– Windows UWP Bridges are Dead

Has anyone looked at

It works and works incredibly well. Anyone have any idea how Microsoft can possibly compete when everything is in the browser?

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  • hrlngrv

    Premium Member
    25 January, 2018 - 3:23 pm

    <p>Recentralized computing. This is one approach. Citrix and VMWare remote sessions are another. rollApp is yet another.</p><p>It's coming, but it won't arrive until most people are willing to give up the psychological security of running software locally.</p>

    • skane2600

      25 January, 2018 - 8:46 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#240432"><em>In reply to hrlngrv:</em></a></blockquote><p>"It's coming, but it won't arrive until most people are willing to give up the psychological security of running software locally."</p><p><br></p><p>Sounds like a thinly-veiled ad hominem argument to me. Anyone who doesn't see the Emperor's new clothes is psychologically insecure?</p>

      • hrlngrv

        Premium Member
        25 January, 2018 - 8:58 pm

        <p><a href="#240530"><em>In reply to skane2600:</em></a></p><blockquote>. . . thinly-veiled ad hominem . . .</blockquote><p>Perhaps, but from what I've seen in the office, no one using immobile PCs needs anything running locally. If the network went down, they couldn't do much even with MS Office running locally. Citrix handles pretty much everything for nonexempt positions, and exempt positions rating laptops could do nearly all they need to do through Citrix. Nice that they could save copies of spreadsheet models and template-based Word and PowerPoint documents locally to edit offline, but that's already discouraged by IT, which wants to reduce multiple versions of truth.</p><p>Few people in large enterprises can get much done without active and moderately fast network connections. With active/fast network connections, there's no compelling need to run anything locally. The main use for local software, from my perspective, is reading through nonurgent e-mail and documents during the commute and maybe at home.</p>

  • evox81

    Premium Member
    25 January, 2018 - 3:27 pm

    <p>This is kind of a niche scenario and not really a direct competitor to the concept of native apps or UWP. The reality is, this is simply a way of running a native app (even a UWP app) remotely. That app still has to exist, and it's still an app running on a computer somewhere, just not where you are.</p><p><br></p><p>PWA's are much more disruptive and much more common. </p>

  • WP7Mango

    Premium Member
    25 January, 2018 - 4:27 pm

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