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.

WindowsObserver and WinObs Go Secure!

When I first launched this website back in August of 1995 on GeoCities, /SiliconValley/Heights/1094/ was my web address, I am not sure I even imagined that simple site would still be around almost 22...

Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 233 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 233 of Observed.Tech. While I am not calling this a special episode, I mean it is in sequence but a few days late due to some recent travel, I will say it is uniquely full of a lot...

Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 232 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 232 of Observed.Tech. It has been a huge busy week to catch up on from all the new hardware at COMPUTEX, a little Windows Insidering adventure with inadvertent build releases, Goog...