Microsoft will reportedly acquire GitHub. Many developers are not exactly thrilled by the news. Is this a case of knee-jerk Microsoft hate, or are concerns over the platform’s future well founded? Spoiler: It’s complicated.
Ned Bellavance broke down the three types of Microsoft hates. The company has changed substantially under their new leadership, so question is now whether the company deserves their reputation.
This week on the Gestalt IT Rundown, we’re reviewing some of the big announcements coming out of Microsoft Build, Google IO and a NetApp Analyst Day.
Ben Thompson put together a great piece looking at the transition of Microsoft over the last five years. While the company’s embrace of services is no secret, what Ben shows is that this wasn’t a 360-degree shift. Under Steve Ballmer, Microsoft had many of the same assets, but applied them as a way to promote Windows. It shows that their shift is as much a cultural one if anything else.
This week in Gestalt News:
– Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss the Panera data breach
– Max Mortillaro looks at InfiniSync, a zero RPO over any distance solution from INFINIDAT
– We consider the merits of an Apple VPN
This week on the Gestalt IT Rundown, Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth discuss exploits against Drupal and Panera, Microsoft reorganizing Windows, and Cloudflare’s DNS.
The Surface Book 2 is an interesting device. Microsoft boldly moved from making tablets that can kind of by laptops into laptops that can also be really big tablets. But with the 15-inch model, I have to question if the device category really makes sense anymore. After reading impressions from Thomas Maurer on the device, the performance certainly seems up to par. But the form factor is less certain.
Will 2018 be the year of Augmented Reality? Rich Stroffolino breaks down why the landscape for AR fundamentally changed in 2017, but why inertia might keep it from emerging in the short term.
Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss the IT news of the week, looking at Tom’s takeaways from Cisco Live Europe last week, Intel selling a stake in it’s wearable business, and better visibility into public cloud earnings.
Rich Stroffolino and guest co-host Tom Merritt discuss the IT news of the week. This week, they dig into the ever consolidating chip market, the potential Dell EMC – VMware merger, Microsoft’s serverless ambitions, and Samsung surpassing Intel in semiconductor revenue.