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Does Google Docs hinder creativity?

It does when you can’t create a new document. It’s October 30 at 12:15 PM EDT, and I can’t create a new document. I can create a new spreadsheet, a new presentation, a new form … but when I try to create a new document, I get: This webpage has a redirect loop. The webpage [...]

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The big boys get hacked, too

A rather disturbing report in the New York Times about an attack on the password system at Google. I’m not going to stop using Google, but I might start changing my password a little more often.

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Microsoft says Stop Buying Servers

Well, not really. But they did pull the plug on their multi-server on-premise solution, Essential Business Server. Here are some links to the announcement and reaction, courtesy of Harry Brelsford at SMBNation. EBS team blog Wayne Small, Microsoft MVP Mitch Garvis, Microsoft MVP To those readers who bought EBS in the past year … hey, [...]

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David Pogue’s take on Windows Live

Defining what Windows Live is (and isn’t) is a challenging task. Here’s a pretty good take on it from the New York Times’s David Pogue.

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Symform: A cloudy backup option?

I got an e-mail yesterday about Symform, a new online backup storage service. The description of the service reminded me of SETI@Home, which leveraged the Internet to let thousands of personal computers around the world mine extraterrestrial signals in their spare time. Rather than using extra CPU cycles, Symform seeks to take advantage of unused [...]

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100 Great Google Docs Tips

The folks at Accredited Online Colleges compiled a list of these Google Docs tips. They say the tips are for students and educators, but almost all of them apply to business users as well. (I’m not sure about the value of GoogleTournament in small business!) Check out the list.

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Sharing folders in Google Docs

Document sharing in Google Docs has been around for a long time (relatively speaking, of course), but sharing entire folders is new. Here’s how to do it.

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There’s no such thing as a free domain

Microsoft Office Live Small Business used to offer a free Internet domain for their users. As of October 1, 2009, this freebie goes bye-bye. Domains up for renewal after that date will only be renewed if you pay $14.95 a year. Although I’m never crazy about paying for something that used to be free, I [...]

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For Google Docs, published equals public

Received today from the Google Apps team: We wanted to let you know about some important changes around published documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. In a few weeks, documents, spreadsheets and presentations that have been explicitly published outside your organization and are linked to from a public website will be crawled and indexed, which means they [...]

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It’s now. Do you know if your Google Apps are working?

The first thing I did today when my Google Mail stopped responding was to get on Twitter and ask if Google Apps was (were?) down. Better idea: Check the Google Apps status report. It includes both a current report and a history for the past several days. As of 4:02 pm EDT on 9/1/09 … [...]

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