BlackBerry users grin smugly as iOS update wreaks Exchange server havoc; opens passcode vulnerability


An iPhone and a BlackBerry Z10

You might have heard that the recent iOS 6.1 update has been causing quite a few headaches for corporate users. One issue causes a heavy load on the Exchange server, which ultimately locks up mobile access to e-mail. 

When a user syncs a mailbox by using an iOS 6.1-based device, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server (CAS) and Mailbox (MBX) server resources are consumed, log growth becomes excessive, memory and CPU use may increase significantly, and server performance is affected.

This results in end-users getting an error message saying "Cannot Get Mail - The connection to the server failed." The cause? Apparently this bug has to do with responding to an exception to a recurring calendar event. 

Managing your Enterprise inbox is simplest on BlackBerry


Filed Messages

I'm an "Inbox Zero" guy - my goal is to empty my email inbox as quickly as possible. Once a message has been dealt with I file it in an appropriate folder immediately. Once it's filed I move on to the next one. This is also how I deal with my follow-up - if it's in the inbox it is not done yet.

Depending on how many folders and sub-folders you have it can be quite time consuming to file messages in Outlook, I'm forever dragging and scrolling messages from the Inbox to my labyrinth of sub-folders. I've moved to filing exclusively on my BlackBerry smartphone because it is just easier and for those of you who use Outlook can appreciate, the BlackBerry is actually smarter than Outlook.

Microsoft drops charge for syncing BlackBerry with Office 365


Office 365 and BB

On Wednesday Microsoft announced on their Office 365 blog that they will be dropping the additional cost they were charging customers to sync their BlackBerry smartphones calendar and address book.