Windows Exec Sinofsky to Depart Microsoft
Steven Sinofsky, one of the executives responsible for Microsoft's Windows platform, is leaving the company effective immediately. Citing unnamed sources, AllThingsD reports that Sinofsky's departure was a mutual decision between Sinofsky and Microsoft's upper management. Julie Larson-Green and Tami Rellar, both long-time Microsoft employees, will assume Sinofsky's responsibilities.
Hands-On: Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL
Microsoft debuted another pair of mid-range handsets in the long buildup to Windows 10. The Lumia 640 and 640 XL are worthy update to the 635 and 1320, but they leaving us aching for a new flagship from Microsoft.
Microsoft Adds Business Intelligence to Cortana's Bag of Tricks
Microsoft has given its business customers a new tool by integrating its Power BI product into Cortana. Power BI provides access to company-specific data, such as financial filings and performance reports.
Microsoft Reorganizes Execs, Stephen Elop to Leave
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has moved around some of the top executives at the company and some are leaving Microsoft. Among those headed out the door is Stephen Elop, who helmed the company's device business.
Microsoft Prepared to Cut More Jobs
Microsoft is planning to announce a new round of layoffs as early as today, reports the New York Times. Many of the cuts will target employees in Microsoft's hardware group, such as the smartphone unit it bought from Nokia in 2014.
Microsoft Exploring How to Brand Phones Moving Forward
Microsoft today said the company has not yet decided what it will call its new smartphones now that it has absorbed Nokia's Devices and Services business. Answering questions today, Microsoft's device chief Stephen Elop said, "Microsoft Mobile is not a brand that will be seen by consumers." He explained that particular name was created for legal purposes only.
I'm Glad To See WinMo "Step Up Their Game"
I outgrew the aging WinMo platform so, I off boarded onto Android as Apple did not appeal to me whatsoever.
I've watched WinMo develop from a distance as it struggles to this day to maintain market significance always being 3 or 4 steps behind Android.
As of now. I have the Note 2 with 4.2, but I am not married to Android. I still say to Microsoft IMPRESS ME and I will gladly give you my business once again.