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Just home from a developer get-together in London. We were 30 independent consultants developing for mainly the win32-platform enjoying a day of showcasing our projects and discussing. Many of us have been burnt by Microsoft’s promises of the new platforms – Silverlight, DNA, J#, XNA and Windows Phone, to name a few.
When discussing, we found that most of us are still developing for the win32-platform. Why? Simple answer is – to support Windows 7!
Windows 7 will be supported until 2020. Major business and most of the world (46% as of this writing) are still running it. Lowest common-denominator is win32! Why should anyone write for anything else? Microsoft is now muddling the waters with the UWP to PWA shift, so why should I look at UWP?
Please Microsoft – allow us to develop for UWP and PWA platforms and deploy those applications on Windows 7. Create a wrapper or something (steal Electron runtime?) because developing and deploying win32 apps is not the way forward. It will make the life hard for us developers and you will have a even more fragmented platform since developers will turn their back on you.
Normally, each Microsoft report is scrutinized here on thurrott.com. However, I haven't found a trace of the Q3 FY2017 report (released on April 27) on this site. Why? I hate to think it is due to the 25% drop in revenue reported for the Surface line...
The most fragile thing in the Known Universe must be Microsoft updates.
We have spent most of the day in the office trying to get the Office 365 update to install. Every time opening an office document, sending an email or while away from the computer for a couple of minutes the Office 365 upgrade window pops up.
Trying to upgrade and it fails with "Something went wrong" on all our machines with the error code 30088-28 (1715). Only reference we could find was to "Network connection error. New code no info" on answers.microsoft.com.
The solution was on another webpage - where this could be due to "an already existing installation of office". Hmmm, checked and we actually have two Office 365 installed - one in English and one in Swedish. Both looks like full installation, but the Swedish is actually only the language pack and dictionary. Uninstalling the Swedish language pack and the update could start and completed successfully. After reinstalling the Swedish Language pack, another "installation" of Office (with the "sv-se" extension in the name) shows up with the exact same version and install size...
"You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created." - Einstein
Sorry for the rant - just needed to vent!
Anyone else seen this?
After the Windows 10 updates that were rolled out last Tuesday I have started to get hot-bag problems on two laptops that have been working flawlessly sence they were reinstalled with Windows 10 about a year ago.
It has now happened a couple of times on my primary laptop (HP EliteBook 640) and now on my secondary (EliteBook 850) after applying the November updates.
Since the updates are now only distributed as one large file I'll try uninstall KB3200970 and see if it fixes this.
just noticed (2016-10-04 15:05 UTC) that all Premium articles are displayed too wide on my iPhone SE. All open articles show up fine (i.e. scaling to the device width).