I am a Microsoft action pack subscriber. Today I received an email about changes to the plan that are tailored to my business. They let slip that this includes a new Single Threaded uni-task OS.
When you subscribe to Action Pack, you will get the software you need to run your company (like Microsoft Window 8 and Windows Server), plus access to cloud software licenses, including Office 365, Windows Intune, and CRM Online. Now you can deliver on-premise, cloud, or hybrid solutions to all your SMB customers.
Finally, a software company that understands my business want to do one thing at a time.
Thank you, Mothership!
The big take away from this article is the bastard OS that is Vista has more market share than OSX.
We are still running WSS 3 on a system for project management. Our users started to report that they could not author Wiki Pages, even with ownership of a site. The IIS logs showed error 403 for users but 200 for administrators.
John W Powell’s blog post from 2008 held the answer – folder permissions. Check out his post, but the solution is:
“A quick check of the bin directory permissions revealed only administrators could access the bin directory, so the solution is to add server\users Read & Execute, List Folder Contents and Read permissions.”
The main DOJ site is up, but the fine folks at the OJP decided to spend money having their web team cook up this beauty. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/unavailable/
Waste on top of waste.
I just got a call and the open line from the far end was “How many seats do you have?” Not “hello” or a greeting that identified the caller. It turned out to be SFI, a company that vends software, hardware, and services.
There are a lot of players in that market space. Often they are indistinguishable from each other, and they rely on getting in the door and maintaining relationships to get and keep business. That kind of opening line on a phone call crosses them off the list for good in my book.
Over the weekend I switch our MX records and exported our mail. As of Monday morning, we are running email via Outlook 365 in the cloud. So far, the transition has been a low pain affair with minimal effort on the IT folks.
Now comes the challenge of reining in the enthusiasm as people start to see or question the new capabilities.
I have been working on an office 365 project. My exchange server is 2003 and almost 7 years old.
The office 365 transition replaces my exchange server, spam filter, and lets me do away with my open office licenses.
All in all it will let me operate cheaper, more effectively, more reliably, and give me more predictable costs.
I will also be better able to support my growing remote workforce.
This is exactly what the promise of the cloud is supposed to be.