Opening up Outlook’s data format

In Q4 last year, Microsoft announced through its Interoperability @ Microsoft blog that it was planning to open up its proprietary PST email format used by Outlook. The data in .pst files has been accessible through the Messaging API (MAPI) and Outlook Object Model (two things of which my understanding is minimal at best), but […]

Dropbox makes USB drives obsolete

Well, maybe not obsolete, but definitely less integral for the mobile professional. I started using Dropbox roughly six months ago and have been consistently impressed with the service, single tweet of discontent aside. Dropbox syncs your files between computers on which you have their lightweight software installed. It creates a folder where you can store […]

Big 6 accounting firms call for changes

The Big Four audit firms – Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and KPMG – along with the number five and six firms – BDO and Grant Thornton – have joined forces to call for significant changes to the way public companies report their results. They propose businesses report realtime financial data via the Internet, rather […]