iPhone 4.0 and Exchange

iPhone users: from Network World this morning is an article addressing reported syncing issues to Exchange with the new Apple IOS 4.0 for the iPhones. The article points to a current workaround that is posted on Apple’s site, and indicates a more “complete” solution is required or forthcoming. The article goes on as to suggest that there is a further issue that is causing high network/usage spikes, and that this may force some companies to stop allowing iphones to retrieve emails! Update: the Microsoft Exchange Team has addressed this issue from their perspective at their Team Blog Site.

WordPress 3.0

WordPress released version 3.0 earlier this month, and I’m just now starting to test it and check out its features. I do not consider myself an expert web designer. However, I have create wed sites for customers over the last ten years. And I have always relied on Web site development tools. Early on, it was a product called Trellix, a software product developed by Dan Bricklin, the inventor of Visicalc. Later, Trellix was sold to Globalscape and renamed Cute SiteBuilder. I was heavily involved in providing technical support for this product (see CSBSupport.com), Several years later, Globalscape decided to discontinue the … Continue reading WordPress 3.0

Free Photoeasy-Lite?

This is from the “Wow, this is free?” department. Have you ever needed to edit an image with Photoshop, but you were on a computer without Photoshop? Your wait is over, as there’s a solution for you. It’s called Pixlr Editor. Not only is it free, it’s web based, so there’s no software to install. The toolbar is nearly identical to Photoshop. And, if that’s not enough, if you only need to do basic photo editing, they also have Pixlr Express. Can you say “Photoshop Lite-Lite?”. Give it a try! Oh by the way, it does require Flash 10, so if you are … Continue reading Free Photoeasy-Lite?

Dot Com is 25 years old today!

Was it really 25 years ago that the first registered domain name (Symbolics.com) happened? What a trivia question. There is a web site (naturally called http://www.25yearsof.com/) that celebrates this occasion.

Daily Reflections – Jan 04 2010

I haven’t decided how often I will do this, but I thought to myself: “Myself, why don’t you blog a bit about what you do as an I.T. & Microsoft MVP professional here in Tampa, Florida”. Yeh, it sounds a lot like Julie-Julia. I will try to stear clear of politics, taxes, religion and recommended movies (although the Julie-Julia movie was REALLY good!). And, as the song goes … “Promises, promies, I’m all through with  promises…”. So, after the ball dropped to welcome in 2010, I was anxiously awaiting the email from Microsoft to indicate whether or not I was approved to be an MVP for this … Continue reading Daily Reflections – Jan 04 2010

IT Pro Tiki Tour – Tampa/Lakeland

Blain Barton, Microsoft’s Southeast IT Pro Evangelist, will be bringing his Spring Tiki Tour to the Tampa area on June 4th, 2009 (6p-9p) at the Polk Community College in Lakeland. Topics include: Moving to the Modern OS Roadmap, Windows Security, and Windows 7. I will be doing the Windows 7 presentation. (Yes, food is included!) Space is limited. As of Tuesday 5/26, we already have 165 registered. Click here to register and for more information. Hope to see you there!

Introduction to Windows Server 2008 Foundation

I previously blogged on April 1st about the new entry level Windows Server that Microsoft just released — Windows Server 2008 Foundation (WSF). Microsoft has now published a new paper called Introduction to Windows Server 2008 Foundation. WSF is NOT intended to be a “baby” version of SBS. Rather, it is a Windows 2008 Server limited to 15 users. It’s designed to be sold into an existing very small business that is currently running a peer-to-peer (workgroup) network. There’s no Exchange on it. Enjoy!

New Entry Level Windows 2008 Server

Microsoft announced today (April 1, 2009) a new entry level version of Windows 2008 Server – called Foundations. And this ain’t no April Fool’s joke. It will support a maximum of 15 users. Read more in their press release.

Frank McCallister – In Memoriam

Frank McCallister passed away this week. Frank was an SBS MVP. He loved to say he was the oldest MVP. But more importantly he was a real friend. His stories would hold your attention, but the real story was Frank. He called himself “the Old Fart”. But that name does not describe all that he did and would do for people. Frank, we will miss you. In tribute to Frank, I’ve reworked the lyrics of the song “The Gambler”, made famous by Kenny Rogers (YouTube video). The Old Fart (aka The Gambler)Dedicated to Frank McCallisterOn a warm summer’s evenin’ on a … Continue reading Frank McCallister – In Memoriam

Hot Fixes for Outlook 2007 Now Available

For those using Outlook2007, two new hotfixes are now available that address specific speed and performance issues as well as a variety of other issues. Hotfixes, by nature, come with some warnings on their use.  Hot fix 961752 and Hot fix 967688 Note #1: If you have never requested a hot fix from Microsoft, or it has been years since you have, you will be pleased to find that the process is quite fast and efficient. No longer do you need to even call Microsoft to request a hot fix! Simply click on the links above to open up a new window with … Continue reading Hot Fixes for Outlook 2007 Now Available