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Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: Microsoft Earnings Special Edition (July 2018)

Last Update: May 29, 2024

Because $110 billion, that’s why, this edition of Short Takes looks exclusively at Microsoft’s blockbuster quarterly and fiscal 2018 results.

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Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: Microsoft Earnings Special Edition (April 2019)

Last Update: May 29, 2024

Because it’s that time of the quarter again, this edition of Short Takes looks at Microsoft’s most recent quarterly earnings.

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Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: Microsoft Earnings Special Edition (October 2019)

Last Update: May 29, 2024

Because it’s that time of the quarter, this edition of Short Takes looks solely at Microsoft’s quarterly earnings report, which was huge for Commercial Cloud, Microsoft 365, and Windows, and not so much for Surface and Xbox. Right. Nothing changed.

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Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: Microsoft Earnings Special Edition (January 2020)

Last Update: May 29, 2024

Because Microsoft announced its most recent quarterly earnings this week, this edition of Short Takes is going to obsess over the results, with a deeper dive into key parts of the business.

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Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: Microsoft Earnings Special Edition (October 2020)

Last Update: May 29, 2024

Because it’s the most wonderful time of the quarter, this edition of Short Takes looks more closely at Microsoft’s latest blockbuster quarterly earnings report, in which the firm posted a net income of $13.9 billion on revenues of $37.2 billion.

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Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: Microsoft Earnings Special Edition (April 2021)

Last Update: May 29, 2024

Because Microsoft announced its quarterly earnings this week, this edition of Short Takes looks exclusively at the results across all of the software giant’s major business units.

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Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: November 22 2019

Last Update: May 29, 2024

Because millennials always have the answers, this week’s edition of Short Takes looks at Slack’s response to a Microsoft rip-off, Amazon suing over Microsoft’s JEDI contract, Salesforce’s unlikely Microsoft partnership, and so much more.

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Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: December 30 2015

Last Update: May 29, 2024

Because auld acquaintance should never be forgot, this (short) week’s other news includes Microsoft encryption news from the past, Microsoft v. Corel, someone finally sues Apple over forced obsolescence, and Google is ripping the Java guts out of Android.

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Windows 11 2022 Update

Microsoft to Start VBScript Deprecation in Windows Later This Year

Last year, Microsoft unveiled its plans to end support for VBScript, a scripting language that has been a staple for Windows administrators for nearly three decades. The company announced yesterday that the deprecation process for this legacy tool will begin in the second half of 2024. Microsoft introduced VBScript (Visual Basic Script) back in 1996….

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Microsoft-Build-2024

First Ring Daily: Building on the Road

In this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad Sams and Paul Thurrott discuss Microsoft’s upcoming Build developer conference starting next week, as well as the various Windows on ARM announcements from Microsoft and other PC manufacturers that are expected on Monday.

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