Extremely hot rumor that Microsoft is releasing an emergency Windows patch for 2016 and 10 tomorrow. It's such a hot potato that there are threats being made that it must be installed within 24 hours or be kicked off the wire. Looks like everyone is getting a rough start to 2020.
Microsoft will be killing off “Microsoft Paint” in the next release of Windows 10 (the so-called “Fall Creator's Update”).
This article on the Verge points out the various things that are being shed. Microsoft Paint seems to be the most significant user-facing thing, but I can imagine some enterprises will have difficulty with other changes.
If you’re plagued by the Apple Software Update popping up every day to remind you that iCloud for Windows 5.1 is available to install… even when you already have it installed… you need to go registry-diving.
This community post on the Apple site worked for me. Whew. Finally. That was super annoying.
Hope you’re all well. Reach out to me and let me know how your life is going.
It looks like Satya Nadella’s strategies are paying off. Microsoft reported some gains in Windows 10 and its cloud business.
That’s good news for overall competition. I’ve also witnessed Microsoft become more and more “Internet friendly,” by way of embracing multi-platform applications and developers. This is what needed to happen.
Just think if Ballmer was still around… maybe Microsoft would be folding by now.
They do need to do something about the Windows handset business, but I’m betting that Satya has a plan for that.
I really think Microsoft Azure is screwed.
It’ll still be around to power Microsoft’s backend services, but as a public offering to compete against AWS… it’s toast.
Also… OneDrive… seriously, wtf?
Last week, Hell froze over in one of the deepest freezes in the history of the United States.
This week, Paul Thurrott finally speaks the truth about Windows 8/8.1. It’s not pretty.
“Threshold” to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015 | Windows 8 content from Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite for Windows
It’s going to be a very interesting 2014 in the tech world.
Speaking of which, I hope you’re having a fantastic start to this new year.
Just in case you think I’m alone in this Windows 8 hatred… and how Windows 8.1 isn’t going to save it…
Penny Arcade – What You Wish For
One of my dear friends on G+ saw my earlier blog post whining about what’s wrong with Windows 8. He challenged me to dive deeper into the complaints. I decided that would would be a good blogging mini-series, even though I’m trying to steer this blog clear of purely technical crap. That’s a long-winded way of saying, “Challenge accepted.” Besides, I’m just idling while Adobe Creative Cloud soaks up my hard drive space.
Introducing Windows Red: A serious plan to fix Windows 8 | Microsoft windows – InfoWorld
This is an interesting article, but it still addresses the overall cosmetic flaws with Windows. Windows has had much more fundamental flaws since the days of Windows 3.11 that still go unfixed. I’ll list a few of them here. These flaws prevent me from ever using Windows again as my main personal operating system and if you knew better, you’d feel the same way.
I still have a 2008 Mac Pro (3,1) and it’s still running strong. I’ve invested a lot of money in keeping that thing running. I probably won’t do that again for a machine such as this, but for now I intend to keep it afloat for a few more years. Yeah, I know, it’s 5 years old already. Still, it’s a beast. 8 processors with 32gb of RAM and multi-terabytes of hard drive space can last me a little longer.