I’m going to spoil the question in the headline1 right up front: no, I don’t think the Surface Go is going to “kill” the iPad. Will it outsell the iPad? No. Will it be just as niche a product as the other Surface computers? Probably. Too often, people view products as dollar signs first, and […]
Office 2011 is 6 years old at this point and it only makes sense for Microsoft to continue updating it for so long. No app works forever, and given the multitude of non-custom stuff Microsoft is doing in Office, it’s not reasonable to expect these apps to work forever.
Why would I use a local operating system that is inferior in so many ways (my opinion, of course) to access the same services that I can get on the local system that I prefer?
Microsoft had their Build Conference last week, which means we’re officially in summer-tech-conference season! Microsoft wrapped up their show, where they presented where they think computers are going in the next 12 months, Google will have their I/O conference in a few weeks where they will do the same, and Apple has their Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) in early June. I enjoy following all of these companies’ shows, as it is a good time to reflect on where each of these tech giants are, and where they see themselves going. If you want to get a pulse on the industry, these are good places to start.
The iPad Pro is 100% absolutely positively not a 2-in-1 PC like the Surface. Thurrott is a smart guy, but I have no idea why he is so far off on this. Hell, Surface fans will be more than happy to tell you that the iPad Pro doesn’t run a “real” operating system like the Surface; they’re in different leagues.