“SkyDrive has offered tons of free storage for years, but it’s never provided a seamless or simple way to access it from the PCs and devices that people use so regularly. This was, believe it or, by design. In 2009, I was told that the company would never offer seamless, Explorer-based access to SkyDrive from Windows because people would actually use it. And that would require Microsoft to protect and replicate that data at great expense.“
Apparently a leopard can’t change his spots. Every time i read something about a new Microsoft product that i actually consider using or trying out or even, god forbid, recommending to others, Microsoft just goes and shows its truly craptastic nature. It’s like somewhere down there they have this weird desire of being the cool kid and providing everyone with gifts and cool stuff so that they would be liked and popular but then they just can’t resist their lazy-cornercutting-ways and their obnoxious (( i could’t decide on what insult i wanted to insert here. I just went with obnoxious but please, choose your own from its synonyms: unpleasant, disagreeable, nasty, distasteful, offensive, objectionable, unsavory, unpalatable, off-putting, awful, terrible, dreadful, frightful, revolting, repulsive, repellent, repugnant, disgusting, odious, vile, foul, abhorrent, loathsome, nauseating, sickening, hateful, insufferable, intolerable, detestable, abominable, despicable, contemptible; informal horrible, horrid, ghastly, gross, putrid, yucky, godawful, beastly, skanky; literary noisome. )) nature and end up providing you with a cheap knockout of something that was popular 20 years ago, collect-on-delivery, at your expense. I really don’t understand why this hundred thousand employees company could get this distorted culture and modus operandi so deeply entrenched into everything they do.
And now, after this “anecdotal” warning i can’t possibly trust my data into Microsoft’s care because they will probably just screw it up. Or maybe they’re on their finest moment, which is usually followed and preceded by really long crappy ones. With MicroSoft there’s really no way of telling and so, as a precaution, i just try, each time harder, to avoid it all together.