Left Hand, Meet Right Hand…

Sometimes, I despair about Microsoft. Far from being “the evil empire”, I often wonder how it can manage to walk and chew gum at the same time. For example, here’s Angus Logan, the Senior Technical Product Manager for Messenger Connect waxing lyrical about metrics and measurability in the context of the services provided by Windows Live.

He’s published this blog post just over a week after Microsoft has removed the statistics feature from Windows Live Spaces, thus removing the tool that we bloggers used to monitor the metrics of our own Windows Live Spaces. Microsoft’s action has effectively driven a stake through the heart of Windows Live Spaces as a worthwhile blogging platform.

It’s also instructive to note that all the new Microsoft blogs are not hosted on Windows Live Spaces at all, but on Telligent’s technology. Whatever happened to Microsoft’s once proud boast that they ate their own dogfood?

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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2 Responses to Left Hand, Meet Right Hand…

  1. technogran says:

    Good points made here Geoff, and valid ones at that. Maybe you should point all of this out to Andrew, see what reply he has to make.

  2. Geoff says:

    Thanks, TG. I’ve made a similar short comment on his blog entry itself. BTW, I’ve now corrected his name – it’s Angus, not Andrew. My subconscious was whispering the name Andrew Logan – creator of the Alternative Miss World contest – to me. Make of that what you will…

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