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Vesuvius vesuvius Count Orlock
  • very strange bug in sql management studio 2016

    , figuerres wrote


    no, it's just my SSMS application window that is "jumping"

    They have just released a hotfix version (yesterday), though not exactly what you describe it may have some bearing Bug fix in the SSMS editor window to allow drag-and-drop open of Sql files

    There are also some other fixes that may resolve you issues, available here

    I removed SSMS2014 on my work machine and replaced it with this one and it feels unoptimized speed wise.

  • what is the future of the "Cable Company" in the USA?

    @figuerres: I think cable works the way the internet does, i.e. allowing access to every film every made so in some ways Netflix is far better, the writing has been on the wall for a long time for cable

  • Can we trust Microsoft to respect Windows privacy settings?

    @wkempf: This is in the released build, I have had to disable these settings on a couple of Windows 10 machines. I was using my MacBook as BYOD running Windows in Parallels and the group policy settings at work disable all of this keylogging automatically, it is just client machines at home that are optimistically volunteered in rather than pessimistically left out

  • coffeehouse: a great place to flood with junk

    , magicalclick wrote

    honestly i dont care about whatever tech they are using. I just want it to work, simple as that. this is what you get. if you don't type all the way

    *snip*it is the editor.

    I think they would be better of using an off the shelf product that has regular updates, since their current model is build channel 9, say it's done and then not update the codebase for a few years. Yes keep the main site custom (really a CMS) so they have full control over it, with the forums, when update and fixes are available then the site gets updated at minimal fuss for Microsoft, though I am not sure there are forums that mobile first (certainly not phpbb - not really sure what is flavour of the month nowadays) 

  • Nasty Microsoft

    @MasterPi:  they have had to pay out 10,000 to someone when their update hosed someone's system http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36640464

  • Is the Patterns team still working?

    @xied75: The Pattern & Practices team used to deliver guidance about building world class software, the tooling in a lot of ways already has patterns like MVC baked into the products, but I think the focus is now on you consuming the 80 or so Azure services, you be the frontend, Microsoft is now the worlds backend.

    Edit: Take IoT for example, this probably would have been rife for trying to standardise the way people interact with different hardware with some P&P guidance, but the recommended approach is to use Azure IoT. This isn't a complaint at all, it is just that the rules under which Microsoft operated are different now. Visual Studio and SQL are getting very little WOW features (apart from Xamarin) as most of their development effort lies elsewhere

  • coffeehouse: a great place to flood with junk

    @LarryLarsen: I have found the MVA to be pretty good, there was the Angular one and the Bootstrap one (useful for moving from WPF to the Web), the security one was pretty good and I have just noticed the Xamarin one so that is next.

  • coffeehouse: a great place to flood with junk

    @LarryLarsen: Many thanks for the response. The problem with the spam is it is a little like giving the local Priest a copy of the Satanic Verses. The audience here is mostly developers so seeing hundreds of pages of spam makes one react in the way the Priest would, except he would probably politely say that it was an unwanted gift that he could not possible accept'.

    I have responded to the questionnaire and hope for a mobile friendly version. Also the word OK is always capitals, a pet peeve of mine when you use any of the insert buttons when posting (e.g. insert image) as it is spelt Ok

  • coffeehouse: a great place to flood with junk

    Quite frankly the place is a joke now, imaging you use the first site and click through a few of the links and access the forum, if it is a ploy to try and get rid of niners, then I am perilously close to moving on

  • Microsoft to buy LinkedIn

    , fanbaby wrote

    @vesuvius: And this one won't go the Nokia way? ;)

    EDIT: or the same way of almost ANY Microsoft online buy (verdict not out on Skype yet)

    EDIT EDIT: or Bing for that matter