Tech Strategy Trends:

April, 2011


April 30, 2011  9:00 PM

Maybe Microsoft’s Tablet Strategy is Genius



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple iPad, BlackBerry PlayBook, Microsoft, Motorola Xoom, tablet

Microsoft seems to waiver between dismissing the tablet market as a non-issue, and embracing the tablet market...when the time is right. Microsoft is taking its time jumping into the tablet fray, which I have

April 30, 2011  8:46 PM

Pin Hulu Plus in IE9 to Get a Free Month



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Hulu Plus, IE9, Internet Explorer, pinned sites, Windows 7

It was big news this week that Hulu Plus is now available on the Xbox 360. Yay! In fact, in celebration, Hulu Plus is giving Xbox 360 users a free week of service! I have a secret for...


April 22, 2011  9:30 PM

What If Your PC Could Just Recognize You?



Posted by: Tony Bradley
camera, detect human presence, facial recognition, Kinect, login, Windows 8

Forget hitting CTRL-ALT-DEL, or having to remember archaic username and password credentials to type in. This is 21st centruy Star Trek type stuff where you're just on a first name basis with your PC. Technologizer's Jared Newman points out in this


April 22, 2011  2:55 PM

Visiting Madrid? Rent Yourself an iPad



Posted by: Tony Bradley
iPad, Madrid, Pad In The City, rent, tablet PC, tourism

[Note: This post has been updated to correct some confusion over pricing. The Pad In The City rate is 39 euros, not 39 euro cents. So, I still think the concept is awesome, but I think that these guys are pricing themselves out of the market.] I am going to file this...


April 22, 2011  10:45 AM

Windows 7 Hits New Milestone



Posted by: Tony Bradley
350 million, Microsoft, operating system, OS, Windows 7

Microsoft announced today--exactly 18 months to the day from the official launch of Windows 7--that the flagship desktop operating system has hit a new milestone. Windows 7 has officially sold 350 million copies worldwide. A


April 21, 2011  10:21 PM

Sometimes It Pays To Be Certifiable



Posted by: Tony Bradley
CCDP, Cisco, CISSP, Global Knowledge, IT certifications, ITIL

Admittedly, it has been quite some time since I focused on adding more letters after my name. I am A+ certified. I am a Microsoft MCSE, MCSA, and MCP. I am a CISSP-ISSAP. I am a Microsoft MVP. I even have a couple vendor-specific niche certifications that I don't even recall. I used to voraciously...


April 18, 2011  3:25 PM

Microsoft Opens Office 365 Beta to the Public



Posted by: Tony Bradley
cloud, communications, Lync, Microsoft, Office 365, productivity, SharePoint

As of today, Microsoft has expanded the Office 365 beta to the world. I have been playing with a beta release of Office 365 for a few months now, and now you can too. I realize that many swear by Google...


April 12, 2011  12:24 PM

Microsoft Unveils Internet Explorer 10



Posted by: Tony Bradley
IE10, IE9, Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft, MIX '11

Yes. You read that right. At the MIX '11 conference that kicked off today in Las Vegas, Microsoft launched the initial Platform Preview for the next iteration of the Internet Explorer Web browser--IE10. Less than a month after the official public launch of IE9, Microsoft's Dean Hamovitch


April 10, 2011  9:43 AM

The Stifling ‘Investment and Innovation’ Bogeyman



Posted by: Tony Bradley
AT&T, broadband, competition, FCC, Google, innovation, investment, Sprint, Verizon, wireless

'Investment and innovation' is the bogeyman of the tech world. If a rival company makes a move that gives it an advantage, competitors cry foul and claim it will stifle 'investment and innovation'. If a government agency has the audacity to suggest some ground rules for fair play for an industry,...


April 6, 2011  12:14 PM

Microsoft Should Follow Its Own Mantra



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Administrator, installation, permission, privileges, standard user, UAC, user account, Windows

"Do not log in as an Administrator. " How long has that security best practice mantra been recited? How many times have you been reminded that malware attacks generally execute...


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