Microsoft is getting kind of cool. For instance, open sourcing .NET last year caused quite a buzz. Ars has a good piece about this: Microsoft’s continuing efforts to be cool.
Three weeks ago Microsoft made another minor but totally unexpected move: they integrated AgileBits'
onepassword-app-extension (GitHub) into the 5.0 release of the OneDrive iOS app. I didn't realize this until I read yesterday's blog post on the OneDrive Blog. This is really amazing when you put it in context: I mean, take a look at Apps that love 1Password, i.e., apps that have integrated that extension. Out of the ninety apps listed to date, there are only a dozen apps that I've heard of, and the only brands bigger than 1Password are Microsoft, Tumblr, Uber (infamous), and Walmart (what?). Microsoft embracing third party is surely an interesting phenomenon.
- Microsoft still won't let us use our password managers to its fullest (of course we can't blame it on the OneDrive folks): 16 characters max in this day and age (screenshot taken today)? Hmm. And I remember Microsoft recently said password length isn't the main source of vulnerability of its customers. WTF. Who cares about your stupid customers. I just want to protect my own data, and make sure that in case of a breach on your side, I won't face the same loss as your technologically illiterate customers. But that's not currently possible with Microsoft.
- Microsoft's UI design is still shit, as well as their website; I mean, seriously: