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DeathByVisualStudio DeathBy​VisualStudio If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
  • the new metro apps are pretty lame...

    It's pretty clear Microsoft doesn't care about the out-of-box experience. While the W10 upgrade process for most of my PCs went smooth it's the post upgrade stuff like this that drove me crazy. Even worse was fighting the mail app setup after the initial upgrade only to find that had I waited for Windows to get around to installing Windows updates (which contained fixes for Mail) I wouldn't have had to fight it so much. (And by "waited for Windows" I mean opening the Store app and forcing it to look for updates). I guess the backlash from W8's initial mail app wasn't enough for Microsoft to consider actually trying to do a better job this time around.

    It's sad to see Microsoft firmly affix itself to the idea that it's ok to release software with such terrible bugs and poor & inconsistent UI/UX. It seems Microsoft's development strategy is:

    1. Greenfield a new version of an existing app
    2. Change the design offering no improvement in UX and ignoring good UX from the previous app.
    3. Release it missing features from the previous app with the idea that you'll eventually get around to adding those feature in at some point.
    4. Rinse & repeat.

    They've already spent their customer's patience and keep coming back asking for more without providing anything substantially beneficial in return.

  • Faulty update time! (And again, W10..)

    And now Microsoft is dropping details from KB articles that describe what the update is for unless they deem it as significant or important enough to promote. It sounds like they are treating Windows like a mobile app -- notorious for update notes that read "bug fixes and enhancements". I'm puzzled how Microsoft seems to think Windows updates to enterprise customers are equivalent to updates to Facebook on Android?

    Furthermore if home users are serving as another level of beta testers before enterprise users get Windows updates it just leads to opportunity for Windows to get bad press from an update gone wrong.

    IMO both of these issues just add to the bad-mouthing of Windows in the enterprise. Why give business customers another reason to look at Apple or Google? Is Microsoft back to the idea that Windows is impervious to market share loss? Sure sounds like it.

  • Faulty update time! (And again, W10..)

    , kettch wrote

    *snip*

    Nice bit of deliberate misunderstanding. I blame advanced technical users for picking an option that they know will not work for them and then complaining about the result. That's what's going on here. It's like a building contractor going onto a car lot, knowing that he regularly needs to pull a 12,000lb equipment trailer, buying a Prius, getting it home and complaining that it doesn't work like he wants. In that situation, the last place to lay blame is on Toyota.

    No misunderstanding here. You're doing the backstroke for Microsoft here and if you could read your posts objectively you'd see what I mean. Keep on spinning kettch and maybe someday you'll actually get good at it...

  • Faulty update time! (And again, W10..)

    , kettch wrote

    *snip*

    I'm not apologizing to anyone about anything. I was pointing out that poking yourself in the eye with a stick and then complaining that the stick was too sharp is just plain silly.

    Microsoft made the choice of changing how updates work and forcing them on Home users with Windows 10 and you blame the user for sticking with the Home edition. If that's not both apologetic and pathetic I don't know what is.

    I'm all for Microsoft automating updates but if they're going to force them upon users they better be damn perfect about it. And if not perfect they should at least be smart enough to have it skip the update and alert the user if it failed to install previously rather than keep subjecting the user to a PC that is continually "serviced" back to a broken state.

  • Faulty update time! (And again, W10..)

    , kettch wrote

    *snip*

    That's not even remotely close to what I said.

    Yeah what you said was even more apologetic! Or was it pathetic? Oh well..I think those words are synonyms in your case anyways.

  • Faulty update time! (And again, W10..)

    , cheong wrote

    @DeathByVisualStudio: Those "Enterprise" have propably used MOM/WSUS variants for ages already so I don't think it'll affect much to them. A good admin will probably wait about 2 weeks after the "Patch Tuesday" to approve the updates, otherwise who got the time to fix thousands of broken workstations?

    And I'm sure the "decision makers" who decide whether to roll out W10 or not are well aware of this fact. :S

  • More Edge annoyances

    , brian.​shapiro wrote

    Typing in Edge often lags, something I don't experience in other browsers.

    It may not be related but.... I gotta wonder if its WinRT roots are going to hobble Edge. If anything I hope this will drive more parity between WinRT/UA/Whatever-they-are-calling-it and Win32s at least on the desktop.

  • Faulty update time! (And again, W10..)

    Looks like WTWF was right after all... More egg on Microsoft's face. I'm sure this kind of problem really helps sell W10 in the enterprise.

  • Win10: ​Bewildermen​t.... Not loading it...

    , elmer wrote

    As has been mentioned before, I believe that this is part of why MS are making such a big deal of the 'Windows 10 will never be finished' message they keep repeating, as it allows them the freedom to ship knowing that there is plenty of stuff that is yet to be done, but didn't high enough priority to stop shipment.

    W8 and WP 7/8 shipped with the same kind of mentality. That didn't work so well. I wish Microsoft would learn from their mistakes and put out something that is superior rather than a clusterfck of a half finished product. They compound that by totally ruining the touch experience with W10 (not learning from their mistakes of ruining the mouse+keyboard experience in W8). As a developer I love the idea of UA (or whatever they call it now) but the idea of one OS to rule them all was already tried by Ubuntu and never took off. Why do they think they can succeed where Ubuntu failed? because there are 450 million Windows 7+ PCs out there as a captive audience? (Sinofsky's excuse at Build 2011)

  • Did MS just save 6.6 billion in taxes?

    , kettch wrote

    *snip*

    This happens all the time in the corporate world. You buy another company, squeeze out the good parts, and toss the rest.

    Maybe you can explain what "good parts" Microsoft got out of all of this?