Over the years, plenty of kudos has been directed at the people at the helms of big tech companies. But some have tripped up recently.
Stories by Preston Gralla
The signs all suggest that Microsoft is going to cut its losses in the digital assistant market. Smart move.
Windows hardware continues to rule in enterprises. But Chromebooks could prove a serious competitor, as students enter the workforce.
It’s been 20 years since the U.S. Department of Justice and 20 state attorneys general sued Microsoft for violating federal antitrust laws.
The vendor's minuscule mobile presence is likely the reason it kept Windows Phone on life support for so long.
Arrogance mired the company so deep in a losing mobile strategy that it couldn’t escape until it had spent billions.
Microsoft seems unwilling to pull the plug on a mobile OS that no one loves. It could lead a zombie existence for years.
The courtroom tactic should at least slow Fancy Bear down
The company is going to kill off SMB1 at long last, but you shouldn’t wait to disable it.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings incremental improvements in Edge, the Start menu and Windows Ink, among others -- but Cortana haters won't be happy.
The company is in the midst of a great transition, and current indications are that it is going well.
Computerworld contributing writer/reviewer Preston Gralla summarizes three features of Windows 10 that he likes and two features he doesn't like. The new operating system from Microsoft launches for consumers on Wednesday, July 29.
Finally, an operating system from Microsoft you can love.
Microsoft has been racing to put the final touches on Windows 10 before its expected release date in late July. There have been three public updates in the last month: Builds 10061, 10074 and 10122. At this point, the interface and features for the new operating system are essentially set -- on May 20, Gabe Aul, engineering general manager at Microsoft, <a href="https://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/05/20/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-10122-for-pcs/">wrote about build 10122</a> on the company's official blog: "From here on out you'll see fewer big feature changes from build to build, and more tuning, tweaking, stabilizing, and polishing."
Poor, slow-footed old Microsoft. It just can't adapt to changing times or keep up with more innovative, agile and forward-looking companies like Apple and Google. That's been the way many of us have thought of Microsoft for a long time. But it may be our thinking that's old and outdated.