Arrogance mired the company so deep in a losing mobile strategy that it couldn’t escape until it had spent billions.
Stories by Preston Gralla
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 But it may be our thinking that's old and outdated.
It's been nearly four years since Microsoft first released Windows Phone, and what it has gotten after many millions of dollars in development and marketing costs, plus its $US7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia, is this: a worldwide smartphone market share of less than 3 per cent. And that number has been going down, not up.
What we've seen so far suggests that Microsoft's new CEO is his own man and willing to buck the company's traditional ways.
Now that Microsoft has made OneNote free for consumers, can it compete with the well-known Evernote? Preston Gralla offers his take on both.
Apple repeatedly bows to censorship demands in places like China.
CEO Ballmer and his predecessor shared a vision of how Microsoft could stay on top by focusing on Windows.
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