David M Smith

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Windows 7 – Great OS? or the Greatest OS from MSFT?

by David M. Smith  |  February 2, 2009  |  2 Comments

OK, Colbert fans, now that I have your attention.  Of course the real Stephen would ask this tongue in cheek, but I ask it seriously.  I’ve been running Windows 7 beta, and before that the PDC pre-release in production since October.  Having tested many MSFT OSes over the years, including the infamous Longhorn PDC build, […]


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Microsoft’s cloud strategy reaches for the stars

by David M. Smith  |  October 28, 2008  |  6 Comments

This is an experiment. I’m posting a draft of a Gartner First Take with the idea that we can collect feedback from my internal colleagues as well as from vendors and users. We are trying to determine if we can evolve our processes to be more completely open and transparent than they already are. At […]


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