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Technology News That Doesn’t Necessarily Involve Microsoft
Cloud Adoption Among Large Companies Set to Accelerate, McKinsey Studies Find – CIO Journal. – WSJ :: Consume or Create? The Snuser complains his kids spend too much time consuming and that should get off the @$$ and make something more often. From our perspective (the SNUSE Editorial team that is), the Snuser is fighting a losing battle. We consume more than we create and it appears this is what will happen with “Consuming IT services versus Building IT services”. You probably knew this already but now we have McKinsey filled with stats and charts to prove it.
Why the Paperless Office Is Finally on Its Way – WSJ :: Two articles in a row from the same publication. We apologize. This goes against our curation standards. This item makes it because it is an issue dear to our editor’s heart. “Forty years ago, at least, we were promised the paperless office.” Eventually, all of the old geezers that actually wrote on paper will die off. Then and only then will we achieve the Paperless Office.
Microsoft will ‘solve’ cancer within 10 years by ‘reprogramming’ diseased cells :: Vaya con Dios MSFT…y rápido!
The Robots Aren’t Here Yet – Bloomberg View :: From the article, “But to hear some in the West tell it, you’d think that the robots are a few months away from stealing every single manufacturing job on the planet.” Well, aren’t they? Aren’t they going to do that and then kill us all? We’ve seen the movie. We know. WE KNOW!!
iOS 10 Review: You Don’t Have to Buy a New iPhone – WSJ :: We believe this is actually a theological discussion of free will vs. predestination. Even since purchasing an iPhone, the official stance of The Snuse Editorial Board is: There is no free will. While you deal with the fact that WE ARE THE ROBOTS, enjoy this review of iOS 10.
News that Is About Microsoft
Microsoft Corporation Is Close To Its ‘Cloud First Mobile First’ Dream :: Windows revenue continues to decrease so this is good news. Thus, IoT, data centers, and API consumption are looking better and better.
Microsoft to Close Skype’s London HQ, Lay Off 400 Employees | Digital Trends :: This is 400 of a total 2850 set to be RIF’d in Q4. Merry Christmas everyone!
Microsoft announces quarterly dividend increase and share repurchase program | News Center :: Hopefully the people impacted by the previous item are stockholders. There’s your Christmas bonus right there! Bad News/Good News right?
Office 365 News You Might Not Know Already
Announcing the availability of Office 365 Project Time Reporter – Office Blogs :: If you use Project Online and track time against tasks, this is for you.
Overview of Oomfo – The Smart Chart Plugin for PowerPoint :: We didn’t know this existed but found while searching for how to do something in PowerPoint. It looks cool and is a gateway drug to their Web and Mobile charting solutions. No, we are not affiliated and we receive nothing if you click the link. Thanks for asking.
Episode 108 with Chakkaradeep Chinnakonda Chandran on the SharePoint Framework and SharePoint WebHooks—Office 365 Developer Podcast – Office Blogs :: These are always informative even if it takes them forever to get to the point. Take a listen during your daily commute.
Developers State Your Opinions
The State of SharePoint and Office 365 Development 2016 :: This is a survey, not an article. Why don’t you take a few minutes and complete the survey for the good of humanity and robots alike.
Getting Fiddler to work with SharePoint Online | SharePoint and other geeky stuff :: Something anyone developing with SharePoint Online needs to know at some point.
React on the Server for Beginners: Build a Universal React and Node App | Scotch :: These days, anything covering React develop is worth including here. We still try to be picky however. Including everything would take too long. Suffice it to say, if you want a big pay raise, know React.
Acclimating to the New SharePoint Framework — Redmondmag.com :: Easy development with the Microsoft Graph? Too good to be true? It is a new development model but the early results are promising. The author of this article quotes Bill Baer of Microsoft who says, “Our engineers are building our modern experiences using the SharePoint Framework.” Thus, the new framework is stable or the next wave up SharePoint updates are going to hurt!
Excel abuse hits new heights as dev uses VBA to code spreadsheet messaging app • The Register :: Finally, accountants everywhere can discuss their favorite FASB standards in real-time within Excel…with no need to change context! This will leave them with more time to reject our expense reports. Ugh.
WTF – News that Isn’t Normal (normally known as Bits & Pieces but not today)
Rider’s father fined and arrested after deliberately causing race crash | CyclingTips :: Helicopter parenting at its best (or is worst?).
Australian man patents the Hamdog – a hotdog and burger combo – BBC Newsbeat :: How is it that we just now have this?! Genius.
Someone Removed The Music From ‘Dancing In The Street’ And I Can’t Stop Laughing :: You will laugh. The 80s were ridiculous with the music…even more so without it.
Super Bowl 100: Looking at future of NFL stadium | SI.com :: Does anyone go to the stadium to watch the game any more?
Trek at 50: The quest for a unifying theory of time travel in Star Trek | Ars Technica :: Anything that deals with time travel is cool. Even it uses Star Trek to discuss it.