The Sams Report EP 70: Redstone 2 Path Ahead

Posted on December 22, 2016 by Brad Sams in Podcasts, The Sams Report with 5 Comments

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The Sams Report is a weekly podcast that dives deep into the world of Microsoft. With the company transforming the way it operates and Nadella putting his own touch on all aspects of the organization, the Sams Report breaks down the news and offers insight from insider sources.

On this episode, I have been told the path forward for Redstone 2, Wunderlist may be related to Project Cheshire and a few other tidbits from this week.

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5 responses to “The Sams Report EP 70: Redstone 2 Path Ahead”

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    A couple of thoughts.

    I would argue that if the iPhone is the source of virtually all of a company's profit, then that's their core business. No matter how grand the company history is with desktops and laptops/tablets, that particular towel full of nourishing water of has pretty much been wrung dry.

    Live tiles: to my demographic (old, retired, not yet ready for the porch and the rocking chair) live tiles are window dressing. They are like chrome and tail fins on a product where the real action is in power, fuel efficiency, and safety. I can't think of more than two or three apps where I might intermittently pay attention to live tile info in preference to opening the damn door and walking straight into the heart of the app itself. Maybe I would look at this differently if I had 50 fewer years under my belt. I can see that a vital screen with color shifts and movement could be at least a little more involving than a flat panel with paralyzed squares, but it's always a challenge to keep from going overboard. The question in the back of any design team's hive mind ought to be, "What would [favorite designer's name goes here] think about this?"

    Aside from the people thing, it feels like the Creators Update is about done. I expect a late March/early April release. If they actually beat that by a couple of weeks, great. If not -- well, it's not like we haven't been there before.


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    Brad the question I have is: Is the "People Bar" in RS 2? Because that feature hasnt be seen in the Insider Builds so far.

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    I like live tiles. On Desktop, WM10, and SP4. I want better features and functionality from live times. I had the hunt-and-peck and then open of iOS and Android. Of course, iOS and Android have pages (swipe from left) and widgets that do similar things (hubs of in guess). I would much rather have an OS that presents a "dashboard" of just-in-time info that I can scan and interact with rather than having to open individual apps/programs. (I am not a youngster.)

    BTW. How is it okay that iOS and Android have "hubs" that pull info from apps but when Microsoft did it on WP it was a bad idea???