Category Archives: Microsoft

Online Missteps and Leadership Tunnel-Vision

While some may consider my last few Microsoft posts as overtly negative, or even as Microsoft-bashing.  That’s not really my intent.  As a disclaimer, the same goes for this post: also not intended as a Microsoft-bash.  Microsoft is a very … Continue reading

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Windows QuickLaunch Hidden Feature

A useful time-saving feature is hidden in the Windows  taskbar. Use your keyboard to launch a shortcut on your Vista QuickLaunch Toolbar: press the Windows key plus that item’s number.  For example, when I press Windows key + 3: Firefox launches

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Windows 7, Coming Soon?

For those looking for what’s next after Vista, Windows 7 may arrive sooner than you think. Bill Gates recently spoke at Inter-American Development Bank, which is the main source of multilateral financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin … Continue reading

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Steve Ballmer Defects to Google

In a highly surprising turn of events, Steve Ballmer appears to have returned from his sabbatical and promptly tendered his resignation, effective immediately. Suffice to say, this behavior is quite startling given Ballmer’s long tenure with Microsoft (since 1980), and … Continue reading

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Vista Usability (Drivers) II

A class action lawsuit is currently ongoing against Microsoft regarding Vista. This lawsuit addresses user experiences with Vista, and how Microsoft misled consumers with cleaver/dishonest marketing. Here’s where it gets interesting: Bundles of internal Microsoft email have been released to … Continue reading

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Microsoft Fined $1.35 billion

Microsoft is no stranger to the receiving end of anti-competitive allegations. These may play out into incentives, deal brokering, partnerships, or even more aggressive behavior. Well, not this time. In 2004 the European Union recognized Microsoft’s practices as anti-competitive and … Continue reading

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Microsoft Live

When you consider how large and successful Microsoft has become, I’m somewhat dazzled how much trouble they’ve had getting into the Web 2.0 scene. I’m sure Microsoft doesn’t enjoy playing second fiddle to Google, Yahoo, and other Johnny-Come-Latelys. I suspect leadership … Continue reading

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