Something must be wrong with Microsoft these days

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Jane, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. Jane

    Jane Guest

    I am thinking about installing IE7. But after reading some of the posts, I
    am hesitating now. I am a DBA and have had serious issues with SQL
    integraion service that comes with the new SQL 2005 server. Some of the bugs
    are so obvious and many features are so flawly designed that make you wonder
    whether anyone really tested the product before they released it. I had
    considered that as an exception because most of my experience with MS
    products so far has been positive. But looks like the culture or something
    has changed in Microsoft these days that they don't care their reputation
    any more.
    Jane, Oct 20, 2006
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  2. Your observations are correct.

    Something has changed since the XP era. For the worse.
    The vista era is confusing, with bad choices in design.
    All the new product line has problems. From media player to all of Vista.

    MS needs utter reorganization, and some leaders who
    know what they are doing.

    It seems that since Bill Gates is trying to fade out,
    MS is loosing its outstanding quality.
    progressive realization, Oct 20, 2006
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  3. Jane

    CMM Guest

    I completely agree. I mean, it's truly sad when a serious ZERO DAY exploit
    surfaces and Microsoft takes over a week to issue a patch... when 3rd party
    folks can do it in a day.

    Similarly to your experience with SQL Server 2005... Visual Studio 2005 has
    all sorts of bugs. In the UI, in the Designers/Code Generators...
    everywhere! The only solid thing seems to be the .NET Framework team did a
    great job.

    What's worse is that we've had to wait for over a year and still no Service
    Pack in sight!!!

    Yes, the culture has changed. A lot developers at MS are fresh off the boat
    and are truly clueless about "how to do things" and follow conventions. That
    and their QA process (which has been automated and driven by robots it
    seems) is completely in shambles. It's probably the main reason Vista has
    been delayed and Service Packs for outrageously buggy stuff like Visual
    Studio is nowhere in sight.
    CMM, Oct 20, 2006
  4. Jane

    Jane Guest

    If the solution is to bring back Bill Gates, I will be all for it. Those
    bugs in their SQL integration service really give me headache every day and
    my boss wants to implement it no matter what. Although I admire Bill Gates's
    charity work very much, I think the most cost effective way to utilize his
    intelligience is to let someone else handle the charity work. One person
    immediately coming to my mind is Bill Clinton. I believe he is as
    intellgient as Bill Gates, if not more, in a non-technical way. And he has
    nothing else to do these days any way .

    My 2 Cents
    Jane, Oct 20, 2006
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