Has Microsoft’s Recent Successes Inspired New Developer Enthusiasm?

For years Microsoft was seen as a corporate monster gobbling up young startups and generally stumbling into markets either too early, as in the case of tablets or too late, as in the case of smart phone hardware.  As a result companies like Apple, Google, and Samsung now rule the consumer electronics space and with them have…

Will Windows 10 Continuum Lure Developers Back to Windows Phone?

Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 into every corner of the globe with more than 75 million devices running Windows 10 across 192 countries.  It’s next big push coming ostensibly as part of their October hardware announcement will be Windows 10 on phones, and with new hardware comes a feature called Continuum.  Continuum allows the latest…

Windows 10: Did It Live Up To The Hype?

After a week of automatic and manual upgrades, Windows 10 reached 14 million users in just the first 24 hours with estimates a week later pushing 20 million users.  The price (FREE) and the automatic nature of the upgrades certainly played a part in making Windows 10 a hit out of the gate.  But now…

Windows 10 Launch Is Coming? Will You Upgrade?

Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 Launch is turning into quite a party, literally.  On July 29th Microsoft is planning to celebrate the 5 million users who took part in the Windows Insider program by hosting special events in 13 cities including Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Dubai, Nairobi, Berlin, Johannesburg, Mardrid, London, Sao Paolo, and…

Is This The End For Lumia?

In what seems an inevitable conclusion to the Microsoft-Nokia acquisition, Microsoft has announced that Stephen Elop would be leaving Microsoft.  This announcement came amidst yet another reorganization that also included the departure of former Server and Tools VP Eric Rudder, Kirill Tatarinov head of Dynamics CRM and ERP as well as Mark Penn whose departure…

Will Windows 10 Be Ready for it’s July 29th Unveiling?

Many Windows users woke up this morning to a new icon in their taskbar announcing the release date for Windows 10 along with how to register to get a free upgrade.  This is great news, but with current Technical Preview builds still having numerous reported defects could July 29th be too soon? Microsoft’s blog post for…

Should a New Developer Bother Learning UML?

Way back before software lived in the cloud and “agile” was just an adjective for fast, Grady Booch, Ivar Jacobsen, and James Rumbaugh set forth onto the world a new way of modeling software called the Unified Modeling Language.  Originally released as part of the Rational Unified Process, the model’s diagrams lived beyond the popularity…

Which Mobile OS Do You Trust?

With recent revelations from the RSA Security Conference highlighting gaping security holes in iOS8 as well as pointing out that many Android apps don’t perform proper SSL validation, one has to wonder is their mobile data safe anywhere? Amit Yoran, President of the RSA kicked off their company’s annual conference with a scathing commentary on…

Will You Upgrade to Windows 10?

With Windows 10 right around the corner, Microsoft is pushing to get everybody upgraded to their newest OS.  Will all of the free licensing and new features be enough to get you to switch?  Cast your vote in our poll now! [poll id=61]

Is Microsoft Trying to Take Over Android?

Recent announcements from Mobile World Congress show that Samsung will preload Microsoft’s cloud services such as OneDrive and Microsoft Office apps on their new flagship Galaxy S6 phones.  Is this the beginning of a bigger move by Microsoft? Rumors have swirled for several weeks but earlier this week at Mobile World Congress confirmation has come…

What’s Your Favorite Windows 10 Feature?

So now that you’ve had the weekend with the latest bits after what was a fairly epic launch presentation, what are your first impressions?  Does Cortana work on a desktop?  Will Continuum bridge the divide between desktop and tablet experiences?  Or are we (all) just waiting for our HoloLens?  Let us know with today’s poll,…

Has Google Become Too Big?

The European Parliament has passed a new resolution calling for regulations on Internet search providers even recommending that search be separated from other online services. It seems that Google now finds itself in the crosshairs of the European Union in much the same way that Microsoft did in 2004.  While still dealing with privacy issues…