The betting money over the last couple of days when it comes to the hunt for a new CEO of Microsoft was that the job would be going to an inside man: Satya Nadella. Just about everyone you read was getting behind the rumor that was originally floated by Bloomberg.
We all pretty well remember the mess that was the launch of Microsoft’s next-gen
gaming entertainment console the Xbox One. As well there have been things that were announced that Microsoft has backtracked on, and in some cases returned to.
Indie game developer Hello Games definitely hasn’t had what you would call a good Christmas. The developer studio is the one’s behind the surprise VGX 2013 hitÂ No Man’s Sky who found themselves the recipient of Christmas coal when their offices got hit by a Christmas Eve flood.
This just came across my Twitter feed courtesy of @microsoft and @thurrott on Twitter and ya, it’s cute and all that but seriously Microsoft I think this whole Scroogled thing is getting just a tad ridiculous.
Microsoft has a bit of history when it comes to fighting cyber criminals, everything from the script kiddies to pedoephiles who use the Internet for their sick crimes. Its PhotoDNA software is used by agencies like The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children but they are equally adept at tracking and shutting down things like botnets.
For much of my twenty plus years of working with computers I have been a Microsoft user, from DOS to Windows and just about every version of those operating systems. Of course much the early years were spent as a programmer and sometime web developer. Talk to me of Clarion, Visual Basic, ASP, or .NET and I’ve been down that road.