Nothing to fear in MAPI over HTTP

Microsoft’s decision to move away from the time-honoured RPC interprocess connection mechanism and replace it with a new approach where Outlook clients can use a new protocol called MAPI over HTTP to connect to Exchange 2013 SP1 has caused a bit of fuss and bother. On reflection, this is a pretty normal situation in the technical sphere where, even though technologists might like to think of themselves as being open to change, transitions of this nature are sometimes unwelcome because of the fear, doubt, and uncertainty that the unknown generates. It wasn’t for nothing that IBM was famous for the ability of their salesforce to use FUD to influence customer discussions for years; so much so that buying the nice safe choice became a well-…

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Nothing to fear in MAPI over HTTP

Blogging from somewhere over the USA

I am on a Virgin America flight – right now – typing this blog entry via onboard wifi. Very cool. I am using GoToMyPC to access my office PC. My IP address is: Your IP: Near: Itasca, Illinois United States (this info is courtousey of DNSstuff.com). I am not able to use anything but pure HTTP and HTTPS. I tried to make an RDP connection but no go. Attempting to make an SSH connection into servers also failed. But I can most everything I need to do via what I have here. There is a standard power outlet at my seat, in coach, so I have all the power I need! Very cool.

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