Latest from Jason Perlow
Microsoft Surface Duo: Android failure is not an option
When Microsoft's dual-screen, Android-powered Surface Duo reaches the market, will it be a triumph after years of mobile failures from the company, or will we confirm once and for all that Microsoft is incapable of learning from previous mistakes?
Frugal Friday: RIP Crunchpad, Apple/Psystar Settlement, Comcast/NBC, Chrome OS, Google DNS, Microsoft Forefront TMG and UAG
Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss the untimely death of the CrunchPad, the Apple vs. Psystar Settlement, Comcast's new controlling interest in NBC, recent advancements in Chrome OS, Google's new public DNS service and talk with Bill Jensen, Senior Product Manager in Microsoft's Identity and Security Business Group about the newly announced Forefront TMG and UAG 2010 threat management and user access gateways.
Why Microsoft's Killer Instinct Must Return
Last week, the hearts of many Mac fans skipped a beat when the Mactopia web page on Microsoft's web site disappeared for several hours. As it turned out, it was just a simple glitch, and in a knee-jerk response to blogger Ted Bishop's inquiry about the health of the Mac Business Unit in general, Microsoft had this to say:While the group eliminated some positions, the essence of MacBU will not change.
Hyper-V: The no-brainer virtualization stack for Windows
Last Thursday, Microsoft released the final version of Hyper-V, the much anticipated built-in hypervisor for Windows Server 2008. Back in February, we had a look at a late beta release, and we were quite impressed with the performance of the system and how easy it was to manage virtual machines.
The Waltham Pact: Where are the tangibles?
This week, Microsoft renewed their union with Novell, to the tune of an additional 100 million dollars in commitment to buy more SUSE Linux support certificates that it can sell to its customers. Dang, Ballmer, for that kind of cash, you can get your vows renewed in Vegas, with the REAL Elvis.