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mak63
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mak63,
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1/22/2015 | 11:33:37 PM
First
I can't believe I'm the first to post. Aren't people interested?
From Cortana to Universal Apps and to the magic of Windows Holographic. I think there are many things to get excited about Windows 10. It's even free!!
GaryB790
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GaryB790,
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1/23/2015 | 9:30:34 AM
Data Security and data usage across apps.
It bothers me that I can put down one device, pick up another and continue working.  This implys data sharing somewhere.  I downloaded the new Office 365 and I suddenly have a "One Drive" that obviously puts data in the cloud. 

This only means that my data is now easier for someone else to access.  I am glad that MS claims to have increased it's security in the OS and the software but it bothers me greatly that my data could be accessed elsewhere.   If cloud data access isn't bad enough, what if the access is used to store a virus or trojan app also??

Overall, I am very wary of using the "One Drive" feature of the software because of the above.  There are NO Assurances that any data will be protected or not tampered with.  It seems to me that private data is now becoming public data.   It also reminds me of how (and I am dating myself here) that the servers in the '60s and '70s were the data storage devices which were accessed by terminals which went to private data with PCs and is now going back to centralized data storage with this new OS.

Color me not impressed.  This is a regressive action.

 
UberGoober
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1/23/2015 | 9:39:28 AM
The business case for Win10
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I know something will come to me. 

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Oh yeah, SHINY!
Kelly22
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1/23/2015 | 9:47:20 AM
Re: First
Completely agree! I think Microsoft has given us a lot to be excited about with this new batch of announcements - I'm pretty excited about the new browser as well. It'll be interesting to watch as Windows 10 is refined over the next few months.
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1/23/2015 | 10:34:18 AM
I'm sure someone will like all of this...
A reimagined VR helmet (maybe the tech has caught up with the idea), a start button on the front, more push stuff and an assistant to gather your personal info.

 

Sounds like the same old same old.
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1/23/2015 | 11:43:36 AM
Re: I'm sure someone will like all of this...
once again, its all about gaming and tablets - nothing at all about productivity. Notice there was mention of how important security is, but nothing actually definite. No announcements on UAC improvements, nothing about registry replacements/modifications, nothing about hardening to prevent viruses, nothing about Group Policy, nothing about improvements to imaging. Not even about being able to save apps to something other than the C: drive (a massive pain for people with small SSD's) no mention of improving full-screen apps ability to access networked drives, etc.

Cortana and Spartan are great examples. The percentage of desktops with a microphone is pretty low, so what is front and center of the new desktop OS? microphone-required help system. I had great hopes for Spartan but instead of a rock-solid browser that can't be hacked, it is all about cross-platform reading-modes and tablet-style drawing pictures on top of a web-page....sigh

To be fair, those types of things do not sell to anyone but IT departments, still it is frustrating to see a focus solely on the casual consumer and sexy but useless features like the ability to move a live app from the desktop to a tablet in midstream taking front and center.

 
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1/23/2015 | 12:03:16 PM
Re: I'm sure someone will like all of this...
I totally agree with you Mark532010. Nothing for business productivity - quite the opposite. Touch is inimical to heads down data entry or coding.

I'm also skeptical of the O/S as a Service. Remember when Amazon pulled a book off people's e-readers that they paid for? What's to stop MS from pulling software off your machine that they don't like when they have that kind of access to your machine.
mak63
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1/23/2015 | 3:43:15 PM
Re: The business case for Win10
@UberGoober

I thought Microsoft revealed the new features for the consumer preview. Well, anyway, the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview build is out today. I'm sure you're eager to try it lol
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1/25/2015 | 3:14:32 AM
Re: The business case for Win10
One word from an enterprise pov: meh.
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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1/26/2015 | 12:41:59 PM
Re: Data Security and data usage across apps.

@gnaggett75002     I am with you.  I don't like this apparently chic concept that our data should be available on every device. 

So in the case we are compromised everything is affected.   MS has improved security ?  

Ok, fine.   I still don't want it.

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