Tag Archives: Microsoft

Crowdsourcing the crystal bowl: what big news in the Seattle IT industry?

I do not have a crystal bowl, right? So it is fun to see when other smart guys meet and read theirs, at least from a statistical perspective something they say will come true! Read this article about the last … Continue reading

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Why Windows Phone 7 is indeed an early entrant to the smartphone wars (?!)

Read Harry McCracken: “Steve Ballmer may or may not be right about Windows Phone 7, but he’s right about smartphones–and he’s definitely not deranged.” PS Harry elaborates better than this only comment! Of course it is true that only between … Continue reading

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Strategic questions to Microsoft

Or – the Microsoft shareholders meeting in Bellevue, how it was, what were the questions asked and how the answers addressed them… There was a number of issues that deserve a lifetime each (is the cloud the right strategic bet … Continue reading

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Ozzie has accomplished what he came to accomplish, right?

So Mr. Ozzie is leaving Microsoft. SteveB gives the news, and says that he “plans to step down from his position as chief software architect. He will focus on Microsoft’s investments in the field of entertainment during a transition period, … Continue reading

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Really?

Yup, I like the concept that a phone is about communications. And I may like that a phone blends into your life, as per the “really” WindowsPhone7 ad on air now. Still I know folks (yeah, quite a bunch!) that … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7 is here!

Yes, WP7 is here, live & kicking 🙂 and we will eventually see that Google’s Andy Rubin was wrong when he said the market doesn’t need another mobile platform… (well, he bet already on adding Android to the pack, didn’t … Continue reading

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It’s already Xmas in retail

Microsoft is almost ready (hopefully!) to launch its Xmas season: tablets (“slates”?), phones, Kinect. Let’s hope for them it is better than Goldman Sachs feedback on the company stock value…. It looks in fact that there will be news, Xmas … Continue reading

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When MSFT Execs move on they give insight on industry

At least this is what Gregory says. His analysis is that the moves give a hint on what industries are developing, and that there may even be partnerships in the works. Well, as per Stephen’s move to Nokia, we all … Continue reading

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What the hell is going on? Oh well, I wish someone knew better…

Again, it’s the Kin discussion: a strange but different product, a very confused marketing, organizational struggles… and then the baby is killed in its infancy. “I can’t think of another Microsoft product, or one from such a high profile company, … Continue reading

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CLOUDWARE WARS

Tim O’Brien raises the level of the confrontation vs. Amazon in his interview with NetworkWorld’s Jon Brodkin. The discussion he makes between infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service – PaaS is interesting and describes the scope of how Microsoft now positions its offering, … Continue reading

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