Let's be real here (Info & Suggestions)

by RTFM Microsoft, USA, Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 15:22 (368 days ago)

Okay, so I agree that Microsoft sucks in many ways, and that they certainly need to step up their game and LISTEN to their customers. The reality is that in this age of modern computing, they are not alone in the realm of poor customer service. Their products are mediocre yet I use some of them on a daily basis. I get frustrated every time Excel crashes but TBH there aren't many desktop tools out there that can take 1.4 million rows into a PivotTable and allow us to drill down into that much data with minimal effort. Try it with OpenOffice.

In Summary, yes, MICROSDOFT SUCKS as a company, but remember, there are many people working there who DO CARE about their customers and DO GIVE A SHIT.

No, I am not a Microsoft employee but I am an IT professional (Cyber Security) and have been dealing with them for 30 years (Yes that makes me old).

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by Techie, Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 15:41 (367 days ago) @ RTFM Microsoft

Wow!

And I thought I'm the only one left still tinkering with Windows 3.1 and DOS (playing games of course).

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by Uncle Fester, Thursday, September 22, 2016, 00:07 (367 days ago) @ RTFM Microsoft

5 more years of that pivot table and you will be fuckersoft certified crazy.

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by RTFM Microsoft, USA, Thursday, September 22, 2016, 19:38 (366 days ago) @ Uncle Fester

Certified!

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by beenthere, Friday, September 23, 2016, 01:13 (366 days ago) @ RTFM Microsoft

done that

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by D0J0P @, Sunday, October 02, 2016, 02:25 (357 days ago) @ beenthere

Okay, lets be even more real here. While not every product out there does THAT much better of a job than an MS product, there isn't a single MS product that is any better than any other product out there. Windows? Mac and Linux are FAR better as an OS. Hotmail/Outlook? A total nightmare to use now. It was even better before, but Gmail is much better, and there are plenty other mail providers. Edge? Still not a great browser, and isn't much better than IE, and they branded it stupidly by giving it an E logo instead of that cool Spartan logo. Office? I haven't used it in a long time, but I've been using LibreOffice for a while now, and it's pretty great. I haven't had compatibility issues with Word documents in over a year now, so things are pretty nice on LibreOffice. Xbox may have some exclusives, but Playstation and Nintendo consoles together would cover you really well, unless you really love Halo or something.

Basically, there is just nothing that Microsoft does that is outstanding or better than anyone else. And by that, I mean that they half-ass everything they do, and have non-competitive practices that keep the competition from winning more and more. They're stifling the industry, I think. If we were all on Linux or even Mac, things would be much better as far as operating systems go. We'd just have to deal with compatibility of 2 operating systems and Linux would excel even more with a bigger community and the fact that it's more compatible with Mac on most things. Unix-like OSs are superior.

Seriously, MS is redundant and just trying to take over the industry with a monopoly. I'm so pissed at them for it.

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by Political non-sense, Tuesday, October 04, 2016, 01:06 (355 days ago) @ D0J0P

Agreed fuckersoft is in slow decline, coward corporate IT still need them but even that is changing. The best thing to do is avoid all large corporations because they buy politicians and media to tell you who to vote for, and how to think, all so they can get cheaper labor and sell you junkware.

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by Chris, Sunday, October 02, 2016, 03:16 (357 days ago) @ RTFM Microsoft

I feel your pain brother! I've been dealing with the for that long as well (developer), and yes, I too am old ... But what's going down lately with the SSMS 2016 Update that sent SSMS down the river (won't even start anymore!) is not just awful customer service, it's downright criminal.

I took the plunge and updated to Windows 10 and I've paid a heavy price. Every month now since it's release, my machine refuses to boot after EVERY single update. Ok, I was on the preview team, but I quit that 6 months ago and purchased the Enterprise version. Same crap - every update requires me to format and start completely over.

Yes I have it down to a science and I can get back in action pretty quick but if I restore a sector based backup, I end up in the same boat after whatever update is the latest. I HAVE to format the HDD and reinstall the Operating System only and let it install EVERY update until it is completely up to date before I can begin installing my tools - Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013 2015, SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2014 and 2016 (yes I have spent SO DAMN much time this past year reinstalling Windows on my Work PC that hardly get to actually WRITE Software anymore!!)

Why just yesterday they forced an update to SSMS 2016 and then IT wouldn't start - after 6 debugging hours, I gave up. Then tonight - A PREVIOUSLY HIDDEN update with the MS Hide/Show tool decided that IT was going to install anyway - killed the PC ... again ...

This is NO LONGER just incompetence and crappy customer service - this is criminal and on Monday I WILL be having a conversation with my attorneys.

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by DeweyCheatemAndHow, Tuesday, October 04, 2016, 01:12 (355 days ago) @ Chris

Fuckersoft has an army of Attorneys, plus they own every member of congress like the mafia once upon a time. Working with fuckersoft updates is a complete waste of a life.

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