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Microsoft fails me again

Last month, I wrote about my problems with syncing my windows mobile phone with Outlook 2010 64-bit. I tolerated this, on the hope that it will be corrected/remedied at some point. Added to that it did not directly affect my ability to get my work done. The second issue is a lot more troublesome as it is effecting my ability to get a job done. For some reason, when shipping the 64-bit office, Microsoft decided to not upgrade their common controls to 64-bit (MSCOMCTL.OCX). As a result of th.....

Windows Mobile Device Centre (WMDC) and Outlook 2010 64-bit

Recently, after upgrading my Office to Outlook 2010 64-bit, I plugged my phone in to my standard weekly sync with my Outlook, and up popped a message along the lines of "wrong outlook client". At the same time the sync (or lack thereof) process deleted all my contacts from my phone. After a very quick search I soon dscovered that this is a known problem between WMDC and Outlook 2010 64-bit. The official statement from Microsoft is this: Question/Issue "Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC).....

Windows 7 is here…officially

Over the past couple of months, I have painstakingly avoided any articles related to Windows 7. My daily RSS feed, lifehacker, seemed to be particularly enthralled with all the new features. I did not have the time to "play" on a virtual server, and not wanting to install a beta or pre-release software as my primary operating system I simply ignored all of these articles. The other day, however, we acquired some new laptops and I found myself in a bit of a quandary with regard to my OS. Wi.....

Linux as a Viable Desktop Solution

Approximately 6 months ago, fed up with my first release installation of Vista, I decided it was time to uninstall Vista and wait for the traditional first service pack release. As this was my home PC for the family, and did not need to run many high end applications, I looked at two possibilities for an operating System. I could either go back to Windows XP or install a version of Linux. Having been in touch with Linux distributions since the early days of RedHat, and having read the recen.....