* Posts by LMitchell

5 posts • joined 30 Jan 2013

LinkedIn: Obviously biz people DON'T use MS Exchange servers. REALLY?

LMitchell

Re: What am I missing here?

But given the tone and headline of the article there is already phone integration at OS level on Windows Phone and as mentioned Outlook Social Connector does this for 2003 and up. It does seem that this time at least it's more catch up for Apple than a snub the other way.

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Microsoft gives away more data with SkyDrive upgrade

LMitchell
Facepalm

Everyone is in the same boat

So are you saying Dropbox wouldn't comply with a Government order? This isn't a competitive distinction unless your provider has no assets or business to be leveraged in the US (which is certainly not the big providers). If you are concerned you need to apply at rest encryption to your files.

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Twitter clients stay signed in with pre-breach passwords

LMitchell
Stop

A compromise

Wouldn't it be better to only revoke tokens for those applications that were authorised between the time of the breach and the password reset being applied?

For all we know they may have the statistics on this and found it to be a very subset of users. Certainly a blanket reset would probably be more frustrating and disconcerting for users while not really achieving any security benefit.

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Help us out here: What's the POINT of Microsoft Office 2013?

LMitchell
Meh

Worth the money? Depends

I've been using it for a month or so now, and while there aren't a huge number of staggering new features the changes they have made do make it a smoother and more pleasant experience. 2013 is definitely something that benefits a business buying fresh now or a subscription user (what they would prefer you to be anyway). Since businesses often skip a generation anyway the difference from say 2007 is far more enticing.

Here are some new bits not mentioned:

- Animation on cursor movement, selection boxes etc (sure eye candy but nice)

- Cleaned up visual style gives more document room (YMMV)

- Themes and styles cleaned up and made a bit more consistent across the suite

- Proper presenter mode on PowerPoint

- Better online template integration

- Better document navigation in Word

- Outlook has better meeting controls (although somebody in this thread didn't like it)

- A lot of annoying bits & pieces - inconsistencies cleaned up (for example social connector and Hotmail access in Outlook).

- PDF tools

- One big negative you can't publish your calendar to office.com you have to find another provider to sync to (I went with icalcx.com)

I'm sure there is lots of other cool stuff I've not played with (certainly Excel seems to have had some love lavished on it to make things easier). Is it enough to force you to upgrade maybe not but if you have a subscription you'll appreciate it.

P.S. Not part of core Office but Visio finally properly acts like an Office application - and definitely is a worthy upgrade.

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LMitchell
IT Angle

Re: ToDo Bar

I found it an improvement personally - especially if your IT guys have set up Exchange properly.

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