Monthly Archives: August 2011

Who uses WordPress for their Blog… Microsoft!

Who uses WordPress for their Blog… Microsoft!

Bouncing around the place today putting some updates to the Microsoft News App for iPhone and iPad.

One of the big sites for information and news around Microsoft for Mac products is naturally their own website.

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What we did find interesting was the blog site on this Microsoft web page:

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Is actually running on WordPress.

http://blog.officeformac.com/

Which makes perfect sense to us, as we run the http://www.interactivewebs.com website blog on WordPress too. It really is so good for blogs, that at this time there is nothing better around.

We like it so much that we are recommending it to all our clients as a supportive SEO / SEM tool to bring hits to their site. We have setup our on server environment specifically for blog sites (and can offer hosted WordPress sites).

Just like the fact that good old Microsoft has dumped using their “junk blogs” in favour of a WP site.

Joomla News App–Ready for iPad and iPhone

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This week we have launched our newest iPhone and iPad App. Joomla News.

The app is an easy to way to stay informed with the Joomla community.

Download the App now form iTunes

 

Some of our other iPhone Apps are here:

Microsoft News

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Joomla News

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WordPress News

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TF2 HQ – News for Team Fortress 2

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DNN News – DotNetNuke News

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Hey! Reminder

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iWebs News – InteractiveWebs DotNetNuke News

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How to stop – Only secure content is displayed in IE9 message

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If you use IE9, you must be familiar with this message: “Only secure content is displayed.”

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This kind of messages are implemented by Microsoft because they want to inform you that you are about to access some unsecured content on a website. This is actually a security purpose message. Unfortunately, this kind of messages are more often annoying or unnecessary than useful. Internet explorer show this message when the same website page contain both secured and unsecured content: in this way, some unsecured scripts may have access to secured data on that page. Same thing happens when you play a game (unsecured scripts) on Facebook and want to publish that game information on your wall (secured action).

1. Launch Internet Explorer.
2. Go to Tools -> Internet Options.

Then, navigate to Security tab.

3. Click on “Custom level” button.

4. Search for “Display mixed content” under Miscellaneous section. Change it to enable.

Select Yes and that’s all.

DotNetNuke 6 Gets Image Module

We have updated our popular Mushroom Image module that feeds image sources into a template engine that allows some fantastic effects on pages.

The module is now ready for use on DotNetNuke 6x versions, and can be seen here:

http://www.interactivewebs.com/mushroom-image/Demo/LightBoxEffect.aspx

pulling feeds directly from Flickr in this instance. Use the Demo menu to see other examples.

InteractiveWebs Email Setup–iPhone Exchange Account

  1. Your Account Must Be Enabled for Exchange Access (contact us if you are unsure)
  2. To add an Exchange account to your iOS device, tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Microsoft Exchange.
  3. On the next screen, enter your complete email address, domain, username, password, and a description (which may be anything you like).
     

    Exchange settings

  4. Your iOS device will now try to locate your Exchange Server using Microsoft’s Autodiscovery service. If it cannot locate the server, you will see the screen below. Enter your front-end Exchange Server’s complete address in the Server field. Enter: mail.interactivewebs.com for the server name.

    Exchange settings

     

  5. Choose which type or types of data you would like to synchronize: Mail, Contacts, and Calendars. Note that by default, only three days’ worth of email is synchronized. To synchronize more, go into Settings, then Mail, Contacts, Calendars, select your Exchange account, and tap on Mail days to sync.

    Note that after configuring an Exchange ActiveSync account, all existing contact and calendar information on the iOS device is overwritten. Additionally, iTunes no longer syncs contacts and calendars with your desktop computer. You can still sync your iOS device wirelessly with MobileMe services.

    Exchange settings

InteractiveWebs Email Setup–Outlook 2010 Encrypted

To configure an encrypted IMAP connection to InteractivWebs Email servers follow the setup below.

New Account

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Next

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Enter:

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Comes up with a message about encryption. That’s expected

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Tick the Manually Configure server Settings (bottom left) Next

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More Settings

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OK

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Update Both the Incoming and Outgoing servers to: mail.interactivewebs.com

Finish

Your New IMAP Account is configured with Encrypted Communications.