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Microsoft says the first preview of .NET 7 is on its way. This version of the development framework is aimed at containers and cloud-native applications. Microsoft plans to explore building containers directly via MSBuild as well as bolting on more telemetry and making its containers more nimble. The platform formerly known …

  1. bombastic bob Silver badge
    Unhappy

    "Modernization" - that word does not mean what they think it means

    Every time Micros~1 makes reference to "modern", we end up with:

    a) Flatter-looking UI

    b) removed customizations

    c) Lipstick on the boar (and not even the oinky end)

    d) bloat, cruft, and broken

    e) less efficient

    f) "No, really, we actually fixed it this time"

    g) tracking, spying, unnecessary cloudiness, adware, and fewer features.

    and so on

    I fear what "modernization" they are referring to THIS time...

    1. DJV Silver badge

      Re: "I fear what "modernization" they are referring to THIS time..."

      Probably a DOS prompt (and little else) on boot...

      1. redpawn

        Re: "I fear what "modernization" they are referring to THIS time..."

        That would be an improvement!

    2. rmullen0

      Re: "Modernization" - that word does not mean what they think it means

      It sounds like they are going to make it so that eventually it will only operate in the cloud where you have to pay them rent. I.e. neo-feudalism

    3. deadlockvictim

      Re: "Modernization" - that word does not mean what they think it means

      When Micros~1 uses the word 'modern', it simply means that they copied whatever changes Apple have recently made. We can expect a Monterey-inspired look & feel.

      1. WolfFan Silver badge

        Re: "Modernization" - that word does not mean what they think it means

        Some of us Mac users have been… uninspired… by Monterey. Hell, I wasn’t that inspired by Big Sur.

  2. Someone Else Silver badge

    Situation Normal, All Eff'ed Up

    However, the company also warned: "We also know that each of the .NET app models (ASP.NET, WinForms, WPF, etc.) have their own unique challenges with modernization and may be lacking functionality that you need as a developer or support in the platform itself."

    In other words, the clowns at Micros~1 (still) can't write proper SOLID code.

    Here's a clue: If it ain't broke, don't "fix" it!

    They probably have the Teams guys working on .NyET 7...

    1. WolfFan Silver badge

      Re: Situation Normal, All Eff'ed Up

      Have you seen what they did to Office 2021? Changes in the Ribbon, beyond the usual ‘move stuff to new tabs or just to new spots in the same tab’ crap that they normally pull; the undo and redo buttons have migrated from the Quick Access Toolbar, where they were since 2007, to the Home tab, just for one particularly stupid example. Personally I had always used control/command z and y, but lots of users used the buttons, and boy were they pissed. Access was always nearly unusable, now it’s actively evil. (And a good thing, perhaps now I can get the few hold-outs using that abortion to move to a real DBMS…) Outlook is doubling down on idiocy like ‘focused view’ and has a ‘new, modern, UI’ (translation: they moved _everything_ this time) which may finally drive me to Thunderbird. It’s not a plus that the Windows version of Outlook ate my profile. Again. Amazingly, the Mac version and the iOS version still work. Sort of, thanks to the new UI.

      Memo to the LibreOffice guys: add a mail/calendaring app to LO and you’ll double or triple your users.

    2. Alan Bourke

      Re: Situation Normal, All Eff'ed Up

      Is Micros~1 the new 'Micro$oft' ?

      Very clever.

      Odd how the company that utterly dominates the business computing space can't apparently 'write proper SOLID code' whatever that is.

      1. Someone Else Silver badge

        Re: Situation Normal, All Eff'ed Up

        Odd how the company that utterly dominates the business computing space can't apparently 'write proper SOLID code' whatever that is.

        Two comments:

        1) That one might "utterly dominate the business computing space" has fuckall correlation with one's coding prowess (or lack thereof). Micros~1 has survived on their Marketing chops, not on their programming chops.

        2) That you do not know what SOLID code is doesn't speak well of your coding prowess, either. This helpful Wikipedia link might prove useful in furthering your education.

        1a) Not clear whether Micros~1 actually "dominates the business computing space". They don't seem too keen on that as a business goal; they seem much more focused on gamers (although one could make the argument that those two fields are converging, what with crypto-currencies being the new business shiny). I'd posit that there are a lot more Linux servers in the "business computing space" than Windows servers. YMMV, of course....

        1. Tilda Rice

          Re: Situation Normal, All Eff'ed Up

          1) Really?

          No, classic M$ hating at its most juvenile

  3. 89724102172714182892114I7551670349743096734346773478647892349863592355648544996312855148587659264921 Bronze badge

    fscking hell im sticking with vb6

    1. Someone Else Silver badge
      Happy

      Frying pan, meet fire.

      But have an upvote anyway, I needed a chuckle.

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