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Steven Sinofsky Left Microsoft

I saw earlier this week that the Windows Division President, Steven Sinofsky, left Microsoft on Monday, November 12. Considering his departure comes less than two weeks after the much-ballyhooed release of Microsoft’s flagship Windows 8 operating system, the timing is curious. Sinofsky also lead the Windows Live cloud apps initiative that competes with Google Apps, Yahoo

Update on RIM, BlackBerry, BES and Microsoft Office 365

I wanted to post a quick update on RIM’s new BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) for hosted Exchange on Microsoft Office 365, officially called BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365. In my October post, RIM announced the final release date for the service beginning in January 2012 along with a beta program that began in October.

Edit 64-bit File with a 32-bit Editor on Windows 2008 64 or R2

I worked recently on a project where I needed to make a change to an IIS 7.5 configuration file on Windows Server 2008 R2. While trying to edit the file, I kept getting an error message trying to use my default text editor, TextPad. C:WindowsSystem32inetsrvconfigadministration.config was not found. I also noticed that Windows Explorer rendered

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Active Directory Provisioning with PowerShell: Extensibility and Power without Costly Implementation (Part 1 of 4)

Too often, software companies want absolute control of their black box of intellectual property (IP). These companies only want extensibility and customizability if it means more revenue from implementation services. A few companies in our space have even developed their own scripting languages to make customers pay for more services or training to learn yet

Office 365 and BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express

We are looking into installing the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express as a temporary solution for BlackBerry mail, calendar, contact and task synchronization with Office 365 until RIM begins offering its hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express solution later in 2011. I have a workaround in place right now to use text messaging for daily calendar notifications instead of

Windows Active Directory Cached User Credentials

We get questions about Active Directory credential caching quite often from customers and prospects. Since we provide Active Directory solutions, it would make sense that we have insight into AD credentials caching in Windows but the caching mechanism is actually a function of the client and not the server. We take a closer look at

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