All Articles by Jason Ward

Microsoft Autism Hiring Program aims to attract diverse talent

People with autism often face a host of challenges in finding employment. Microsoft's Autism Hiring Program seeks to change that.

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Microsoft CEO hints Windows OneCore mobile device may be headed to the enterprise

CEO Satya Nadella hinted that an enterprise-focused Surface mobile device may be in the works in a recent interview.

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Would an Android phone for consumers and Windows mobile for enterprise help Microsoft?

Would a consumer-focused Android phone help Microsoft build developer relationships to support its ecosystem and a potential enterprise-focused Core OS device?

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Microsoft CEO admits repeatedly abandoning consumers was a mistake

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella admitted abandoning consumers is a mistake he's repeatedly made, a mistake that may very well cost Microsoft in the future.

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Microsoft and Qualcomm: The architects of an always-connected computing future

Microsoft and Qualcomm visions are to provide the industry with the tools to create new technologies. How do the visions of these two companies work together in anticipation of the next shift in computing?

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Does Microsoft's CEO hate the things you love, or just inefficiency in his business?

Microsoft's Satya Nadella has axed thousands of jobs and several products and services since becoming CEO in 2014. His particular personality type may be at the core of his decisive pursuit of efficiency.

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Why a pen-focused cellular Surface Mini tablet would be awesome

In 2014, Microsoft canceled a pen-focused Surface Mini tablet due to lack of differentiation. With Core OS, Windows Ink, Whiteboard and cellular PCs, things have changed.

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Let's be honest, no one really needs a $1,000 smartphone

Smartphone prices are skyrocketing to accommodate technology costs. But the we way we use smartphones hasn't really changed.

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If Microsoft is the 'platform for everything,' does it really need a phone?

In a world with multiple devices and OSes, Microsoft had to shift from its Windows-focused strategy to a cloud-computing platform strategy aimed at providing the platform for the world's systems and devices.

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Microsoft already has the tools it needs to address the Windows 'app gap'

Microsoft's lack of developer support affects its entire ecosystem. The company may not be able to completely fix the app gap, but it has several tools it can use to address it.

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How Microsoft's approach to 'Windows Core OS' differs from Google's and Apple's

Microsoft's Andromeda OS is one Windows for all device types. This single OS strategy is a philosophically different approach to computing than Microsoft's successful rivals.

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How fathering a son with disabilities helped Microsoft's CEO transform the company

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella was changed after he became a parent to a son with severe cerebral palsy. The empathy that changed him also changed Microsoft. Here's why.

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Will jilted Windows phone fans buy into Microsoft's mobile vision — or care?

Microsoft's commitment to loyal Windows phone fans has seemed ill-managed at best. Should Microsoft expect spurned fans to embrace its future mobile efforts?

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iPhone X: Apple's 'future of the smartphone' is a blast from the past

Though Apple is often criticized for copying old tech, its improving of that tech makes all the difference.

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My Lumia 1520 is on its deathbed and I'm tempted by Android

I've been using Windows phones for 11 years. The Lumias 1020 and 1520 are currently my daily drivers. But my 1520 is dying and I have my eye's set on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Don't judge.

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Microsoft needs to leverage partnerships, eSIM and edge computing to position ultramobile PCs

If the 'Surface phone' is real, partnerships, eSIM, edge computing and Windows 10 will be crucial to market positioning, "bypassing" carriers and creating unique experiences for ultramobile PCs.

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Should Windows phone fans be optimistic about Microsoft's mobile strategy?

Many people want Microsoft's mobile efforts to succeed. Others have lost hope. But can the strategy be objectively acknowledged and observed without an optimistic or pessimistic perspective?

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How Microsoft's technological and social impacts have changed the world

Microsoft's is more than a tech company. It has had a profound global impact on cultures, communities, and governments around the world.

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Without a phone, Microsoft's AR efforts may be worthless

Without a smartphone, Microsoft's augmented reality (AR) efforts may be overshadowed by Apple's ARKit and Google's ARCore phone-based approaches.

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It's getting harder and harder to find good Windows phones — and that's just sad

As Microsoft winds down its smartphone efforts in preparation for its next mobile attempt, many fans still want a Windows phone. But boy, are they getting difficult to find.

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