Microsoft have announced reductions in the cost of their cloud Office365 services. It is passing on savings to the customer apparently but I think it is more likely it is trying to undercut Google Apps and Lotus Live to gain more market share. If Google and IBM fight back then this could start a price war, for cloud services, which could really drive pickup with businesses.
BB10/Traveler Password Expiry Issue
Tue, May 28th 2013 6:18a Paul Farris We have been experiencing an issue with Traveler 184.108.40.206 where Blackberry 10 devices are forcing the users to change their device password every day rather than the period set in the policy (90 days).
Disabling the password expiry setting in "Traveler Device Settings -> Security Settings -> Apple -> Password Expiry Period" has worked around this issue. [read] Keywords: traveler
IBM Traveler for Android now available from Google Play store
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 6:17a Paul Farris The IBM Traveler for Android app is now available for download directly form the Google Play Store. It can be installed by searching the Play store for "IBM Traveler" or using the direct link below:
Please that that this is the latest version (v9.0). It requires a IBM Traveler server of version 220.127.116.11 or the client will not configure.
An advantage of using the Play Store version is that the client will be auto [read] Keywords: domino
Notes 9 Tip: Enable message snippets in inbox
Mon, Mar 25th 2013 6:14a Paul Farris One of the Notes 9 client's new features is to display the first sentence of an emails body in the inbox view. This was not enabled by default on my install but can be switched on as follows:
Go to "View" menu at top of Notes client
Select "Beginning of Message"
Then the first x words of the body will be displayed under the subject like Gmail does. [read] Keywords: ibm
Plantronics Savi 440
Thu, Mar 21st 2013 6:17a Paul Farris I have been testing a new headset, the Plantronics Savi 440, to replace my old Plantronics Voyager Pro. It is a mono-aural wireless bluetooth headset which connects to a USB bluetooth dongle which it attached to a pc.
Great charging cradle to slot it into when not in use
Much clearer than Voyager Pro
Different attachments for over-the-head, over-the-ear and behind-the-head wearing
The £150 puts it in the upper cost bracket for [read] Keywords: office