[kwlug-disc] Fwd: MSDN enews: Microsoft is more open than ever

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Mon Oct 15 12:40:25 EDT 2012


That's what I was thinking, but you said it much better.

 > 3) Please, anyone, please make apps for Windows 8...

RIMs issue(s) being a foreshadow of things to come for Microsoft???
(Substitute BB10 in above ...)

Is it just me, or is Windows 8 not just the newest iteration of (then) 
Windows Mobile cum Tablet (PC). 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Tablet_PC]

On 12-10-15 12:19 PM, L.D. Paniak wrote:
> Three things came to mind:
>
> 1) It's a ad for Azure.
>
> 2) "Make web not war"? Only Microsoft considers there to be a war
> for the heart of the web.  Been there, won that.
>
> 3) Please, anyone, please make apps for Windows 8...
>
> On 10/15/2012 11:59 AM, Paul Nijjar wrote:
>>
>> I had a double-take when I read this too (and I was also tempted
>> to forward it to this list). I found the part about Drupal 7
>> particularly interesting. But I don't know that this counts as
>> "then we win".
>>
>> On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 10:44:34AM -0400, Raul Suarez wrote:
>>> Does this qualify as "then we win"?
>>>
>>> Who remember "GPL is a cancer"?
>>>
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>>> color:#0066cc; }  Vol 15-20 | October, 2012    Microsoft MSDN
>>> Flash newsletter— CANADIAN EDITION   
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>>>            There has never been a better time to work with
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>>> 8, Windows Phone, Windows Azure, and this ecosystem working
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>>> of this, Microsoft has never been so open than now!
>>>
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