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Google adds Microsoft Exchange support to Gmail app for Android

Google has announced Microsoft Exchange support in its Gmail client for Android. Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) is the ubiquitous protocol for mobile email clients to sync with Exchange Server, Office 365, and other products/services that license it. EAS support in the Gmail client now allows it to access both Exchange Server and Exchange Online, the on-premises […]

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Apple OS X 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 Updates

Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 which fix a bunch of Exchange and Microsoft platform issues. Interestingly, Apple has started adding an Enterprise content section to its update articles. For OS X 10.10.2: From DL1785, OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Update: Enterprise content For enterprise customers, this update: Improves performance for browsing […]

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Is GoGo’s use of a fake SSL certificate a Man-In-The-Middle attack?

Adrienne Porter Felt, an engineer on Google’s Chrome security team, recently found in-flight WiFi service provider GoGo using a fake certificate for Google.com and tweeted the following, with a screenshot. hey @Gogo, why are you issuing *.google.com certificates on your planes? pic.twitter.com/UmpIQ2pDaU — Adrienne Porter Felt (@__apf__) January 2, 2015 If you’re a GoGo customer, […]

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Microsoft makes Office 365 the cloud productivity service to beat

Pushed back from its normal summer schedule to early fall, Microsoft’s last TechEd conference TechEd Europe 2014 could have been a ho hum affair. Evidently, Microsoft had different plans. In a slew of announcements at TechEd Europe 2014 in Barcelona, Microsoft has raised the bar significantly to make Office 365, the cloud-based productivity service, an almost irresistible proposition […]

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Windows PowerShell 3 Wins InfoWorld’s 2013 Technology Of The Year Award

Windows PowerShell 3 has won InfoWorld’s 2013 Technology of the Year award. Finally, InfoWorld editors have discovered what IT pros have known for a long time – PowerShell is simply the most powerful yet easy-to-use management tool out there on any platform! The third time is definitely the charm for PowerShell, which provides the engine […]

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Holy Kinect – The V Motion Project is one impressive Kinect hack!

Microsoft’s Kinect controller for the Xbox 360 console and Kinect for Windows have spawned many interesting applications since their release over the past year. Fondly called “Kinect hacks”, these apps are a result of developers using the Kinect motion controller in new and interesting ways. Notably, Kinect for Windows bagged the Innovation of the Year […]

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iOS 4.0.1 Includes Exchange ActiveSync fix

Image courtesy Engadget: The iOS 4 issue wit Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) which resulted in iPhone 4 and other iOS devices running the OS not being able to sync with Exchange Server (see Apple fixes issue with iOS 4 and Exchange ActiveSync), has been fixed in iOS 4.0.1. Earlier Apple released a configuration profile to change […]

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Real-World iPhone 4 “Grip of Death”

The iPhone 4 antenna issue seems to have taken a life of its own, and acquired a slew of nicknames in the process— “Grip of Death”, “Apple’s Vista”, “Antenna-Gate”, and “Hold Different” to name a few. Consumer Reports’ verdict accompanied by what’s perhaps the best video demonstration of the iPhone 4’s antenna design flaw makes […]

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More on moving to WordPress and blog design

I keep getting comments from readers about the move to WordPress. I really do appreciate it! You have changed my perception about you! I used to think my blog readership is restricted to IT folks interested in Exchange Server, Security, Active Directory, and Windows. Thanks for all the comments – I now know a good […]

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Migrating to WordPress: Code is Poetry

Early this morning, I migrated this blog from Google’s Blogger to WordPress – for the fourth time in less than a month! Luckily, the wonders of XML-based data transforms between Blogger and WordPress made the process a lot easier than I thought, compared to the few single-handed attempts at migration made in the past year […]

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