All Articles by Jason Ward

A "HoloLens" for everyone; Microsoft is democratizing HoloLens tech

Microsoft's delayed consumer-focused HoloLens and the $3000 price are off-putting for consumers. Redmond is forging partnerships that will bring holographic PCs to the masses at affordable prices, however!

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Groundbreaking tech will make Cortana's hearing as good as ours

Advances in speech recognition have made Microsoft's automated systems as accurate as human professionals. This is an important breakthrough for Redmond's Conversations as a Canvas vision.

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Did Microsoft give us a glimpse of its Surface "phone" vision?

Microsoft's future vision videos gave us previews of the Surface Hub, Studio, HoloLens and more. Are there hints of an ultra-mobile Surface (phone) as well?

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Getting in touch with creators: how Microsoft is courting Apple's creators

Microsoft's immersive touch approach stands in stark contrast to Apple's, limited touch TouchBar approach. Who's right?

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Microsoft's reimagining of the PC for creators heralds a new generation of computer

Microsoft sees everyone as a creator and productive so they reimagined the PC to match. The Surface Studio and Creators Update may help Microsoft position Windows and convertible desktops as the preferred tools for creators.

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Office Sway: You had questions, I've got answers!

Office Sway is one of the newest additions to the Office family of productivity tools. I had an opportunity to meet with the engineers who a bringing this great to the masses. You had questions, the Sway team had answers!

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WhartonBrooks' Windows 10 Mobile efforts are facing delays due to regulatory issues

WhartonBrooks is a Connecticut-based Windows phone manufacturer that is targeting Windows phone fans. Recent information reveals problems with a factory that is producing the phone.

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Is Microsoft passionate about its mobile strategy?

As Microsoft looks beyond the current smartphone paradigm toward the convergence of new technologies for a new mobile experience, is their company legacy holding them back?

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Windows Mobile and the enterprise Part IV: Microsoft, smartphones are personal

Smartphones are the most personal objects that we carry. Thus, if Microsoft will succeed in mobile, it must have a personal approach to mobile computing. A strict enterprise focus may not succeed.

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Windows Mobile and the enterprise Part III: A phone in the hand or one that is planned?

Microsoft move to end its hardware line of smartphones and focus its mobile OS under the shadow of the enterprise effectively makes Microsoft's mobile play invisible to the industry at large. What will that mean for the platform going forward?

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Let's talk about Sway with the Microsoft team that made it!

Microsoft Sway is one of the newest products to the Office family. I'm here at Microsoft's HQ hanging with the Sway team today giving feedback and learning more about this great product!

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Windows Mobile and the enterprise Part II: Mobile, the key to ecosystem success

How does Microsoft's focusing of Windows Mobile on the enterprise affect the Redmond's broader ecosystem in the present and in the future?

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Windows Mobile and the enterprise Part I: Out of sight, out of mind

Every action has an equal but opposite reaction. What are the long-term consequences of Microsoft's decision to focus Windows Mobile on the enterprise for at least the next two years?

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WhartonBrooks Part III: Can Cerulean be the next Lumia?

WhartonBrooks wants Cerulean phones to be the next Lumias. This small Windows phone startup wants to dominate the Windows phone market through growing is slice of the pie with accessible phones. Can they pick up will Lumia left off?

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WhartonBrooks Part II: CEO Greg Murphy on his upstart Windows Mobile company [Exclusive]

Questions abound about WhartonBrooks, that mysterious smartphone manufacturer promising Windows phone users a new phone this Fall. Well, we've finally connected with the man behind the plan, Greg Murphy, himself!

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Should Microsoft begin marketing Windows Mobile to the masses?

Lumias were previously positioned as the primary representatives of Windows 10 Mobile. With Microsoft pulling back on mobile and rumored to be canning the Lumia line, when does it make sense to start a new consumer push?

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WhartonBrooks Part I: How a Windows phone fan started making Windows phones

On August 22, 2016 WhartonBrooks issued a press release introducing its Cerulean phones as tools that would introduce disruptive technology. This company has since been the subject of many questions but has remained shrouded in mystery. That is, until now.

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Coming and going Part II: This is the best time for apps to come to Windows 10

Though tempered by the loss of some apps many apps are coming to the UWP! This is indeed the best time for apps to come Windows!

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Coming and going, Part I: This is the worst time for apps to leave Windows Mobile

Windows phone fans thrive on Windows phone news. News of apps leaving the platform however, can be disheartening. We've seen apps great coming to the platform recently. However, at a time when Microsoft's UWP needs all the support it can get developers are pulling support. What is Redmond to do?

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Can we still expect a "best on Windows" Microsoft experience?

Satya Nadella has promised a "best on Windows" Microsoft experience. Amid an obvious pursuit of a cross-platform strategy can we still anticipate a fulfillment of this promise.

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