From some perspectives, an immutable operating system is one way to retain sanity. Keeping the OS image completely separate from all of the machine configuration is fantastic for several use cases.
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I've used Pyramid Analytics in a professional setting and I have to say I like it quite a bit. They are an underdog but their tech is pretty user friendly and performant when paired with SSIS. From my experience, non-SSIS data sources perform like garbage, but when you pair the two together it's really great.
The whole "decision intelligence" isn't that far out of reach.. Drag n drop machine learning has been at the core of their product for years now.
Google's Foot Gun
Google is shooting at their own foot with this one. There are countless of thousands of high-tech enthusiasts using the free G Suite to host email with their vanity domains. Google somehow finds it prudent to give all of those folks (most of them IT professionals) the boot. It's not going to end well for their relationship with the professional IT world.
Personally, this will lead to me leaving GMail (and Google services in general) altogether. You don't want unfettered access to my personal emails any longer? Fine.
Pixel Android 12 Experience is Bad
My once beloved Pixel has become a frustrating battery-operated piece of garbage since the Android 12 update. There are bugs lurking on every screen and menu.
It's no surprise to me that they haven't yet fixed this failure to dial 911 their latest flagship model.
Microsoft makes tweaks to Windows 11 Start Menu for Insiders but stops short of mimicking Windows 10
Not just deprecated, but deleted: Google finally strips File Transfer Protocol code from Chrome browser
Re: "frankly, Google and pals would rather users opted for a dedicated transfer app"
I have and it was a pain to deploy and a pain to configure the clients, too. For whatever reason, FTP sessions can start in plaintext and then switch over to TLS mid-connection. It seems to break the whole purpose of TLS and I despised maintaining and supporting that mess.
SFTP is so much easier to deploy.
Same for Phishing Attacks
Some of the more dangerous phishing attacks I've seen include a fake Office 365 login form (an HTML document) hosted at Live.com or OneDrive.com.
Employees see the perfectly duplicated sign-in form, and when they double-check the browser bar they see the TLS lock symbol with a certificate for Microsoft Corporation.
It's a series of failures at every layer: poor spam filters allow emails that look an awful lot like they are from Microsft, which link to a ubiquitous (but faked) sign-on screen, hosted on servers that are certified as Microsoft. It goes even further if your admins added either site to the Trusted Domains list.
I loudly protest at the claim that Office 365 is more secure than its on-premises predecessors.