Never mind onedrive - the whole of Office 365 and Exchange Online this week has been a car crash. It appears MS just want the problem to go away now though, they've even broken the Heath Service inside the portal so i can't see any incidents or advisories....
Bet Google aren't having this problem....
Re: Powerpointing the other half into submission
But she can't see the Visio file on her Mac. Better send her a PDF.
Lots of free Visio file readers available. Of course, she can retaliate by installing OmniGraffle Pro and then send back Visio files that will make his look pretty primitive :)
Very widespread indeed. The MFA failure affected any organisation that had strict authentication enabled such as WPP and all its companies, for example. There have now been a number of very unfortunate incidents to do with Azure or Office 361, not least their having to reboot the North Europe data centre and then more recently the Texas data centre.
What kind of weird world does he live in where you send your better half powerpoint presentations to talk about a remodel of something. Do they not live in the same house or talk to eachother?
I like every other male in the world lets my wife make decisions about kitchen remodelling without my input, except a "Great dear!" now and then.
But privacy for personal users only, business can't get it. Hmmmm me thinks it isn't upto scratch on legislation then. But I am cynical.
I even have a more advanced process in place: we work on it together on a machine. Much quicker. This tends to happen after we spend some time scribbling on paper, the machine version is more for sharing with any third parties who would consider especially my handwriting as a form of encryption :).
I hardly see this function as a major improvement to Skype and it is probably something that would be used by less than 1% of Skype users.
I don't know what the usage stats of Skype are but I bet they are down from the pre-Microsoft owned days. All they have done since they bought it, it fsck around with it, killing off legacy versions which meant that hardware devices like Skype phones no longer worked, changing the UI in every version making it hard to use, and I have found recently that even the quality of the video chat is poor compared to rivals.
Trying to Skype with my elderly parent and it kept freezing, dropping the calls, bad sound quality. Yet when we switched to Whatsapp video chat it worked flawlessly for the whole chat.
I wish they had killed Skype in favour of keeping the MSN messenger app, before they stopped developing it, MSN was better than Skype is now.
Exactly why software BLOWS and is getting worse!
"Hey, did we change this because we think it's a better design and that we've proven that"
What an arrogant, clueless twit! It doesn't matter if your stupid TEAM think it's a better design! It's the USERS who are important! You prove you made it better when the USERS are MORE HAPPY. If you make your users UN-happy, you have made the product WORSE!
Like Apple, who don't even bother with user testing anymore, they ask other Apple fanbois if they like it. Stupid, stupid, stupid...
Abrahams thinks the external view of the company has changed
Yup indeed. Microsoft used to be a company that benefited of a minimum of respect concerning its products. Office in general and Excel in particular have been viewed as top-of-the-line and no business these days functions without Excel.
With all the clueless blundering around Windows 1 0 updates, that respect has now gone down the toilet.
Micros~1 -- take 2
Abrahams admitted that "it sounds very negative" but the new Microsoft likes to shovel
softbloatware into the hands of users as quickly as possible before adding too many bells and whistlesuseful features that may turn out to be unnecessaryactually work.
And yes, Mr. Abrahams, it actually does sound VERY negative...'cuz it is.
Lan technology FTW
Host your own databases, mailservers, fileservers, webservers.
- More secure!! Yes its IS!
- Waaaay faster! when everything is not forced through https/html/json/xml, and services is on a guaranteed high bandwidth LAN
- Ethically compliant (fairtrade and so on)
- Freedom of choice maintained
Subscription based web services as a software substitute is for suckers!!
Re: Lan technology FTW
Cloudy solutions really only make sense for a limited range of cases. For most including individuals a local drive with an intelligent backup plan is the best option. Cloud usage would be for convenience; e.g. sharing files and backing up critical files for most. Cloudy vendor goes TITSUP and you are toast if you do not have a local copy of your files and programs.
"all the Skype clients run from a single codebase"