I find this Microsoft commercial amusing, probably because had there been technology like this when I was a kid I could see myself having tried this (or maybe I can see my kids trying this).
I find it interesting that while Microsoft is trying to promote Windows 7 Mobile, and given the general state of the (tablet crazy) consumer market right now, that they are using the tagline “It all starts with a Windows 7 PC”.
IBM Updates on SHA-2 and POODLE
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 8:50a Mitch Cohen Two new Technotes have been published
How is IBM Domino impacted by the POODLE attack?
The Short version it is and IBM will provide Interim Fixes for the following Domino releases:
9.0.1 Fix Pack 2
8.5.3 Fix Pack 6
8.5.2 Fix Pack 4
8.5.1 Fix Pack 5
Planned SHA-2 deliveries for IBM Domino 9.x
The Short version
SHA-2 support for Domino 9.x is planned to be delivered over the next several weeks via an Interim Fix.
With this Interim Fix, Domino administrators will be able to configure Domin [read] Keywords: domino
IBM Domino , Google, and SHA-1
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 1:32p Mitch Cohen There is a lot of talk these days about Google’s decision to accelerate the deprecation of SHA-1, and IBM Domino’s lack of support for SHA-2 . Right off lets get this straight IBM absolutely should have plans to add SHA-2 support in Domino and an implementation date should be communicated ASAP. At the same time the pressure should really be on Google to back down from what is an arbitrary deadline they announced out of the blue, and to support the previously announced 2017 date [read] Keywords: domino
IBM Notes Traveler and support for iOS8
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 7:05a Mitch Cohen If you support an IBM Notes Traveler environment this question should be on your mind
Looks like good news if you are reasonably current in your Traveler environment. We have had a beta device connected to a 9.0.1 IF4 Traveler server and it worked with out any issue, I know I will be watching closely when Apple releases iOS8 to make sure everything keeps working.
See the technote fo the Full Q&A including updates on Traveler Companion and To Do .
Nice job by IBM getting this document pu [read] Keywords: ibm
IBM SmartCloud rebranding to IBM Connections Cloud
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 1:02p Mitch Cohen We heard last January at IBM Connect that the IBM Collaboration Solutions would all be rebranded under the IBM Connections name. IBM SmartCloud for Social Business is no exception and will be changing later in September.
IBM SmartCloud Engage Advanced
IBM Connections Cloud S1
IBM SmartCloud Engage Standard
IBM Connections Cloud S2
IBM SmartCloud iNotes
IBM Connections Web Mail Cloud
IBM SmartCloud Archive Essentials
IBM Connections Archive Essentials Cloud [read] Keywords: collaboration
Making Two Factor Authentication (even) easier
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 7:01a Mitch Cohen If you pay attention to the news you know you should be protecting your accounts with strong unique passwords, and two factor authentication wherever it is supported. Two factor authentication improves your security by requiring (as the name implies) as second piece of information to authenticate which is usually a number generated by an app on your phone or received via text or email. A while ago I posted this tip to make two factor authentication a little easier, now I want to follow that [read] Keywords: email
Nominations are Open for the IBM Mail Next Design Advisory Program
Wed, May 28th 2014 6:03a Mitch Cohen Interested in IBM Mail Next? Want a voice in shaping the product? Nominate yourself to participate in the Design Advisory Program for Mail Next.
You need to be an IBM SmartCloud Notes Customer, or a Business Partner with a SmartCloud Demo Account to participate.
Kramer Reeves: IBM Mail Next – Design Advisory Program – Open for Nominations!
IBM Design Advisory Program for IBM Mail Next – Nomination Form [read] Keywords: ibm