Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

  • Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 – IMPRESSIVE!



    OK, Microsoft!  You’ve got my attention!  I have to admit, I used to be a MSFT fanboy, especially because the development tools they offered were the best around at the time.  Back in 2005, I even attempted to build my home automation system using .NET and Flash and built in-wall touch screen (DIY: Inwall 15″ LCD touchscreen).  I had Window’s CE phones (the first “smartphone”), HD-DVD (yup, I supported that), Viewsonic Smart Displays (remember those?), I use Microsoft Media Center with Extenders (MSFT abandoned it).  See, the problem is that MSFT has not stuck through with the great technologies it has created — they release something and right when you think it’s going to go mainstream, they back out and kill it.   I made the switch to Apple’s ecosystem once the iPhone came out and learned to develop in Objective-C.  I’d rather invest in technology that improves (slowly) overtime than ones that come out strong and then nothing comes of it (dies a slow death).…

    Posted on May 20th | no comments
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  • Thursday, May 28th, 2009

    Microsoft Bing (Formerly Kumo) Search Engine

    kumos wine search

    Microsoft is publicly showing off its new search engine, formerly code-named Kumo, now known officially as Bing. The revamped search tool has several new features, including a left-hand navigation pane for moving among different types of searches, category breakdowns for search results, and bringing some information directly into the results page.

    CNET NEWS - How Microsoft’s Bing came to be

    Posted on May 28th | 6 comments
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