Microsoft: Good Enough Is Not the Standard We Need

May 25, 2020

Imagine the topic options swirling around this weekend: A mass marketish iPhone jailbreak procedure, Amazon allegedly selling to blacklisted companies, Joe Rogan either pulling off the podcast coup of the year or falling into the black hole of irrelevance.

What catches DarkCyber’s eye?

Microsoft Acknowledges Internet Error in Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4535996

Three points related to the allegedly accurate statement.

First, the problem affects some WFHers. Those are people who need the Internet to do work and get paid. Bad.

Second, the problem originated in February 2020, and it is only now (May 24, 2020) being “acknowledged.”

Third, Microsoft fouled up its magical online upgrade process.

So what?

Microsoft is gung-ho on the cloud, its “building” for the future, its reinvention of apps, and its partner flogging.

Maybe the company should consider that good enough is not good enough.

Even Amazon — a firm with some issues — steps up and says, “Hey, our vaunted speedy delivery is going to work like a horse drawn cart now.”

Microsoft appears to have embraced its good enough, and it is not.

I am tired of going to my office which has Linux, Mac, and Windows machines. There I see the Windows machine waiting for me to enter a secret code or press a button to update. Yesterday one of these machines reported that it couldn’t reach my Microsoft account?

These guys are going to do warfighting?

Good enough is not. Not for Google, not for Facebook, not for Amazon, and not for Microsoft.

Good enough. Does that mean excellence today?

Stephen E Arnold, May 25, 2020


One Response to “Microsoft: Good Enough Is Not the Standard We Need”

  1. jamesback on June 5th, 2020 6:21 am
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