Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Microsoft News

Good News

Microsoft to bring Xbox and PC games to Apple, Android phones

Microsoft revs speedier, smarter speech recognition for phones

Bad News

This next is a flop in the making. I'm sure the stores will look great, but it will create tension with OEMs and they are still trying to push Windows 8. Yes, it will like be Windows 8.1 by the Holiday Season... but what has been shown so far does not really fix anything. These stores will be putting lipstick on the pig that is Windows 8.
Microsoft To Set Up Windows Stores In 600 Best Buy Locations, Launching This Summer

NSA has total access via Microsoft Windows

As Microsoft Restructuring Nears, Top Execs Fret Over Their Fate

Microsoft Paying Developers for Windows Phone Apps isn't New

Windows 8 Adoption: 10 Reasons Why Microsoft Must Get Serious About It

Intel looks past Windows, sees Android for Haswell successor

Why Microsoft’s cloud matters: Hint the reason begins with “A” but it ain’t Azure

Microsoft and Oracle cooperating in the Cloud:
Microsoft/Oracle: A Yawner That Could Have Been Much More

Office News (sick of Office yet? Alternatives to Microsoft Office)

Quickoffice Pro HD fills the gap left by Microsoft

Office Mobile for iPhone and Windows Phone have the exact same functionality (gallery)

Microsoft's Office For iPhone: Wrong Product, Wrong Market

Microsoft retreats from Office 2013 restrictive licensing

More XBox Fiasco

That Microsoft reversed course here doesn't make me see it as less of a problem. Will users or developers believe anything Microsoft says now? Shouldn't shareholders be outraged over the waste of capital and goodwill?

Microsoft Reverses Course on Xbox One Policies

Xbox One Eighty: Microsoft Finds It Still Needs Gamers To Sell Gaming Consoles

Microsoft Xbox: The damage has been done

Xbox One: was Microsoft's reversal the right decision?

Why you shouldn’t trust Microsoft or Sony

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