How Microsoft could completely change the BYOD game

The growing BYOD (“bring your own device”) trend, that’s seeing ever more businesspeople use their iPhones and iPads for work, has left IT managers scrambling to address the resulting security and support issues. But with Microsoft getting ready to launch Windows 8, the OS that will power Windows-based tablets such as Microsoft’s own Surface, that could soon change.

That’s right, Windows 8 doesn’t suck

For months now, various pundits have been deriding the upcoming Windows 8 as the next Vista. People have made mocking videos showing older people thoroughly confused by Windows 8’s Metro tile interface (VentureBeat even contributed to this genre). Indeed, the Windows 8 Metro interface is radically different than the traditional Windows desktop. It’s a touch interface.

Dylan’s Desk: Microsoft vs. the octopus

A recent viral story about an octopus taking a joyride on a dolphin struck me as the perfect capsule review of Microsoft’s new Surface tablet. Somehow, a cephalopod attached itself to a dolphin’s nether parts — right on its genital slit, uncomfortably enough — and the dolphin was leaping vigorously into the air in an effort to dislodge the unwelcome embrace.