John Towler's Blog

John Towler's technical blog covering topics such as Personal Cloud Computing

February, 2012

  • Meet Windows 8

    Today is an exciting day for Windows and Microsoft! This morning Microsoft announced the availability of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for people to download and try. The Windows 8 preview page is located at http://preview.windows.com Additionally...
  • Microsoft’s Craig Mundie on the Future of Computing

    Watch Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer, describe how technologies today and in the future will enable more natural interactions and enhanced capabilities, make better decisions, and help us connect with each other. Two key...
  • Smoked by Windows Phone

    Think your smartphone is fast at doing everyday tasks? Head over to the Windows Phone Facebook Page to see a head to head comparison of Windows Phone against some of the best smartphones on the market to see who wins!
  • Windows 8 & SkyDrive

    On February 20th the Windows engineering team released some details on a key step they are taking with Windows 8 towards their vision of personal cloud storage. The post describes some of the coming improvements, including a new Metro style app for Windows...
  • SkyDrive–Your personal hub for documents in the cloud

    If you regularly use more than one computer or someone who has a computer, tablet, and/or smartphone you need to check out SkyDrive at http://explore.live.com/skydrive . SkyDrive gives you the ability to access your documents across all of your devices...
  • The rise of Personal Cloud Computing

    The way one uses and interacts with computers, smartphones, tablet computers, and even video gaming consoles is undergoing a disruptive and dramatic change. This change is being brought about due to the proliferation of multiple computing devices that...
  • Disclaimer

    The opinions and views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily state or reflect those of Microsoft. In addition the contents are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license .
  • Welcome

    Welcome to my first blog posting! This is my little corner of the Internet where I plan to post topics on technologies associated with Personal Cloud Computing and how organizations can benefit from this shift from a device-centric viewpoint of computing...