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    This topic contains 30 replies, has 21 voices, and was last updated by  MrJimPhelps 1 week, 3 days ago.

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    • #1941323 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Just saw this on Paul’s site. Couldn’t resist spreading it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGeWNR8CWnA
      [See the full post at: It’s all happening here]

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    • #1941494 Reply

      Fred
      AskWoody Plus

      my Cortana Search is going ballistic   ‘-(

      [PGP-ID available]

    • #1941690 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      When does it come to Broadway ?

    • #1941711 Reply

      JimmyJames
      AskWoody Plus

      Well sure it’s a cute video and thanks, interns, for all the enthusiastic effort you gave to it “outside of our day job”. Some news for youngsters, when you’re on Corporate salary there is no “outside of our day job”, it’s a 24 hr commitment, so your salary covers the effort, I know it sucks but there it is.

      This pretty well confirms my suspicions about what Microsoft has become, more a version of “some cult that’s always in the news but shall not be named for legal reasons”, than simply a Corporation. I’ve been with big corporations and I get loyalty and commitment demands (and what the reality ends up being like), but this video is absolutely over the top for a so called spontaneous effort.

      But you know, “yay” for Microsoft Corporate getting the very newest drones to adore you to the point of embarrassment immediately upon their acquisition.

      Now can you please fix your management structure for deploying desktop Windows so that your paying customers can feel the same? It’s been a long few years since I felt anything like love for Microsoft as a licensed user and one time computer business owner.

      But with kids as enthusiastic as this about the Corporate Dogma, there will be no customer concerns, only happiness forever.

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    • #1941762 Reply

      Tem
      AskWoody Lounger

      Gag, barf.  Micro$oft isn’t an innovation company, it’s an M&A company.

      And as someone with a safety-critical software background, whose learning began with Digital, TOPS-10, and the Great Orange Wall of documentation, I can’t decide if Bill did us a favor or did us lasting harm.  Regardless, the greater public has come to accept buggy insecure software and superficial documentation as the common denominator.  Look at voting machines built over Windows.  What could possibly go wrong?

    • #1941763 Reply

      Bluetrix
      AskWoody MVP

      By far the worse Flash Mob I have ever seen.

      Windows10 Home 1809 | Mint19 on VM

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      • #1944914 Reply

        JCCWsusser
        AskWoody Plus

        Might get funny at some point, but I had to kill it to stop the horror as soon as he started singing that awful lyric writing. It makes Vogon poetry seem great by comparison. Why would you inflict this on us?

    • #1941776 Reply

      Sparky
      AskWoody Lounger

      He had a dream, the dream was his, and he wanted to share his dream with the
      rest of us.

      Some of us live in a democracy, the dream was thrust upon All of us, without a single vote to determine if his dream was good or bad. Now we live, without our consent, with the outcome, and the pendulum has swung toward the bad.

      Has anyone commissioned a study on how much time, in a persons day, is wasted answering bogus phone calls, listening to bogus voicemails, listening to blank answering machine messages, pushing endless voice prompts and getting nowhere, deleting scam emails, scanning for computer viruses/malware, trying to figure out how to operate a computer program, spending hours fixing a computer with a bad patch and Wondering who you can Trust?

      Today my glass is have empty, but it can be filled up. 🙂

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      • #1942052 Reply

        Sparky
        AskWoody Lounger

        Today my glass is have empty, but it can be filled up.

        Correction; Should say half instead of have.

        Fixing the above wasted more of my time.

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      • #1944932 Reply

        rc primak
        AskWoody_MVP

        If you really want to suffer a Lost Weekend, try fixing a major operating system problem in Linux. Windows users have it easy by comparison! And yes, Linux updating issues do happen.

        -- rc primak

    • #1941779 Reply

      WildBill
      AskWoody Plus

      It’s all fun & thanks to the Full-timers & interns at Micro$oft for doing this. Interesting quote at the end:

      Use Microsoft as a platform to pursue your passions. — Satya Nadella, CEO

      How about using Windows as a platform to get things done without screwing them up in the process? Hmm, Mr. Nadella?!

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      Wild Bill Rides Again...

    • #1941781 Reply

      MrJimPhelps
      AskWoody_MVP

      I expect that we will soon be seeing this on the Disney Channel as a paid advertisement.

      They spend a ton of money on a slick music video trying to convince you how wonderful the Surface is, rather than trying to actually making it a good machine.

      “Windows is the bet on which this company was made” – actually, it was DOS, and the deal Bill Gates got from IBM.

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      • #1944934 Reply

        rc primak
        AskWoody_MVP

        Disney is owned by a whole other Megacorporate Universe. NBC-Universal-Comcast has a partnership with Microsoft, so it would be there that anything televised would appear.

        -- rc primak

        • #1948123 Reply

          MrJimPhelps
          AskWoody_MVP

          My point was that it looks like it belongs on the Disney Channel. And of course I have no doubt that Microsoft would like to reach the young people of today, either to keep them from going to Google and Apple, or to grab them from there if they’ve already gone there.

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    • #1941782 Reply

      NoLoki
      AskWoody Lounger

      It is not only cream that rises to the top. Other stuff floats too.
      This video is an example of the latter.

      The tech company that I worked for had considered partnering with Microsoft way back in its early days. We had expertise and products that he was interested in and we thought that Windows had a future (intuitive huh), but Bill Gates was so arrogant, it never happened. For several decades Gates was a very self absorbed man and he was an utterly ruthless businessman. He has matured of late and his foundation does excellent work. Microsoft is no longer the Gates company, but his fingerprints are still all over it.

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      • #1941953 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        Certainly, nobody named “Ruth” ever worked for Gates.

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        • #1941972 Reply

          MrJimPhelps
          AskWoody_MVP

          Bill Gates might have been kinder and gentler in those days if there had been a “Ruth” in his life.

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    • #1941783 Reply

      OscarCP
      AskWoody Plus

      Very nicely done! I watched it just now, and it looked really splendid on the 15″ Retina screen on my MacBook Pro laptop!

      Now, back to doing something with the Mac that I need to finish soon, using some convenient macOS application software… Then I’ll turn on the other PC and update some Linux applications there! Busy, busy, busy!

      (I do wonder what the interns at Apple might be planning to do, these days.)

       

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      • #1944937 Reply

        rc primak
        AskWoody_MVP

        It plays well on a Chromebook, too!

        -- rc primak

    • #1941788 Reply

      NetDef
      AskWoody_MVP

      I’m . . . .

      . . . . squirming in my chair. (Not in a good way.)

      ~ Group "Weekend" ~

    • #1941954 Reply

      I.

      Am.

      Positively.

      Ill.

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    • #1942136 Reply

      geekdom
      AskWoody Plus

      So that’s what happened to the quality control team…

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    • #1942381 Reply

      Carl D
      AskWoody Lounger

      The still shot in Woody’s YouTube link looks like someone’s just asked them all “why is Windows 10 still no better than beta grade software after 4 years and, in fact, seems to be getting worse with each new release?”

    • #1942824 Reply

      So that’s what happened to the quality control team…

      Yup, they got over 40, went out the door, and these are the replacements.

      “O Tempora! O mores! O &^#$!”

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    • #1943365 Reply

      Mele20
      AskWoody Lounger

      Gag. Did you really have to share that?

    • #1943382 Reply

      Microfix
      Da Boss

      Microsoft Pantomime 365?

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    • #1943712 Reply

      wavy
      AskWoody Plus

      Tragic Comedy in Song

      🍻

      Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
      • #1944188 Reply

        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        How about “farce”? Or “comedy of misunderstandings”?

        But whatever the theatrical genre, that is one pretty sleek production. There must have been, first the try outs for the various dancing and singing parts (with self-driven participants, or prompted from higher up?), followed by lots of time spent in individual and group practice, then numerous rehearsals and many, many takes, until the final nicely packaged and put together product was finished and ready for its broadcast and the admiring reception, or otherwise, of the world . In the meantime, who was doing the work of the incidental singers and dancers?

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    • #1944945 Reply

      rc primak
      AskWoody_MVP

      Nice to know Microsoft is so hard at work improving its operating system and services. Really great use of company time and resources. /[end sarcasm]

      -- rc primak

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      • #1945007 Reply

        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        Operating system and services improvement and maintenance isn’t flash and therefore receives no press nor recognition.

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