Posts Tagged ‘microsoft’

29 October 2012

Microsoft launches Windows 8 with great fanfare, few surprises

Microsoft introduced Windows 8 to the public While Microsoft executives highlighted the differences between Windows 8 and Windows RT, a distinction in desperate need of clarification for consumers, the event unveiled no surprises or high-profile app announcements. “More to come” was an oft-repeated phrase. Instead of stunning the New York City audience with new details, […]

17 September 2012

Microsoft SkyDrive vs. Google Drive on Android

Android users looking for a cloud storage and file-syncing solution now have a new option in SkyDrive. But is Microsoft’s offering on a par with the tried-and-true Google Drive? With Microsoft SkyDrive recently touching down on Google Drive’s territory, it’s only fitting we take a look at how the two cloud storage and file-syncing Android […]

10 September 2012

Windows 8: hate it already? Why waiting for Windows 9 won’t help

We take a speculative look at the future of Microsoft’s operating system. Conventional Windows wisdom seems to hold that every other version of Windows is terrible and needs to be fixed by whatever version comes after that. Does this mantra sound familiar? Windows XP, good. Windows Vista, bad. Windows 7, good. Windows 8, bad. Windows […]

3 July 2012

Google does something Microsoft never does: Compromise

Google is getting ready to strike a grand bargain with European — and then maybe American — regulators to avoid a knock-down, drag-out legal fight. While Google was putting on a spectacle for developers in — and above — San Francisco’s Moscone Center last week, more important news was being hatched around a legal table […]

6 June 2012

It’s war: Google + Quickoffice vs. Microsoft Office everywhere

Quickoffice may give Google a needed competitive hedge against Office 15 on Windows tablets and possibly iOS and Android devices. Google Docs has made some inroads against Microsoft Office, but not nearly enough. That’s no doubt a big reason for Google’s latest acquisition, Quickoffice, announced on June 5. Now the question becomes will the cross-mobile-platform […]

1 June 2012

Windows 8 Release Preview Now Ready for Download

Are you ready for the final pre-release of Windows 8? Yesterday Microsoft accidentally let the cat out the of the bag that it would be releasing the Windows 8 Release Preview today, May 31. As a result, we weren’t to surprised to get a press release from Microsoft announcing the launch of Release Preview. Included […]

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