Having written about Microsoft, on and off, for close to 30 of those years, I keep thinking I've seen it all. But then something else happens that surprises me, and makes me realize we still haven't hit the limits as to how far the Softies might go to reinvent themselves.
Microsoft is gunning for a broader slice of the tablet audience with the $499.99 Surface 3, which is smaller than the Surface Pro 3 and doesn't have quite the same performance. Still, the tablet's hardware.
What is Microsoft's new Surface 3 tablet/PC? That's pretty easy to explain: It's very much like the Surface Pro 3, except with a lower price, a smaller screen, and a few other signs of cost-consciousness.
Previously, only a handful of select devices were capable of supporting the upcoming OS when the first test build was unleashed back in February. Now new code, aka Partition Stitching, has been added that allows Microsoft to re-size the systempartition dynamically.
Amazon Cloud Drive is taking the "bang for your buck" throne away from Microsoft with new unlimited cloud storage plans.
Microsoft is looking to take its suite of productivity apps to a much wider audience, including those users who prefer Android smartphones and tablets.
Things have started to heat up in the tablet category as Microsoft Surface Pro seems to get some attention and love from tablet enthusiasts. The recent Surface Pro 3 has bagged some awards in terms of portability and flexibility, at least in our books.
At one time, people considered Microsoft a true contender in the mobile space. Just four years ago, some analysts predicted that Windows Phone would leapfrog BlackBerry and iOS to claim the number two spot behind Android. Some researchers expected Microsoft's market share to hit 20 percent, while others even predicted the company would edge past Android.