Microsoft’s 2016: Windows 10 foibles and futures are a large stories

Microsoft’s ongoing pierce to reposition itself as a cloud-first/mobile-first businessman continued in 2016. But readers of “All About Microsoft” here on ZDNet remained many meddlesome in Windows 10’s rollout and futures this past year.


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While it’s Microsoft’s blurb cloud story that many investors and analysts are examination many closely, Microsoft’s moves as a Windows association are what had — and will expected continue to have — a many approach impact on a business and partners in 2016 and 2017.

The many trafficked posts on my blog in a past year prove where readers’ interests are. Here are a tip 20 posts for this site in calendar 2016, with a many renouned listed first.

  1. Windows 10 giveaway ascent is still accessible regulating Windows 7 and 8 product keys
  2. How existent Windows users can exclude Microsoft’s Windows 10 update
  3. How most does Microsoft Office 2016 cost though a subscription
  4. Microsoft confirms Windows 10 Redstone 1 will be accessible this summer
  5. Microsoft creates restraint Windows 10 endorsed refurbish scarcely impossible: Report
  6. Why we pennyless adult with Windows Phone: It’s not me, it’s you
  7. Microsoft’s Surface all-in-one PC pronounced to title Oct hardware launch
  8. Latest refurbish to Windows 10 anniversary causing designation woes for some
  9. Microsoft: Our Android Windows 10 overpass is passed though iOS, Win32 ones relocating ahead
  10. Microsoft: More sum on a finish of get Windows 10 and what’s next
  11. Microsoft starts pulling Windows 10 as a endorsed update
  12. Microsoft to uncover Bash on Linux using on Windows 10
  13. Microsoft pushes behind Windows 10 Redstone 2 to Spring 2017 to line adult with new Microsoft device wave
  14. Microsoft prices Windows 10 craving subscription during $84 per user per year
  15. Microsoft comes by with rollup of updates and fixes for Windows 7
  16. Goodbye Microsoft Lumia; Hello Surface Mobile
  17. Microsoft: Two Windows 10 underline updates entrance in 2017
  18. Microsoft rolls out several new Windows 10 accumulative updates
  19. Microsoft no longer allows administrators to retard Windows Store entrance in Windows 10 Pro
  20. Microsoft’s x86 on ARM64 emulation: A Windows 10 Redstone 3 Fall 2017 deliverable

Windows 10 dominated my blog’s most-read posts list in 2015, too. Interestingly, in 2016, a story with a Windows 7 angle was No. 1 again this year, as it was final year, too.

Microsoft’s preference to make Windows 10 a nearly-impossible-to-refuse refurbish around some rather underhanded strategy was, understandably, a prohibited subject among All About Microsoft readers.


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During a new entrance on a “Windows Weekly” podcast, Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela certified Microsoft was, during slightest during one point, too assertive with a Windows 10 ascent push. (I’d disagree a whole ascent pull was too aggressive, though Capossela claimed for a lot of a year Microsoft “got it right.”)

Readers are meddlesome in Microsoft’s subsequent moves in a Windows 10 space, with Redstone 2 (a k a a Creators Update) entrance in a Spring of 2017 and Redstone 3 due in a Fall of subsequent year.

How and when Microsoft stairs behind into a mobile device space stays a subject of interest, as did my preference to finally chuck in a towel and leave Windows Phone for an Android device, a Nexus 6P. we continue to run many Microsoft services on my Android phone and really few Google ones.

In 2017, I’m awaiting to be essay about a garland of new Microsoft-branded hardware, some-more open source stories along a lines of SQL Server on Linux and really some-more than a bit about a company’s doings on a machine-learning front.

Thanks for another fun and engaging year of Microsoft watching, and for all a tips, meet-ups and Twitter convos.


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