Living with WIN 8


I have recently switched fully over to win8 and I can see how it takes getting used to, but I find myself thinking less and less about the interface. It’s becoming more and more transparent. I find its more about making a break with win7 and less about finding where the moved everything to, plus remember this is the first leg of an evolution that’s its just beginning. In a few months Microsoft will be releasing an update that will bring back some legacy functionality but the concept of win8 is here to stay and will evolve even further. Especially as we begin to transition from a stationary work environment into a more mobile one. Furthermore as our hardware also evolves the old keyboard and mouse scenario will also need to evolve. Unfortunately there are 2 ways to move things forward gradually providing less pushback from users or a more radical faster pace model forcing users to sink or swim. Both have pros and cons, and both have advocates but they both have something in common both will produce change. However, it is important that we are open to change but provide a path for those that require or prefer the slower more evolutionary path as opposed to the faster paced sink or swim method.


About steventorresramos

I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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