To find lasting success for Microsoft's tablet, the company needs to show how the device has lasting staying power compared to the competing iPad.
Brien suggests some areas of action Microsoft should take to make Windows 8 a success.
Brien's back with some more thoughts after spending extensive time with Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet.
From increasing tablet sales to the reveal of Windows 9, Brien runs down what he expects to see in the coming year.
Brien points to Windows 8's metered Internet settings and others as very useful touches Microsoft included in its latest OS.
After only using the device for a couple of days, Brien shares some of his initial thoughts on the the Windows RT-based hardware.
As a fan of Windows Phone 7, is there enough in Microsoft's newest mobile platform to justify the switch for Brien?
Will Microsoft finally find some success in the phone market with its Windows Phone 8 devices?
Brien throws caution to the wind and fully installs Windows 8 on a hard drive to see if Microsoft's latest OS can stand up to the day-to-day tasks for a techie.
Brien discusses how Microsoft's continued push and integration for PowerShell may be shifting the role System Center has in the enterprise.
Brien runs through some of the issues he's run into with Redmond's updated licensing policies.
Brien lays out his argument on why you will soon start to see features of a traditional operating system shifting to the hypervisor.
While Brien had some preconceived concerns with mixing social networking with an Internet search engine, Bing's newest update left him pleasantly surprised.
Brien lays out why he is optimistic about Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet, and why you may be ditching the iPad for the Surface.
Brien discusses some of the changes Microsoft is going through with its products' latest lifecycle and provides some suggestions for what he would like to see.