Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that Apple has acquired some 24 compani ...

April 24, 2014

The new, faster, responsive Microsoft… or is it? Another day, another report of how the new, post Ballmer Microsoft is speeding up its cadence on delivering Windows, this time with Mary Jo ...

April 22, 2014

After “Microsoft” Azure, should Windows Phone be renamed? Yesterday Microsoft announced that it was renaming "Windows Azure" to "Microsoft Azure", the latest in a series of moves to consolidate Micr ...

March 25, 2014

Android on Nokia: Microsoft’s Asha problem The Android on Nokia story, which has been percolating ever since word first leaked out about a Nokia "Normandy" device, boiled over yesterd ...

February 11, 2014

How to win at Microsoft: notes on a new CEO The day started early here in Seattle – Microsoft announced Satya Nadella as their new CEO at 6am PST, just in time for the stock markets in ...

February 4, 2014

What Microsoft can learn from the Seahawks’ “12th Man” Tomorrow, Sunday February 2nd, the Seattle Seahawks play the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl for the NFL championship. Seattle is pretty ex ...

February 1, 2014

Build 2014: This should be a doozy! Just happened to confirm my invitation to attend this year's Build conference in San Francisco April 2-4, and while I was already looking fo ...

January 14, 2014

Microsoft: At a Threshold, or a precipice? These are interesting times, indeed. As much as the landscape of computing and the internet have changed over the past ten years since the a ...

January 14, 2014

Is Windows in trouble? One of the things we're going to try with our new look LiveSide is to be able to point you to interesting conversations around the web, eith ...

December 31, 2013

Microsoft doesn’t need to copy anyone. It needs to be Microsoft Earlier today, Paul Thurrott let off some steam (granted, he's never been very shy about that), ranting about the perceived notion that Micr ...

September 5, 2013

Microsoft: Looking for speed in all the wrong places? Today Microsoft officially announced that it will make Windows 8.1 available as a free update to all Windows 8 users beginning on October 18 ...

August 14, 2013

The Surface RT debacle Microsoft's 4th quarter earnings came out yesterday, and while the news was mixed, the big bombshell was news that Microsoft wrote down $900 ...

July 19, 2013

Some thoughts on Microsoft and the NSA Remember the old proverb about blind men describing an elephant? That's the situation we're in when trying to get our heads around all the n ...

July 17, 2013

Microsoft, reorganized So the rumored Microsoft reorganization was officially announced today, coming down pretty much just how Bloomberg News and All Things D sai ...

July 11, 2013

Spinning the Bing – Google I/O spin Today, on the Bing Search blog, Bing Director Stefan Weitz posted on some thoughts he and his team had while watching last week’s Google I/O ...

May 22, 2013

Microsoft and Google: is this war? Some shots were fired back and forth today between Microsoft and Google in a series of exchanges both from the stage at Google I/O, and behi ...

May 15, 2013

Are you a Microsoft enthusiast, or just Scroogled? Here we go again, another day, and another negative ad campaign coming from Microsoft, this time attacking supposed privacy problems with An ...

April 10, 2013

Late and lame again: why the Outlook.com Calendar is too little, too late Yesterday Microsoft released their new updated version of an online calendar, offering a clean new interface and a basic set of features as ...

April 4, 2013

Messenger phases out, Skype updates, and messaging on Microsoft is still a bit of a mess Next week, Microsoft will begin the process of moving users off of their Windows Live Messenger clients and onto Skype, something that Messe ...

April 1, 2013