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  • how generous we can be

    @stahtufiang: I know some people that do this with them


    If you do want a computer, this is the best way to get one

  • Profound & thoughtful video sharing thread

    @Bass: That should be handed out on DVD to all newborn babies.

    How about our own channel 9 for some profound and thoughtful beauties?






  • Microsoft gives up its last hostage

    , cbae wrote

    I guess Microsoft is going to start monetizing everything with ads now.

    I guess Microsoft is going to start monetizing everything with Azure and OneDrive now.

  • Why no Silverlight or Flash

    @Bass: The one thing that is quite clear is that you have not worked in a environment where Security is the most important thing.

    Thick clients on Windows, Android and iOS that use certificates, especially self signed certificates when an app is installed, means you can be certain that the device using your system is authorised, you can get the MAC address and hardware identifier, and revoke the certificate at will.

    In a website you are sandboxed from the device so move to the world of tokens, which works, but as an add-on to Roy Fielding's dissertation which makes no mention of proper security (in fact it barely mentions security so I don't know why you keep referring to it?).

    The problem you have is like an ATM machine where you can give me your bank card and PIN and I can take some money out and give your card back to you. There are a lot of cases where you only want the person whose card it is to use it.

    We are constantly debating this issue where some of my colleagues are web only, even they now realise that using certificates to identify each call to your system is security done right, when you add the exploits evildictaitor highlights, the weakness of the web as a security platform becomes academic.

  • Surface Pro Audio

    @Ian2: I agree in that this is the way people will be making music, and that the possibilities are exciting, I just hope they improve the actual audio as well as the tools

  • Surface Pro Audio

    @Ian2: As a number of Niners have already started, Audio on Surface and Windows Mobile is complete underpants, so much so that 99% of musicians will never use this.

    I have a Windows Mobile phone that I don't use because is cannot play lossless audio which is ridiculous.

  • Nadella: Microsoft loves Linux

    @Bass:In case you missed it, most of your anti-Microsoft stances are now an irrelevance. Azure where most of Microsoft development resources are going does not care about the OS.

    Someone posted a video of Office a few days ago showing that even that is now being developed to run on Windows, iOS and Linux and you can expect a lot of their other applications to follow suit.

    The traditional arguments on this forum where people take sides due to preferring an OS or Application e.g. Open Office Vs Microsoft Office is dead in the water now, so most of the haters will have less and less to say because the one clear difference that Satya is making is that the days of treating Windows or Linux as a religion are over, including the applications that run on those platforms.

  • Why no Silverlight or Flash

    For me you only have to compare Silverlight's D3 to the JavaScript version which is significantly poorer quality (however popular it might be!)

    JavaScript's only pluspoint is that it runs in any browser and is the difference between drinking freshly squeezed orange juice and orange squash.

    JavaScript apps are cheap looking, cheap feeling and plain nasty compared with native applications (I am developing JavaScript websites now for a living)

  • Telerik being sold to progress software

    @RealBboy360: This week is already turning out to be pretty dramatic with the Office Everywhere announcement.

    Personally speaking, Telerik, ComponentOne, DevExpress, Infragistics etc and all those types of companies are having to adapt or die as the direction Microsoft is taking is going to drive them out of business anyway, the reality is that there is no third party ecosystem or Partners really anymore for Microsoft.

    Microsoft's future plans are about doing what Telerik, ComponentOne, DevExpress, Infragistics have always done, so those companies are all going to have to seek new business which is competing with Azure.

    The UI frameworks we have been obsessed with as developers through the noughties are no longer the focus for Microsoft, so the aforementioned people that have made money by creating time saving tools can either hang onto their current customer base for the next ten years and see sales steeply declining year on year, especially since most of them are tied to Windows, and that isn't a first class citizen to Microsoft anymore.

  • Microsoft's answer to every problem...

    @BitFlipper: Of all the things Microsoft are going to be protective about, how activation works for Office is surely at the top of the list.

    I don't find it acceptable to have to go through what you are going through, especially since it is a failed update. I think if this is reported on connect, there is some chance an update will be rolled out with a fix, rather than escalating it through 1st/2nd line support as this is a software issue and not a hardware issue.

    Depending on the tone of the original post, I'm sure Larry Larsen or blowdart may be able to get access to the individuals on the office or windows phone team (or tech extraordinaire Gov Maharaj) or ask you to send your contact details, I have seen ScottGu answer posts here on Channel 9, just as long as the tone isn't belligerent.