Questions for 1/20 Podcast

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  • 9565

    20 January, 2017 - 8:34 am

    <p>Given the mix of news around Windows apps and store do you think Microsoft should get out of consumer business</p>

  • 152

    Premium Member
    20 January, 2017 - 9:51 am

    <p>This should go under the "We help Wednesday’s", but thought you may be able to help today. I reserved an Outlook email address for my young son who at this point has no reason to utilize email (except for Xbox). Like an idiot, I forgot the password. I get the&nbsp;message "There’s a temporary problem with this service. Please try again. If you continue to get this message please try again later". This message appears every single time I try to reset his password.&nbsp;Is there another way to reset the password? This way seems forever broken. Thanks!</p>

  • 1687

    Premium Member
    20 January, 2017 - 10:33 am

    <p>I have the Android beta for Cortana with lock screen support, and I enabled the feature, but I cannot figure out how to actually access Cortana from the lock screen.&nbsp;</p>

  • 289

    Premium Member
    20 January, 2017 - 10:59 am

    <p>Should Microsoft make a bigger investment in grooming the <em>next</em> generation of developers? &nbsp;They’re obviously not doing well with the current crop of developers. &nbsp;Win32 development has been at a stand-still for a decade. &nbsp;Momentum for UWP and the various "Bridge" solutions seems to have stalled. &nbsp;Left to market forces, kids who start learning to develop over the next ten years will naturally gravitate to iOS and Android development. &nbsp;</p>
    <p>What if Microsoft approached the future pool of global dev talent the way that sports teams do? &nbsp;Spend millions of dollars to identify talent; give them free tools; send them to coding camp; hire coding "coaches" (mentors) to work with kids in his/her area. &nbsp;Get them into coding and eventually get them using MS dev tools. &nbsp;Even if their first interest is getting a "hello world" app on their iPhone or Android phone, that’s fine- as long as they’re using MS tools and have a positive association with MS and Windows it will still be growing the potential pool of UWP developers. &nbsp;</p>
    <p>MLB teams have baseball academies in LatAm. &nbsp;AAU basketball serves as a pipeline for colleges, pros and apparel companies. &nbsp;MS could take a page out of these playbooks. &nbsp;Or if you don’t like the sports analogy, how about trade school? &nbsp;MS could leverage the interest in STEM, and in the "maker" movement to create regional programs that would raise the level of talent while also growing the number of developers. &nbsp;</p>

  • 170

    20 January, 2017 - 11:40 am

    <p>Strategies to protect your self from ransome ware? &nbsp;I automatically back up everything to onedrive but recently found out that ransomeware could potentially encrypt my onedrive folder also. &nbsp;Does the personal version of onedrive have anyway to recover from this if it happens?</p>

  • 5664

    Premium Member
    20 January, 2017 - 11:56 am

    <p>Dealing with the frustration of installing Insider builds on small tablets. Haven’t been able to get it installed yet!</p>

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