I can definitely see all those execs making great use of the new Myspace functionality.
"omg i can haz new investment portfolio!!11!!1?? I CAN HAZ!@!!!"
Microsoft has now slotted MySpace updates into its Outlook application. The company confirmed the move yesterday, after it announced the deal as part of its Outlook Social Connector (OSC) release last month. "MySpace for Outlook enables you to view activity updates for friends and colleagues in the People Pane, synchronise …
Protip for anyone who's going to try installing the new OSC plugin with Outlook.
If you just blindly install Outlook will crash on launch.
In order to make it work properly, you need to;
1. Goto Add/Remove programs, find Office 2010 Beta
2. Choose 'Change'
3. Remove "Outlook Social Connector' from the application choices.
4. NOW you can install the new plugin.
We were testing at work the other day for linkedin, and had the above issue.
Sure the correct question should be
Surely no one uses 'lookout' anymore?"
Yeah I know corporates and all that exchange crapola.
OTH, some of us (for good security reasons) avoid FaceBlock, UStupid, NotLinkedIn & TwitsRUs etc like the plague.
Tux who knows how to keep things safe.
...because Facebook is a stupid name and Twitter is full of stupid people.
Well, I *have* a page on MySpace, I think "use" is too strong a word. All I used to get were band promos (now disabled) and the odd marriage request from some chick I've never even met (who probably is twice the stated age and looks like Jabba the Hutt).
And since most places i know of actively block employees from having access to distractions such as social networking during work time, why would they encourage their IT department to integrate something like this into their email clients?
Surely there is enough intra-office flirting going on over the email setup as it is without social network integration.
really? you'd want to know what your "business" contacts are saying on MySpax
I feel quite nauseous just visiting that site with it's flashing banners and tasteless background colours and I sure don't want to bring it into every email I write to someone who just may have a profile page there.
I resent every pixel that outlook etc gives up to crap like this that's irrelevant to the task in hand just adding bloat to the app for PR column inches.
Has anyone seen Idiocracy? It's all about constant distraction
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