Re: Test, test and test again...
1716 posts • joined 20 Nov 2008
I'm not the biggest fan of Skype, either, which is why it's frustrating that Microsoft have put out a product that makes some features of Skype look good.
Oh, and I should be able to dial external, normal phone numbers from the search bar. Skype had that function too.
I do believe that one day Teams will be half-decent. Just in time for Microsoft to replace it again with something half-baked.
There are a lot of things wrong with Teams, but could we at least start with some basics?
Many video feeds at once. Not just 4. Even Skype could do more than that. It looks ridiculous on a huge monitor to have 4 feeds.
Pop-out chat windows. This is a big one for me. I miss messages all the time in Teams because they don't generate new pop-up windows. I never missed messages in Skype.
Status indicators in the listbox result when you search for people, not just on the person's page.
Search arbitrary fields in AD in the search box like Skype does. I could search for a department name in Skype's search field, and it would return results. Teams does not do this. It is a worse tool for collaborative communication.
Reply with message when people call, like Skype, instead of just accept or deny.
Slim that bloated pile down.. seriously, it consumes and consumes. While they're at at, they should make the controls and window standard. I hate the fact every application these days needs to have its own controls and window chrome. I have a lot more complaints too, but it's late, and I'm tired.
FM radio works well, and it's not buffered, giving cheap, low power access to instant broadcasts.
DAB fills a need that doesn't exist, and never did exist.
If we want varied broadcasts that lag behind real-time, head to the internet. Most people have a smartphone.
DAB is the technology that needs to be phased out, not FM.
.. and then download the data again to a local printer.
No. I hate all this inelegant "cloud" rubbish. Just stop.
Printers are enough of a pain in the arse without reliance on a sodding internet connection and some stupid Windows "cloud" service in the picture. I pretty much don't have to deal with printers at all these days, though.
Intel has no technical answer to this, but their real answer is "who cares?".
At the end of the day, there's an incredible amount of intertia in the medium size enterprise space that seems to rely entirely on Intel - maybe deliberately, maybe not, but they take the CPUs that come in the servers in their price bracket.
Where are the Cisco blades with EPYC? Where are the droves of ProLiant and PowerEdges with EPYC?
It's a shame, because this time AMD has really delivered. More than twice the cores, better IPC, much lower power usage for performance delivered. It delivers in a big way, in every available metric, at a lower price. I hope the market wakes up to this.
Intel continuing to deliver mediocrity (full with security holes) doesn't deserve the success it currently enjoys.
I'd argue that the last good thing that happened to the start menu was the introduction of a search box, that could instantly launch programmes from the start menu just by typing.
That worked in Vista and 7, but in 8 and 10, they managed to ruin it, so most of the time it doesn't even find stuff in the start menu, and takes forever if it ever does.
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