Computerworld.com published an article this week called “iPhone, iPad dwarf mobile rivals in small- and mid-sized firms”. It stated: Apple has won the hearts and minds of small- and mid-sized businesses, which have overwhelmingly adopted Cupertino's mobile devices over rivals powered by Android or Windows, an Exchange hosting vendor said last week. Well, my interest … Continue reading "Can you use ActiveSync to measure market shares?"
I was postponing my work laptop Windows 8 Enterprise upgrade to 8.1, because I assumed I would have to install every app over again. My Windows 8 Pro upgrade to 8.1 on my personal desktop didn’t go as smooth as I had hoped. I had to install every (desktop) application again, as I did not … Continue reading "Windows 8.1 Enterprise upgrade: You can’t keep apps?"
I think I might start a new tradition: every time a major/important OS or update is released, I try find out how to block it from Exchange . Now, I know the Mail app has been around for some time now. If you recollect, I did some research on how Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) within the … Continue reading "Blocking the Windows 8 Mail app in Exchange 2010 & 2013"
As it is almost October 18th , a quick plug for my Dirteam.com "co-blogger" Sander Berkouwers 10-part series on the upcoming Windows update: Is your organization ready for Windows 8.1? Part 1, Overview Part 2, The best hardware for the job Part 3, Start Button and Boot to Desktop Part 4, Automatic App Updates Part … Continue reading "Blog series on Windows 8.1"
Recently somebody asked via Twitter my what the make and model is of my laptop, used for Exchange testing environments. Well, 140 characters is not a lot of space so I decided to blog about it. Our company uses Dell laptops as a laptop standard, but other vendors might have comparable configurations. The main model … Continue reading "My portable lab hardware"
Since yesterday’s blog post “Yes, there is ActiveSync in Windows 8!”, I have fiddled some more with the Windows 8 Mail app. So, which other ActiveSync settings do work within Windows 8? There are quite a few, and some aren’t supported by all devices. So, which are important and could I use as a baseline? … Continue reading "More about Windows 8 CP and ActiveSync"
*** updated: Also read the followup blog post: More about Windows 8 CP and ActiveSync I think it was already present in the Developer Preview, but it is definitely present in the Consumer Preview. Chris Brownie has blogged about it and has some screenshots. Go ahead and read his blog! As can be seen in … Continue reading "Yes, there is ActiveSync in Windows 8!"
I’ve installed some screenshots of the new Windows 8 Consumer Preview. It was installed on VirtualBox with an 32 bit ISO. I forgot to make a screenshot were you configure the install disk, but that’s basically the same as Windows 7. Download your ISO’s here. Also Windows Server 8 Beta also became available here. And … Continue reading "Windows 8 Consumer Preview Install Screenshots"