Microsoft's death exaggerated, Nokia, Zune HD, upgrading/migrating, Windows Phones, and more.
- Is Microsoft screwed?
- IThere's a lot of silliness going around that the era of Microsoft is over
- II looked into this and contrary to public perception, Microsoft's approach to cloud computing is a winning strategy
- IOpen your eyes: We may never have the same single vendor issue in the PC industry, but Microsoft will remain viable if not dominant in the future
- IThis was the subject of a talk I gave in Amsterdam a few weeks back
- IRelated: I will probably be speaking at a Windows 7 launch event in The Hauge, The Netherlands on October 8
- Microsoft and Nokia
- What this means
- And why I think Office on the iPhone and Google phones is inevitable
- Remember "knifing the baby"? This is it, and Microsoft does this all the time
- Zune HD
- Coming September 15
- You can preorder today
- 16 GB is black only (during preorder), $220
- 32 GB is platinum only (during preorder), $300 - both MUCH cheaper than iPod touch
- If you wait, you can choose between several colors
- Looks good
- Upgrading to Windows 7 vs. Migrating
- Are Windows XP users getting the shaft?
- Sort of. But two things
- This isn't "news" - I documented this process back in May
- Contrary to the conventional wisdom, this doesn't affect a big group of people
- Microsoft rebrands Windows Mobile as Windows Phones
- No it doesn't
- Once again, people just aren't paying attention
Tip of the week: Check out Microsoft Springboard for some great in-depth Windows 7 feature walk-throughs and other information about the next Windows. Aimed at IT Pros, and includes some topics I have not examined yet, like VHD booting.
Software pick of the week: Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC Release Candidates - Some interesting functional changes; Final will ship by Windows 7 GA; Discuss: Some misconceptions about what this is for, also that "XP mode" isn't just for XP
Audible pick of the week: The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail, Abridged, By Clayton M. Christensen, Narrated by Don Leslie. For a free credit toward the audiobook of your choice, visit Audible.com/windows.
Check out Paul's blog at the SuperSite for Windows for more information.