Don Jones

Tech | Career | Musings

Update: It looks like it’s back to Chicago in 2016: http://www.ladewig.com/archives/2015/05/07/44976-save_the_date_for_microsoft_ignite_2016.html I wrote about Day 1 at Ignite in less than glowing terms – there were a lot of problems. I thought it would be worth a follow-up. Let’s be clear: Ignite wasn’t a total wreck. There’s no need to call the insurers. But it is broken, …

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With this week’s announcement of Windows Server Nano, the implicit accompanying announcement of .NET Core CLR (the stripped-down version of the .NET runtime that comes with Nano), the announcement of both Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers, and the accompanying announcement that said containers will be manageable by Docker… Can we take a moment and …

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I am finding myself increasingly vexed by Microsoft’s marketing “strategy” for Surface in particular, and for Windows in general. It seems to go something like this: “Let’s trash the competition by making specious comparisons that highlight the very few things we do better.” Seriously, you’ve seen the Surface ad where the big selling point is …

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