Monthly Archives: December 2012

Family IT help desk calls over the holidays

Like most IT pros, I suspect that I am the de facto CIO-and-support desk for others in the house. And so it proved over Christmas, with a variety of calls for assistance to resolve various IT issues. First up was … 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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Microsoft withdraws problematic updates from WSUS, but no cause to celebrate

Yesterday I published a note on describing the confusion that erupted when Microsoft issued KB2506143 (for Windows 2008 R2 SP1) and KB2506146 (for Windows 2008 SP2) through WSUS, a step that normally indicates to system administrators that the fixes … 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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VAX Notes remembered

I was surprised and delighted to come across a White Paper called “The Camelot of Collaboration” that documents the use of a now-forgotten technology called VAX Notes within the late-lamented Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). Collaboration comes naturally to many today given information … Continue reading

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Is Dell about to cut TEC?

Word is reaching me that Dell might have decided to cancel future TEC (The Experts Conference) events. If this is true, the last TEC was in Barcelona in October and it marked a series of events that was fun and … Continue reading

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Exchange 2013 EAC showing some frayed edges

Last July I wrote about the Exchange Administration Center (EAC) and how it was being introduced in Exchange 2013 to replace the creaking and slow Exchange Management Console (EMC) as featured in Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007. Now that we’ve … Continue reading

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