Re: He was 50% An Idiot
Like the guy they hired to shepard Windows 8 through the corporate rand at Microsoft. He was universally despised within and they fired when he was finished. he will probably go down as the person whoi killed Microsoft. he was deaf to every objection staff and users brought before him because he thought he was going to be the next Steve Jobs. This idiot had not a clue as to what it was that gave Steve Jobs his unique genius. yes, Steve Jobs was difficult and explosive, but those are not the defining characteristics of Steve Jobs personality. In the case of Microsoft, it was. And the leadership within Microsoft, like Steve Ballmer, refused to recognize the dangers. They were well outside the loop and blind and deaf to the true consequences of their actions. It is time Microsoft pay for this and the incredible amount of cost associated with integrating their new OS and the philiosophy behind it.
In my estimation, the philosophy behind Win 8 is the ability to deliver it as a service to any device you own, as long as it is a Microsoft device. The ability to deliver this service, known variably as Desktop as a service (DAAS) or Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) is controlled solely by Microsoft. Service providers can only provide these services in the user purchases their OS first, then pay for the service of delivering to them to their various devices. Only Microsoft retains the ability to lease the software to consumers on a per device basis. Unless you are familiar with this market, it is another over-reach by Microsoft.
So not only has Microsoft pissed of the consumer and their serive provider partners, the enterprise IT folks are just as peaved. Managing Windows 8 in familiar ways is gone. Let's say you want to deploy Win 8 desktops for corporate users. Mind you, 99% of corporate users are not very tech savvy. Their IT departments have spent untold hours making their user's desktop interface as simple to use as possible. Things like placing shortcuts to applications on desktops, and only those shortcuts, plus maybe IE or Chrome or Mozilla, etc. There is a scant toolbox for doing this in Win 8. And the fact that prior to Win 8.1 there was no way to boot to a desktop exacerbates the issue. In effect Microsoft was forcing their corporate users to use the Metro interface. Now I am an IT person and I am pretty tech savvy by definition. If I struggle with this interface, you can be sure the nominal user will be totally lost. What IT department has the time and the manpower to cmpletely retrain their employees on how to simply access files through an Explorer interface, or easily start Outlook or Word. The stupidity and bone-headedness of Microsoft cannot be underestimated here. And it is time they are severely taken down a few notches. In my estmation the only way to do that is through their pocket book and that means class action lawsuits.