Cliff Saran’s Enterprise blog:

October, 2008


October 29, 2008  9:43 PM

Office Web Applications – why pay for enterprise licences?

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Microsoft, office, Office Live

It comes as no surprise Microsoft is planning to release a browser-based version of Office for its cloud computing service, Azure. When Steve Ballmer visited the UK last month,...

October 22, 2008  10:17 AM

Microsoft lock-out

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Firefox, IE7, IE8, Internet Explorer, Linux, Windows

I am at a conference in Prague this week. As is usual, I cleaned up my Exchange InBox, before I left on Friday night. By Monday, the  InBox had exceeded the 50 Mbyte size limit set by our IT department. It's now totally locked.

Now I have wireless access in Prague and I can run...


October 14, 2008  7:41 PM

Apple MacBook – Steve Jobs’s lost opportunity

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Advent, Apple, ASUS, HP, MacBook, Netbook

We had a moment earlier today on the ComputerWeekly.com news desk. Someone was raving about how important this new Apple would be. "Sub $800, that'll change the market, why buy a PC et etc etc." Well, as it turned out, Steve Jobs blew it.

He could have really gone to town with a...


October 10, 2008  8:47 AM

PayPal Carrier Pigeon Refunds

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Ebay, Paypal, refund

On Saturday 27th of September at around noon I paid for an item eBay purchase I had just made using PayPal  "for instant payment". The payment was indeed instantly debited from my bank current. The seller got one of those messages from PayPal warning that it would only release the funds...


October 6, 2008  7:15 PM

More insanity on PayPal

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Ebay, Fraud, Paypal

I have noticed that sellers who use PayPal on eBay are now asking  for positive eBay feedback from the buyer before they send the item out. This is because PayPal appears to have a new policy. Basically, it  prevents you from withdrawing the funds for 21 days unless the buyer leaves...


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