The company keeps defending data-gathering features that some people don’t want instead of just making them optional.
The nagware announcements are gone, but Microsoft, along with AMD and Intel, has made darn sure you’ll be running Windows 10 and not Windows 7 on the next PC you buy.
Cortana, Windows 10’s built-in virtual assistant, is both really cool and really creepy.
The technology-using public now demands more than mere information. They want to feel like they're really there.
A string of marketing and recruiting missteps suggests the company is desperate to be noticed by the younger set.
Cultures collide, it happens. But this one is a bad idea.
Michael Sampson’s latest book, Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365, is a “must read” if you are currently using or planning to use Office 365. Michael is a brilliant author and approaches his overview of Office 365 not from the perspective of the individual technology elements, but from the perspective of the activities that “information workers” do every day.
Years ago, everybody wanted their social activity unified into a single stream. Is the dream still alive?
Instead of buying Windows, you may soon be subscribing to it — that’s how much Microsoft wants you off of Windows 7.
Apple this year has clearly made a variety of moves to evolve its four platforms in ways that will make life easier for users.
Microsoft buying LinkedIn makes good sense — for Microsoft. I’m not so sure about LinkedIn users.
It has always had trouble getting customers to buy into its cloud, but the scope of the problem may have been badly underestimated.
Any software — even a premier operating system — that gets onto computers through stealth means has crossed over to the dark side.
Google has known for some time that the enterprise is where the money is, but it sure hasn't shown it in the past. That looks to be changing.
The courts ruled that APIs can be copyrighted. That was bad. Now, if APIs can’t be used with fair use, that will be even worse.
Columnist Michael deAgonia wears his Apple Watch every day. It reminds him of meetings, cuts down on digital clutter, delivers notifications to his wrist -- and drives him crazy when he's working out.
Look at the evidence. Microsoft seems certain to finally stop trying to push a Windows-based mobile OS on us and embrace the Android future.
Forget the smart gadgets. The ultimate home automation appliance is the house itself.
Hyper-converged solutions can differ vendor to vendor and market to market. Columnist Rob Enderle writes that there are four categories of hyper-converged solutions.
The real question to ask, though, is why this figure is so important to Microsoft.