Azure to blame for delay in Wunderlists’s demise

Microsoft was supposed to replace Wunderlist, which they purchased in 2015, with Microsoft To-Do at least a year ago, but the process has dragged on now for much longer, which simultaneously cheered Wunderlist fans who are not happy with Microsoft To-do and frustrates everyone else who does not want to use a service with no future.

Now Wunderlist founder Christian Reber (who no longer works for Microsoft) has shed some light on the issue, revealing on Twitter that the problem was posting the back-end from Amazon’s AWS to Microsoft Azure, which in the end required a complete re-write of the app.

“There were technical porting challenges,” he noted. “Wunderlist’s API runs on Amazon Web Services, and should then be ported to Azure. But that was extremely time-consuming, so everything had to be rewritten.”

It was a task that he said was easier said than done, and he wished the current team well.

Hopefully, Microsoft will eventually get all their ducks in a row and finally make Microsoft To-do feature competitive. Maybe they need a task planner to help them get organized?

Via DrWindows, the Verge

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