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Microsoft is giving people something to talk about.

A friend pointed me to Raymond Chen’s blog, which offers insights into Microsoft’s software and business design process. (Apparently, Chen is a point person within Microsoft who deals with issues such as compatibility and legacy software.)

Recently, a customer asked Chen,

Does the Windows XP Add/Remove Programs control panel expose a scriptable object model? We want out program to open the Add/Remove Programs control panel and uninstall the programs of our competitors.

Interesting sentiments. The blog entry has garnered more than 49 comments so far, including, early on, this one, which is my favorite:

“Maybe they can uninstall their own program while they’re at it.”

Unfortunately, most of the answers provide rather technical information about how to do what the customer asked.

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Embracing CX in the metaverse

More than just meeting customers where they are, the metaverse offers opportunities to transform customer experience.

Identity protection is key to metaverse innovation

As immersive experiences in the metaverse become more sophisticated, so does the threat landscape.

The modern enterprise imaging and data value chain

For both patients and providers, intelligent, interoperable, and open workflow solutions will make all the difference.

Scientists have created synthetic mouse embryos with developed brains

The stem-cell-derived embryos could shed new light on the earliest stages of human pregnancy.

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