6days ago: https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/ajavl8/its_that_t...
That theory breaks on Windows though. Is Microsoft a MacOS shop?
Nadella used an iphone secretly for a long time and then openly and then finally killed Windows Phone.
Maybe they're just fans of Paul Simon:
If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty when you write me
You can call me Al
It's a complete shitshow.
Less (immediate?) satisfaction but people seem to live longer.
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*Edit: I believe this includes Azure-AD, which I would assume would affect people using it for auth for non-Microsoft cloud products (perhaps even on-prem (if people do that?)).
The truth is the users needs weight in little compared too drm and control of pricing via shakedown methods.
However, in this case, I don't think the service is very well run, so there's downtime. Not really an issue with "the cloud", this is just an issue because of bad management and/or design of the system.
(I doubt they'll change their tune. Theee years of complaints about this and they still refuse to allow local notebook storage on Mac, so it seems unlikely that they'd change their minds now.)
None of this has stopped businesses from sinking deeper into being dependent on MS products.
People will complain, crack jokes, and then sign up for more of that Microsoft.
It’s not as nice as mutt but I feel like outlook users would be comfortable with it.
If it's so easy to pirate office then the cloud-based authentication service only serves to cause issues for those who legally purchased the software.
The problem is that recent OneNote versions (at least on Mac), require Microsoft signin and can't even open local note files.
especially when it comes to poor economies! the cost of a windows/office license is a good portion of (if not an entire) yearly salary in some countries! removing the tools that help them to compete with more affluent economies is pretty poor form
In poorer economies you can just adjust the price to be comparable to local yearly salaries. It's not that piracy means that end users get the licenses for free any way: there are many people who sell pirated versions of Windows and Office.
> removing the tools that help them to compete
You can be just as competitive with Libreoffice and GNU/Linux as you can be with MS Office and MS Windows. The cime of piracy steals a giant market of hundreds of millions if not billions of people from Libreoffice and GNU/Linux and turns these people into second-class citizens.
How do you draw the line between "if you weren't going to pay anyways" and "well we don't have to pay, so we ain't gonna"?
Microsoft 365 Service health status
Title: Unable to access Microsoft 365 services
User impact: Affected users are unable to authenticate to and access Microsoft 365 services.
Current status: We've received reports of an issue affecting access to Microsoft 365 services. We've identified a degraded portion of infrastructure that manages authentication requests and have restarted that infrastructure to mitigate impact.
Scope of impact: This issue may potentially affect any of your users attempting to access Microsoft 365 services.
Start time: Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at 9:15 PM UTC
Preliminary root cause: A portion of infrastructure that manages authentication requests is degraded, affecting access to one or more Microsoft 365 services.
(Older Canadian tech types should recognize that.)
You can buy connectivity from 5 diverse providers per data center, but if one of them continues to advertise your routes while not being able to actually pass traffic to your destination, you’re “down” to some people through no fault of your own.
I’ve had this happen with AT&T, XO/Verizon, and Cogent in recent years. It’s not uncommon. In all cases it was mis-configured ISP routers. Usually a support engineer admits a QoS or DDoS-protection configuration went wrong.
Being a direct copy and paste of th page linked to the thread without additional explanation is probably why it was downvoted.
and it's pretty obvious regardless: status pages are highly transient. it's probably good to have a record of what's being discussed?
For some reason, I cannot open files that are in my OneDrive folder without O365 authentication shitting itself, and refusing to save files. This means to edit files that are in OneDrive, I have to move them out of OneDrive, open them, edit them and save them, then move the back into OneDrive.
The situation with having a different fucking login/account for every single fucking Microsoft service (Skype, Office, etc.) even when you're on the business tier for them all is insane and endlessly frustrating.
In the past, I've given folks the tip to not open links if they send you to a different domain than the link suggests -- by that standard, the SSO looks like a complete scam. It takes some serious knowledge of the Microsoft products to know that those domains all belong to the same corporate entity.
Good news: You can pay more to get phishing warnings in Office 365.... spooky
If you email me a file which needs a password, and then the password, that's pointless, you have to phone me or post me the password.
In MS's case the way you see the document is to login to MS's servers using your email account (so an attacker could send a password reset), or an emailed one time code (so an attacker can intercept and use it, either first, or if they can change the intercepted channel, not pass it on)
I've had to whitelist a bunch of non-obvious subdomains as well.
Also from ITNews: https://www.itnews.com.au/news/microsoft-hit-by-global-offic...
But, a while ago there was a widespread bug making is so that some percentage of people who had used the Mac or iOS apps couldn’t sign in. It was never officially acknowledged, and only fixed due to random people getting journalists to write about an emailing randome people on other teams within Microsoft.
Their cloud stuff is good but the auth and account stuff is a total mess.
Are there any "it may be down, but it is up quite often and saves us heaps of time and labor, totally worth the occasional outage" type experiences?
We're considering G Suite and O365 soon.
For example, I often hear that O365 licenses are a bliss compared to complexity of microsoft enterprise licensing, when even ms reps don't agree how much licenses you need.
My two cents from what I've seen (note mainly see GSuite sie of things).. You can get much more productivity & actual collaboration with G Suite, dependent on a few factors.
One, there has to be total buy-in @ the executive level because you most likely need to completely re-think how work gets done across every function. Often, we do what we've been doing and don't see the full picture because of that existing perspective.
So that requires a legit G Suite partner to help execute change management as for O365 I imagine. It's not so much a risk unless you do it for the wrong reasons; They've done it enough times to have a proven migration formula. Saving licensing costs for example should be on the bottom of your considerations because that more or less evens out and becomes irrelevant.
Good point, thanks.