Outlook 2007 Tasks and Blackberry Problem

I use Outlook 2007 at work with a Blackberry Bold.
But I have one big problem, if I mark a task complete on the Blackberry, it marks it complete on the Blackberry and in Outlook. However, the completed task just moves from the day I completed it to the next day, to the next, etc. You get the picture.

This is quite frustrating and I hope to get this solved. Are there any suggestions out there?

Microsoft to open retails stores

My first question is why, why would Microsoft opt to open a retail store?
Microsoft is in plenty stores and online, plus they don’t make or sell hardware. Oh wait, I forgot they make the Zune.

There is no way that they are going to be able to compete against Apple in a retail format.

Microsoft is going through an identity crisis. Are they a software vendor? Are they a hardware vendor? Are they a services vendor?

Which one is it?

Until they decide what they are, they will not succeed. They have become too big and their software too bloated. A retail store will not help them sell or convince people to purchase software.

The only way people will purchase their software is if it is on the computer they buy at the store. Otherwise it is just too complicated for the masses out there to deal with.

Chris Pirillo: Apple Trusts Us, Microsoft Doesn’t

Chris Pirillo has a really good point about the new Leopard release. Apple trusts you. They don’t require activation. If you buy the one disc version, it trusts you to install it on one computer. If you buy the family pack, you can install it on up to five computers.
The problem is that Microsoft doesn’t trust you. It has a complicated authentication process and digital rights that returns a large number of errors that disables Windows for users who have a legal copy.

Check this out.

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Microsoft Invests in Facebook

According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft Inks Deal with Facebook, Microsoft has agreed to invest $240 million in Facebook that values Facebook at $15 billion.
To get the investment, Microsoft out competed Google to make the investment in Facebook.

Microsoft will also begin running the sites international advertising.  Microsoft had previously been running the advertising on the U.S. site.

This is going to be interesting to see what happens.  The online battle over advertising is heating up. Microsoft is trying, but I think it is going to be tough road to climb against Google.

Excel Can’t Multiply – AppScout

Excel Can’t Multiply – AppScout
Well this is a major problem for Microsoft. They released a program with a major bug that would give errors when performing simple calculations.

…for example, it divided 65,535 by 26 to get 2,520.577. Then it multiplied 26 by 2,520.577 to get… 100,000?! Over ten thousand of these simple calculations gave the wrong answer. – AppScout

For a major spreadsheet problem, this is a big problem. They need to be more aware and test this a lot better.

According to AppScout, Microsoft is aware of the problem and is working on it.