Live From Build – Windows Weekly 620

Posted on May 8, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 2 Comments

Live from Build 2019 in Seattle, it’s Windows Weekly with Leo, Mary Jo, Paul, Brad, and Richard.

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2 responses to “Live From Build – Windows Weekly 620”

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    Rob_Wade

    I ABSOLUTELY want that Cortana experience. And I have a huge problem with people who don't get this and don't want this capability. My wife and I coordinate EVERYTHING, our schedules are so busy. We have to schedule time TOGETHER. Between personal appointments (massage, hair, chiropractic) and work appointments/meetings, we have other things land band practices, church appointments, my scuba teaching, play rehearsals, non-profit board meetings, we rely on technology. And Cortana is a HUGE part of that.

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    Bats

    Ya know....I'm listening to this podcast and kinda laughing at the same time with the same disbelief that I have been experiencing for the past number of years. That's because I can foresee the next Thurrott Train Wreck coming soon.


    The stuff and ideas that Thurrott puts in his head is incredible. 


    Where do I start?


    Ya know what? I'm just pick a coupole. For one thing, his belief that Microsoft is "trusted" and that it can rise to the hearts and minds of people is laughable. It's not even logical. In today's world, there is no question, who is leading technology. Amazon and Google and clearly forerunners. Amazon has revolutionized the commerce industry, where Google is the WEB. The technologies they are introducing and showcase, have gotten people to use them. 


    Where is Microsoft? They are back in "Square One" developing a browser, in hopes to take over and control the sector. If people actually trusted Microsoft, why didn't they just use (old) Edge? Extensions, you may think? NO. That's what (stupid) tech bloggers say. Believe me, they are stupid...but that's another issue. All extensions are nothing more than tiny little programs accessible through the browser. For example....several years ago, Techsmith (creators of Snagit) developed a screenshot extension that was no where near like it's flagship tool. You can liken it to a qaudriplegic person who can only do things through his mouth. For a person who needs a screenshot tool, just buy Snagit or get it through the Windows Store and have Edge/Windows 10 work for the user. This makes (old) Edge totally usable and different than Chrome. 


    As only a listener of Thurrott.com and a avid follower of Microsoft-related stuff, listening to Windows Weekly has made me cringe. Seriously....cringe. That's because up to now, Thurrott doesn't get it.


    The point with that little Microsoft Edge example is to show that Microsoft doesn't know what the f**k their doing. They think that by creating "Chredge" all thing will be better for them in the browser front. Dude....the browser is so 2012 and not 2019. 


    Microsoft (via Thurrot's head) thinks that they can champion "privacy." Yet, they offer no solution for people wait for it. The problem with Thurrott's thinking is that he knows Google has the better, if not the best, products in the market. He just wants it re-branded to say Microsoft on it. LOL...the problem is that Microsoft does not have smart people to take the Google technologies and move forward with it. Not just that, people don't care. Even if all the Google software and hardware were rebranded to say Microsoft, users will still be using Google, YouTube, Gmail, etc.... I said this before and I'll say it again, it's the ecosystem. Not the platform. 


    I got so many comments with regards to Thurrott's comments, that I can't stop laughing. Especially, the part where he tells Leo and Mary Jo "I really really believe...."  That should automatically mean....it's wrong. Nobody cares about Microsoft products. Seriously, why does Thurrott think this? Who the heck is telling him this? The fact that Microsoft is not #1 in Backend Cloud Solutions, because AWS is, should automatically tell you that this "trust" thing that Thurrott is saying doesn't exist. Doesn't exist at all. 


    I can go on and on and on...about this. Thurrott is so wrong about the business of Microsoft, that if the software company (not firm) has been listening to him....no wonder they are not succeeding in areas considered "non-legacy." Lastly...and when Thurrott again says, "I really really really do believe that......" I can't help but laugh, because I know it's going to be wrong. 

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