The media, analysts and tech writers have hammered Microsoft about Windows 8 but most of them got it wrong
Windows 8 Start screen – the future is now
Most of the people telling Microsoft what to do with Windows 8 don’t have a clue. Microsoft should ignore 99% of what is being printed and stick to their guns. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with Windows 8 but it needs work. Continue reading →
If Microsoft can make Windows 8 desktop work as well as Windows Phone 8 they will be out of trouble
Windows Phone 8 on Nokia 920 home screen
If Microsoft can make Windows 8 desktop work as well as Windows Phone 8 they would not be in trouble.
The 920 is blazing fast, has a large enough screen and feels better than Windows 8 on the desktop. It’s actually smooth.
The Lumia 920 phone with Office 365 – especially Outlook – keeps me away from the computer most of the time unless I need to write a story or edit pics.
The only downside is that Nokia and Rogers Wireless have inadequate customer service on warranty issues. The 920 started spontaneously turning itself off and Rogers would not replace it, sending it back to Nokia for 2-3 weeks. This is a known problem reported on the internet and Nokia’s website.
I skipped to overpriced Windows 8 Surface RT / Pro debacle. Instead I sprung for a premium Windows Phone – the Nokia Lumia 920.
Windows 8 Mail Calendar and People embedded apps get refresh with many rough edges yet and a hidden security gotcha from Office 365
Mail Calendar and People get mid-term update on the road to real app-dom
The much ballyhooed update of core Windows 8 apps came over night on Monday. You may miss the subtle changes if you don’t look closely.
SkyDrive also got an upgrade that seems positive. I’ll research that a little more and report back.
My personal hopes of seeing People fixed so that social media Sharing would work were dashed. People is still an unorganized and buggy app to avoid.
This is a slow march for Microsoft towards creating a Windows-8-only world in which we don’t or can’t fall back on our favorite Desktop applications like Outlook and Facebook. If that is good or bad is up to you to decide. Continue reading →