Extremely hot rumor that Microsoft is releasing an emergency Windows patch for 2016 and 10 tomorrow. It's such a hot potato that there are threats being made that it must be installed within 24 hours or be kicked off the wire. Looks like everyone is getting a rough start to 2020.
I must really be out of the loop. I had no idea Microsoft bought SwiftKey. Anyway, they are killing the Windows Phone keyboard for IOS and focusing exclusively on SwiftKey.
When Microsoft does things that makes sense, I'm always surprised. When they do things that do not make sense (like beefing Skype for the iPhone) I am rarely surprised.
Microsoft's Windows Phone keyboard for the iPhone is dead - The Verge
Microsoft will be killing off “Microsoft Paint” in the next release of Windows 10 (the so-called “Fall Creator's Update”).
This article on the Verge points out the various things that are being shed. Microsoft Paint seems to be the most significant user-facing thing, but I can imagine some enterprises will have difficulty with other changes.
It looks like Satya Nadella’s strategies are paying off. Microsoft reported some gains in Windows 10 and its cloud business.
That’s good news for overall competition. I’ve also witnessed Microsoft become more and more “Internet friendly,” by way of embracing multi-platform applications and developers. This is what needed to happen.
Just think if Ballmer was still around… maybe Microsoft would be folding by now.
They do need to do something about the Windows handset business, but I’m betting that Satya has a plan for that.
I really think Microsoft Azure is screwed.
It’ll still be around to power Microsoft’s backend services, but as a public offering to compete against AWS… it’s toast.
Also… OneDrive… seriously, wtf?
This post summarizes my thoughts on Nadella’s Microsoft very nicely.
When OneDrive gets provider-side encryption and an API that puts it on par with Dropbox… the war is really on.
Last week, Hell froze over in one of the deepest freezes in the history of the United States.
This week, Paul Thurrott finally speaks the truth about Windows 8/8.1. It’s not pretty.
“Threshold” to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015 | Windows 8 content from Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite for Windows
It’s going to be a very interesting 2014 in the tech world.
Speaking of which, I hope you’re having a fantastic start to this new year.
All I can say is… times are definitely changing.
BOOM: IBM Is Now Worth More Than Microsoft
I was reading the blog post over at Microsoft from the fellow… Oh, I forget his name already. Anyway, he was explaining why Microsoft is filing a complaint with the European Commission about Google’s unfair business advantages and whatnot.
At first, this whole thing comes off as a company entering legacy mode. Microsoft reminds me of the RIAA, MPAA and the newspaper industry. They clearly feel the edge is blunted and their technology is dying.