The end of the Terry Myerson era

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As you may know, Terry Myerson is leaving Microsoft.

And … I am traveling today. And tomorrow.

I have a lot to say about this. But it might be a while. So I’ll do my best on that front, but this was sudden if not slightly expected.

More soon. Promise. 🙂

Paul

Comments (11)

11 responses to “The end of the Terry Myerson era”

  1. Roc Fawkes

    Looking forward to your thoughts, Paul!

  2. Jules Wombat

    Not sure he is leaving ( just yet) just shoved aside, which is just another way of asking him to leave. Lukewarm reception to Windows 10 and the complete lack of compelling innovation under Myerson leadership. So not un expected. At least Sinofsky had some vision.

    • kherm

      In reply to Jules_Wombat:

      He is leaving in a couple months to help with the transition process.

    • Winner

      In reply to Jules_Wombat:

      I just find it hard to believe that Microsoft with tens of thousands of smart staff, couldn't think of some feature that would have made Windows 10 more compelling.

      I use Windows 7 and I don't really find anything very compelling about Win 10, and I find quite a few things that are LESS compelling.

      And then there were the forced upgrades and deceptive close boxes. I don't know if that was Myerson's doing or somebody else's, but it wasn't an accident, it was deception on Microsoft's part.

      • lvthunder

        In reply to Winner:

        It's mature software. All the most compelling stuff is already there or under the hood so far no one notices.

      • ecumenical

        In reply to Winner:


        I think the only people who don't find Win10 to have compelling features compared to Win7 are those who haven't really used Win10 (or the tinfoil hatters but I'll ignore them for now.) Or maybe relatively novice users, but that's not really who I expect to be posting on a site like this.


        If you asked me to give up the following features it would feel extremely constraining, and these are just the ones I personally find useful:

        • Virtual desktops
        • Multi-monitor support that doesn't suck (especially multiple taskbars)
        • File history backup
        • OneDrive files on demand
        • Improved window management (e.g. screen quarters snap)
        • Windows subsystem for Linux
        • Pausing and resuming file copies
        • Improved HiDPI support
        • Native ISO mounting
        • Detailed resource usage for CPU/GPU/RAM/disk/network in Task Manager
        • PC refresh/restore
        • Power user menu (Win-X / right-click on Start)


        I loved Windows 7 at the time, but there's no reason to straitjacket yourself with an inferior OS at this point unless you have to for compatibility or something.

        • Winner

          In reply to ecumenical:

          I don't find anything super compelling in Win 10 for me. I realize that may not be true for everybody.


          • Virtual desktops - few people use these
          • Multi-monitor support that doesn't suck (especially multiple taskbars) - I don't use this, I realize many might
          • File history backup - That would be nice, but hardly compelling. I use a third-party cloud service
          • OneDrive files on demand - I don't use One Drive
          • Improved window management (e.g. screen quarters snap) - I find the new UI a pain
          • Windows subsystem for Linux - Few people use this, I agree it's cool though
          • Pausing and resuming file copies - Never felt the need for this
          • Improved HiDPI support - I can see this being useful. But Windows still kind of sucks at high DPI compared to Mac
          • Native ISO mounting - Lots of utilities for this
          • Detailed resource usage for CPU/GPU/RAM/disk/network in Task Manager - Nice, but not critical
          • PC refresh/restore - Few would use it but I agree a nice feature
          • Power user menu (Win-X / right-click on Start) - I just find the UI gets worse and worse as it gets more and more complex


      • NT6.1

        In reply to Winner:


        The new Task Manager is great. It's the only thing Windows 10 does better than 7.

    • Bob Shutts

      In reply to Jules_Wombat: I run Win 10 in Bootcamp. So far the big things I notice are smoother and faster updates and zero crashes so far.


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