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  • Office 365 Outlook  - Clutter

    , spivonious wrote

    ...You never know when a "low priority" clutter message might actually be important.


    I can't verify the veracity of the claim but, one person was nothing less than enraged that they missed just such an Email(s). I of course immediately turned off the feature upon seeing the notice. I had the the opportunity - and time. Apparently not all were so fortunate.

    @Blue Ink: I suppose I see your point. I just question the wisdom of turning it on by default and, whether we need another place to tell users to look for their missing email. And, of course, I use spam filtering on MY on email system. The Outlook/Office365 required by my present client seems comparatively anaemic.

  • Office 365 Outlook  - Clutter

    Microsoft turns on Clutter to keep your inbox clean

    Seriously? Do you let someone else manage your Inbox? Why would you defer this responsibility to "machine learning"? I hear nothing by jeers - or worse - as this feature is thrust upon the office where I work.

  • Should I trust my DBMS?

    Good advise Dr Herbie/figuerres.
    JacobZac: The answer is ALWAYS "it depends" :P .

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

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    ... Microsoft is dropping details from KB articles

    ...add[s] to the bad-mouthing of Windows in the enterprise. Why give business customers another reason to look at Apple or Google?


    You didn't mention Linux (or AWS for that matter). I require predictability (CONTROL) and understanding of the systems on which my applications depend. I simply cannot sustain the support costs otherwise. I trust MS understands that they are driving my kind to other platforms. In fact, I am sure MS understands. I'm not so sure it's a good strategy but... time will tell.

  • Which project type to use for a new website?

    Good advice from  figuerres, vesuvius, and StevenDerveaux.

    If you can justify it (mobile users, development time - which is $$) then MVC. Otherwise, go with what you know - and can readily support (long term).

    Best of luck with your endeavors!

  • I'm not happy with Windows 10 (details inside) - am I missing something?

    , Icthiodrak wrote

    @ScottWelker: Then why are you here?  Just because you think something should be different doesn't make it the right way to do it.  If you are unhappy with how things turned out then go someplace else and don't look back.  If you think any other company is going to listen to you even a fraction of what Microsoft does then you are severely deluded.  You think Apple gives a flip about what you think?

    I feel bad for Microsoft at times dealing with all of these spoiled children.

    @Icthiodrak, I am here to try to "keep up" and occasionally chime in. Of course you are quite right. My opinion is just that. I suspect I am not alone and I sincerely sympathize with JamieMitchell. However he - and I - are not spending our time productively "spitting into the wind". I thought my post could help others do as you suggest - move on.

    As for Apple, I made a conscience decision to avoid their closed environment for much the same reason I am increasingly pushed toward Linux.

    Thanks for your thoughts. Name calling notwithstanding, we don't disagree - much.

  • I'm not happy with Windows 10 (details inside) - am I missing something?

    , kettch wrote

    *snip*

    There's nothing to say that they aren't listening. Look at the sheer volume of (often conflicting) feedback that they've gotten. If you have any proposals on how to integrate all of that and still have a usable product, the entire software industry would love to know how to do that.

    I suppose "not listening" is subjective but Windows 8 seems to be ample evidence. As for integrating the voluminous feedback, that's no doubt a difficult task. Still, producing a coherent product meeting users' real needs is not an insurmountable task.

  • I'm not happy with Windows 10 (details inside) - am I missing something?

    , Icthiodrak wrote

    @JamieMitchell: Just what we needed... yet another whine thread.

    If you don't see any reason to upgrade then don't.  Get left behind or move to a different OS.  No one will care.

    So to answer your question... yes, you are missing something.



    I'll say it again. MS is not listening (to our kind) and is not interested in our input. They are going a different direction. As am I. I suggest you consider your alternatives JamieMitchell.

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

    @cheong: I suspect bondsbw is simply noting what the Window 8 experience should have taught us. MS is not listening (to our kind) and is not interested in our input. They are going a different direction.

  • Why does Windows think it knows better than me?

    , cheong wrote
    ... this is simply not acceptable behaviour.
    ... no option other than to disable the update service

    In all seriousness, Linux is increasingly a viable alternative. Really! In fact, I just used LibreOffice Writer to fix a glitch in an MS Word 2013 document that I was simply unable to resolve otherwise. ...and don't get me started on Visio 2013. MS seems to be slipping backward on these products. I can't tell whether they are coercively trying to make me buy other MS products or just mindlessly striving to make them Phone friendly at the expense of real usability.

    I recognize this seems like MS bashing and I guess it is. For me and many of my clients these seemingly crippled - for desktop use - products are not useful. I don't know many who do any serious work on their phones or similar lesser devises.

    <end rant/>
    Apologies for going off. I promised myself I wasn't going to do this any more :-/