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Comment: Re:I thought they're making money... (Score 1) 190

by jbolden (#48891219) Attached to: Verizon About To End Construction of Its Fiber Network

People today are using applications like streaming video to their television that use a substantial chunk of their bandwidth for hours. The percentage of available bandwidth used has gone up quite substantially in the last decade.

No it doesn't average out. Certainly there are higher and lower users but the mean usage is quite high.

Comment: Re: No! (Score 1) 136

SharePoint has versioning for Office documents. Git can't meaningfully do that.

I agree the heavy office users tend to love SharePoint. My experience it is clerical. I've seen it be used heavily for Sales for example where PowerPoint versioning matters (huge collections of decks) or contract management systems are being used. For developers I've seen it used for project documentation (not program documentation). Though the heaviest users are developers who develop for Excel / Office extensions.

Comment: Re:Office 2007 started the move into alternatives (Score 1) 136

Billy -

You are absolutely correct far more useful information shows up with the ribbon than with the menus. The number of menu items increased with the ribbons. Of course what Microsoft really needs to do is make the ribbon even more context sensitive and thus have many times more options than they did with standard menus and really take advantage of the medium. And I suspect that will happen with SharePoint and Azure's web enabled interconnections so that every web application managed though Azure can connect into the office suites.

Comment: Re: No! (Score 3, Funny) 136

Lots of their customers use SharePoint which is a rather large innovation as compared with what your talking about in terms of Office Suites in areas like collaboration. SharePoint is very much like what CVS or GIT provide programmers but even richer.

Things haven't stayed the same, but where they changed the most is in areas that their bottom rung of users don't notice. By linking more tightly with SharePoint they can easily show how far ahead Office is of the other office suites.

Comment: Re:Bye_bye, Blackberry (Score 1) 296

by jbolden (#48877079) Attached to: Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

Apple has pretty good integration for MDM. It is possible to have hardware support and Good, MobileIron, MaaS360... make use of it. I think BES does as well. I'd agree that Samsung Knox is better but of course that's not across all Android but only some of Samsung's phones.

"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain." -- The Wizard Of Oz