Microsoft all about providing an experience

Satya Nadella core note Inspire 2018

Over the past years Microsoft focused mostly on providing the market with the right devices. Because other device producers didn’t do well enough, Microsoft bought Nokia and developed their own Surface. The Nokia acquisition wasn’t successful and it made Microsoft realise it has a different purpose. During Microsoft’s yearly partner event Inspire in Las Vegas, Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO clearly showed Microsoft’s new ambition: experience centric development to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve

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Feeding the development pipeline right is KING!

John, a product manager of a large corporate, proudly shows his management what results their 200 software development teams are delivering every second week!

He knows he impressed them. But soon his confidence is gone. With a weak voice, he confesses the teams do not have enough work to be done …..

They react furiously. “Impossible”, the business management claims, because there is work for about 10 years queuing.

John knows the long wish list, but he does not know

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How to fix Outlook 2016 for Mac crashes and doesn’t send e-mail

This week’s announcement that a preview of the new Office 2016 for Mac is now officially available was a little surprise to me. I knew it was coming, but didn’t expect it to be available already. Ok, it is “just” a preview and may be you shouldn’t use it for your business, but on the other hand why not give it a try. Recent previews of Microsoft solutions are rather

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Updating my Surface RT to Windows 8.1 preview

20130629-155712.jpg[Update: Currently the final Windows 8.1 version is available. The below no longer fully applies. Read this instruction to upgrade your Surface with Windows 8.1 previewWindows 8 probably was a too big revolution for today’s users. Adoption rates are rather low. Still I believe it’s a great OS, probably the best one in today’s market. The currently available Windows 8.1 preview is supposed

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Windows Surface sold-out already

Will Surface, Microsoft’s tablet, appear to be a game changer? Did Microsoft (on purpose) order too little of them? Who will tell. But fact is that online orders are being backordered for 1-3 weeks. On Friday the Microsoft Stores will have limited amounts of the Surface available, how many is unclear. It looks like I will have to queue in front of the Microsoft Store

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Can Microsoft regain its leading position with Windows 8?

According to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Microsoft is not among the top four leading tech companies. These are Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google. That’s what we can learn from last week’s interview by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, For sure these are great companies, providing wonderful

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How Personas can help you clear the fog

Prevent a foggy project by using personasJust imagine yourself taking part in a lively discussion at some birthday party. Everybody is telling great stories about recent holidays. We ask some polite questions and at least pretend to share the same excitement. What’s wrong with it? Honestly, may not be much as long as everybody likes it. But this

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