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Lean, Kanban, Agile Pairing, TDD (sometimes test after) software architect and programmer. Worked with distributed (called cloud sometimes) computing services since 2007 using phat data (8 billion rows of data on an AVERAGE day, sometimes called big data) and everything from business intelligence to the nitty gritty of array structures inside file based data stores to create caching tiers for custom software needs. Currently pushing for distributed technologies & improving software architecture, better data centers, the best software development practices and keeping everything secure in the financial industry again. To see what I'm up to today, check out my blog at Composite Code.

5 responses to “Microsoft, Which I Hate and Which I Love”

  1. Haidn Foster

    Let me toss a hat in the ring for the new SkyDrive and Office 2013 (and its SkyDrive integration). Excellent products that go a long way toward fighting off the value prop of Google Apps, etc. in the enterprise.

    1. Adron Hall

      Didn’t have it on the list, because I’ve not been able to use it yet. I’m going to give it a whirlwind tour in the coming days though! 🙂

  2. Joel York

    I’m pulling for a bigger MS happy list to come. We need some serious Google/Apple competition and if anything, MS is a competitor. My how the mighty have fallen.
    Who would have thought of MS as the underdog.

  3. Jeremy Foster

    Here here. I’m a softie and I have to say, it is really great to have good competition. The teeter totter goes here and there in the different spaces (i.e. nothing touches Visual Studio but we sure have been behind on mobile) but overall nothing makes a dev team sprint like someone to chase them.