Monthly Archives: June 2012

Office 365: A pretty good first year


On June 28 it will be a year since the formal launch of Office 365 in New York. I guess that we’ve learned a lot since. When they brief the press, Microsoft likes to discuss the 50-odd enhancements that they’ve … Continue reading

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Bad week for Microsoft partners


This week has been some week for Microsoft partners. First, all of the OEMs who have faithfully followed Microsoft’s weaving way through operating systems towards the Promised Land of Windows 8 had their collective noses rubbed into the dirt when … Continue reading

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Microsoft scores own goal with their sad attitude to Windows Phone upgrades


Microsoft passed a really positive message to the people, like me, who invested in Windows Phone 7.5 when they announced that Windows Phone 8 won’t run on older devices on June 20 at the Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco. … Continue reading

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Roscoff: a good ferry port option even for those driving to the Riviera


Traditionally I have used the Normandy ports when taking a ferry from Ireland to France. The original destination in the 1970s, first served from Rosslare by the rickety old St. Patrick, was Le Harve. Later Irish Ferries, the successor to … Continue reading

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Decision time: into the cloud or stay on-premises


HP and Penton Media recently asked me to write a paper outlining the critical issues that surround the decision that many companies are currently considering whether they should continue to run Exchange on-premises, move into the cloud with Office 365, … Continue reading

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The ethics of cut and paste blogging


Blogging is good fun. After all, if it wasn’t, we wouldn’t do it – right? But there are some blogging habits that are unacceptable. Abusing someone for instance would seem to be in pretty poor taste. So, at least in … Continue reading

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May 2012 articles posted on WindowsITPro.com


Another month goes by, another set of articles have been posted to my “Exchange Unwashed” blog on WindowsITPro.com. Here are the set for May 2012: The cloud is great, but what about Plan B? (May 31) discusses the need for … Continue reading

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