• The Great Hotmail, Outlook Outage Of 2013 Continues As Downtime Passes 12 Hours

    The Great Hotmail, Outlook Outage Of 2013 Continues As Downtime Passes 12 Hours

    Shortly after 4:00pm EDT on March 12 some Hotmail users took to Twitter, reporting they couldn’t access their mail. Microsoft responded at 5:35pm confirming the service outage and stating that they were working on restoring the service. Well, it’s been over 12 hours since then, and Microsoft’s email services are still down for some. Read More

  • Microsoft Is Currently Experiencing Hotmail, Outlook And SkyDrive Service Disruptions

    Microsoft Is Currently Experiencing Hotmail, Outlook And SkyDrive Service Disruptions

    As we reported last month, Microsoft decided to start migrating its old-school Hotmail users over to its shiny new Outlook service. That migration process might not be going so well, as users have flooded sites like Twitter with reports of downtime to the tune of three hours. Its migration approach was to be a slow one, with the move being optional at first. Regardless of the reason, three… Read More

  • The Era Of Attachment Is Over: SugarSync Adds “Share By Email”

    As a fan of kitten videos, I’m often embarrassed by my inability to attach said videos to emails I’m trying to send the rest of my local chapter of American Society Of Kitten Video Lovers (ASKVL). While 50MB may seem small to some (and it’s a file barely big enough to hold a kitten video let alone a video of a kitten and and a baby monkey), it’s enormous for some… Read More

  • Producteev Launches Google Tasks Sync And Outlook Plugin To Take Your Inbox To Zero

    ou may be tired of hearing about task managers, but Producteev is a task management service worth writing home about. Few people enjoy using complicated product, task or CRM managers, so Producteev has built a solution with a user-friendly interface that is channel agnostic, and even adds a bit of gaming mechanics. Producteev is a workable alternative to solutions like Basecamp, though the… Read More

  • Microsoft And Partners Are About To Add A Big Fat Social Layer To Outlook

    Microsoft And Partners Are About To Add A Big Fat Social Layer To Outlook

    In November 2009, when Microsoft announced the release of the public beta of Microsoft Office 2010, the company also introduced an entirely new add-on for its Outlook product that we haven’t heard a peep about since. That’s about to change soon. The product, dubbed Outlook Social Connector, essentially aims to make Outlook more social by integrating streams from Windows Live… Read More

  • Xobni Updates Its UI, Gains Monetizable Extensions

    Tonight, Xobni is selectively allowing users to download a new version of its client with a number of UI enhancements. This launch coincides with Xobni’s new Salesforce extension. This is notable because it marks the launch of premium extensions for the first time, that give the company a new potential revenue stream. Here are a few of the bigger UI changes: As you can see in the… Read More

  • Yammer Shows Some Microsoft Love, Launches Plug-In For Outlook And Windows Mobile App

    At the start of this year’s TechCrunch50 conference, last year’s TechCrunch50 winner, Yammer, is making a significant announcement about a partnership with Microsoft. Yammer, a micro-messaging tool for enterprises (TechCrunch uses it), is releasing a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook and an app for Windows Mobile phones. Yammer is also joining Microsoft BizSpark, a program that… Read More

  • Microsoft, Outlook Is Broken, Says 6,000 Tweets (And Growing). Fix It.

    While it is pretty much the standard email client, Microsoft Outlook has long had problems rendering HTML correctly in emails. And the latest version, Outlook 2010, due sometime in the next several months, doesn’t look like it’s going to be any better — and it actually may be worse. And a lot of users aren’t happy about it at all. A group of people apparently felt… Read More

  • Stanford Chooses Zimbra Over Gmail, Outlook

    Webmail in the educational market appears to be a three horse race between Zimbra, Gmail and Outlook/Microsoft Exchange. And today, Yahoo’s Zimbra won out against the other two in a bid to provide for Stanford University. This is the latest in a series of victories for Zimbra, which includes Georgia Tech, University of Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Cal Poly, and University of Pennsylvania. Read More

  • Outlook 12 to have RSS Integration

    In news that certainly is not making the existing RSS Aggregator companies happy, Microsoft Outlook program manager Michael Affronti has soft announced that RSS will be integrated with Outlook 12. This will not only hurt the NewsGators and Attensas of the RSS space (those that have Outlook plugins to display RSS feeds). It will also impact Bloglines and others as users inevitably move… Read More