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EE fails to apologise for HUGE T-Mobile outage that hit Brits on Friday

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Common sense

1. Don't have a single point of failure.

2. Stop overcharging.

3. Stop charging to call the support line.

4. Buy some Helpdesk software and make it possible for customers to submit a ticket. Provide SLAs.

5. Provide text updates to affected customers with a ETA.

6. Don't ignore social media. It can be a great marketing tool.

7. Don't ignore complaints.

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BOFH: The current value of our IT ASSets? Minus eleventy-seven...

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Nice

Oh, and the management interface only ran on Windows ME.

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Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls

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bad cop

He does remind me of bad cop from the Lego movie. Maybe he has a chair throwing driving range ?

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Microsoft's NEW OS now runs on HALF of ALL desktop PCs

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The first rule of v**** is you do not talk about v**** .

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Mozilla axes HATED Firefox-ad-tab plan ... but will try again

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Time to escape google

I suspect they want to escape google being their main contributor.

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Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE

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why in the store

Why on earth 8 to 8.1 wasn't in windows update I have no idea.

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Helpdesk/Service Desk Recommendations

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Kayako seems quite good.

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OkCupid falls out of love with 'anti-gay' Firefox, tells people to see other browsers

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An opinion

Its the guys opinion. I thought it was a post-modern/no absolutes society. Apparently it is unless you disagree with the majority. The absolute of who shouts the loudest prevails.

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Microsoft's Office 2013 Service Pack 1 slips out with fixes, features

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the service pack isnt dead

So wheres Windows 7 SP2?

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New Flash vuln exploited (again). Adobe posts emergency fix (again)

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whitelist

Maybe thats what flash needs. It is possible in the registry for IE.

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Skype's Twitter account, blog hacked to spread anti-Microsoft messages

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Two factor authentication

Surely m$ can enable this for their blog and twitter account.

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Old Apple Safaris leave IDs and passwords for scavengers to peck

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no longer supported

I thought apple had ceased development of safari on windows. I thought they'd done enough damage with itunes.

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Inside Steve Ballmer’s fondleslab rear-guard action

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Windows 8 is going down like a bucket of cold sick

That opening line is awesome.

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Sysadmin job ad: 'If you don’t mind really bad work-life balance, this is for you'

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General IT

If it has a plug or battery or wires you have to deal with it.

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Dodgy Kaspersky update borks THOUSANDS of NHS computers

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OS deployment time

Good time to rid all those pcs on xp.

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Adobe users' purloined passwords were PATHETIC

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Its the combination an idiot has on his luggage

That is all.

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Apple will FAIL in corporate land 'because IT managers hate iPads'

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proxy servers

Ipads dont seem to like proxies with authentication as half the apps don't obey the proxy setting or the auth. Tgats probably why it departments loath them. You also can't use wireshark to pin point these issues as the thing is so locked down.

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Microsoft founder Paul Allen's money man wants Redmond to break up

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1 company that behaves like 8

If they were to split. It would be a good thing, hopefully not a vista/8 again. Though when you spend a lot of time with m$ stuff you realise the different product groups almost behave like little companies. The adk can't be bundled with sccm? Shared excel files don't work on a dfs share.

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Oracle makes Halloween-eve request for sysadmin HORROR MOVIES

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Isnt java a horror story?

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PC addict RM finally quits its building habit, plans to axe 300 jobs

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Vanilla is the way forward

The amount of school, colleges etc that are moving away from LA and/rm is quite high. I hope rm die a quick death.

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FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS: Microsoft faces prising XP from Big Biz

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cut off

XP needs to go. Its 12 years old. UAC does actually make the os more secure. The biggest problem is a) cost, win 7 licencing etc. B) support for older equipment / software. For most orgs linux is not a viable option as they need to run autocad, photoshop etc. There has to be cut off at some point.

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COFFEE AND DANISH HELL: National ID system cockup forces insecure Java on Danes

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Legacy

Some pdfs don't work on acrobat reader 10 on hmrcs site. Its probably because the government is still on xp. Burying head in sand. Someone should make a browser just for java with a whitelist.

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Redmond slips out temporary emergency fix for IE 0-day

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IE can be managed

Group policy makes it very easy to manage and lock down. Firefox doesn't have a easy way of doing this. Chrome does have group policy templates though they are not as detailed as ie's.

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Microsoft's VDI deals make Windows Server cheapest desktop OS

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If you believe the rumors windows 365 maybe the next wacky redmond idea. Subscription OS.

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Sysadmins hail Windows Server 2012 R2's killer ... clipboard?

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Any chance of hyper v being able to be installed on Windows 7? No thought not. You have to use windows 8 shame.

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Microsoft warns of post-April zero day hack bonanza on Windows XP

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its not the os its the software.

Apart from money, its software that was badly written, poorly packaged. Or do stupid things like write to program files or worse the windows folder. 7 will run fine on a core 2 duo with 2gb of ram. If your lowest spec is lower than this the performance would be poor even on xp.

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There she blows! Mid-October release date for Windows 8.1 sighted

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fill in the blanks

You can't polish a _ _ _ _

Re arranging the deck chairs on the _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Vista _ . 1

Wont be deploying. Hopefully Windows 9 will have the start menu. Even if its only in the enterprise version.

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Chrome, Firefox blab your passwords in a just few clicks: Shrug, wary or kill?

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simple

Disable/don't use the feature. It wont tale long for someone to find which file in chrome/firefox stores passwords. Either that or 2 factor auth everywhere.

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Win XP alive and kicking despite 2014 kill switch (Don't ask about Win 8)

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The April 2014 deadline

Been the case since sp3. XP is dead move on. Most of the issues are software poorly written and/or packaged. I agree win 8 is a no go. 7 seems fairly stable now. It takes a day to do a build and capture of 7 all those .net updates. I dread to think how long xp would take.

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All aboard the patch wagon! Next stop: Microsoft, Adobe, Mozilla

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Facepalm

Oh no theres one other plugin with security as useful as a chocolate teapoot

Java. Just wait for it. Java 7 u30 and Java 6 u50.

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Not cool, Adobe: Give the Ninite guys a job, not the middle finger

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FAIL

The fact the updater in flash uses the system account is cause for concern.

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Apple to end support for original iPhone: report

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FAIL

Wifi

My original iphones wifi stopped working after a year making it a paper weight. Yeah revolutionary device there.

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Microsoft finally ships Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7

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Meh

XP Holdouts

Why? Its ancient, poor 64 bit version. Can't inject drivers on deployment. Win7 is better. Can't see many ents going for ie 10. Seeing as many will be stuck on ie8 for quite a while.

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Microsoft latest to 'fess up to Java-based Mac attack

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FAIL

Java

Just

Another

Vulnerability

Announcement

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Microsoft: Office 2013 license is for just one PC, FOREVER

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IT Angle

De activation

Still don't understand why you can't deactivate windows and office

As you can with photoshop and acronis.

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Facebook devs HACKED in 'sophisticated' Java zero-day attack

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uninstall java

Uninstall Java across all facebook computers?

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Firefox's birthday present to us: Teaching tech titans about DIY upstarts

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Alert

Msi ?

Still no official msi. Mozilla still missing out there .

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Google spikes old MS file formats

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Thumb Up

Google doing what m$ wont

Dropping support for old browsers and formats. Maybe it will help prevent another ie6.

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PC-makers hope for Windows 8 hero to sweep up sales

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LOL

In the current tight economic climate, manufacturers of PCs and laptops are eagerly looking forward to the arrival of Windows 8 to rescue their sales. Ha ha ha!

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Hit upgrade on Symantec Backup Exec, and unleash Hell

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Ribbon

Is it ribbon rage all over again?

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Windows XP update fails in infinite .NET patch loop

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Megaphone

Bye Bye XP

A few k=weeks ago an update wouldn't install on XP to do with a security problem with the keyboard driver. I can just hear the cries from Redmond "Upgrade,upgrade,upgrade".

I'm sold on Windows 7 but not vista 2.0 ( i mean Windows 8).

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Microsoft launches its own 'so.cl' network

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M$ losing the plot again. Just buy some FB shares or buy Twitter. They should really do a Windows xp r2. I've actually been suprised with ie9. Though heard numerous complaints about sites not working in it.

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'Catastrophic' Avira antivirus update bricks Windows PCs

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And that the user.100% secure.

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Adobe backs down, patches critical Photoshop CS5 hole

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It does feel like m$ in the 90s. Adobe create bloat, charge a fortune for it. Poor code, little security.

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Report: Microsoft tried and FAILED to offload Bing on Facebook

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Stop

Windows Update and Bing Desktop

Like the fact Windows Update tried to push Bing Desktop. There's a anti trust prosecution there somewhere.

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS strikes Hyper-V first with Microsoft

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FAIL

IE6

Just think oft he fun trying to get your IE6 only apps running on firefox/chrome/etc. Like it or not XP is going to be around for years. Unless you thinapp IE6. All M$ had to do was put a GPO in for disabling that horrible start screen in PRO/ENT.

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10 years ago today: Bill Gates kicks arse over security

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FAIL

Home users as admins

The biggest problem MS have if that by defualt local users are made admins. Considering most home user will have only one account created during the OOBE. Even with UAC changes happen to the registry and file system usually due to social engineering and malware living the internet cache. Just provide a password prompt and details of what the program is doing. Link it with a database of dodgy exes (like ie9 does with downloads) to make user think before installing that virus checker that came up on a banner which they've never heard of.

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CES headman: 'Microsoft not gone, just on pause'

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chair

Give him a chair. That would be more intresting.

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Lovefilm dumps Flash, BLINDS Linux fans with Silverlight

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XP,ie6,7,8 will keep flash/silverlight/java alive

Well only ie9,FireFox,Chrome etc support html5. A lot of computers are on XP with ie 6,7,8 espially in business. In this economy a lotof places will hold on to XP and ie pre 9. Only when there is a move to chrome,FireFox,win 7,8 will html5 take off.

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Happy birthday, Apple QuickTime

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anyone ever tried deploying

Pain in the a** Options saved in a per user file not the registry. Update settings in control panel quicktime and Apple software update. Msi is hidden away (like java). If Apple is anti plugin kill QT.

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