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Windows 7: Microsoft forecasting clouds - for everyone.


15 May 2014   #1

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64 / W10 Tech Preview x64 VM
 
 
Microsoft forecasting clouds - for everyone.

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...The era of cloud computing is here. There is no longer any real argument about that. Any remaining questions are more of the “when and how” variety, not the “why and who” type.
And yet, despite nearly unanimous agreement around its potential, some businesses have open questions around how best to proceed.

No two companies’ cloud journeys are the same, just as no two businesses are the same.
Some will start with storage and move on to line-of-business apps. Others will experiment with new platforms first before migrating existing infrastructure. And others will do all of the above right out of the gate. There is a right cloud and a right first step for every business.

In the past few months, we’ve highlighted a number of ways people can tap into the cloud’s nearly unlimited potential for business transformation. We’ve talked about the future of productivity – for everyone and every device – in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. We’ve shown a roadmap for the next generation of platforms on both devices and in the cloud. We’ve discussed the amazing insights that lie inside the data generated by a world of ubiquitous computing.
Read more: Forecasting clouds - for everyone. Microsoft blog.


Taking the company I work for as a solitary example, I'd say there certainly isn't a 'right cloud for every business'. Migrating from Cincom to SAP brought the company to its knees for over three months, I can only imagine what moving to cloud based computing would do the place.

United Technologies isn't a small company by any stretch of the imagination, and they've only recently moved to 100% Windows 7 on the thousand or so computers at our plant alone. Windows 8 was never an option for them, and I seriously doubt cloud based computing ever will be either.


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15 May 2014   #2

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Microsoft Blog,
I wouldn't expect anything less
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15 May 2014   #3

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64 / W10 Tech Preview x64 VM
 
 

Neither would I mate to be honest. It just really gets on my nerves how they think everything can be cloud based, surely they can it's just feasible in a massive amount of cases.
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15 May 2014   #4

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Most of them just see the dollar signs mate that point to cloud services,
They see a possibility for monthly-quarterly-yearly steady revenues,
With allot of devices with limited storage the deck has been stacked
All assume unlimited data is not a pricing problem,
Cheers.
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15 May 2014   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Many small business computers don't even connect to the internet. Why would they want to go to the cloud?
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15 May 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

The "Cloud" is a scam.
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15 May 2014   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

And dangerous
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16 May 2014   #8

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Quote:
...The era of cloud computing is here. There is no longer any real argument about that. Any remaining questions are more of the “when and how” variety, not the “why and who” type.
And yet, despite nearly unanimous agreement around its potential, some businesses have open questions around how best to proceed.

No two companies’ cloud journeys are the same, just as no two businesses are the same.
Some will start with storage and move on to line-of-business apps. Others will experiment with new platforms first before migrating existing infrastructure. And others will do all of the above right out of the gate. There is a right cloud and a right first step for every business.

In the past few months, we’ve highlighted a number of ways people can tap into the cloud’s nearly unlimited potential for business transformation. We’ve talked about the future of productivity – for everyone and every device – in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. We’ve shown a roadmap for the next generation of platforms on both devices and in the cloud. We’ve discussed the amazing insights that lie inside the data generated by a world of ubiquitous computing.
Read more: Forecasting clouds - for everyone. Microsoft blog.


Taking the company I work for as a solitary example, I'd say there certainly isn't a 'right cloud for every business'. Migrating from Cincom to SAP brought the company to its knees for over three months, I can only imagine what moving to cloud based computing would do the place.

United Technologies isn't a small company by any stretch of the imagination, and they've only recently moved to 100% Windows 7 on the thousand or so computers at our plant alone. Windows 8 was never an option for them, and I seriously doubt cloud based computing ever will be either.
Hi there

I know all about SAP migrations -- it's a system designed for "External Consultants" !!! good pay reasonable gigs. Where these go horribly wrong are when this stuff is handed over to 3rd party Consultancy companies" and the company tends to lose "Ownership" of the project. I think anybody whose worked as a SAP external consultant knows the companies I'm talking about - these same 4 or 5 are all over the place --and where it fails completely is when a major part of development particularly is offshored - without developers having decent access to the functional and business consultants. Offshoring something as complex and as large as SAP is a total recipe for disaster -- and I've seen enough of this in over 40 years of working with these types of complex systems.

The Cloud is another pitfall waiting to happen -- by all means run your Virtual Desktop infrastructure etc - but a business needs to have the developers ON SITE IMO -- without that it's 100% fail EVERY TIME.
Hardware etc can be "clouded" and so can bog standard things like say pay rolls but developing / research -- no way (doesn't matter if the development is done on a "Cloud" platform but a lot of people seem to think that the whole process (100% of it) can be handed over -- again I say from my experience in over 40 years of this stuff it's a 100% FAIL.

Cheers
jimbo
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16 May 2014   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just a thought. Let me know what you think.

Microsoft is wanting and hoping everybody is going to go to the new tablet or what ever the next thing is called.
Therefor their will be limited hardware for the user and that is is one of the reason for clouds.
You will only need enough hardware to access the internet. Kind of one stop shopping if you have a COA.
Out sourcing all over the world, plus not know where in the world anything is stored or coming from to me is very frighting.
Another reason I can think of is Counterfeiting.
Every time one logs into a cloud for a operating system or programs like Office Microsoft will be able to check for COA. Hundreds of millions of Microsoft system and products are counterfeited. Microsoft will try anything to try and slow that down.

Just remember that Facebook is a cloud and people there get (took) mores time than Marilyn Monroe did.
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16 May 2014   #10

Dual Boot: Windows 7 Pro & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

I've been wanting to try to get the CompTia Cloud Essentials book and try to take that test. Seems like if thats where everything is going, its a good thing to have.
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