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jagibbons
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jagibbons,
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8/6/2014 | 4:26:50 PM
Demonstrates agility
Whether or not one likes Microsoft and/or Windows, seeing them become more agile and more responsive to making changes in smaller, more incremental steps is a positive sign.
SaneIT
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SaneIT,
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8/7/2014 | 7:32:28 AM
Re: Demonstrates agility
Yes it is good to see them releasing these smaller, more frequent updates.  I know I'll be early on the update because of goofy touch pad issues I've run into.  I really with the start menu was in the update but I think they are resisting that because once they put the menu back in the desktop environment the Modern UI gets a swift kick to the curb.
jagibbons
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jagibbons,
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8/7/2014 | 8:06:08 AM
Re: Demonstrates agility
Good point on the Start Menu. I see that as a difficult conundrum for Microsoft. On the one hand, that is a situation where they aren't addressing customer feedback in any way. On the other hand, adding it back in before Windows 9 could be either a hit or miss in the PR arena. It might look like Microsoft is admitting defeat. I'm not sure which way I'd go on that if I were making the call.
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SaneIT,
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8/8/2014 | 7:32:20 AM
Re: Demonstrates agility
Even with Win 9 there is talk that the Start menu won't be what we expect it to be.  There is a lot of reluctance to bring it back and with good reason if you follow Microsoft's UI development plans.  I don't really miss the Start menu in Win 8 anymore but do get a bit frustrated when using RDP into a Server 2008 or 2012 box and I have to remember atl+home then right click to get any useful applications.  It's like playing hide and seek with your software.
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jagibbons,
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8/11/2014 | 8:31:45 AM
Re: Demonstrates agility
I do still miss the Start Menu just a bit. However, the Search function on the Start page helps me find application shortcuts quickly.


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