The Low-Down on Low-Cost E-mail Systems

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Office 365 mail servers on Spam Blacklists?

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Since we’ve been migrating companies off IBM Lotus Domino we made the decision a couple of years ago to migrate ourselves.  We decided that we no longer wanted to host our own mail servers.  Why should we.  The cost of a cloud based email provider was so cheap..

I’ve long suspected that some of my mail was not being delivered to clients.  Most anti-spam products silently delete mail.  The recipient doesn’t get it and the sender doesn’t get notified.  But I ...

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FIX – OS X YOSEMITE mail.app The Exchange Server “null” is not responding

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I love my MAC. With the introduction of Hand Off I wanted to be able to move between

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my Rivit Mail on my iphone to my Rivit Mail on my MAC workbook pro.  Easy enough – Right?   Not if your an office365 or exchange user.

Handoff currently only works with the OS X mail.app.  Outlook doesn’t support it yet.  Maybe when Microsoft gets around to updating Mac Office (come ...

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Excel 2013 no longer opens files on doubleclick

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I started working with Office 2013 a few months back.  Really hate the recent interface design changes that seem to be sweeping the current IT world.  I find the minimalist presentation a little too bright and it actually makes things a little to difficult to find on the screen.

Recently I ran into a problem where doubleclicking on an excel file in the file system no longer opened the file in Excel.  Excel opened but would just give me a blank ...

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Lync for MAC 2011 keeps crashing

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lyncEver since I upgraded to Mavericks I’ve been having a problem with Lync 2011 crashing.  It seems to happen most often when my macbook pro goes to sleep.  However it will also happen  during a lync call or a lync screen sharing.  I’ve gone through the normal upgrade steps with no success.  Recently I did a complete clean reinstall by doing the following steps:

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Blackberry Continues its plummett

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OK… So its been a long time since I Blogged.  Its actually a good thing.  Things have been incredibly busy at Rivit.  We’ve been migrating more clients to Microsoft every month.  Our forecast is looking good.  Thank you to all of our customers!

This morning I was reading the Newspaper and saw an article on Blackberry.  The news last week was that Blackberry continued to slide even after they released their new phones.  In fact they had lost 4 million subscribers ...

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Migrations Migrations Migrations…

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Damn. Its been a while since I blogged. Rivit has been really busy the last couple of months.

Our core focus is now Migration. Migrating people from one platform to another.  Typically we are seeing IBM Lotus Domino clients moving their mail or applications to another platform.  However, we also see companies moving between archiving products.  But We’ll talk about archiving migrations in a later blog.

We see numerous IBM clients that have made the management decision to migrate.  We get the ...

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Microsoft didn’t kill Wordperfect – Novell Did…. Sounds Like history is ready to repeat itself.

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wordperfect LogoAn outstanding anti-trust suit existed against Microsoft on whether they had acted inappropriately in aiding in the demise of Wordperfect.  Microsoft took action and asked for the case to be closed.  The judge in the case found that it was not the actions of Microsoft that killed Wordperfect.  It was the actions, or rather, the inaction of Novell that killed the product.

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Domino Social Edition – Hype?

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I’ve been looking at all the hype around the Domino Social Edition and trying to understand its positioning.  Coming out of Lotusphere I saw this as a way for IBM to slow the leak.  Inevitably, lack of position in the market would lead companies to migrate away from Domino.  Mail would be first.  Applications soon after.   One of the biggest inhibitors to migrating away from Domino is how to get rid of the applicaitons.  If I can’t get rid ...

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Setting up Sharepoint Foundations on your own workstation

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We’ve been doing more and more work on SharePoint these days.  It’s not as nice as Domino.  It requires more effort to develop applications.  The simple things that we take for granted in Domino require some work.  But, once you get started working with it you can see why companies like it.   A lot of our client base has started to develop applications in Sharepoint or they are moving their Mission Critical Domino Applications over.

The nice thing about the Domino development environment ...

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