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Thurrott says Microsoft Surface dead last for reliability

Consumer Reports has pulled its recommendations for Microsoft’s Surface products, citing an industry-worst failure rate. Source: Consumer Reports: Microsoft Surface is Dead Last for Reliability – Thurrott.com Reliability is one of the hardest things to cover off when reviewing hardware. It’s no accident that Apple, which sits at the top of the reliability league table […]

How Microsoft killed Windows Phone

Monday Note’s Jean-Louis Gassée writes about the death of Windows Phone: How could Microsoft’s Windows Phone licensing business model stand a chance against Google’s Free and Open Android? None of the Redmond giant’s complicated countermeasures worked, its smartphone platform is dead. And yet, inexplicably, Microsoft failed to use a very simple move… Source: Fiction: Who […]

Microsoft to lay off several thousand employees

Microsoft is cutting ‘several thousand’ employees, mostly in its sales organization, following a reorganization earlier this week. Source: Microsoft to lay off ‘several thousand’ employees | ZDNet Mary Jo Foley writes: “One source close to the company said Microsoft would be cutting “several thousands” of employees. CNBC said Microsoft would be shedding up to 3,000 […]

Windows 10S — Microsoft tries locking down again

At first sight Microsoft’s Surface Laptop and Windows 10S launch is all about education. That was the company’s emphasis at the product roll-out in New York. Yet there is more at stake here than putting computers in school bags. The announcement outlines a strategy for the next stage of personal computing. If Microsoft pulls this […]