Windows does what Windows is good for..

kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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Fixing one thing, but breaking something else.  Check it out:
"A patch the company pushed out on September 10 is reportedly breaking the Search option in the Start menu and Taskbar. "
This is what happened on my laptop, which led to me reinstall everything.  I thought I did it ... good to know that it was the OS giant and not me ... which I should have guessed initially.


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  • HronosHronos Member, Beta Tester Posts: 289
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    @kltaylor it happen to the best of families xD.
    Beside been the ones that "invented" patching xD, they are really doing so bad lately... I hope they find the path and improve their QA thing...
    (I still need the ROTFLOL action aside of agreeing, liking or been amused xD)
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  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    Hronos said:
    @kltaylor it happen to the best of families xD.
    Beside been the ones that "invented" patching xD, they are really doing so bad lately... I hope they find the path and improve their QA thing...
    (I still need the ROTFLOL action aside of agreeing, liking or been amused xD)
    What really irks me about the timing of telling everyone about this issue, the symptoms I had experienced on my laptop and figured that I had installed something that broke the OS.
    I tried a simple refresh, search still didn't work.  I initiated a complete wipe and reinstall, then I see this little piece of information.
    SMH
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  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,298
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    @kltaylor this is also why I stay away from any type of fast or slow lane testing of their os's.  Disclosure is abysmal and QA, as mentioned, is not what it used to be ever since they disbanded their QA teams.  Is this is coming from someone who did corporate beta testing of MS OS's since windows 95...  I stopped at Windows 8, didn't have the heart to keep doing it.
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  • PoohPooh Member, Beta Tester Posts: 674
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    Way way back in the day I got volunteered to work on one of the very very first MOSS (Sharepoint 2007) Projects as PoC for a local multinational. As I started to work may way through trying to grasp how to write MOSS Workflows, I started firing questions off direct to the developers (virtue of having a federated Lync connection at the time). The response I got back was always "Don't know - let us know the answer".

    Rather unshockingly, the PoC got canned after just 6 weeks....
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  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,298
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    I was also responsible for a rather large share point rollout about the same time. What I saw back then was that Microsoft didn’t know what they had on their hands. We were rolling SPS on the largest database Microsoft had ever seen. I think it was an exchange dB variant but don’t quote me on it. When we called them with issues and there were plenty, they would ask us our database size. I would tell them, they would answer you really can’t do that. We did... 😉

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  • PoohPooh Member, Beta Tester Posts: 674
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    Don't know about you @Marc, but I leant to loathe Sharepoint after that debacle. Until, that was, my next MOSS gig that also involved hosted Infopath forms. That's when I learnt to utterly despise Infopath more.

    I'm still in recovery...
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  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,298
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    Pooh said:
    Don't know about you @Marc, but I leant to loathe Sharepoint after that debacle. Until, that was, my next MOSS gig that also involved hosted Infopath forms. That's when I learnt to utterly despise Infopath more.

    I'm still in recovery...
    It was a fine day when I was re-org'd to another team and was off the thing.  That was right at the time they stopped supporting webdav, one of the few featured I actually liked, to new version that also introduced a different database technology.  
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  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    Pooh said:
    Don't know about you @Marc, but I leant to loathe Sharepoint after that debacle. Until, that was, my next MOSS gig that also involved hosted Infopath forms. That's when I learnt to utterly despise Infopath more.

    I'm still in recovery...
    I remember Sharepoint ... was tasked with designing an intranet for our corporation using it.  Bloody hell ...
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
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  • HronosHronos Member, Beta Tester Posts: 289
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    kltaylor said:
    Pooh said:
    Don't know about you @Marc, but I leant to loathe Sharepoint after that debacle. Until, that was, my next MOSS gig that also involved hosted Infopath forms. That's when I learnt to utterly despise Infopath more.

    I'm still in recovery...
    I remember Sharepoint ... was tasked with designing an intranet for our corporation using it.  Bloody hell ...
    Been there also, xD. Kind of a mess, till one start to restrict some things than make it unstable... xD (web cut the problem like that, but our MOSS 2007 deployment was a little reduced, "Internal Marketing" site for around 4k employees)
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  • VioletChepilVioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Sharepoint - I think every company has tried. I wondering if anyone is still using this method for editing/sharing files in their workplaces? 

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  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    Sharepoint - I think every company has tried. I wondering if anyone is still using this method for editing/sharing files in their workplaces? 
    I haven't heard of many who are still using it, but I could be wrong.
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
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  • PoohPooh Member, Beta Tester Posts: 674
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    edited September 2019
    Sharepoint - I think every company has tried. I wondering if anyone is still using this method for editing/sharing files in their workplaces? 
    Kinda depends how much you hate yourself. Way way back in 2007, Microsoft were pushing MOSS (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server) as the be all and end all of civilization. "You can do anything with MOSS 2007," they cheered. "You can customize MOSS 2007 to dook like any website you want," they exclaimed. "You can create Workflows beyond the dreams of maniacs using MOSS 2007," they crowed. They even had a TaskBar app called Groove (before MS repurposed the name for their Music app, before they then retired the music app) that allowed you to handle file checkins etc. with SharePoint.

    Then reality kicked in (reality has a way of doing that). Customization and workflows were possible but a right royal PITA to achieve (I know, I was involved in many of them back in the day, and I hated every moment of it).

    The magic had already begun to wane with 2010. The concept of creating departmental Portals with collaboration and messages etc. was already falling from grace. Now we have so many other technologies available. Teams for communication and collaboration, Office 365 and OneDrive for communication and document storage etc. Workflow is now handled by Azure, Power Apps etc.

    Now, as we approach 2020 - nearly 19 years since SharePoint first launched itself onto the scene (Microsoft Tahoe Server) it's a real case of seeing Sharepoint vanish into the sunset, slowly, but surely.

    In this day and age, there are systems that are probably better at document sharing - all the usual suspects apply here - Box, Dropbox & OneDrive for starters. If you're really looking at maintaining metadata information then at a pinch Sharepoint would help, but most of the time that turns out to be more hassle than it's worth.

    Right now SharePoint seems to be a legacy product that will quite possible meet its demise as we hit the 2020's.
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