MXIE and Office 2010

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Written by Mark Norton Friday, 28 May 2010 09:26

If you’re wondering if MXIE (I’m currently using v5.2.17) works with Outlook 2010 and the address book, the answer is yes, as long as you are using the 32bit image version.   The 64bit version of Outlook will leave you with this message: “Either there is no default mail client or the current mail client cannot fulfill the messaging request. Please run Microsoft Outlook and set it as the default mail client.” when starting MXIE.  If you have any question about whether you are running 32 or 64bit Office 2010, simply click file, and help, the version will be displayed in the right hand pane.

In case you are using MXIE and don’t already have this working, it is very easy to setup. Simply click File/Preferences, and under the Address Book pane, select “Microsoft Outlook” under Integration.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 June 2010 18:43  

Another Widespread Hosted VoIP Outage

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Written by Mark Norton Thursday, 27 May 2010 05:15

Peter Svensson of AP reports that AT&T’s U-verse hosted VoIP customers were without telephone service for about 4 hours on Tuesday 2/25. Support personnel were telling customers that a server crash brought down U-Verse Voice in AT&T's entire 22-state local-phone service area. U-Verse Internet and TV services weren't affected by the Voice outage. While it’s assumed that the majority of the customers were home based consumers, it is hard to tell how many business were affected. This only goes to demonstrate that while any service can be disrupted, the larger the group of people experiencing the outage, the more difficult the problem can be to isolate and fix.  In contrast, premise based equipment is installed at the customer’s site and can be serviced and supported locally.

TelStrong Business Communications is a Dallas company that designs, installs and supports premise based VoIP solutions for small to large companies in North Texas.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 May 2010 15:30  
 

Net Neutrality: 5/5 - My Opinion

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Written by Mark Norton Monday, 26 April 2010 13:07

This is the final of a five part article on Net Neutrality. Previous Article: Part 4: The Scenarios

 

My Take: Thank God for America. We live in a country where we are allowed to succeed. You used to be allowed to fail and set an example for the next guy, but now if you can't succeed, you are simply allowed to just suck. Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of big government. I never liked having to do anything because the government said so.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 June 2010 15:32  
 

Net Neutrality: 4/5 - The Scenarios

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Written by Mark Norton Monday, 26 April 2010 13:04

This is the fourth of a five part article on Net Neutrality. Previous Article - Part 3: Legislation

 

The Three Scenarios: This is my opinion of a look ahead and three very different scenarios, each with their own drawbacks. We'll most likely see a mixture of the first two.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 June 2010 15:35  
 

Net Neutrality: 3/5 - Legislation

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Written by Mark Norton Monday, 26 April 2010 12:59

This is the third of a five part article on Net Neutrality. Previous Article - Part 2: The Issues

 

Legislation: I’m no lawyer, but I do believe I have my fair share of common sense. What Network Neutrality boils down to is that one side believes that they need laws to keep the consumer and the Internet itself safe while the other side believes that the system is not broken and laws written to protect the Internet could be it's undoing. This is what it comes down to right? Do you trust your government to put controls on the Internet? Can we afford to let large corporations govern themselves? Do you trust the FCC and the current administration, now or four years from now, to make the rules as they go along?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 June 2010 15:38  
 

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