Since everyone is dumping their two cents about WannaCry I was feeling kind of left out. I have a few thoughts about all this. The overarching thing is this, the current system is broken. Since the news broke of the malware late last week this has all started to take on a political war. Everyone… Continue reading A Few Unneeded Thoughts on WannaCry
I wrote a little something over on the Agnostic Tech Podcast site. The bottom line is this. My thesis on Windows 10 has not changed. Microsoft is throwing crap against the wall in order to make an enterprise ready operating system by 2020. That is when support for Windows 7 will end for their big… Continue reading My Thoughts on Windows 10 Anniversary Update
iOS, Android, and Windows too: Quit your bitching and upgrade already http://www.zdnet.com/article/stop-your-bitching-and-stalling-just-take-the-software-upgrade-already/ Author: Jason Perlow But I will save you some time in the upgrade decision process. If your computer is four years old or more, it's probably time to say goodbye. If your PC only has 1GB or 2GB of RAM, don't even attempt… Continue reading ZDNET Should be Ashamed
Microsoft Board Mulls Sales Force Revamp to Speed Shift to Cloud http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-02/microsoft-board-mulls-sales-force-revamp-to-speed-shift-to-cloud Author: Dina Bass Board members at Microsoft Corp. are grappling with a growing concern: that the company’s traditional software business, which makes up the majority of its sales, could evaporate in a matter of years -- and Chairman John Thompson is pushing for… Continue reading Is Microsoft’s Board Getting Worried?
These headlines have shown up in my RSS reader over the last few days. I can't argue with any of them. Since the Windows 10 launch it has been obvious the package delivered to users was not ready for prime time. I have had issues with Mail, Edge, and some awful problems with Action Center… Continue reading Windows 10, We Have A Problem….
First I see…. Then I see….. Which can only mean this is about to happen….
Well it is Windows 10 week. While details are still a little sketchy, we do know that some users will start to get their Windows 10 upgrade this week. There will also be some new hardware available from their “partners” at Dell, Lenovo, HP, and others. I am glad to see those OEM partners coming… Continue reading Microsoft’s Dangerous Gamble
I have not written in a while, but thanks to IFTTT my Instagram photos have been keeping this site full of fun and exciting pictures. Okay, maybe they are not fun or exciting! Then I see something that makes me angry, so here I am. This week Facebook is cutting off access to a very… Continue reading Note to Microsoft Press and “Fans”: Stop The Whining
So it looks like the Metro design language Microsoft used starting with Windows Phone 7 continues on, just not on Windows Phone anymore. Google is updating their YouTube app on Android, and it looks oddly familiar. New YouTube Interface Rolling Out To Some Users Ditches The Hamburger Menu Many Windows Phone users and developers were… Continue reading Metro Design Lives On…
Apple over the last decade has not been a company that is great at inventing new categories, it is great at knowing when to jump into a category. They did not invent the smartphone, but the moment teenage girls started clamoring for a Blackberry Apple knew it was their time. That time is coming again,… Continue reading Apple Smells Blood