Microsoft has sought to converge the power of Windows and the broader Microsoft cloud, apps, hardware, and services ecosystem on a pocketable telephony-enabled mobile device for years. With Windows 10X it is now technologically possible and with Android on Surface Duo necessary developer relationships may be attained.
Folding PCs are here and potentially offer a range of versatility as desktop, journaling, gaming, creative and tablet devices. Sadly, Microsoft's smartphone failures may have done irrefutable damage to the increasingly important touch-and-app centric foundations that are important to its success in the age of modern mobile computing. Will the impact of a failing in smartphones forever hamper the potential versatility of always-connected folding PCs?
Most people without disabilities ignore articles about accessibility because like a wheelchair ramp they're there but seem irrelevant to them. With one billion people living with disabilities and many disabilities being acquired through accidents, disease or aging, we'll all be touched by disabilities directly or by association. With the digital world becoming more integral to our lives...
Microsoft's ambitious #InsiderUp program's goal to make everyone, everywhere a programmer isn't just about being nice; it's part of Microsoft's master plan to make every company a "tech company" that uses its Azure cloud platform.
In a multi-cloud world Microsoft's determination to make Azure the de facto cloud service powering the world's computing is ominously similar to its fateful Windows-centric strategy of the past. As Microsoft had to adapt Windows as a cross-platform OS to co-operate with, not dominate, other OSes, it must do the same with Azure to work with other cloud services. After all - to users the...
Today is the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day where the focus is on the creators of our tech employing making sure its accessible to all. This is something Microsoft does 365 days a year.
Many Microsoft and Windows phone enthusiasts see Microsoft's cloud focus as a profit-driven obsession with little direct relevance to them. But the cloud is cooler, and more personally relevant than you think.
Microsoft's placing its Surface Andromeda folding pocket PC on the back burner angered fans, but may have avoided folding displays inherent weaknesses and the accompanying PR nightmare Samsung and its Galaxy Fold are experiencing.