MS already has a hideous management technique called "stack ranking" that killed morale (http://www.forbes.com/sites/frederickallen/2012/07/03/the-terrible-management-technique-that-cost-microsoft-its-creativity/).
The correct tense is had. http://www.businessweek.com/ar...
XP Works. Vista, 7, and 8 really don't
Wow, this has got to be one of the most opinionated and/or misinformed things I've read in quite a while. XP was the last consumer Windows that was more or less designed for the "isn't everybody an admin?" mindset. Part of Vista's bad reputation was due to it being the messenger that got shot while delivering the "hey guys, the party's over. We really need to stop assuming every user can write to system locations. This time for real." message to developers and users. Naturally the ultra-paranoid UAC settings didn't help with that. In 7 and 8 the new security model was fine-tuned to actually work instead of bombarding users with multiple confirmations for the same operation and as a result the modern versions of Windows are reasonably secure, especially when compared to the security nightmare that XP was prior to SP2.
Office only has a native client on Windows,
We have a bastardized combo of waterfall and agile here. I call it the Drunken Sailor approach.
Sounds like a common combo I'm also familiar with: http://www.halfarsedagilemanifesto.org/
Which one is that?
I had my parental leave a little less than a year ago. While at first returning to work seemed like a nice break from everything related to taking care of a pre-term infant, a nasty issue related to SharePoint was all it took to make diaper changes feel not bad at all actually. In those cases, at least someone is happy at the end and general happiness is restored a whole lot quicker.
Google did not block browser access, win-phone could still using the service with their browsers, what they couldn't have was alternative win-fied applications.
Umm, time to (re-)read TFA? Blocking browser access is exactly what they did here. Just checked on my company-issued Lumia 800 that accessing maps.google.com on IE still redirects to the mobile version of their main page.
I still see no reason to move from the Amazon MP3 store. Is there anything that makes iTMS superior?
Well, as a Finn the fact that I can actually buy stuff from iTunes makes it far superior to the US-only Amazon store.
Yes, the block seemed to be removed some hours after I posted my original comment as I acknowledged here: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=549110&cid=23364362. But for some hours the block was there, and I wasn't the only one who saw it in action. Glad to see that it works now, though.