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September 2007 - Posts

About half of IT workers admit sleeping on the job, kissing co-workers

Say what?

Does your job wear you out? You're not alone. More than half of IT workers say they've fallen asleep at work, according to a new online survey.

And, nearly half of techies also are apparently in the mood for love. Forty-seven percent of tech pros admit they've kissed a co-worker, according to the online survey of 5,700 U.S. workers, including 163 techies, conducted by Harris Interactive for job site Careerbuilder.com.

The survey didn't indicate if those work taboos were committed by the same respondents, but in both cases, men were more likely to admit doing both.

Forty-nine percent of male techies say they've fallen asleep at work, while only 35 percent of women admitted doing so.

So...most of us are kissing and sleeping...

Full story

Posted: Sep 30 2007, 10:21 AM by jgormly | with 1 comment(s)
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Microsoft releases 2007 Annual Report & Proxy Statement

Microsoft Corp. today made available its 2007 annual report to shareholders on the Microsoft Investor Relations Web site at www.microsoft.com/msft. Hard copies are available free of charge to Microsoft shareholders by calling (800) 285-7772. Microsoft has also provided the annual report to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Microsoft Annual Report & Proxy Statement

View the Microsoft 2007 Annual Report

View the Microsoft 2007 Proxy Statement

Posted: Sep 30 2007, 08:51 AM by jgormly | with no comments
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Hackers answer to iPhone problems? Roll back to an earlier OS...

The results are in folks...the new OS is breaking iPhones and as promised, the hackers have an answer.  Unfortunately, the answer is roll back to an earlier OS.  What a fix...

Posted: Sep 30 2007, 08:38 AM by jgormly | with no comments
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Beware of email Support to Burma

SECURITY FIRM Sophos has warned that an email doing the rounds and purporting to be written by the Dalai Lama has a malicious attachment.Beware of this kind of email

“Dear Friends & Colleagues, Please find enclosed a massage from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in support of the recent pro democracy demonstrations taking place in Burma. This is for your information and can be distributed as you see fit.

Best wishes.

Tenzin Taklha Joint Secretary Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama”

Emails contain a malicious attachment that attempts to use software exploits to install malware onto victims’ PCs.

The attachment contains a document (filename: hhdl burma_001.doc) that attempts to exploit a Word vulnerability by downloading a Trojan horse, called Agent-CGU, onto victims’ PC.

Posted: Sep 30 2007, 08:01 AM by jgormly | with no comments
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Palm 500v Specs

Below are the specs of the 500v.  I wonder how long it will be before a US carrier picks it up.

Posted: Sep 29 2007, 06:28 PM by jgormly | with no comments
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Palm Centro Quick Specs

Below are the Palm Centro Quick Specs.  And so that you can see the size difference, for those who have seen a Treo 750, below is a 3D comparison of the 750 vs Centro.

The red in the back is the size of the 750, the front is the Centro (I'll have one Monday and will provide side by side photos of the real devices).

Posted: Sep 29 2007, 06:16 PM by jgormly | with no comments
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Palm Store takes pre-orders for the Palm Centro

Posted: Sep 29 2007, 06:05 PM by jgormly | with no comments
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Microsoft Extends Sales Availability of Windows XP

In an effort to respond to feedback the company is hearing from its customers and partners, Microsoft is extending availability of Windows XP editions among original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and retail channels for an additional five months to June 30, 2008. In addition, the company will continue to offer Windows XP Starter Edition in emerging markets where it is currently available for the rapidly growing class of hardware-constrained ultra-low cost PCs until June 30, 2010.

Press Release Here

Posted: Sep 28 2007, 07:21 AM by jgormly | with no comments
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Jeyo Mobile Companion 2.0

Jeyo Mobile Companion 2.0 is an extensive update to the popular Windows Mobile device manager. Version 2.0 builds on the powerful capabilities of the original: operation of your Window Mobile device from a Windows PC through a familiar ease-to-use Outlook-style user interface, SMS-ing directly from your PC through your phone including chat mode, and powerful features to manage all the important personal data on your Smartphone or Pocket PC phone such as the ability to backup and restore of all your vital data. With Jeyo Mobile Companion 2.0 a host of new features have been added including support for user-created subfolders, more device personalization capabilities, support for Vista/Outlook '07 and Windows Mobile 6 devices as well as the ability to export data to the flexible XML format.

Benefits

  • Extend mobile communication to your PC through your Smartphone or Pocket PC phone.
  • Exchange SMS messages and organize contacts with ease.
  • Backup your personal data from your Smartphone or Pocket PC phone.
  • Personalize your phone's home screen and audio notifications from a slick PC interface .
  • Try it free for 15 days

 

I'll load it later today and give it a go.  More later.

Posted: Sep 28 2007, 07:19 AM by jgormly | with no comments
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More Communicator Mobile 2007 Downloads

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile (2007 Release): User's Guide

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile is a communications client for Windows Mobile powered devices, enabling information workers to communicate in real time even when working away from their desks.

For more information about Communicator Mobile (2007 release) features, you can read the Communicator Mobile User's Guide. This document describes how to install and configure Communicator Mobile (2007 release) as well as how to use Communicator Mobile features.

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile (2007 Release): Quick Reference Card - Instant Messaging (IM) and Presence

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile is a communications client for Windows Mobile powered devices, enabling information workers to communicate in real time even when working away from their desks.

For information about getting started with Communicator Mobile (2007 release), you can read the Communicator Mobile Quick Reference Card - Instant Message (IM) and Presence. This quick reference card describes the most commonly used Communicator Mobile (2007 release) features.

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile (2007 Release): Quick Reference Card - Installation and Configuration

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile is a communications client for Windows Mobile powered devices, enabling information workers to communicate in real time even when working away from their desks.

For information about installing and configuring Communicator Mobile (2007 release) on your Windows Mobile powered device, you can read the Communicator Mobile Quick Reference Card - Installation and Configuration. This document describes the minimum tools and procedures required to install and configure Communicator Mobile (2007 release).

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile (2007 Release): Troubleshooting Guide

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile is a communications client for Windows Mobile powered devices, enabling information workers to communicate in real time even when working away from their desks.

The Communicator Mobile Troubleshooting Guide describes resolutions to issues that some users of Communicator Mobile encounter under particular circumstances.

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile (2007 Release): Release Notes

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile is a communications client for Windows Mobile powered devices, enabling information workers to communicate in real time even when working away from their desks.

The release notes document describes the known issues about the product at the time of release and suggests resolutions.

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile (2007 Release): Frequently Asked Questions

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile is a communications client for Windows Mobile powered devices, enabling information workers to communicate in real time even when working away from their desks.

For answers to frequently asked questions about Communicator Mobile (2007 release), you can read the Frequently Asked Questions document. This document provides the answers to Communicator Mobile software and deployment questions in a question-and-answer format.

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile (2007 Release): Planning and Deployment Guide

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile is a communications client for Windows Mobile powered devices, enabling information workers to communicate in real time even when working away from their desks.

To prepare for Communicator Mobile deployment, you can read the Communicator Mobile (2007 Release) Planning and Deployment Guide. This document describes server and client requirements, procedures for deploying the Communicator Mobile software, and procedures for installing certificates.

Posted: Sep 28 2007, 07:05 AM by jgormly | with no comments
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Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile (2007 Release)

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile is a unified communications client for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007. Communicator Mobile runs on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 or 6.0 software for Pocket PC and smartphone devices.

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile (2007 Release) extends the reach of Office Communications Server 2007 to information workers who use Windows Mobile powered devices. Communicator Mobile provides presence and communication features that are similar to the desktop version of Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 when users are away from their desks.

 

Download here (requires Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007)

Posted: Sep 28 2007, 06:58 AM by jgormly | with no comments
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Just a couple more weeks until CTIA in San Francisco

Anyone else going?

Learn about the latest wireless technologies at the CTIA Conference, the largest wireless data event in the industry, on October 23-25 in San Francisco, CA. Listen to featured speakers including Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and visit Microsoft at booth 109. Combining enterprise and entertainment, the CTIA Conference is not to be missed. Register to attend today!

Meet the Next Generation of Wireless Data at CTIA

Posted: Sep 28 2007, 06:53 AM by jgormly | with no comments
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Architectural Overview of Windows Mobile

This white paper describes how mobile devices running Windows Mobile 5.0 or Windows Mobile 6 are fully integrated into Microsoft’s server infrastructure, how the components fit together, and the fundamental design requirements that will help secure and manage mobile devices. The following infrastructure components and their interrelationships are discussed: Exchange Server 2003 and 2007, Exchange ActiveSync, Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 and 2006, Microsoft Dynamics Platform, Small Business Server 2003, Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 and Systems Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2007, Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 and Systems Center Configuration Manager 2007, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Live Communications Server 2005.



Posted: Sep 28 2007, 06:51 AM by jgormly | with no comments
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Daylight Savings approaches again...

As a reminder, Daylight Savings changes are approaching again.  This time, Daylight Savings changes should have occurred on October 28th, but will occur one week later on November 4th.  Calendar appointments and clocks may be off one week.

If you purchased your Windows Mobile device after the spring fiasco, you'll find the details and the patches for DST.  You'll need to ensure your mobile device (and your PC and Outlook) are appropriately patched.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/daylightsaving/default.mspx

One month and counting.

Posted: Sep 28 2007, 06:49 AM by jgormly | with no comments
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Reports coming in...iPhones bricking...

Early reports are coming in folks.  Unlocked iPhones are in fact being rendered useless if an AT&T SIM isn't found, and all 3rd party apps are being deleted...

Posted: Sep 27 2007, 06:27 PM by jgormly | with no comments
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