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On the Register in November: Windows desktop development woes, inside Amazon Aurora, more

As I mentioned last month, I have been working part-time for the Register since the beginning of October. Here’s what I wrote last month:

Google Chrome on Windows ‘completely unusable’, gripe users

This one seemed to strike a chord: is Google neglecting its Windows users?

Pity the poor Windows developer- The tools for desktop development are in disarray

And this. The price of the Windows 8 adventure was lost momentum on the desktop side. If Universal Apps come good, it might yet have been worth it.

Inside Aurora- how disruptive is Amazon’s MySQL clone?

A more detailed look at what makes Amazon Aurora tick.

The cloud that goes puff- Seagate Central home NAS woes

Not just about the need for backup, but a note on how hard it is to read the drive outside its enclosure, even when it is not faulty.

Microsoft adds video offering to Office 365. Oh NOES, you’ll need Adobe Flash

That dreaded syncing feeling- Will Microsoft EVER fix OneDrive?

The weak spot in Microsoft’s cloud story.

Amazon, Docker hop in bed- What happens in Vegas WON’T stay in Vegas

Microsoft .NET released from its Windows chains… but what ABOUT MONO?

Interview with Miguel de Icaza on Microsoft’s big open source news. Check the forum at the .NET Foundation for more on this.

Boxing clever- Amazon Fire TV is SO CLOSE to being excellent

Review of Amazon’s video streamer and budget games box.

All but full-fat MS Office to be had on iPads, Droidenslabben for NOWT

Microsoft improves Azure SQL Server cloud service, simultaneously makes it worse

Improving JavaScript- Google throws AtScript into the mix

Related posts:

  1. Amazon Reinvent: new products announced including Aurora database with claimed performance 5 times that of MySQL
  2. Telerik Icenium: new desktop and cloud IDE for mobile development
  3. Small Business Server “Aurora” based on Windows Home Server and will have hooks to the cloud
  4. Windows comes to Amazon’s cloud
  5. Windows on ARM: Microsoft can write Desktop apps, but you cannot

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