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I am liking today’s Microsoft Surface event (recording is here) for its: Incremental gains to Surface Pro & Surface Laptop, AI enhancements to Surface Pro X, Leap of faith on a new category of dual screen Surface Neo, and, Most importantly the pragmatic approach of using Android (with what looks like a special “Windows” Launcher) in Surface Duo (3-in-1). This is certainly a ‘new’ Microsoft at all levels. The last two products (Neo and Duo) are very very risky especially with Microsoft’s disastrous record with making Phones, and the immaturity of dual-screen tablets (and PCs). But I like the strategy…

Though I am a Google Chrome user for years now, I have had flings with Vivaldi, Brave and Microsoft Edge (IE). My earlier post on “Why I am trying Brave Browser and reverted to Google Chrome?”. My backup browser has always been Firefox. I am not paranoid with Google and Facebook knowing about what I choose to share publicly. Hence, the arguments to stay away from Google doesn’t appeal much to me. But, with Microsoft’s announcement of Edge moving to Chromium, I got intrigued and was waiting. Last week, the Edge beta came out and I have been using – it feels…

Venkatarangan in downtown Seattle in 2000

Over the years, I have attended many of the premium events of Microsoft like TechEd in the USA and I have myself spoken in quite a few of Microsoft Tech Ed’s that happened in India and Sri Lanka. The first…