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  1. HeyCori's Avatar
    Most of us have heard the rumors, that Sinofsky was hard to work with, didn't share information with other departments and exerted too much control. It really hit when I tried to play a song that I transferred from Xbox Music to my 920 and got the classic media usage rights error. It made me realize how disconnected Windows 8 is. Xbox Video doesn't play well with Windows Phone. The Music app can't handle music. And generally speaking, there seems to be a lack of synergy between apps and the ecosystem as a whole. Thus the question becomes, did Sinofsky's death grib on W8 and his inability to work as a team force other devs to work in a bubble?
    Last edited by HeyCori; 03-14-2013 at 09:13 PM.
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    03-14-2013 02:31 PM
  2. dgr_874's Avatar
    Yes the whole ecosystem is in flux. Things are really disconnected rite now. However, the ground work for a really cool, connected, ecosystem is there. It just needs to be refined. Give it till this fall and see how it works. I have a whole apple home and am fascinated to see what Microsoft comes up with.
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    03-14-2013 03:57 PM
  3. markfive's Avatar
    MS spent a long time under the watchful eye of government anti-trust lawyers in the US, so there were many things that they were prevented from doing in terms of connecting services together. Google and Apple didn't have those restrictions. It's interesting to see how far MS have come in a relatively short period of time. I think it bodes well for the future.
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    03-14-2013 04:20 PM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    While the anti-trust lawsuit is definitely a factor, a lot of these missing services already existed. For example, Zune already supported movie purchases and the movies would sync with WP7. Aside from SkyDrive, there's almost no synchronization between WP8 and W8, that includes the shared kernel. It's apparent that Microsoft wanted to do several things with W8 and someone flat out botched the execution. All signs point to the man that was forced out.
    03-15-2013 01:07 PM
  5. jhoff80's Avatar
    Aside from SkyDrive, there's almost no synchronization between WP8 and W8, that includes the shared kernel.
    Considering that Windows 8 and Windows RT will synchronize everything between multiple tablets or laptops, I'd say that it seems like it's WP8 which is at fault.
    03-15-2013 01:12 PM
  6. DontHate707's Avatar
    They laid down the foundation now watch them build an ecosystem. I just hope google doesn't do it before them. I hope MS can come with a better system
    03-15-2013 01:47 PM
  7. iloveamystery's Avatar
    I've been using Windows 8 since December, and it really feels... unfinished. There are errors that I shouldn't ever be having; I'm not able to do a lot of things I should be able to; and some things seem a lot more complicated, time-consuming, and frustrating than they should be. I really like Windows Phone, but I'm hoping that Blue, or whatever update is next, addresses the concerns many of us have about Windows 8 and the ecosystem MS is trying to sell to us.
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    03-20-2013 12:37 AM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I guess I'm not seeing what the fuss is because I never used Zune movies (I don't buy movies at all, just watch on Netflix) and I've never purchased a song from Zune/Xbox Music or had any subscriptions. I never even used Zune at all until I got my Lumia 900. I get my music from Maybe if people had been using Microsoft for music/movies it would make a difference, but I've never used Microsoft (or Apple) for purchasing media or subscribing to media.

    On the subject of Sinofsky, I follow him on LinkedIn.
    03-20-2013 12:51 AM
  9. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    Committee style management...
    03-20-2013 01:03 AM

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