189 posts • joined Wednesday 6th December 2006 23:59 GMT
haha, I just came on to say the same thing
WM / WP it's the same thing as far as im concerned.
I had tiles / jump lists to the point that I had so many that it would have been quicker to have none at all and have the 'next' arrow closer to the top. At least in WP7 the arrow was at the top of the screen, then an update shoved it right at the bottom. Its these changes that MS seems to think helps.... but doesn't.
Not usually having to scroll in emails, sub folders and only the last week's emails keeps everything minimal.
As a long time user of WM devices I did the unthinkable - went to Android. Had the S4 and just find it so much easier to get to places. No transistioning chunky squares, no scroll, scroll, scroll to the bottom of the tiles just to get to the next screen.
Android works well for me. main screen for phone / contacts / emails / calendar, left screens for play, right screens for biz apps.
Native email doesn't work for me as I use sub-folders heavily but im trialling an app which shows unread emails in ALL sub-folders.
Bye WM, life was good at 6.5, but 7.8 was torture.
Let me see...
Take the money from the debit card, or the credit card which charges 29.9% APR. Wonder which one they prefer?
can't remember the last time I read a newspaper
Why pay for yesterdays news when the bbc news website does a respectable job for free*
*tv license acknowledged
My contract due at the end of the month. I have a Lumia.I hate it with a passion, and not that interested in iphones. So which really is the best for average 'old IT man' usage..
S3, S4, Note, HTC one?
My ultimate pet hate is transitions. If I press something I want it to happen instantly, not have to wait 0.5 second to watch the icon swooshing around the screen arrrggggg. Can any of these phones turn off any / all screen transitions?
I have been playing with the S3 at Tescos but spent more time working out how to bypass the 'tesco system lockdown screen' than testing it
....another price increase coming shortly
Marketing scare mongery
XP is old and W7 could be seen as an improvement however there will be some applications that can't or will never be able to run under x64.
I look after lots of XP desktops running against SBS 2003 box. Am I going to upgrade? no. Why? businesses can't afford to ditch a working machine for a new one
I will accept there is a security risk, but on the basis that all my client use non IE browsers and have industrial strength AV and AS on the servers and on the desktops, their systems will not suddenly all stop working on 2nd April 2014
I have one customer that still uses Server 2000. It amazes me that its not died, but it still works, its not exposed to the internet, so where's the problem?
What actually happened...
This is the batch where the auditors came around and all the children were sent home so the cleaners had to fill in for a few days.
"a quarter of Microsoft's business customers are now using it,"
Which cloud is he referring to... the one called cuckoo land??
Been a partner for 10+ years on various tiers but have tended to step down the levels over the years since I was getting less for higher subscription payments.
I can live without MAPS and settle with just a basic technet these days - and even thats on the radar to ditch since everything now comes with a few months trail.
I don't have an apple, and the nearest apple store is 60 miles away, but I use Windows Mobile based phones, HTC / Nokia etc. I have a business contract and when the phones started playing up TMobile replaced them the next day (usually battery related)
Had I lived within commuting distance of a TMobile store I too could have had a same day straight swap. So in some ways the apple store is not offering anything extraordinary.
Im guessing here the difference is apple replaces the phone regardless of contract whereas TMobile only offers instant replacement to businesses.
MS will agree to anything
As long as its shifting Windows
but they can afford the internet and electricity. doesn't make sense
Re: >> but classic shell helps
"Must be an idiot to start mucking about with stuff like that on a server. Change happens, get over it"
My personal server so its fine. besides, I can navigate around server environment far faster than having to spend 30 seconds each time running the mouse into corners to get anything to appear or having chuffing great coloured blocks appear on the screen and then looking to see which one is relevant.
People like CLI, I prefer GUI although I do 'do' CLI when I have to.
dipped my toes
Over xmas 2012 I treated myself to a new server, chucked 16Gb and virtulised my live SBS 2011 with disk2vhd. Dropped it into Server 2012 hyperV and it pretty much ran without issue, and has been solid since. This is now part of my DR plan for customers.
Only issue I had was that im not able to make auto snapshots because I use direct access to a hard drive rather than a VHD so all I do is pause the sbs, take it offline, copy the vhd and restart the sbs vm.
My lad has a Virtual XP running a minecraft server in hyperV too.
This version is far easier to use than any others, shame the gui on server 2012 is metro-y, but classic shell helps :)
"Soon, 1 million users will pay us for 4G"
Actually, we will as next month they are increasing the monthly contract rate by £1, and it went up only a few months ago too.
so which happens first...
1. you wipe out your battery
2. you wipe out your data allowance
Couldn't *we* send them an invoice for our time and expenses? Maybe we could call it..
obligatory card usage fee
Re: DHCP and RADIUS (NPS) and 802.1x
" And one where I can change the priority of stored connections)"
Control Panel\Network and Internet\Manage Wireless Networks
set the order in here by clicking on the network and going up or down
Why can Visa even fine companies? they are only a financial company not a government body.
I have a customer who is in the process of having a PCI DSS done from sysnet, yet the criteria that the software compliance check was done was actually quite a few years old and I drew their attention to this - and was ignored.
If I recall the compliance failed on something like SP1 on exchange 2003 not being installed yet they were running SP2 and all the patches that MS had put out was installed too.
Im clearing down my debts with visa, some of my unused cards are now 29.9%, so it seems that they are just getting far too greedy. Time to stop using visa completely. Robbing gets.
My cost effective solution that costs $0.00
format c: /s
Re: Unfortunately I've dealt with enough of these types of customer service issues...
"if anything goes wrong with it then you'll get a brand new computer". I once overheard this sales spiel in one of the DSG stores where the salesman basically told the customer that if they bought the extended warranty then just before it expired they should "accidently" knock a mug of coffee over the computer so that it broke and they'd get a replacement under the warranty and "because this model will be out of date you'll get the equivalent model so in reality you'll get a free upgrade"
It happens in different industries where people can feel they get one over their boss.
Late last year I had the rear box on the van replaced as it blowing. the exhaust company fixer noticed the 3 year warranty on the middle section was due to expire the beginning of this year and said for me to call in in Dec with the warranty and they would replace it.
I didn't bother going back as it's unnecessary and only leads to more expensive exhausts for everyone else.
Windows 8 and Office 2013
Because everyone knows they are out there but no ones really that interested.
Apple are making more people aware of Samsungs products so in essence they are shooting themselves in the foot.
Im not interested in ianything, but I have been giving consideration to the Note2, especially when my contract is up and I can ditch this Windows Monster 7.8
He can now point Tiverton CC over to Bradworthy as one blew down over the weekend.. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/30/wind-turbine-blown-down-devon
Dairy farms are the worst as they have pc's running the parlour equipment and these are fly magnets. I wish I had taken a picture of the one which I had to replace a mobo, it wasn't just 'brown' in fly muck, but was thick in it. The guy thought I was bringing a new pc back as it was a cleaned beige box when I returned it.
"now they just carry an iPhone"
Says it all really, all the whohar over a W8 laptop but they don't use a W8 mobile.
I suspect that the laptops are highly locked down with only the few tools on the screen they need to use so in some sense its not really metro they are using, just chuffing large shortcuts on the desktop.
It does make you wonder why if they can do the same job using an iphone why BT didn't just have a cheap tablet.
Seems there was a very large discounted deal to be had to get MS's sales figures up.
Need to rush out and buy...
Sunglasses and headache tablets
one version too late
If surface was able to run Windows 7 and thus all 'normal' software it would have been a success.
I have an andriod tablet I use for playing quick games in the evenings, the wife has an Ipad 1 for playing scrabble. Neither of us want to sit at a desktop and use a big computer / laptop.
Where the surface would have worked is as a direct laptop replacement with maybe some form of docking station for supporting a larger screen. This way it would have been the PC during the day and play at night and all the software like accessing network files, outlook etc., means that the end user could switch in and out of work as needed.
I use a laptop so that my work follows me (IT Support) when needed. A surface could have been an ideal business tool.
Re: Can of petrol and a match...
I have a slightly more industrial flame thrower for the garden. Complete waste of time as yes, you kill the top part of the plant but the root is still alive and regrows.
In the end I went to roundup, far more effective, costs less and due to its chemical makeup turns to nitrogen so its not a problem around food.
I don't see the microwave idea really taking off
WD need to get their act together on reliability first, we are always sending back WD drives for end users.
We won't buy / supply any more WDs, and have not done so for the last 12 months.
Only saving grace is that they have a longer warranty period than most of the other brands.
No qualifications but...
As with most IT people, our career comes from an IT hobby. Mine did. I did go to a 2 year evening class for a HNC but what I was being taught was really out of date and completely irrelevant. in the end I left.
I have been self employed since 2000 and in all the at time I have only ever had one phone call which asked if I had an MCSA (or something like that).
Simple fact is its raw experience which counts.
There is a place for getting qualifications, but that's usually to get the bigger paycheck by specialising in a specific area. Not even Technet can teach us everything
Maybe the plan was to buy up really cheap licenses because MS are not shifting the titles in great quantities, and then using the downgrade rights to go back to W7 / O2012 etc
This seems more logical
Most of the replied here are regarding mobile contracts, however I think the article was more towards BT since they are the ones that have raised their rental rates this month.
Ironically (and it being 30 years of the modern internet) our broadband has been off all day and its only because of the mobile that im still online. If I had better 3G or 4G down here in the sticks of SW I would drop BT as its only used for incoming calls and adsl.
I have to make a mental note each month to make calls otherwise im charged!!
Re: Master of your own domain
Been doing this for years, its quite good as a paper trail.
My biggest culprit is Swinton Car insurance, I get a load of random junk to 'swinton@' email address because I once did an online quote. I have a rule now that fwds 'their' junk mail back to Swinton.
So the more they sell my email account the more crap they will get back
"(conveniently forgetting he film on it cost millions to make)"
So the millions it makes at the box office no longer appears on the balance sheet?
am I missing something?
I thought the whole point of putting your biz / server requirements on the cloud is for near 100% uptime, yet this article suggests that servers can go pete tong more regularly than people think.
If this is the case im all for physical servers, at least a ticking HD gives you good warning that remedial action is required.
There's been a big push in putting everything into as few boxes as possible now they wonder why no one is buying 3 servers when 1 does all the jobs virtually.
Im guessing they don't like Apple taking a 30% slice of the revenue for simply redistributing TV content
I agree, it seems that the device will only be able to get on the internet as software can't potentially be installed under license agreements, you not going to give up a Office license for someone to take home and keep on their own machine. If someone comes in with a W8 box then the local IT support shouldn't be supporting it. Who's at fault if they screw up an owners device and it blue screens when they fire it up at home?
I still can't get my head around the BYOD concept as its a security risk if nothing else. Lets see, the night before the device gets a virus, then the next day its exposed to the corporate network. Plus if the device is running a consumer free AV, how is it legally allowed to be ran in a corporate environment.
I just don't get it.
I suspect the point is that to go on official repair course costs many £100's so having manuals available online would reduce their income stream.
I have had enough of windows mobile / metro. When my contracts up im moving over to android as its has so much more support. I spent most of today looking for a decent satnav app for my lumia, even navigon no longer sells WM SW.
I have been on the WM platform for yonks and would often promote it over iphones etc, but the stark reality is its become a crap phone with crap apps and has a limited future.
maybe not a bad thing -
Ok, it sucks to lose a job, but the way RIM are going its better to secure a future now, than have to fight for the few remaining jobs with the rest of the rim unemployed when they go pear shaped.
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