Ed Bott

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Ed Bott is an award-winning technology writer with more than two decades' experience writing for mainstream media outlets and online publications. He has served as editor of the U.S. edition of PC Computing and managing editor of PC World; both publications had monthly paid circulation in excess of 1 million during his tenure. He is the author of more than 25 books on Microsoft Windows and Office, including Windows 7 Inside Out (2009) and Office 2013 Inside Out (2013).

Ed Bott is a freelance technical journalist and book author. All work that Ed does is on a contractual basis.Since 1994, Ed has written more than 25 books about Microsoft Windows and Office. Along with various co-authors, Ed is completely responsible for the content of the books he writes. As a key part of his contractual relationship with publishers, he gives them permission to print and distribute the content he writes and to pay him a royalty based on the actual sales of those books. Ed's books have been distributed under several imprints: Que Publishing (a division of Pearson Education); Microsoft Press (with production and distribution by O'Reilly), and Fair Trade Digital Exchange, where he was briefly a partner. On occasion, Ed accepts consulting assignments. In recent years, he has worked as an expert witness in cases where his experience and knowledge of Microsoft and Microsoft Windows have been useful. In each such case, his compensation is on an hourly basis, and he is hired as a witness, not an advocate. Ed sometimes receive fees and/or travel expenses for live speeches and webinars from companies and organizations. Acceptance of these fees does not constitute an endorsement of the company's products. Ed does not own stock or have any other financial interest in Microsoft or any other software company. He owns 500 shares of stock in EMC Corporation, which was purchased before the company's acquisition of VMware. In addition, he owns 350 shares of stock in Intel Corporation, purchased more than seven years ago. All stocks are held in retirement accounts for long-term growth. Ed does not accept gifts from companies he covers. All hardware products he writes about are purchased with his own funds or are review units covered under formal loan agreements and are returned after the review is complete.

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MIX10 Liveblog, Day 1: Windows Phone 7 Series and more

MIX10 Liveblog, Day 1: Windows Phone 7 Series and more

I'm here in a brightly lit ballroom at the Mandalay Bay Hotel Conference Center in Las Vegas, waiting for the keynote address that will kick off Microsoft's MIX10 conference. The focus today is on Windows Phone 7 Series, and I'm here with an all-star group of Microsoft-focused bloggers to liveblog the event.

March 15, 2010 by in Windows

MIX10 Day 1 wrap-up: five trends you might have missed

MIX10 Day 1 wrap-up: five trends you might have missed

At MIX10, Microsoft is talking to two audiences. Developers are packing into conference rooms for deeply technical nuts-and-bolts sessions. But a second, larger audience is looking over their shoulders for clues about what Microsoft's next generation of gadgets will look like. Here are five trends I spotted by reading between the lines on those PowerPoint slides.

March 15, 2010 by in Enterprise Software

Poll: Which office software suite have you chosen?

Poll: Which office software suite have you chosen?

Microsoft plans to release Office 2010 to manufacturing next month, with availability to business customers in May and in retail channels in June. I've put together a poll to help me determine how I cover the product, and specifically which alternative products I use for comparison purposes. Please take a minute and cast your vote.

March 10, 2010 by in Enterprise Software

IE9 and MIX10: six big questions for Microsoft

IE9 and MIX10: six big questions for Microsoft

All eyes will be on the new Windows Phone 7 Series at MIX10 next week. But I'm getting ready to ask a bunch of questions about the other big news set for release in Las Vegas. I've got plenty of questions about Internet Explorer 9, starting with "Who cares?" I'm also planning to ask about HTML5, performance, and compatibility. Read my list, and add your own questions.

March 12, 2010 by in Hardware