Re: Where is god when you need him?
.... And gay!
17 posts • joined 24 May 2012
Totally agree, paid "by the people for the people" seems to have lost its direction massively and we find ourselves rarely watching terrestrial TV and ironically tunein was first time in years we had engaged with BBC radio due to amazon echo... Only to have it blocked as a license payer!! Happy to ignore it altogether and let them seal their own fate... Idiots.
My 2015 F-Type came from main dealer couple of years back as ex demo. I found the app and registered online before car was ever delivered to me. All I needed was vin and reg etc, all online and I could see the car and even START IT... Even before I'd touched it. Point being, I didn't need to press any keys and the jag app also let's you start the vehicle to cool/heat remotely.
Totally agree. We are scaling in aws cloud and have one service which varies in load massively. The tier serving it is autoscaling but.. Its windows server so even with the scaling firing early on load across the load balanced tier, it take many minutes for a new image to be copied, fire up and load windows and that's without very much in way of post run configuration. 7 minutes when you've just been hit by 10k requests is dead in the water. Containers would allow us to spin up these small services much faster, seconds and could even lend option for them to be allocated as the queued event is pulled - one for one! Anything that is handling bursts of workload is hard to manage or over scaled at significant cost... Which defeats the object of variable cloud. Window's containers are still in beta or we would definitely be using... Yes Linux may be faster but the best solution seems to be micro containers. Elastic beanstalk the auto scaling aws tool essentially does same as we do in allocating servers so that's little help in this use case.
I don't think most people actually use it but just like to shout it down. We have used as a business with several hundred users all the way back to when it was in previous incarnation of BPOS, and its been excellent. No issues, always on, no matter whether on road, home or office...and I have used Mac, PC, Laptop, mobile, tablet etc..in fact anywhere in world I have travelled.
I'm not anti or pro MS but...it just works, whats to complain about ? And no we weren't affected by the EU outage at all.
PINT because...overs the years its saved us a huge amount of hassle running Exchange....
...we use all the time to manage development projects and one simple thing that so useful is...being able to just paste a picture straight into Live Messenger!
It expands to show the images, we can share, amend quickly and send back...confirm and its done...all sorts of designs, workflows, pictures of wallboards from phones, you name it (all clothed !).
In Skype...into menu, into add...file...browse for a file...well I have it in clipboard...back to app to save it to file...open and upload...then I find that at other end they also have to save and then reopen elsewhere.....is anyone that stupid that you would go from what they have to this ?
Its like a four year old coding with crayons....
What he did was wrong. This seems to be forgotten and now there is no actual punishment. The protracted period of pain whilst he tried and succeeded in evading extradition/ prison is not in itself punishment.
His illness is not an excuse, he knew what he was doing....not even going to watch the downvotes !
We moved our group to BPOS first but can't see it having changed that much(upgraded to 365 in march)...
We moved MX records to point at Microsoft and then migrated users in batches or individuals. Microsoft servers then checked if user had migrated and IF YES, stayed in their environment and IF NO, they relayed back to our old server until all users had gone across.
This worked really well and didn't even lose messages mid transition. Users had to wait while it physically switched but was generally 20-30 mins not hours.
As I say, can't imagine why 365 would not allow same but we obviously migrated from BPOS to 365...again seamless, no issues for around 170 users.
As a user of outsourced email, salesforce, HR Software and much Dropbox for roaming management I can't recommend it enough.
As much as it may raise down votes in this audience, given limited budgets, skills and staff cover, does your company or team really have better environments, skills and backups than Microsoft, google and salesforce etc? I know if my car had a problem I would be closest, most passionate, know its history but....guarantee main dealer would be most knowledgable and best placed to resolve problems....more of the time?
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