Splunk upgrades app for Microsoft Exchange

Splunk, the machine data focused big data player, announced Monday the release of version 3.0 of the Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange. Despite having a complex install process, the company said Splunk for Microsoft Exchange is one of the most popular apps it has produced, a reality that likely prompted The…

Posted on: April 2, 2014 2:00 pm

Microsoft to end support for Windows XP and Office 2003 from April 8

As of April 8, tech giant Microsoft will no longer be supporting the Windows XP operating system or Office 2003 meaning businesses using these platforms will no longer have security fixes, software updates or technical support. Firms who continue to run Windows XP or Office 2003 on their computers will be at Microsoft…

Posted on: April 2, 2014 2:00 pm

How Gmail Happened: The Inside Story of Its Launch 10 Years Ago

Gmail’s home page as it looked on March 31, 2004, shortly before the service launched Skizzers.org Google’s email breakthrough was almost three years in the making. But it wasn’t a given that it would reach the public at all If you wanted to pick a single date to mark the beginning…

Posted on: April 2, 2014 2:00 pm

Don’t blink! FireChat takes ephemeral messaging to whole new level

Jump into iOS messaging app FireChat and you can only expect the unexpected. A "Lost" reference, chat room anachronisms, fired-off insults and spam and Internet acronyms. And that’s the just first 15 seconds. In FireChat, you’ll never see the same thing twice, nor the same group of 79 other strangers from It’s…

Posted on: April 1, 2014 7:01 pm

Microsoft launches Android Outlook Web App for Office 365 and Exchange

Microsoft has unveiled an Android version of Outlook Web App (OWA) for business editions of Office 365 and Exchange. The OWA app for Android follows last year’s launch of OWA for the iPhone and iPad and will mean that Android owners gain earlier access to new Exchange features, including the slew…

Posted on: April 1, 2014 7:00 pm

After “Microsoft” Azure, should Windows Phone be renamed?

Yesterday Microsoft announced that it was renaming "Windows Azure" to "Microsoft Azure", the latest in a series of moves to consolidate Microsoft’s branding and clean up the Windows brand. Followers of this blog know that Azure is only the latest in a long string of rebrandings, from back when Live…

Posted on: April 1, 2014 7:00 pm

Don’t blink! FireChat takes ephemeral messaging to whole new level

Jump into iOS messaging app FireChat and you can only expect the unexpected. A "Lost" reference, chat room anachronisms, fired-off insults and spam and Internet acronyms. And that’s the just first 15 seconds. In FireChat, you’ll never see the same thing twice, nor the same group of 79 other strangers from It’s…

Posted on: April 1, 2014 7:00 pm

Don’t blink! FireChat takes ephemeral messaging to whole new level

Jump into iOS messaging app FireChat and you can only expect the unexpected. A "Lost" reference, chat room anachronisms, fired-off insults and spam and Internet acronyms. And that’s the just first 15 seconds. In FireChat, you’ll never see the same thing twice, nor the same group of 79 other strangers from It’s…

Posted on: April 1, 2014 7:00 pm

Microsoft launches Android Outlook Web App for Office 365 and Exchange

Microsoft has unveiled an Android version of Outlook Web App (OWA) for business editions of Office 365 and Exchange. The OWA app for Android follows last year’s launch of OWA for the iPhone and iPad and will mean that Android owners gain earlier access to new Exchange features, including the slew…

Posted on: April 1, 2014 7:00 pm

Just previewing email can give attackers control of your PC, Microsoft warns

Attackers are actively exploiting a newly discovered Microsoft Word vulnerability that could be used to gain remote access of your PC, Microsoft warned Mondayand even worse, the exploit can be triggered by opening or merely previewing a malicious email using Outlook’s default settings. The attack is delivered using booby-trapped Rich…

Posted on: April 1, 2014 7:00 pm