* Posts by Ryan Clark

87 posts • joined 28 Nov 2007

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Oh my Word... Microsoft Office 365 unlatched after morning lockout

Ryan Clark

One of my accounts got in a login loop this morning, but I have signed into several other tenants and accounts today without issue. None of the clients I support have reported anything to us.

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Windows 10: Triumphs and tragedies from Microsoft Build

Ryan Clark

Win10 for business

For all those who don't think businesses are adopting Win10, you are mistaken. We are currently doing several projects, all for several thousand seats, packaging Win10 builds. We have more in the pipeline too. There are plenty of companies moving over at the moment.

Despite the prevailing El Reg commentard opinion, Win10, Intune and Azure AD join are all proving popular.

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US Marines seek a few supposedly good men ... who leaked naked pics of a few good women

Ryan Clark

Re: Naked WOMEN

Love the comment on there

"Why are they naked, for goodness' sake?"

From my brother, who is in the Navy, marines seem to have an obsession with being naked and try to be as often as they can.

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Engineers say safety features got squished out of cramped Samsung Note 7

Ryan Clark

My wifes phone died recently and I dug out some old phones to see if any would do as a temp replacement. Among them was my old HTC 7pro. Despite having a much smaller screen than my current Lumia 930, almost twice as thick and an awful lot heavier, I would love to have that form factor back. The full keyboard makes doing writing tasks on the phone so much easier.

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UK.gov flings £400m at gold standard, ‘full-fibre' b*&%*%£$%. Yep. Broadband

Ryan Clark

Re: 5, 6, 7, 8G...

I live 3 miles from a city and 4 miles from a large town in a village of over 1000 people, mobile reception is flaky for the one network that works here. No 3G let alone 4 and no I don't live in the mountains or back of beyond but only 15 miles from Birmingham.

Fortunately we do have Virgin here and I have a good broadband connection and also BT fibre as an option, but that only appeared last year.

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British banks chuck smartphone apps out of Windows

Ryan Clark

Still working

Yes I have a windows phone and my Lloyds banking app still works

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Securing Office 365? There's always more you can do

Ryan Clark

Re: Uses basic authentication

You see that blog you are quoting is dated 2013. If you are using ADAL, which Office 2013 and 2016 can, then Outlook is no longer using basic auth.

https://blogs.office.com/2015/11/19/updated-office-365-modern-authentication-public-preview/

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Got a Fitbit? Thought you were achieving your goals? Better read this

Ryan Clark

Maybe

My wife was complaining her Charge HR was not very accurate, but I tried it compared to my Garmin with chest strap and it was within a 1bpm or so. This was just resting though. Fortunately my daughter has now lost the device so problem over.

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5G is looming, but network innovations are needed far more urgently

Ryan Clark

Vodafone too

We got txts a few weeks ago from Vodafone saying there may be some network disruption as they upgraded the masts in the area. Got txt last week to say the work was completed. Still no 3G here and I will lose network on the ground floor in our house. Only a few miles from Birmingham and less that 5 miles from 2 large towns.

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Stop! Before you accept that Windows 10 Mobile upgrade, read this

Ryan Clark

meh

I upgraded my 930 last week. All appears to be working fine. I like some of the visual tweaks that have been made and I don't use Cortana anyway.

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Three scoops 'most reliable network' crown, EE takes every other title

Ryan Clark

Vodafone maybe rubbish most of the time, but they are the only network I can get even semi reliably where I live, less that 20 miles from Birmingham and in between two other large towns. Even then I still lose connectivity to the mobile network every now and then. The coverage maps all show our area as having 3g for all networks. They are lying.

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Microsoft's big Tuesday reveal: New mobiles and slabs? Win 10 shock?

Ryan Clark

Re: Looking forward to seeing Windows 10 for phones

I see delays in Skype for Business quite regularly. I get an IM on my laptop and have a conversation with someone. 10mins later my phone will fire up a notification for the original IM. Don't know what in the process caused the delay, but it is annoying.

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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus: Harder, faster and they'll give you a buzz

Ryan Clark

Original?

Isn't Live Photos estensially the same as Lumia Cinemagraph?

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Things you should know about the hard work of home working

Ryan Clark

I have been working from home for nearly 10 years now and it suits my lifestyle and having a young family very well. Every time I think about possibly doing something different, the potential change to the working day comes as a large barrier. I have an office in my loft so I am separated from the family when they are home. I do miss being in an office sometimes, but it does make a nice change when I do visit ours.

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Baidu now backing Uber's bid for Nokia maps

Ryan Clark

Maybe the new owners can explain why there is no traffic info for the Aston Expressway when there is for the M6 and A38 either side? Google maps has that traffic data.

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EE 'best' of the UK mobile network bunch, but how good is that?

Ryan Clark

I have Vodafone as they are the only network that works reliably where I live and as that is where I am most of the time, that is where I need my phone to work. However a couple of miles away in the nearest large town, the coverage is dreadful. This survey does not surprise me at all

PS

On no network in Wales, I love it when we go on holiday there as no-one from work can get hold of me.

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Microsoft: Even cheapo Lumias to get slimmed down Windows 10

Ryan Clark

I had an 8x as well and it has been the best smartphone I have owned. Unfortunately the battery life reduced dramatically 18months into my tenure. Just replaced it with a Nokia 930 which I am still getting to grips with.

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Hawking: RISE of the MACHINES could DESTROY HUMANITY

Ryan Clark

Weirdly saw this on the news last night after just watching Elementary on the same subject. Nice timing

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Son of Hudl: Tesco flogs new Atom-powered 8.3-inch Android tablet

Ryan Clark

Re: FFS

She managed to make the cheap chinese tablet we bought her last nearly two years. We got the hudl as the chinese tablet performance was really not fair on her any more. Whereas my son broke his first tablet within 3 months (broken screen) and his second (which he bought with his own money) did slightly better at 9months.

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Ryan Clark

FFS

Just got my daughter a Hudl two weeks ago for her birthday. Only cost £40 with some vouchers, but if I had known this was just around the corner I might have waited a fortnight.

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Women! Worried you won't get that Job in IT? Mention how hot you are

Ryan Clark

I think going into an interview and mentioning your own attractiveness is more likely to be the problem. People who think they are good looking and then complaining they didn't get a job because they are too good looking sound like classic narcarssists

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

Ryan Clark

Re: 2 billion US dollars?

Clippers were definitely not 3rd rate last season and look to have a similarly strong team this year.

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Apple 5S still best-selling smartphone 8 months after launch

Ryan Clark

In other anecdotal evidence, everyone I know is doing the opposite. Hardly know anyone with an iPhone any more. Most have got fed up with them and moved on.

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Whoa! NUDE! SELFIES! for! Marissa! Mayer's! Blink-gobbling! Yahoo!

Ryan Clark

MS have a windows phone app called Blink for taking photo bursts. I didn't realise you were supposed to be nude in them.

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WhatsApp no threat to BBM: Blackberry bod says pretender's buyout will HELP ailing firm

Ryan Clark

Re: .......

It is a shame then that two of the largest clients I work with (1,000+ users) are both ditching BlackBerry at the moment. Both going to windows phone too

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Virgin Media's flaky broadband network turns Bolton off

Ryan Clark

Re: A happy customer?

You are not the only person who is happy. Our cable TV with V+ and Tivo has been very good. I added broadband last summer and it has been much more reliable than my previous service (all faults were with the wires not with ISP which is why I got off ADSL). The superhub has worked fine with all devices we have and we see very good speed.

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A BBC-by-subscription 'would be richer', MPs told

Ryan Clark

If the BBC was a subscription service then they would be competing for subscribers and their revenue would depend on it. I wouldn't like how the content would change if that was what they had to do.

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DEATH-PROOF your old XP netbook: 5 OSes to bring it back to life

Ryan Clark

I recently re-invigorated our netbook with win8.1, It was running slower and slower on xp so I formatted and but 8.1 on. It now starts and runs much quicker. The screen size issue has so far not proved a problem and the main user (Mr 5) has been happy with it so far when he is not on his cheapo chinese tablet.

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Microsoft bags another glamorous Office 365 customer

Ryan Clark

Re: Ah, Notes.

Problem is that Notes appears to be exactly the same as then. Speaking as someone who is currently doing a Notes to Office365 migration, Notes looks exactly the same as I when I was last a user on it, which was over 10 years ago.

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Apple slams brakes on orders of (not so cheap) plasticky iPhone 5C

Ryan Clark

Re: No mention of increased production of the 5S then?

It is in the article

Foxconn said that as well as cutting orders for the 5C, Cupertino said it would need more of the 5S models for the fourth quarter.

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Third of Brits now regularly fondling their slabs, say beancounters

Ryan Clark

Re: We'll see the usual pattern ...

I bought some (very) cheap tablets for the kids at Christmas. My son managed to break the screen on his in 3 months. He got some money for his birthday so I bought him a new one, for less than the one I had bought a few months earlier. In those few months the cheapo Android tablets had moved on from the barely usable, but fine for the kids, to a pretty darn good device. I never see any need to spend the money that Apple want for their kit.

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Nokia drives cars into the clouds: Hear HERE, you're here, hear?

Ryan Clark

Last time I used HERE as a satnav it kept thinking that I was heading in the wrong direction down the motorway everytime I used the outside lane. Don't know if it was a problem with the accuracy of the GPS or the app, but I haven't had that before. Fortunately it re-calculates routes very quickly so it would recover once I moved away from the central reservation.

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Microsoft waves goodbye to Small Business Server

Ryan Clark

Public folders

"SharePoint is the mandated replacement for "public folders" in Exchange"

And yet public folders have now been brought to Office365.

We have migrated a lot of businesses from single local servers onto Office365, the lack of hassle and predictable costs make a lot of sense for many.

For those quoting privacy issues, many small business are already using hosted email services so where is the difference?

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HTC profits PLUNGE 98%: Pins hopes on HTC One, 'Facebook mobe'

Ryan Clark

Recently had the choice on any windows phone I wanted and went with an 8x after having a Lumia 710 that was disappointing. Very happy I did. My wife and my brother both have HTC Androids (I was not involved in either purchase decision) that they are very happy with as well.

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BlackBerry: THE TRUTH about that 5.1 per cent UK market figure

Ryan Clark

Re: I know who I believe,

Did a migration for someone last week who had BB10, WinPho8 and Android phones. As well as win8 tablet and a mac book pro. Of the phones, windows was his favourite device although he did seem to use the note 2 more.

I was surprised last time I was on the train how many windows phones I saw. They does appear to be some traction there.

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Nokia: OK, Q1 has been weak, but there's 'underlying' profit

Ryan Clark

Re: a massive operations fuck-up caused by a shortage of components

When I was down on the smoke last month I saw a few windows phones, which surprised me as I thought I was about the only person with one. I have just changed from winpho7 to 8, but my new phone is not a Nokia. Echoing a post above I wish there was a winpho with a keyboard. I had an HTC 7pro when winpho first appeared and it was great. I don't get on so well with onscreen keyboards whereas I used to be able take my 7 pro as my only device when travelling to meetings as it was more than good enough for taking extended notes in meetings.

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Foot-long slab too big? Microsoft 'has a 7-incher' to stroke

Ryan Clark

Re: MS still chases Apple's tail lights - IN VAIN

A 59 year old former financial advisor and now IT contractor is the only person I know who has bought a surface for himself. No comb over though, completely bald

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Microsoft: Here's some cash, channel. PLEASE sell Office 365

Ryan Clark

Some very negative comments about Office365, but as someone who works for a company selling Office365 I can tell you there are lots of people who want it. I have done migrations from 2 users to 12,000 users over the last 12months.

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Apple's iOS 6 maps STILL muddle Mildura

Ryan Clark

Re: Big intake of breath

Paper maps are a peice of technology, just a different technology. Given the prevelence of electronic maps, cases like this get identified pretty quickly and hopefully resolved, whereas your paper map (if it has any) will always have errors and get progressively worse as it is out of date as soon as it rolls off the printer. OK major features are not going to change, but roads do, a lot.

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Apple shares take biggest one-day hammering in 4 years

Ryan Clark
WTF?

The threat from windows/nokia was cited as a threat? Really?

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Nokia uncloaks Lumia 620: A 'budget' $249 Windows 8 mobe

Ryan Clark

Why can't they get all features I want in one phone. This one lacks wireless charging as does the Samsung, the other Nokias lack SD expandability. I am actually getting to like my current Nokia 710 after initially missing my HD7 pro. I still want a phone with a keyboard though and no-one appears to be doing them for WP8 (I don't get a choice on OS)

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Nokia HERE iOS maps app review

Ryan Clark

Re: Lost me at pinch to zoom

This one?

"Place your fingers either side of a street to zoom in on it and you’ll find that as you zoom, the street moves off-screen, because the focus is on the centre point of the screen when you start zooming"

I don't know why you would not have the area you want to zoom on centre screen anyway. How are you going to put your fingers either side of an area if it is at the edge of the screen? Not sure I would ever notice it, I couldn't have told you how how Nokia Maps worked on my windows phone until I checked after reading this.

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Sony surges past 70 million PlayStation 3 sales

Ryan Clark

Our PS3 get used as a DVD/ blu-ray player most of the time. I bought a Wii first and if it was a DVD player I never would have bought the PS3, which has never been used for gaming but does get used for media streaming. I see Nintendo are going to repeat this mistage with the Wii U

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Samsung, not Nokia, fans' most favoured WinPho brand

Ryan Clark

The Samsung immediately attracts me as it is the only windows phone with a card slot. I would like something with a keyboard though like my departed HTC 7pro, I am not overly impressed with my current (and hopefully temporary) Lumia 710.

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Register SPB hacks mull chopping off feet

Ryan Clark

Yes please

and lose dpi when talking about resolution.

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Nokia pumps up Lumia browsing with Xpress

Ryan Clark

Re: Why aren't others doing this?

Having just moved from an HTC windows phone to a Nokia one, I would rather have the HTC collection. Only drive seems a worthwile addition.

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Even slimmer PS3 out next week

Ryan Clark

Is it quieter

I only really use our PS3 as a media player, the one downside is the very noisy constantly running fan. Does flash storage mean less heat and less fan?

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iPhone 5 wait drives record Samsung smartphone sales

Ryan Clark

Confused

I know quite a few people with iPhones, I don't know one who is waiting for the 5. Everyone I know who has a new phone has a droid one.

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Windows Phone 8: What Nokia and Microsoft must do

Ryan Clark

WP user

I have had an HTC WP for 18 months and I hate the search button too. I would also like a quick way to turn off sounds and vibrations (there might be something I am missing there though), and it needs much more storage capacity or ideally SD card expandability, but overall it is the best phone I have had.

This was a work phone and we are just about to change again, I hope there is a WP8 phone with a sliding keyboard as I have now and have had several phones in that format.

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Freeview EPG revamp set for September

Ryan Clark

Re: Good...

The most missed function from the old virgin service. I really wish I could still move the channels around on v+

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