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Developer Training
Over the last couple of years I have been learning to use Access and to write some basic VBA and SQL. This has been a fantastic experience for me. I have found a great new hobby and possible new career since I am quickly nearing retirement from my first career. I would like to become a fullstack .Net developer. (If that is even the correct term) Can someone point me to a reputable provider for some training? Call me old fashioned, but I still prefer to be able to talk to my instructor and ask questions.

04/23/2019

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History of Windows Since 1985
I am writing this message as a suggestion to devote a website to the various versions of Windows along with a description of major additions and improvements of one build over its predecessor from the original Windows (release date 11.20.85) up to and including Windows 10 (release date 07.29.15). A lot of changes have happened since Windows first appeared in 1985 and from time to time I will think about the evolution of and the countless changes to the program that single handedly revolutionized personal computing as we know it today. Just the change in size of programming code from way back then to now is mind boggling! I remember getting a new computer with a 60 MB (Yep, MB) hard drive and how I was envied by co-workers. We thought a 60 MB storage drive would be more than enough to meet any future needs. Nowadays, some office documents and many stand alone apps are that size and greater. Microsoft has every reason to brag on its accomplishments and contributions to the tech industry in just over 30 years. Displaying these events would not only be of historical importance but perhaps an educational tool as well. A virtual tour and perhaps enabling online access to functional prior operating systems would be interesting to young and old (Yes, I'm on the "old" side). Anyway, you folks are more than talented to come up with the best way to exhibit this idea to share with the world. Maybe its been discussed before but if not I just wanted to encourage a thought process to consider its viability. It could also be an excellent tool to market Microsoft into future generations. In any event, congratulations to Microsoft and its employees for past accomplishments and best wishes for continued success! Thank you for your consideration in this matter, your time and talent! God bless all of you and yours, and bye for now, Paul

04/23/2019

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What's your favorite Windows feature?
Share your favorite Windows feature and how it helps you in your daily life.

04/23/2019

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What do you think of Microsoft's UI Design?
Since Windows 8, Microsoft's taken the lead in pioneering modern UI design standards. The goal seems to be to make a cohesive touch-friendly UI across Windows, with an emphasis on flat, sharp elements and icons as well as tiles that have defined a lot of Microsoft's design language. With the inclusion of fluent design, subtle references to skeuomorphism, like lighting, highlights, and texture have been added back to Windows, without compromising any other modern design guidelines. These efforts are commendable, and demonstrates Microsoft's progressive design standards. However, the focus on mobile-friendly and touch-friendly interfaces has become concerning, especially since new designs have changed from a mobile-first to a mobile-only style. Large fonts and buttons, excessive padding, and limited customizability might be fine on mobile apps because mobile devices are limited, and more difficult to work with, but these same design elements are hostile and inefficient to mouse-and-keyboard users. If you compare Windows 10 apps to their Windows 7 counterparts, you can see that the newer apps take up more screen space while doing more or less the same function. This is a problem. A focus on Mobile-friendly design should not ever mean mouse-and-keyboard unfriendly, especially since this is the primary method of input on desktop computers. I was once especially fond of the Microsoft Office interface as an example of crisp, modern design that does not compromise mouse and keyboard usability. Most importantly, Office came with a "touch mode" and "mouse mode" option, creating the most optimal interface for each input method. However, the latest redesign of the Office ribbon seems to move further and further from these sensible design guidelines. The new simplified ribbon has no changes for mouse and touch mode, along with a host of other issues. I'm concerned over the direction of Microsoft's UI design, and I'd like to bring up these issues for consideration.

04/23/2019

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https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/digital-skills/online-safety

This 18-month pilot program, launched in January 2017, created a 15-member Council of U.S.-based teens that serves as a sounding board for Microsoft’s youth-focused, online safety policy agenda. Each member of Microsoft’s council for digital good has created a written manifesto for life online.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/digital-skills/online-safety-resources

Whether you’re concerned about little ones, tweens, or teens, you’ll find easy-to-follow guidance that addresses their pressing online safety issues, including online bullying and the use of games and mobile phones. Use the links below to access quick internet safety tips, and ideas for improving communication and protecting your family online.

https://education.microsoft.com/onlinesafety

Educating students about online safety in today’s world is a difficult task. Students are online in the classroom, at home and in between. Teachers have an opportunity to educate students and parents about online safety and better practices that won't only help them while in class but outside as members of the broader online community.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/xbox/forum/all/privacy-online...

Only a parent using the Microsoft family service can change Xbox privacy and online safety settings for a child account. Change privacy and safety settings for you or a child - On the Xbox . Sign in to the adult's Microsoft account at Xbox. com.

https://www.xbox.com/en-US/legal/privacyandonlinesafety

Online Safety Settings only apply when you or your child is using Xbox LIVE. If a child is a minor, parental permission is required for the child to obtain an Xbox LIVE account, and the Online Safety Settings that you established during account creation are applied every time your child signs in to the service.