osu9400

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Franz Weber: Microsoft is more innovative than Apple now.

I've said this for the last five years. Apple is the leader in marketing but MSFT is leading innovation.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2018 at 17:38 UTC
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GreatOceanSoftware: My team at work is already drooling over this. But it would be a “nice to have” and I probably couldn’t justify the cost. I assume the 4-panel setup would be $15K-ish+?

The gen 1 is $8 for a 55" and $18k for the 84". Lots of money, yes, but much cheaper than the Cisco alternatives.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2018 at 17:37 UTC
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sarbos: I worked with the Surface Hub 1 but I didn't like it...

You could not install windows software, only the ones that where on the windows store (at that time, at least).

At the end it was just a huge TV plus a digital blackboard.

That's the point. It's a locked down, secure device, meant for collab. It has Skype for Business, Teams, Whiteboard (main uses) and all the other apps are secondary.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2018 at 17:36 UTC

As someone who just dropped > $1,000,000 equipping our offices with Surface Hub generation 1 devices, my reaction to this news is “CRAP!!! Why didn’t I wait 6 months?”

Ths Surface Hub is a game changing device especially if you are invested in the Office 365. Skype for Business, Teams collaboration ecosystem. This is a disruptive device that has been built on Windows 10 Team edition. It’s much lower cost (relatively speaking) than traditional collab devices from Cisco. It’s easier to manage. Has more features. It can maintain itself if you let it eliminating the need for expensive Cisco certified labor.

Our decision to invest in this device came after some trial runs. The rooms with the Hubs became the most booked rooms in the company.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2018 at 17:34 UTC as 1st comment
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (141 comments in total)

I don't know if it qualifies as true "VR" but the only device that excites me right now is the Hololens. As a photographer, I would LOVE to let customers see their photos hanging on their wall in huge sizes as they walk around.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 19:45 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article Microsoft Lumia 950 camera review (122 comments in total)
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osu9400: I'm an IT manager at a large company. The most exciting thing about Win10 is that it is one operating system that run on many platforms (phones/laptops/desktop/tablets/xbox/watches/IoT/etc). This will allow developers to truly write an app once and have it run on all these devices. This has long been the dream of computer science. As a consumer you won't have to buy an app for each device - the app you own will run cross platform and become responsive to your screen size. Think of how some websites have desktop and mobile versions. This is the idea for apps. As an example, if this works, I'll be able to replace $40,000 Cisco teleconf units (that users hate) with an XboxOne running a Skype for Business app!

About the phone, if you read the rumors, Microsoft will release a premium phone under the Surface brand late this year or early next. I think it will be Intel based and not a traditional mobile chipset.

Microsoft is not new to having the same operating system run on multiple architectures. They did it in the early days of NT. NT Server and Workstation ran on Intel, DEC Alpha, MIPS and even IBM's PowerPC. It was the same OS compiled for different architectures. Intel was RISC and PowerPC was CISC --yet, it was the same OS.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 20:14 UTC
On article Microsoft Lumia 950 camera review (122 comments in total)
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ccbelcher: How does it compare to the Lumia 1020? If it has the same IS, that is a plus. The 1020's 42mp resolution allowed for great stabilized zooms in video mode, though for some reason the camera app would not allow a refocus while recording -- it was either full auto or set the focus before recording.

No one seems to be reproducing the high megapixel count of that camera, is it that the consensus is to oversample for better low light and general performance rather than squeeze out every possible pixel?

The OIS is actually better than the 1020. Plus, it now has digital IS for video.

I'm not certain the lowlight capability is as good as the 1020, but it is still good.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 20:11 UTC
On article Microsoft Lumia 950 camera review (122 comments in total)
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sh10453: Looks like a good product, in general.
If Microsoft really wants to penetrate the smart phone market, and to have a "plus" over the rest, they need to make this phone (or a replacement one) a dual-boot, Windows 10 and Android (of course not simultaneously).
Windows lovers will love Windows 10 and its apps (such as MS Office), and Android lovers will of course boot to Android.
Problem solved.
Otherwise, Windows phone is not going anywhere. Not many third party developers are jumping on its bandwagon.

Just a humble opinion.

Personally, I use a Windows phone, and an Android tablet. Happy with both.

@supeyugin1 can't tell if this was sarcasm, but comparing Google docs to 'real' office is a bit ludicrous. Whether you're using Office 2016 or the web version they are significantly more mature than gmail and its band of clunky brethren. Throw end the back end of Office 365 and you have a complete datacenter in the cloud for a few bucks a month. We just moved 10,000 users to 365.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 22:10 UTC
On article Microsoft Lumia 950 camera review (122 comments in total)
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osu9400: I'm an IT manager at a large company. The most exciting thing about Win10 is that it is one operating system that run on many platforms (phones/laptops/desktop/tablets/xbox/watches/IoT/etc). This will allow developers to truly write an app once and have it run on all these devices. This has long been the dream of computer science. As a consumer you won't have to buy an app for each device - the app you own will run cross platform and become responsive to your screen size. Think of how some websites have desktop and mobile versions. This is the idea for apps. As an example, if this works, I'll be able to replace $40,000 Cisco teleconf units (that users hate) with an XboxOne running a Skype for Business app!

About the phone, if you read the rumors, Microsoft will release a premium phone under the Surface brand late this year or early next. I think it will be Intel based and not a traditional mobile chipset.

@Petrogel Did you miss the point where I said there is a fork for the different target architectures. Those forks occur after all the common coding is done.

If you're comparing plugging an android into a monitor to this, then you are missing the point about continuum and universal responsive apps. You should really check it out, it's a great idea and what other operating systems will eventually implement.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 22:07 UTC
On article Microsoft Lumia 950 camera review (122 comments in total)
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datiswous: Wow, that phone looks ugly.. Did they fire some people in the Lumia design department? I mean I think my Lumia 735 looks great.

I think the white looks better than the black.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 21:07 UTC
On article Microsoft Lumia 950 camera review (122 comments in total)
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datiswous: Wow, that phone looks ugly.. Did they fire some people in the Lumia design department? I mean I think my Lumia 735 looks great.

The wife bought a Mozo cover and it looks and feels great. It's leather so it has a good tactile feel. It added wireless charging so the thickness was increased.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 21:06 UTC
On article Microsoft Lumia 950 camera review (122 comments in total)
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osu9400: I'm an IT manager at a large company. The most exciting thing about Win10 is that it is one operating system that run on many platforms (phones/laptops/desktop/tablets/xbox/watches/IoT/etc). This will allow developers to truly write an app once and have it run on all these devices. This has long been the dream of computer science. As a consumer you won't have to buy an app for each device - the app you own will run cross platform and become responsive to your screen size. Think of how some websites have desktop and mobile versions. This is the idea for apps. As an example, if this works, I'll be able to replace $40,000 Cisco teleconf units (that users hate) with an XboxOne running a Skype for Business app!

About the phone, if you read the rumors, Microsoft will release a premium phone under the Surface brand late this year or early next. I think it will be Intel based and not a traditional mobile chipset.

To better understand universal apps and I encourage everyone to look up a Continuum demo. Microsoft just previewed version 2 at their build conference earlier this year.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 21:04 UTC
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