Tag Archives: Google

Exchange Unwashed Digest – June 2014


June 2014 was an interesting month for my “Exchange Unwashed” blog on WindowsITPro.com as the material covered was pretty diverse as we went from platforms like Azure to storage firmware and all points in between. See what you think! Why running … Continue reading

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The elimination of web bugs (well, for Gmail anyway)


I read Google’s post of December 12 announcing that Gmail would now display graphics in messages automatically with some interest. It seems like a very good idea to me to address the “web beacon” or “web bug” problem that has … Continue reading

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Motorola Mobility continues its losing streak in synchronization war with Microsoft


I spent a good part of 2012 helping Microsoft to defend a law suit in the UK High Court against Motorola Mobility. You’ll recall that Google bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in 2011 with the intention of exploiting the … Continue reading

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Why are people surprised when Google uses their data?


I’m not sure that the degree of shock being expressed within the press about Google “reading” email is altogether justified. A good example is the London Guardian’s headline of “Don’t expect privacy when sending to Gmail”, arising from a defense … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest May 2013


May 2013 produced some thoughts about site mailboxes, CU1 improvements, planning tools, and even a Windows Phone application in the Exchange Unwashed Blog. Here’s what happened in detail. Using an Office 365 free trial domain to test software (May 30): … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed digest: April 2013


April 2013 saw the appearance of Exchange 2013 CU1 to release the restrictions that had previously stopped anyone running a “legacy” version of Exchange from installing Exchange 2013 into an existing organization. More stuff happened during April too, and some … Continue reading

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Sending cash via Gmail: an invitation to scammers?


Am I the only one to have a small nagging doubt about Google’s announcement that they now allow Gmail users to send money to each other? Given the commentary that I have read so far, it seems like I am. … Continue reading

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Google flogging a dead horse with Motorola pager patent


For those who follow patent matters, the spat between Google and Microsoft revolving around whether Exchange ActiveSync infringes a Motorola pager patent dating from August 1995 has moved on to Germany, where an associated case is being heard in Mannheim. … Continue reading

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Google loses ActiveSync patent case in London


On December 23, 2011 Microsoft sued Motorola Mobility in the High Court in London in an action (reference HC11C04536) that eventually came before Mr Justice Arnold on December 3, 2012. I first heard about the case in May when I … Continue reading

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Google and Microsoft spat over ActiveSync: Hardly a war, more like a skirmish


January 30 Update: Just on the deadline, it seems like Google has acceded to a request from Microsoft to extend its support for ActiveSync connections to Gmail until July 31, 2013. The step simply makes sense as it reduces the … Continue reading

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