Not just MS
I see, it's not just evil MS that &%$*-up things.
The Google Drive app for Windows has crashed and burned – after the tech genius hub pushed out an unfinished and faulty software update. Reports of the cockup surfaced after hundreds of users posted their frustrations on social media, Reddit, and Google Product Forums. It basically means netizens can't access their cloud …
Doesn't look like the Chocolate Factory have their A team working on this thing. Which is a bit odd.
If they wanted to be taken seriously as a provider of stuff for business, to have one major component of their offering (Google Drive) effectively useless on one of the major OSes for businesses (Windows) means the whole thing is not worth it.
Google is fortunate in that most of their software is on the cloud. So it is easier to undo cock-ups than if you've installed on client's desktops.
That said, we stopped using Google's own Drive client a while ago and switched to SyncDocs for Drive which is way better, but not free.
>If they wanted to be taken seriously as a provider of stuff for business
Who said Google Drive was for business ? It is not, nor is OneDrive, share documents much ? MS has admitted to having MS employees crawl through the stuff one puts on it ... you would not want to put sensitive corporate stuff on there, right ?
Google are becoming more like the Microsoft of old with every passing incident.
I'm just looking forward to the day when the Microsoft-hate-brigades who have been hailing Google as their champion for so long suddenly realise that their would-be saviour has actually put them in a worse place that Microsoft ever did...
Hi!M. Mine just works, always has. There is some weirdness with 2FA interactions with my phone on initial setup, where i need to auth by text message rather than the play services authentication, but no biggie, aside from that 100% robust and reliable.
It also seems the "evidence" otherwise consists of just a broken link....
This happening should tell a lot about how secure Google software updates actually are.
Signing a software update (they ARE signed and the signatures ARE checked, right?) should be a big deal. Involving several people authenticating themselves, physically at a HSM, after unlocking the safe/vault where it's kept. Not something you can do by accident without leaving the chair.
Even after the upgrade some users will still get errors and are unable to sync..
Google Drive Error D41D "Unspecified Error" when trying to upload/sync large amount of files and the sync app quits.
Similar to https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/drive/mo298Ko1vUY and https://superuser.com/questions/1151723/google-drive-error-d41d-unspecified-error-when-trying-to-upload-sync-large-amo
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