Posts Tagged ‘Surface’

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The Microsoft Surface Is A Yachting Cap, Not A Yacht

*+-Following Microsoft’s Earnings, a lot of people started talking about how “successful” the Surface 2-in-1 computer was becoming. That reminded me of the following anecdote: Tristan Bernard (1866–1947), was a French dramatist and novelist. A...

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John Kirk / October 26th, 2014
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The Apple Mac Takes Its Place In The Post-PC World

*+-PC Resurgent The PC market turnaround is real. ~ Bob O’Donnell (@bobodtech) 10/15/14 Q: IS THE PC MARKET TURNAROUND REAL? A: No. Macs are resurgent. Google Chrome is slowly gaining ground. However, sales of traditional … Continue reading

John Kirk / October 26th, 2014
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Analyzing the Surface Pro 3

*+-I’ve spent the past week with a Surface Pro 3. I’ve used every previous version of Surface and given what the promise of a 2-in-1 PC was supposed to be, the Surface Pro 3 is … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 20th, 2014
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Microsoft’s Surface Ads: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

*+-Microsoft has introduced three new ads for its Surface Pro 3 tablets called “Power,” “Head to Head,” and “Crowded.” You can view them HERE. The Good The ads are well done. Clever, funny, short and … Continue reading

John Kirk / August 16th, 2014
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Steve Jobs Reveals The Only Way Forward For Windows Phone

*+-The only way forward for Windows Phone — that is not death — is work. Real work. In the 21st century, real work is inherently collaborative. Collaboration is the Achilles Heel of all things iPhone, … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / August 11th, 2014
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iPads At The Border

*+-I believe (nearly) every child that comes to America seeking refuge should be welcome. I fully understand if you disagree. It is a complex issue after all.  We are told tens of thousands of children … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / August 4th, 2014
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Microsoft Removed Chesterton’s Fence

*+-On Saturday, I explained why The Smartphone Is Not Merging With the PC. Apple and Google are moving in almost opposite directions from one another. But Microsoft? Their personal computing design philosophy is taking them...

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John Kirk / July 21st, 2014
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Deconstructing Satya

*+-Last week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella laid bare his vision for the tech giant. It is borderline revolutionary. From its early days, Microsoft has focused on using software and computing to empower people and businesses … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / July 14th, 2014
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Microsoft Is The Very Antithesis Of Strategy

*+-Thus the highest form of generalship is to balk the enemy’s plans; the next best is to prevent the junction of the enemy’s forces; the next in order is to attack the enemy’s army in … Continue reading

John Kirk / July 5th, 2014
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The One Where Brian Is Wrong About Everything

*+-Please allow me to introduce myself… You likely don’t care and would not believe the volume of blog posts, research reports, technical writings and analyst studies I sift through on a daily basis. This is … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / May 26th, 2014
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Microsoft Is At War With Itself

*+-On Tuesday, May 20, Microsoft held an event to unveil the Surface Pro 3 Tablet. You can view the webcast here.1 NOTE: The quotes, below, are time stamped so you can locate them on the … Continue reading

John Kirk / May 24th, 2014
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Microsoft Needs To Burn More Bridges, Faster

*+-I have been one of Microsoft’s most vocal critics (although, to be fair, just one of many). With profits as their north star, Microsoft has spent the past 15 years adrift. lost at sea, subject...

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John Kirk / May 19th, 2014
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Say Goodbye To Microsoft

*+-In the beginning, Microsoft’s business model was simple. They made the Windows operating system and licensed it to manufacturers, who then put it on their various computing machines. In the mid-nineties, Windows gained critical mass … Continue reading

John Kirk / April 10th, 2014
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Office for iPad: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

*+-Microsoft finally appears ready to launch a version of Office for iPad. A wolf among the sheep? Or a sheep in wolf’s clothing? Plan A: Ignore The iPad REALITY The iPad goes on sale, April … Continue reading

John Kirk / March 27th, 2014
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Unified OS Advocates Are Out Of “Touch” With Reality

*+-Last week, Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi and Bud Tribble were interviewed as part of the Mac’s 30th anniversary. They — in no uncertain terms — slammed the door shut on the idea that Apple was … Continue reading

John Kirk / January 30th, 2014
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Tech Toy Story

*+-Microsoft’s newest ad campaign is breath taking but not, I think, in the way that Microsoft imagines. “Just a toy“, my ass. ~ Steven Aquino (@steven_aquino) This is why Microsoft will lose. This shows they...

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John Kirk / January 21st, 2014
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An Open Letter To App Developers

*+-The smartphone has quickly become our primary interface to the world. The app has become our primary interface to the smartphone. Apps matter. Therefore, app developers matter. Unfortunately, too many apps, too many app developers, likely … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / December 2nd, 2013
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Disruption: What Microsoft Got Wrong

*+-Ben Thompson of Stratechery has deservedly been the talk of the tech world this week for his analysis of disruption theory, What Clayton Christensen Got Wrong. Thompson argues (and if you haven;t read his piece … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / September 25th, 2013
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The Microsoft Surface is (French) Toast

*+-The Apology Please allow me to begin by apologizing for the saucy language you are about to encounter. There is simply no way for me to tell the following joke without cursing. I really don’t … Continue reading

John Kirk / August 15th, 2013
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Beating The Dead Horse That Is Microsoft Windows (Part 1)

*+-Few people enjoy beating a dead horse more than I do, but man, beating up on Microsoft Windows is simply no fun anymore…because everybody’s doing it. The defining company of the PC era — which … Continue reading

John Kirk / July 18th, 2013
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A Deep Dive Into The Morgan Stanley Holiday Quarter Survey

*+-On December 16, 2012, Morgan Stanley issued the results of a consumer survey. We surveyed 1,010 US adults between November 26 and December 3 2012. The sample is representative of US individuals (18+) by gender, … Continue reading

John Kirk / December 20th, 2012
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Why The Wheels Are Falling Off Microsoft

*+-This week, highly respected web and technolgy analyst, Mary Meeker, released her end of the year 2012 report on internet trends. The slide deck is 88 slides long and is highly recommended. You can view … Continue reading

John Kirk / December 6th, 2012
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Windows 8: Tepid Marketing–>Slow Sales

*+-Kind of sad, isn’t it? This sorry attempt at a festive display of new PCs at a Micro Center store in Rockville, MD, says a lot about the thud with which Windows 8 seems to … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / November 21st, 2012
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After Sinofsky Can Microsoft Move Beyond Windows?

*+-The departure of Windows chief Steven Sinofsky, hard on the heels of the release of Windows 8, came as a shock, but not a surprise. But the important question is less what led to the … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / November 14th, 2012
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Why Does Microsoft Make It So Hard?

*+-Are you planning to use a new Microsoft Surface for business? You might want to think again, at least if you are concerned about legal niceties. At ZDnet, Windows guru Ed Bott examines the strangely … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / November 5th, 2012