Profile of Paul McDougallEditor At Large, InformationWeek
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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in November 2012
Microsoft says it has 34% more open engineering positions than this time last year, and can't fill them all domestically.
Microsoft's new OS holds plenty of potential, but so far consumers aren't loving the radically redesigned desktop. Microsoft should consider these changes.
Facing tablet pressure, Microsoft CEO tells shareholders that company needs to bring hardware and software together to speed up innovation.
Microsoft says consumers should use Bing because Google Shopping's pay-to-play program skews results.
Microsoft says it has sold more than 40 million Windows 8 licenses, but the information is worthless in absence of key data the company won't divulge.
Despite analyst reports suggesting a slow start for new OS, Microsoft says early sales and upgrades are strong.
Microsoft enhances its online mail and calendaring service to better challenge Gmail and other Google cloud offerings.
Microsoft's own search engine shows that Apple's iPhone 5, and not Windows Phone, was most popular smartphone in 2012.
If Windows 8 sales don’t improve soon, Microsoft might have to pull a Coke and cut its losses on its radically reengineered OS.
Apple's tablet was the mobile device of choice for online shoppers looking to grab bargains during Thanksgiving weekend.
Autonomy's IDOL search and data analysis software can still help HP, analyst says. But HP needs to make it easier for customers to implement.
Change left over from holiday shopping? Treat yourself to a new app for your Windows 8 desktop or tablet.
HP reports bruising loss for fourth quarter, says Autonomy officials misrepresented financial position prior to 2011 acquisition.
During Otellini's tenure, Intel was caught flatfooted on the shift to mobile computing. Early Windows 8 launch results don't show a Wintel win, either.
Lawsuit claims OS and pre-installed apps hog half of the available storage space on new Windows 8 tablet.
High profile customers like Amazon will need to find alternative platforms for devices like the Kindle Fire.
Surface Pro, as well as systems that run Win8 on Intel's Clover Trail platform, are missing in action at a key time -- creating a nasty enterprise tablet problem for Microsoft.
Windows Phone still trails far behind Android and iPhone, but it's finally making inroads in the smartphone market.
Windows chief's sudden departure comes amid questions about Windows 8 sales and Microsoft's hardware plans.
Microsoft veteran Steven Sinofsky says his departure is strictly for personal reasons, but his exit could leave the company in the lurch at a critical time.
Microsoft began its SharePoint conference in Las Vegas by announcing new services and apps, plus a big price break for Yammer users.
Ballmer says sales of the Windows RT device are modest, but declines to provide details as Apple sells 3 million new iPads in three days.
Microsoft claims Google's Android operating system violates Windows patents, but growing third-party license fees may lessen the sting.
With Surface already out and a Windows Phone possibly on the way, it's clear that Microsoft means to become a big player in hardware -- but it will need to open up its checkbook.
Microsoft reportedly working on a top-secret project to produce a tablet to compete with the iPad Mini.
When I found myself without power for four days in Manhattan, Dell's Windows 8 tablet was my main link to the outside world. See how it fared.
Microsoft CEO predicts a quick sales ramp up for Windows Phone 8 devices like the Nokia Lumia 920.
Independent tech field reps most optimistic about prospects than they've been in 15 months, survey finds.
Report says company is testing prototype, but such a move could jeopardize relationship with partners like Nokia.
Microsoft will roll out major enhancements to its customer relationship management suite next month.