About Richard Hay

Richard is the Owner/Editor of WindowsObserver.com and has been involved in tech for over 30 years. His first website – AnotherWin95.com – came online in 1995. Back then he used GeoCities Web Hosting for it and what you see here today is the result of the work he has continued on the site since 1995. In January 2010 his community contributions were recognized by Microsoft when he was awarded the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for Windows Desktop Experience. In January 2011 he was renewed as a Microsoft MVP but in a new category called Windows Expert - Consumer. In early 2016 he was moved into a new award category - Windows and Devices for IT and was also designated as a Windows Insider MVP as of 01 July 2016. In January 2015 he began contributing to the SuperSite for Windows, Windows IT Pro and Developer Pro sites for Penton technology.

Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 212 #OTP

After a hiatus for work, travel and a working vacation we are back on Observed.Tech and the timing could not be more perfect. In the last 24 hours alone Microsoft has released a massive update to Win...

Unboxing the Windows Insider MVP Award

I have been blessed to be a Microsoft MVP since 2010 when I received my first award in the Windows for Consumers MVP category. The MVP Program has gone through a transition this year and all consumer...

Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 211 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 211 of Observed.Tech! You can call this one the Product Launch Episode because it covers Microsoft's and Apple's individual product launches this past week which happened within 24...