I have been working with a small business migrating its email to Office 365. The task seems simple enough: migrate just over 100 mailboxes from on-premise Exchange 2007. There is no requirement for a hybrid deployment, so the normal approach is a cutover migration. You run a script on Exchange at the Office 365 end
…continue reading Microsoft Office 365: migration hassles show why partners still have a role
Appcelerator CEO Jeff Haynie has posted about his plans for Titanium, the company’s cross-platform mobile development toolkit.
With Ti.Next, we’ve created a small microkernel design that
Canonical has announced a comprehensive security breach of its forums.
Unfortunately the attackers have gotten every user’s local username, password, and email address from the Ubuntu Forums database. The passwords are not stored in plain text, they are stored as salted hashes. However, if you were using the same password as your Ubuntu Forums one
…continue reading Ubuntu forum hack sets same-password users at risk
Apple has released its third quarter financial results, and they are decent: year on year revenue is up fractionally, from $35.023 billion to $35,323 billion, though profit is down from $8.8 billion to $6.9 billion.
Compared to the third quarter in 2012 though, Mac sales are 7% down though, from 4.02 million units to 3.754
…continue reading Not just Windows: even Mac sales are down
Microsoft has reported a $900 million write-down on Surface RT inventory in its latest financial results. Was Surface RT a big mistake?
A loss of that size is a massive blunder, but the concept behind Surface RT is good and Microsoft should persevere. Here’s why.
Surface RT is experimental in two ways:
It was the
…continue reading Windows RT and Surface RT: Why Microsoft should persevere
Microsoft has reported fourth quarter and full year results for its financial year ending June 30th 2013.
I am in the habit of tracking the results quarter by quarter with a simple table:
Quarter ending June 30th 2013 vs quarter ending June 30th 2012, $millions
Segment Revenue Change Profit Change Client (Windows + Live) 4411
…continue reading Microsoft financials: nearly a $billion lost on Surface RT but prospering in server and cloud
Aside: Hejlsberg talks about the new Xbox music app in Windows 8.1 (and Xbox One) which
…continue reading Anders Hejlsberg says C# 6.0 to use Roslyn compiler, coming in next Visual Studio after VS 2013
Vision Mobile has released the results of a survey of 6000 mobile developers, sponsored by Blackberry and Mozilla.
Reading through the survey reminds me that despite the critical importance of apps to mobile platforms, surveys which look at developer intent are poor predictors of the future health of specific platforms. High interest or even affection
…continue reading Mobile developer survey: Apple iOS most profitable platform, but even Windows Phone is viable
Noticed this slide shown by COO Kevin Turner at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference under way in Houston.
What caught my eye in particular?
Common app platform between Windows and Windows Phone Skype integration with Outlook.com and Office 365 Update to Surface RT and Surface Pro – does this mean updated hardware? That seems likely,
…continue reading What’s coming from Microsoft in its next financial year: July 2013-June 2014
A survey by IDG Connect, sponsored by Dell, asked European IT “decision makers” in organisations with 500 or more employees about their migration plans. The survey took place at the end of 2012 and in early 2013.
Here are the cloud migration plans for email:
Migrate email to Office 365: 13% Migrate email to Google
…continue reading Real-world cloud computing adoption: pretty slow according to IDG Connect survey