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Comment Re:As much as it pains me to say this... (Score 1) 262 262

I voted engineer, but only because I expect engineers to have a logical mindset. Logical UIs may have a steeper learning curve, but they generally are far more efficient once trained. In my experience, UI designers focus on ease of use - number of clicks be damned.

(I say this as an Android user who just switched from BlackBerry and miss RIM's archaic but extremely efficient UI)

Comment Re:wtf (Score 1) 270 270

Windows 8 has a real chance at beating iOS/Android in the enterprise, which eventually makes it a challenger at home also, and this is in large part due to the ability to run Office - and *the full Office suite* at that. Why would Microsoft want to give away this advantage in exchange for short term Office sales?

Comment Re:well... (Score 1) 414 414

You can also use psexec to run VBS scripts, or VBS scripts with user escalation (your users are running as users and not local admins, right? :P) compiled into an exe via Visual Studio Express.

Alternatively OP could ask for an agent based system such as Kaseya, Altiris, etc.

I really don't understand why a company would ban GPOs, however. That just reeks of incompetent management.

Comment Re:name of the game, sucka. (Score 1) 685 685

I'd beg to differ.

Developers are generally fluent in a minimal number of languages, on a minimal number of platforms, and can provide support for their product/code only. They often call helpdesk when anything outside of their product malfunctions.

"IT guys" are familiar with multiple scripting languages (batch, vbs, unix shell flavors), multiple operating systems (windows flavors, *nix flavors, mac, and now a dozen different smart phones), and provide support for combinations of all of the above. They call developers when their product alone is malfunctioning.

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