Posts tagged with ‘Windows 8’

Power BI

Power BI app for Windows 8.1

Posted by Darren on February 27th, 2014 / 1 comment

In late December I blogged about the Power Query add-in for Excel 2013, and mentioned that Excel is an important part of Microsoft’s strategy for Business Intelligence. BI in general is very much a hot topic in customer conversations. Power … [more]

Microsoft Project Siena

Microsoft Project Siena

Posted by Darren on February 19th, 2014 / 4 comments

Most Windows 8 (or 8.1) users would look at the apps on their start screen and assume that they couldn’t build one themselves. Many people would be wrong, as Microsoft’s Project Siena app sets out to help those people who’d … [more]

Windows 8.1 apps

Improved Windows 8.1 apps

Posted by Darren on October 18th, 2013 / No comments

If you’ve upgraded to Windows 8.1 (the general availability code, not the preview) you’ll now be the happy owner of some updated ‘modern’ apps. Yes, modern apps, because we can’t use the Metro moniker any more and no-one came up … [more]

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 ships

Posted by Darren on October 17th, 2013 / No comments

For Microsoft employees such as me, Windows 8.1 has arrived in three stages. The first was a preview, which the rest of the planet also had access to. This was covered here. Then came RTM (release to manufacturing), the … [more]

Windows 8.1 start button

Windows 8.1 preview, complete with start button

Posted by Darren on June 30th, 2013 / 5 comments

Earlier this week I become embroiled in a slightly heated Facebook discussion – it was sparked by me posting about installing the Windows 8.1 preview and stating that “it has a start button for those who require it”. By this … [more]

Dell XPS 12

Dell XPS 12

Posted by Darren on June 11th, 2013 / 4 comments

If there’s one thing I’ve discovered about Microsoft it’s that they’re not frugal in the investment of technology for us hard-working sales teams. Several months ago Mr Ballmer announced that all Microsoft full-time employees would be issued with the necessary … [more]

Microsoft share price

Why is Microsoft’s share price on the up?

Posted by Darren on June 4th, 2013 / 11 comments

My frolleague Steve Sharpe shared an article from The Guardian which posed the question of why Microsoft and HP are thriving in the post-PC era. Firstly, let’s talk about this post-PC era thing. “Post-PC era” would imply that PCs … [more]

Windows 8.1 start

Windows 8.1 unveiled

Posted by Darren on May 30th, 2013 / No comments

First of all I need to declare that in writing this blog post I am not using any Microsoft employee knowledge about the next release of Windows. I actually don’t have any more info than my readers. It does however … [more]

Windows 8 apps

Windows 8 apps for e-mail, calendar and people

Posted by Darren on March 29th, 2013 / No comments

A few days ago Microsoft updated some of the core Windows 8 apps, namely e-mail, calendar and the people hub. These are the apps which sit on the new Windows 8 start screen and are of particular importance to Windows … [more]

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT, take 2

Posted by Darren on January 2nd, 2013 / No comments

Following my previous post about Surface RT, Lars Olufsen (@olufsphere) asked why most posts about the Surface were trying to address excuses about its shortcomings rather than the device’s wow factor. This left me considering a few things. Firstly, … [more]