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Technocrati
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1/14/2016 | 11:43:24 PM
Re: Training for Windows 10
@vnewman2   That's hilarious !  : ) 
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1/14/2016 | 4:49:54 PM
Re: Training for Windows 10
@Technocrati - Well, you make a point that I hadn't considered.  The comedy factor.  Speaking of which, as a test last night I asked Siri, "Siri I need you to Google something for me."  And she said, "Ok, Googling, "Something..."  Siri, there is still some work to do.
SaneIT
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1/14/2016 | 8:42:58 AM
Re: Training for Windows 10
The greeting is a bit odd but I'm assuming it is to prevent accidental triggers  it's still easier than saying "OK Google" for me though.   If I wasn't afraid of having every conversation in my life recorded I might prefer to have a service listening all the time that starts offering up information as it hears me talking.  That would include project details as I'm on the phone discussing changes or starting a search when it hears "how do I...".  I guess what I'm getting at is I'd like to be more casual and more aware because I get lots of laughs hearing people repeat the same voice command a handful of times then give up and type everything out.

 
vnewman2
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1/13/2016 | 1:40:13 PM
Re: Training for Windows 10
@SaneIT - I cringe at the thought.

The other thing that makes me cringe is the whole, "Hey Cortana" thing.  On two levels: One - it screams lack of thought and creativity - let's just copy off of Apple, again.  I despise "Hey" as a greeting in gereral.  Why not show some class and use simply, "Hello" or "Hi?"  Perhaps "Greetings Cortana?"  "Hola Cortana?"  
SaneIT
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1/13/2016 | 8:49:33 AM
Re: Training for Windows 10
My theory is a little different, as long as there are people to break things then I'll have a place to work.  Bill Gates gives them something to break so I guess that he contributes some too.

I can't say that I've ever spoken to Cortana but I will say it has taken the place of /start/run when I'm launching things in a hurry and don't want to mouse around.   I think there's still a lot of work to be done before Microsoft can call it an AI though.  I'm still not sold on the whole talking to an application as a personal assistant since voice recognition is still sketchy for many people.  I'm sure it sounds like a great idea in a lab but rolling it out to the work place and listening to a room full of people repeating commands over and over would make my head hurt. 
vnewman2
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1/12/2016 | 3:22:33 PM
Re: Training for Windows 10
@jastroff - I feel like MSFT confuses "seamless" with "automatic."  I can imagine the Executive Management meetings - "Well, let's just make it easy for them and automatically install this patch or that update.  Let's autoformat what they are typing."

If something is seamless, by definition, it cannot cause all kinds of chaos upon its implementation.  MSFT, God love em, tries to think for the user too much, in my opinion.  That was fine 25 years ago. 
jastroff
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1/12/2016 | 3:14:00 PM
Re: Training for Windows 10
Having just reinstalled Sys 7 on my Dell I think that's going to have to do it for a while.

 

If computer developers are so smart, why haven't they figured out seemless ways to upgrade, convert, etc. It seems that endless updates and problems follow us where ever they want them to
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1/12/2016 | 3:03:27 PM
Re: Training for Windows 10
@SaneIT - I suppose we can thank MSFT for continued job security :) 

I used to hang a picture of Bill Gates in my office and people would ask if I knew him and I would say, "No, but he's kept me gainfully employeed for the past 10 years" - that was 10 years ago now!

I don't know what to make of Cortana.  I honestly just found out the origin of the name.  I'm not a gamer, soooo...
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1/11/2016 | 12:12:55 PM
Migration tools
With Windows 10 no longer including settings and file migration we went on a search for migration tools. What do other people use? We tried USMT, but it was too hard to setup. We setlled on Migrate7, its less expensive than Laplink and quite powerful and easy to use.
SaneIT
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1/11/2016 | 8:09:48 AM
Re: Training for Windows 10
New technology is fun isn't it?  I've found that most people struggle to find the Notification Center and telling them to go there to disable Wi-Fi is about as confusing at telling people click the Start button to shut down their PCs many years ago.  On the plus side though the Cortana search bar can get you close to many of the old control panels if you can remember what they were called, the bad part is if you don't know exactly what you're looking for Cortana will gladly give you search results from the web that are less than useless. 
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