It is my opinion that Microsoft, as a consumer company, is circling the drain -- at least for IT people.
- They missed the boat on mobile
- Windows 10 telemetry makes Google look like privacy champions (This OS is invasive)
- They are back porting Windows 10 telemetry to Windows 8 and Windows 7 to get even more info from those users
- They are killing the Nokia apps, which are arguably better than anything Microsoft could write. Why? Microsoft suffers from NIH.
I am taking steps to free my family of any Microsoft product. The invasiveness is just too much. Linux works just fine, as there are no IT people in my family save myself, so they need to browse and use Webmail.
Microsoft will survive OK enough in the corporate space, but it won't be too terribly long before they are supplanted by better tech -- and it will be about time. I sill cannot believe, after all these years, that people though Active Directory was better than Novell's NDS. That still boggles the mind.
I'm looking forward to a world where Microsoft is an also ran.
yeah they did miss the boat on mobile... and are still not on it... so it doesn't matter one fuck if they drop nokia apps.. there's no-one waiting in the forest to hear that tree fall anyway
back porting telemetry?..lol.. erm./. ok chump.. you do realise that you can turn OFF all that cemetery in settings right???
as to the rest.. foam foam foam.. rant rant rant.... ..in fact.. where the fuck is lovely young chappie Bennett Haselton when you need him???.. you'd get more sense out of Bennett's anus than you :)