Saturday, August 30, 2008

iPhone sync issue

A good friend and colleague discovered this issue. An iPhone configured to sync with a Microsoft Exchange server would not permit any edits to calendar items. All other Exchange data could be edited without problems.

A recently released and very large firmware update was installed in an attempt to resolve the issue, however this did not help.

Oddly enough, the problem was caused by capitalizing the name of the server in the dialog box that configures the iPhone's connection to the server. Once the server name was corrected, all was OK.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

SBS 2008 is RTMed

Microsoft's Small Business Server 2008 was released to manufacturing on Thursday, August 21, 2008.

We've attended seminars from Microsoft, listened to colleagues who've deployed beta versions of the product in their client's businesses and had hands on experience with the early bits.

So, it's time to put aside the betas and start working with the real thing.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Baseless Windows bashing

I strongly believe criticism should be constructive and positive. Lately, Apple and its supporters have been bashing Microsoft using misinformation.

Take a look at this post from Jeff Jones' blog over at TechNet. He ran into an Apple evangelist at the recent Black Hat conference who quoted a percentage of Windows systems with security issues, yet could not state the source.

Why not remain silent if you can't substantiate your comments? (sigh)

More on this to come.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Serious DNS issue resolved

A threat to DNS was mitigated over the past week. The issue, left unresolved, would have made it possible to have legitimate websites impersonated. The fallout from this would have been catastrophic. Software companies around the world carefully patched their systems before releasing any information about the threat.

If your systems are not updated automatically (i.e., servers), patch them now!