Outlook and Office 365 suffers from downtime - the disadvantage of the cloud

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I just posted the article Outlook and Office 365 suffers from downtime - the disadvantage of the cloud.

Users are reporting that Outlook.com is down and also that Office 365, the cloud version of Office 2013 is unreachable.

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#2

One more reason to keep a machine with XP and Outlook Express on it!
It may be primitive to the iTwit (OO shiney shiney shiney) generation but it works!


#3

The OS has nothing to do with the outage. This is one more reason not to have the cloud as a primary way of using your PC.


#4

This is not the email client you’re looking for. … Move along.


#5

[QUOTE=CharmedonWB;2675661]The OS has nothing to do with the outage. This is one more reason not to have the cloud as a primary way of using your PC.[/QUOTE]
Absolutely right. The cloud is a good tool to have in your arsenal, but never, ever trust it as your singular (or even primary) storage space. Didn’t the Megaupload fiasco teach anyone the folly of relying exclusively on the cloud?


#6

Holy Skynet, Batman… ya mean people are supposed to LEARN?!! Sheesh…

Sounds like a MURPHY BROWN episode.


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[QUOTE=MJPollard;2675674]Absolutely right. The cloud is a good tool to have in your arsenal, but never, ever trust it as your singular (or even primary) storage space. Didn’t the Megaupload fiasco teach anyone the folly of relying exclusively on the cloud?[/QUOTE]I would use the cloud for convenience to transfer files from one to another machine but never would use it as a primary storage container.


#8

If you want a free Outlook Express, you don’t need XP. Windows Vista came with a program called “Windows Mail”, and after having used it, I can’t tell the difference between this and OE. Likewise, for all newer versions of Windows, “Windows Live Mail” again seems to be the exact same thing.

Of course, there are always other programs like Thunderbird available, too.


#9

Outlook Express <> Outlook. OE is a very simple e-mail client. Outlook is not only e-mail but scheduling and contacts and collaboration and time management and …


#10

Cloud … its cheaper than dedicated hardware. But you get what you pay for…


#11

Keep what you can’t lose locally, back up what you can with the Cloud.