On your deactivate account page you indicate that old forum posts may be edited if you like... except the anti-necro threadlock prevents this!
I'm seeing a remove comment button on my own comments (not forum posts) (and only my own), which is fine, however the list of options, when I click it, consists only of reasons such as "spam" or "violates guidelines" - obviously that doesn't really make sense for my own comments.
I'm guessing I either shouldn't be seeing this button at all, or the options list needs changing in these circumstances.
Indeed. We geeks (no insult intended) knew and I acted immediately to disable the feature.
The referenced office mate is a non-technical, extremely busy business executive who did not heed the "your cheese was just moved" notice (Perhaps internal IT is partly at fault here). However, I would not expect the average Office365 user to have known or appreciated the after-the-fact notice. Again, bad form - IMHO.
"Tell 'em what your gonna do. Tell 'em you are doing it. Tell 'em it's done" - Most (business) folks do not appreciate surprises. This left a bad taste...
I had messages before, the fact, several weeks of messages after the fact explicitly listing messaged that had been moved for my review and (IIRC) tooltip type popups in Outlook web app informing me what was going on too.
Also, afaik, one of the ways clutter works is by monitoring how you deal with emails - so if emails are being cluttered it's very, very likely your colleague never actually read them. I can't help but suspect your colleague was making excuses for forgetting about, or ignoring, the email in question...
Besides, as with your junk folder, you should periodically glance over clutter to make sure it didn't make an error. Not doing so is like complaining he tied his car accelerator to the floor, and closed his eyes, and the car drove into a wall.
Clutter is nothing more than a very aggressive spam filter. Almost all the messages it's "detected" in my inbox are (internal) email I otherwise had set to fly straight into the junk box.
TBH I'd like to see this feature upgraded to despatch an operative with a crossbow to deal with the senders of all detected messages, and ensure they never misuse their access to the global address lists ever again.
I'm disappointed to see that a few people who should know better are peddling the old "don't browse pr0n or torrentz or open email attachements and you'll be fine" nonsense here.
But none of these are foolproof, another level of protection will not hurt. Especially when you consider that some of the steps above will result in, to your average Joe, a horrible broken web-browsing experience (if they even knew how, and why) to do them in the first place.
Dual Monitor Support - I don't see any enhancements from 8.1 for dual monitor users - I do see one major drawback though: independent wallpapers. 8.1 allowed me to assign wallpapers independently to multiple monitors. I run one vertical monitor (for Google Music and reddit) so the wallpaper looks ridiculous when stretched to fit the 1080x1920 screen.
Presumably you could bodge a solution to this by creating a custom JPEG with wallpapers arranged appropriately, and appropriate white space, and then setting it as a panoramic wallpaper?
GUI Uniformity - Right click on an icon in the task bar - now right click on a file/folder in Explorer. Some windows look like Windows 7, some look like Windows 10.
tbh this has been a problem in every Windows ever.
I get around the problem by not giving important business presentations, executing long-running business management tasks, or running critical business processes on anything labeled "home edition" or otherwise labeled for non professional/business use. E.g. I buy the edition suitable for my purposes, such as Enterprise or Professional where I can control updates.
1) I use what I'm given, I'm not in purchasing.
2) The names denote featureset, to suggest you shouldn't use a home edition for "professional" presentations when it meets the required features (connects to projector, can run presentation software) is disingenuous.
Has it occurred to you that an accountant shouldn't have to use group policy? In good software the users are able to achieve their desired aim in their desired fashion, in bad software the software is always right the heretics must be burnt.
I wouldn't say this is reflective my experience in the wild world...
I'm seeing quite a lot of putting-the-cart-before-the-horse. It's fine to worry, but don't act like these major issues have already happened, or like Microsoft will not be responsible to their customers by improving testing to help ensure major breaking updates don't get out. Make a scene when it happens, not before.
The original problem I posted did happen. On Windows 8.1. Besides prevention is better than a cure.
And there is no excuse for installing an insider preview build on a production machine. None. While it is far from guaranteed, anyone who is using an insider build assumes there is some risk that their install will eventually get screwed up beyond recognition, and that the only recourse is a wipe/reinstall. "But, but..." No. No buts. Either assume the risk or get out of the program.
Did anyone in this thread claim to be running Win 10 on a production machine? Most, if not all, posters are discussing either problems with Win 8/8.1 or <I>potential</I> problems with Win 10.
Most costly fraud and security related incidents are about stealing peoples identity and personal information e.g QPM hack. There have been countless breaches recently, if the Windows team found a vulnerability that could expose ones personal information, I would accept a hard reboot and forced update, but if it is for general usage benefits i.e. we have hundreds of millions of people on update x that contains UI bug fixes or non critical fixes as appears to be happening, then that is irritating.
If you're running a major database of private information you should probably have proper update procedures in place, regardless...
Forcing people to update stops botnets, not database breaches.