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Comment: I'm looking forward to using it (Score 1) 489

by Kryptonut (#48859381) Attached to: Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?

Windows 10 has a few neat features for Enterprise like some of the new management capabilities and more cloud integration. Although my role at work is more behind the scenes, server infrastructure, I do look forward to taking a look at being able to authenticate with Azure Active Directory or Windows Active Directory. Things like that.

I'm sure I'm not the only one. It makes sense for those that already have an investment in Microsoft infrastructure.

Home users, maybe they won't appreciate it so much, and that's fine, they can run what they like. That's their choice. I run a couple of Linux boxes, a Mac and a Chromebook in addition to Windows in my home, they all have their strengths and their weaknesses.

For work though, we're a Microsoft shop (long before I arrived) and that's fine by me. With adequate change control in place, regular maintenance and good infrastructure decisions, we have very little downtime. I expect performance and reliability to remain that way, or even improve as we deploy Windows 10 and its server equivalent in our environment after sufficient testing.

Comment: Says a lot about the MCP Exams (Score 4, Informative) 276

by Kryptonut (#48404899) Attached to: World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

I remember earlier in my career, looking for work with a tertiary qualification and 4 years experience in the IT workforce under my belt (I worked in IT before, during and after tertiary study) and being turned down by potential employers because I wasn't "Microsoft Certified"

Nevermind the fact that at least 2 of the papers I studied toward that tertiary qualification revolved around configuring and supporting Microsoft networks and I'd been working with Microsoft technologies full time for about 2-3 years prior.

I later just got the damn certification anyway, because I needed the job prospects that came with it. I learnt very little by doing it.

Comment: This would only really be useful (Score 1) 46

by Kryptonut (#41993781) Attached to: Kinected Browser Lets You Flick Through Websites

....if the Javascript API is able to be implemented in future versions of other browsers. Otherwise it's really just a gimmick. Vendor lock-in doesn't really work in the browser world anymore, like it did with the older versions of IE.

Developers are going to want something that works in all major browsers, to get the biggest possible target audience....hence we have things like HTML & CSS standards and javascript frameworks (to handle the deficiencies / differences behind the scenes) that give a certain degree of "write once, run anywhere" in a browser, which ever one that may be.

Give Google, Mozilla and Opera access to the device so that they can implement the same Javascript API, then we'll be interested.

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