Category Archives: Microsoft

What we can learn from Microsoft

Boss, IT Business, Microsoft
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Blogs and media alike have been on fire about opinions regarding Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia – everything from the largest trojan horse operation in corporate history to the typical armchair quarterbacking of what else Microsoft should have done. While entertaining, … Continue reading

Do you really need a tablet?

Apple, Microsoft
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In the last quarter the shipments if iPad cratered. Microsoft lost a billion dollars so far ordering Surface tablets that nobody seems to want and about everyone that needed a cool Netflix interface either already has one or has options … Continue reading

Windows 8 Tablets: Premature Consumerization

Gadgets, Microsoft
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People love their iPads. So much so that Apple is selling more tablets than the entire PC industry is “shipping” personal computers. While Microsoft’s attempt at Windows 8 both in software (Metro) and hardware (Surface RT, Pro) is aimed at … Continue reading

An exercise in futility: What to do when nobody wants your products anymore

Gadgets, IT Business, Microsoft, SMB, Web 2.0

Extremely long blog post cut short: When nobody cares about you, your products, your services or what you think you want to sell they still care a lot about their data. Never lose sight of what your client wants and … Continue reading

Surface After Honeymoon

Gadgets, Microsoft
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Three months ago I wrote about my initial impression of the Microsoft Surface tablet. I was pretty happy with the device (it has actually replaced my iPad) and it has gotten better since. People keep on asking me about it … Continue reading

Microsoft Surface


I need to get some disclaimers out of the way first because I do not believe there is such a thing as an objective device review. I own a bunch of Windows 7 PCs and slates, iPhone, iPod, MacBook Air … Continue reading

Vladstradamus Part 2

IT Business, Microsoft

Yesterday I wrote a little about the stuff that’s currently bugging me about the overall state of the SMB IT Land and to sum it up, I don’t appreciate it when people don’t like the reality they see and try … Continue reading

Vladstradamus Part 1

Boss, IT Business, Microsoft

Comments like these have been coming in fast and furious over the past year or so: … and to be honest they kind of piss me off because it makes me seem like some kind of a prophet. Like I … Continue reading

Angry Birds: The Microsoft Partner Edition


I’ve been in this business for roughly 15 years. Throughout that time I have been a Microsoft Partner (various levels), Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (various levels and specialties) and overall based a large chunk of my … Continue reading

Microsoft WPC Impressions

Microsoft, SMB

So many of you have emailed me to ask about my impression of what was said and done at Microsoft WPC that I have to make this brief post about it. If you ever have a question, feel free to … Continue reading