Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by elvis, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. wazza

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    I'm surprised something so phishy wasn't blocked by your anti-spam service - there again, if it was I'm sure they'd just ask you to white list them.

    I get annoyed every year when I get the ICANN confirm your domain contact details email because there seems to be no way to verify it other than clicking the link - you can't log in to your account to do it, it must be done from the emailed link.
     
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    internal email to internal mailbox. that and the fact I was expecting it (as I had requested a admin account the day before and was told to look out for an email) was the only reason it survived the cull.
     
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    I thought I got a scam cal the other day but turns out you just give them your credit card number and if its lucky you get a prize.
     
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    Damnit, i want that call, whats the number.
     

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    So I called helpdesk
     
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    go home google, you're drunk.

    looks like gmail is patchy again and bouncing with 5.1.1's
     
  9. Hive

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    Meanwhile exchange on premises is working flawlessly.
     
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    "Flawless" is a high rating for a product that's shitty and limited out-of-the-box. :p

    "Works as intended" would be more my rating. Where "intended" is "the best groupware tech that 1995 had to offer".
     
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    looking at that limited platform called "Exchange Online"...

    :rolleyes:

    Even when you look past folders vs labels from an end user perspective - G Suite's tools for admins are actual cancer.
     
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    I dunno about that, there was Lotus Notes/Domino in 1995.
     
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    No argument from me. But GSuite as an end-user is exponentially better for my needs.

    It's amusing you know, GSuite is following the same evolution as Windows. Windows itself started as a single user OS, and slowly migrated into an enterprise system with controls. Coming at early Windows from a Linux/UNIX/Novell background, I would have said "actual cancer" about it's management tools as well. But over time it got there.

    Seeing a whole new generation of folks who are used to Microsoft style management stacks after decades of polish complain about Google attempting to wrangle what is essentially a single user product (GMail) into a multi-user and corporate product (GSuite), gives me big time chuckles. I guess you all get to have a taste of my early Windows admin experiences after all this time. :)

    Regardless of all of that old timey bullshit, the fact remains that even with cancerous admin tools and constant outages, I prefer cloud groupware for the two major reasons that it's far more convenient and integrated with everything I want (GSuite works with literally thousands of other cloud tools "out of the box" in ways Exhchange/Outlook can't even touch - it knows so much about the random services I plug in to and automates away hours of rote bullshit I have to do when I'm back on ancient Exchange/Outlook sites), and the fact that when it does break, fairies fix it in the night while I sleep.

    Meanwhile, I drink from the cup of tears of every sysadmin put out of work by a cloud vendor. Change is the only constant, and when we're all automated out of the job it'll be a fantastic day, and we might even be able to go and do something more useful with our existence than bandaid-fixing endless errors due to human laziness.
     
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    Man I was trying to find a user the other day in Azure that had setup auto forwarding, holy shit that's a rabbit hole to dig through. So many ways to configure forwards.
     
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    Exchange forwarding is a fun one. lots of places you can do it, pretty hard to find them all if you're not an experienced exchange admin.
     
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    Yeah from what i could see there's ways you can only get via the powershell tools as well, which makes sense but what a nightmare! No wonder people just blindly enable external forwarding and hope for the best :D
     
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    So basically you have transport layer (either your own transport rule or eDiscovery processing), Mailbox layer (admin store+forward) and then end user Exchange rules. Finally you can do outlook rules.

    In *all* cases you can do message tracing and it will tell you whats doing what if you have an example.
     
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    Yeah I was impressed at the default logging, was super helpful.
     
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