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Microsoft Shutter Private Folders July 15, 2006

Posted by rjdohnert in Tech News.

Following an outcry from corporate customers, Microsoft is removing an add-on feature to Windows that allowed users to create password-protected folders.

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My Take; Stuart Graham over on MSBlogs wants to know how to handle the program in an enterprise setting, fine heres how to deal with it, use your common sense.  If its an unsupported tool and you dont trust it enough in your office for it to be used, tell your users that its unsupported and not to use it..  This wasnt pushed out as an automatic update and its an addon.  Grow some balls and be a manager, if you cant control your users or give your users so much control they dont need your authorization to download software then you have no business being an IT manager or working in IT at all.



1. Peter S - July 15, 2006

Sad very sad…go whine somewhere else

2. Chris - July 15, 2006

“Sad very sad…go whine somewhere else”

I think the author brings up a very good point and dont consider what he said as whining. If Mr. Graham doesnt have managerial skills to properly run his shop enough to keep his clients from downloading unathorized softtware than if I was his boss I would question his skills as a proper and effective manager. Where I work we have a very detailed and precise list of what software we can use and cannot use and if we deviate they ussually do a weekly cleanup and take off unauthorized software. Very well said rjdohnert.

3. Russ H - July 15, 2006

I agree with Chris. Good post and I agree with rj, managers need to make the ultimate decision on what software to use, not Microsoft.

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