Globally, 190,000 Microsoft users received an OS upgrade recently from Microsoft Vista to Windows 7. It was a large and complex roll-out - but it certainly wasn't the logistical nightmare you might imagine, nor was it a heavily locked down, centrally managed operation. This is the story of how it happened for Microsoft's users …
"Almost everybody runs as admin"
- It has something to do with "changing the screensaver is not allowed" if you are not admin.
- The licensed part excludes Openoffice since it isn't properly "licensed".
- You can't defrag your own hard drives or enforce a Windows Update when you are expecting it to reboot, instead of rebooting all by itself while all your files are being edited, for Bill's sake.
Wow, that's quite a decline!
"Microsoft's users here in the UK - some 2,000 people"
And to think, last time I looked, Microsoft had many millions of users here in the UK!
So, a bunch of techies are good at using their computers....
Why should it be surprising that Microsoft's workers can perform the spectacularly simple task of installing an O/S?
What I found surprising was that there were still people having to revert to their helpdesk!
'cause everyone who works for Microsoft is a Techie? just like everyone who works for Ford can fix their own car.....
Just because you work for a company, doesn't mean you can do what their primary business is.
Especially true of a company the size of Microsoft.
Microsoft's own users
Even if they did have problems, would you expect them to complain? - Not unless they wanted the "Wrath of Balmer" upon their heads.
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