Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:01 UTC
Windows The general gist? A minor update somewhere this year, but the real update won't come until 2014. In the meantime, we'll have to... "Resuming..." ...settle for CardDAV/CalDAV support, some additional HTML5 support, and fixes for Xbox Music metadata. We were promised regular updates and an early access program for enthusiasts - but Microsoft failed to deliver, once more. For all intents and purposes, thanks... "Resuming..." the switch to the Windows NT kernel, the Windows Phone we're using today has very little additional functionality to offer over what we were using on WP7 release day. I've been a Windows Phone user since WP7 release day, but Microsoft has lost me.
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No, I'm sorry, your sample size isn't indicative of .NET developers as a whole and I challenge you to find a more compelling argument. I'd also like to see a break down of how the timeline of those complaints and how they coincided with the improvements to color in RC and RTM.

Furthermore, it is possible to dislike something Microsoft does, yet agree with their overall direction. Its perfectly reasonable that they disliked the VS2012 color choices, but appreciated the performance improvements over VS2010, and the improvements in .NET 4.5's BCL.

Using the fact that (some) developers may dislike a particular design choice in the UI to make the logical leap that developers are up in arms in general with Microsoft is ludicrous, and I thought given your posting history would be beyond you. You used to be someone who at least had some insight. You've become a parody of yourself, unfortunately.

I just find it a little peculiar that you, who by your own admission have used no recent Microsoft technologies, feel so inclined to comment on the extent of developer satisfaction with Microsoft. You live in a 2003 time warp.

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