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Microsoft Finds Bug in Google Exchange-Killer

Recently, I described a Google app that allows you to use Outlook to connect to e-mail in the Google cloud. I made the simplistic determination that if it worked, and was indeed far cheaper, then many in IT would switch. Those of you in the IT trenches corrected me posthaste (really fast!). You worried about compliance, archiving and security. This newsletter always lets me know just how little I know!

Microsoft is clearly not a fan of anything that threatens the Exchange franchise, and this week announced that it had found a bug in Google Apps Sync for Outlook. While not exactly a showstopper, the bug does disable Outlook search.

I also disabled Outlook search two years ago -- I simply stopped using it after installing Google desktop search. The Google tool does a far better job of finding e-mails, even those I deleted long ago (not the full message, but I get the subject, a line or so and the address).

Microsoft has one fix for the bug: uninstall Google Sync for Outlook.

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/19/2009 at 1:16 PM


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