Re: Seriously? Still on about apps?
Need to look at your bank then. Barclays have a cracking app, and a quick peek in the store shows apps for NatWest, RBS, TSB, Metro, Halifax and Lloyds.
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Need to look at your bank then. Barclays have a cracking app, and a quick peek in the store shows apps for NatWest, RBS, TSB, Metro, Halifax and Lloyds.
Those $200 also buys you a lighter device (inc keyboard 0.24kg), a rather good touchscreen, faster processor cores (1,4 vs 1,9GHz) and 2 x 5MP cameras.
Valid point about using the Surface keyboard on your lap. Although I think you'd struggle more trying to use the MBA standing.... ;)
Same experience here. Moved to Win Pho 8.1 after getting tired if having to manage my partners and my own android phones. We haven't looked back since.
Apps are an issue still, but much better than it was. Most apps I want such as for utility bills I've pinned the web page to start and enabled autocomplete for the credentials - works nearly as well.
I hear Droid is getting better, but a few extra apps and starting to try and match iOS and WP8.1 stability just isn't enough of a lure right now.
Because the OS is secure enough. Good security applies to all platforms (physical security, access control, least privilege, firewalling, separate networks, patching etc).
Windows, as with Linux and *BSD based platforms are equally mature and secure enough for industrial workloads. It's not the platform that's the issue - it's good security practices that lets these things happen.
"I have exactly the same problem and am bemused that the Outlook OWA doesn't have a default mobile-friendly format."
You need Exchange 2013, renders OWA for mobiles very well. Fraid 2010 sucks. Could always use ActiveSync instead.
I'm sure I'm wrong, but what is the difference between Docker and AppV exactly?
I presume you never found the "Export Configuration" button in the Shared Configuration option?
Or: Backup-WebConfiguration -Name "My Backup"
With the equally hard to decipher command: Restore-WebConfiguration -Name "My Backup"
Agree - a rebranded Cybertool or similar would be awesome.
Wish it was more widely adopted. Just having it as a dedicated, separate network, totally independent of the "network" is what's needed in a highly available VM environment. Granted, a well designed Ethernet network with full redundancy and QoS can come close for a LOT less, but if you can afford it then FC all the way.
But software seems pricy for what it does. Most of the features can be done with Lync. Think we'll stick with Lync 2013 and MobileIron - cheaper and does very much the same.
Not having a *nix background I'm going purely on the odd article like this one, but what makes docker so much better / different than AppV?
I did the same but threw some SSD's in too, installed Win Server 2012 R2 as HyperV core to a USB 3.0 stick and created a NAS VM on it. Storage tiering, dedupe, compression etc plus can create other VM's too.
Great chassis. Recommended.
You can search for exchange contacts too.
Call recording does work - I have a working app on my 930.
And low priced devices are coming under attack by the Lumia range, particularly budget models by the unknown smaller ODM's. (Loads are coming out at the minute since MS ditched license fees).
Personally I see iOS at top end, Samsung have the lions share of mid and high end outside of iOS, with HTC taking the leftovers at mid-market and Lumia taking a decent chunk of the budget ene, particularly in emerging markets. Sony are mad carrying on as they are, and Sammy would be nuts to drop their devices (which are excellent).
I wouldn't discount WP in the BRIC's and other emerging markets and the West's budget segment, seems to be a lot of traction currently.
"Great. But the problem with that is that these features are on Android devices, and I haven't got time for all the fiddlarsing about that Android demands. Nor the clutter, and the all over the place interfaces."
Then try a Lumia, something mid range like an 830. Particularly if you throw on the dev preview. Has all the features iOS8 is touting minus the price and lack of HW choice Apple give you and none of the issues,you mentioned with Android.
Plus NFC that you can use! ;)
Have your own SharePoint farm, publish out OneDrive for business (on-prem, part of SharePoint) and if you want to go even further you can use SCCM to manage your own private app store too.
Same - in everyway!
But Shirley is the phone is in ones pocket then the thief can't know the OS it's running... Is there a greater proportion of Droid devices in DE compared to iOS and the opposite in the UK... Sounds a bit odd that a thief will actively target a device. By their nature they'll take what they can get.
I just got a Lumia 930, and my colleague got the One M8 (Android). On the looks front even he conceded that the 930 has it hands down. The M8 seems well built, but it's not particularly "pretty".
The "app gap" is pretty much there. SkyGo and Virgin maybe MIA, but the overwhelming majority of users will be content with what's on the market. Even Barclays have a fully featured online banking client (at last!), eBay, Dominos, uTorrent, Plex, Vine, even El Reg has an app on the WP store. (Although it sucks). There really isn't much left at all now - I understand that the SkyGo app is in development and should be out in the coming months too.
Same with feature set.... Direct WiFi sync (lack of) is annoying, but if you use SkyDrive then that solves that. Better VPN support, text reader (e.g. SMS, web page reading out loud) and better attachment features for emails are the only things I can think of that I'd like to see. 8.1 latest update really has feature matched the current marketplace and added a few USP's too.
Like to see another OS in the mix maybe, the more that are pushing for market share the better. Just need MS to speed up development of WP and I see no reason why it shouldn't fly going forwards.
Not sure what the lie of the land is these days... will the HTC M8 get Nokia's HERE app suite? If not then sticking Nokia is a no brainer, if it goes then seems like a pretty good handset. Not sure about that flap though...
"Especially in conjunction with a PVR/Satellite box that does series linking."
Maybe I'm missing something, but if you have a STB that does series linking and recording why do you need it repeated?
1) Use it windowed... what's the problem? (Other than expecting 16-bit applications to run on platforms in 2014)
2) WINS. Look it up.
... Why not Win 2012 R2 server as the host, use NTFS Storage Spaces, can pass through disks as RAW/RDM's and have a guest Linux?
Sounds like most of your requirements are on the Windows side. Can SSH into the Linux VM, plus you can snapshot it too.
Um, it will support anything a normal WinTel box will run...
If you have your favorite VPN client on a Win8 box then it will run fine on a Surface. It's just a Windows 8.1 tablet, runs all x86 apps as it would if you shoved Win8.1 onto a desktop or laptop.
Surface 2 = iPad competitor
Surface Pro 2 = MacBook Air competitor
Different markets, different prices
Although bloody huge!
3 year old rig. Some mid-range i5, 8Gb RAM and a Sammy 840 Pro SSD. Installed from VL ISO and took just shy of 20 minutes.
Upgraded fine - everything seems to work and the improvements are overdue and appreciated in equal measure. Small tweaks makes it vastly more usable than 8.0.
Is all very web-based, which if you want to target the biggest audience then it makes sense.
Something like a SQL DB backend, .Net middle-tier and a web front end in HTML5. Anything with a modern browser can access it, and .Net is going pretty strong plus you have a choice of languages too.
Can have any SQL backend you like, only MS tie in would be for the middleware so forking out for Windows Server to host and using VS 2012 for the IDE which is pretty good to be honest. IMHO I would suggest SQL Server, .Net middle-tier and IIS presenting the web front end in HTML5, tied up with ASP.Net maybe?
From Apple?! No way!
Anyone saying that AD was corrupt, but also calls it "a router system" is clearly clueless.
Less said about taking 2 days to restore a fecking LDAP database the better....
Couldn't agree more.
After moving to WinPho about 2.5 years ago I'm truly shocked this has only just arrived. iOS has something similar, Android has loads of 3rd party apps which do the works but it appears as of today Windows Phone is the only platform where out of the box I can ring (regardless of volume set), lock, wipe and locate my handset using just what's built-into the platform.
Never thought I'd be saying that sort of thing about WP in 2013!!
Oh well. better late than never.
"Are the new ones indestructible?"
Yes and no. Compared to the older S40 handsets no they are not. Compared to current large screened devices then they are way ahead.
Polycarbonate shell makes it tough as nails, no scuffs, chips or even scratches on the body of my 920. Screen strength is better than anything else I can find at the moment on mainstream handsets.
Only thing to mention is that glass is the weakest link and whilst (IMHO) the Lumia range is one of the best in terms of durability they still fall short of the "indestructible" classics from the golden days of the 3300 / 6210 etc.
Whilst I think Linux has various areas which are superior to Windows, ease of use is not one of them.
6 years? You're a child.
And if you need 11 DC's for just 700 users then believe me its not the technology / vendor that's to blame.
Scaling has never been a problem for AD.
So instead of company being brought into look after system x and all associated software and hardware, the kit is re-purchased at a datacentre by a single entity, who spins up some VMware and Self-Service and now some company is being brought into look after the system and associated software and hardware at the datacentre instead...
Where's the cost saving?
Are people just doing D2D with cleverness like dedupe and compression?
Cause I thought most places still use tape for long term backups and archiving. Am I just behind the times?
Indeed.... Must say my mouse wheel is thankful for not having to skip over so many MS FAIL posts but would have been nice to keep the existing comments going.... in particular the referenced "tantrum".
El Reg - any chance of an article of recognition. Quite a change that's happened with him gone!
Do they have an overwhelming majority market share which would therefore lead to a monopoly?
Well bugger me. Major economic downturn, computer sales slide 12% shocker.
I'm not upgrading hardware at the moment because - like most people currently - I'm fairly skint compared to 6 years ago, and as other people have mentioned above hardware refreshes just don't need doing anywhere near as often, and when you do upgrade hardware / replace it the noticeable return on the spend is far less than in the late 90's as there is a negligible improvement on speed unless you're a hardcore gamer.
I won't be replacing my PC at home that I brought 3 years ago. I shoved in another 4Gb a few months back taking it to 8Gb and replaced the SSD at the same time as the previous one died.
Next year I may look at replacing the processor and possibly upgrading the graphics card. Although more likely to buy a new console at the end of the year instead and then replace the PC mobo, CPU and GPU in a couple of years instead.
Buying a new box every 3 years just isn't a priority for people's wallets at the moment. Throw in the extra £100 or so for a device to be touchscreen and making do with what I have seems like a sensible option really. Doubt I'm alone in this camp.
My decision making hasn't even reached the OS part, but even if it did then there's a range of Droid based products as well as iOS that I could use. Fingerpointing at Win8 is a tad unfair for the slump in sales, unless it's clear that it's occurred as soon as Win8 was launched. (I believe it was happening a few years ago.)
Out of all the platforms you pick Windows as the one associated with social awkwardness...
Says it all Eadon!
I note they don't like it when things are the other way round.
Or 5 x 1080p films with 7.1 DTS sound.
If it says unlimited then it shouldn't matter if it's 15Gb, 150Gb or 15Tb. Just give us an advertised cap and be done with this unlimited BS. It can't be done with current technology and economics.
Maybe I'm wrong, but I always thought that MS were found to have a monopoly and as a result are under very strict rules and scrutinty. For example the various editions of Windows that come without media player or without other key parts. Another part was to only use the API's in public documentation within MS so they do not have a compeitive advantage. This seems like people would like to ensure Google do not have an unfair competitive advantage by having insider knowledge of the search algorithms / ways to improve the results of their other services. If all internal units as well as 3rd parties use the same guidelines then that's fair - this is what others are saying is not happening and therefore it's an unfair use of their position in the market.
Give it a fucking rest Eadon. I can't be arsed to knock up a greasemonkey script just to blot out your repetitive, puerile and immature comments. Spammers have a more varied lexicon.
HAVING TO END IN UPPERCASE EVERYTIME (AND ICON MUST BE RED) AS I'M A FUCKING DICK
"The <redacted> ribbon in Office takes up far too much real estate on the screen when it is 768 high."
Thankfully you can minimize the ribbon to just the title. When used that way it's quite efficient for the vertical height used.
It's called a Logitech Harmony. Start at under £30 and if it cant be setup to work with all your kit nothing will.
Some are so big you just can't lose them!
Some of those are valid points and things that annoy me, although some have been resolved or at least are good enough to hardly warrant inclusion on a list.
Cellular data on Wifi...? Well don't all smartphones by their nature? Network operators only allow access to some resource (say payment of apps by your mobile bill) via their own infrastructure. Download of apps, syncing emails, browsing the web, streaming media etc. all happen over Wifi when connected.
Don't want cloud, don't use it. My mates have WP handsets and don't use Skydrive or Facebook. They don't have any accounts setup on their handset other than the mandatory Windows Live account. (Apple ID / Google account)
There is a file explorer. Not quite the whole system but all user data is accessible via USB share.
You can sideload applications if you want. Sideloading keys are on MS's website. We use them at my workplace for our in-house applications.
Well yeah, there's no syncing between Outlook client and the handset directly.... but wasn't that always a bit shit? Personally I think it makes more sense to have the handset sync with the mail server, and your desktop also sync's with the server. No dicking about with clients for various mail apps (If MS did one for Outlook would you then be complaining about Thunderbird not having a client). Bit of a non-issue as you can easily setup what you WANT regardless if there is a direct sync or not. In this day and age I would suggest more people keep their email on an email server centrally (e.g. Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo! etc.) and therefore clients that talk using IMAP or ActiveSync to the server is the most logical step.
If you want to know what data you've downloaded then try the Counters app from Nokia. There's dozens out there that will do what you want for free.
Well true - you can't uninstall the calendar or calculator - but other than rooting your Droid what handset can you uninstall SYSTEM applications from? You can remove any application outside of what MS have baked into the OS, so any crap from your network provider or 3rd party guff. Compared to Android it's a breath of fresh air.
I can download whatever I want. No idea what you mean.
I can send photo's over Bluetooth fine.
Rest of the points I agree with.
I'll tell her she has a dud then. It goes in both ways, but it's 50/50 if it'll charge or not. She did have problems with it when she first got it (wouldn't charge at all).