T-Mobile and Microsoft: Sidekick User Data is Gone
Today T-Mobile and Microsoft/Danger admitted via its forums that this week's service outage and resulted in the loss of end-user data stored on their servers. In a statement, T-Mobile said, "Regrettably, based on Microsoft/Danger's latest recovery assessment of their systems, we must now inform you that personal information stored on your device - such as contacts, calendar entries, to-do lists or photos - that is no longer on your Sidekick almost certainly has been lost as a result of a server failure at Microsoft/Danger. That said, our teams continue to work around-the-clock in hopes of discovering some way to recover this information. However, the likelihood of a successful outcome is extremely low." T-Mobile said that it plans to communicate further with its Sidekick customers on Monday, October 12, to explain what it plans to do.
Microsoft Brings Cortana Assistant to Skype for Android and iOS
Microsoft today ported its Cortana personal assistant to its Skype chatting application, providing people with access to information without forcing them to leave Skype. Microsoft says Cortana in Skype can suggest useful information based on chat contents, suggest smart replies, manage schedules and/or reminders, and more.
Microsoft Adds Business Intelligence to Cortana's Bag of Tricks
Microsoft has given its business customers a new tool by integrating its Power BI product into Cortana. Power BI provides access to company-specific data, such as financial filings and performance reports.
Microsoft to Sunset Several MSN Mobile Apps
Microsoft has indicated that it plans to discontinue a handful of mobile apps across Windows, Android, and iOS devices. The MSN Food & Drink and MSN Travel apps will be shuttered Sept.
Google Makes Its Calendar Play Better with Microsoft Exchange
Google this week updated Google Calendar so that it interacts more fully with Microsoft Exchange Server. Specifically, Google Calendar now supports real-time free / busy lookups between Google and Microsoft servers within businesses.
Microsoft Pushes Another Preview to Windows 10 Phones
Microsoft today made Windows 10 Mobile Technical Preview build 10549 available to testers in the Windows Insider program. Microsoft says a bug in the new preview mandates that devices first downgrade to Windows Phone 8.1, rather than install from the most recent technical preview (10536).
this is funny
and microsoft OS sucks
now both just screwed the entire phone
Sometimes, you have no real method of exporting and backing up the data for yourself.
Just imagine what a sad disaster data loss at MobileMe, GMail, hotmail, or itunes would be? How long do you expect that data to persist, and at what to expense would it be extracted if lost?
there's two ironies here:
This is why no business should ever consider anything Microsoft makes as something professional grade. They make shoddy, shoddy products.
It is like they keep innovating for new ways to screw something up. Their entire mobile strategy is rubbish, and it is unfortunate they have done to Danger what Daimler did to Chrysler.
This is why no business s
I think that puts all your comments on the ass-clownery pile.
bluecoyote said:...it is unfortunate they have done to Danger what Daimler did to Chrysler...
that's funny i always thought that chrysler messed up daimler...
People still use the Sidekick?
And maybe a lot of people don't need whatever unspecified features you think they should have. A big screen, full keyboard, and Internet access covers a lot of ground.
how does sidekick really works?
how did the wipe out thing happen in every sidekick?
is it like typical phones who have a hardware memory so you can save contacts, photos, etc?
i'm really curious about this because this is the first time i read a phone being wiped out of everything it had through a network service outage while all phones have its own hardware memory to store stuffs now...
Hence project black