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Microsoft Calls Google’s Apps Sync ‘FUBAR’

Google says flaw only affects Microsoft’s separate desktop search software

It seems an age ago but remember back to last week when Google started a guerilla attack on Microsoft with a plug-in called Apps Sync for Outlook, which was supposed to let Google replace Exchange at the back end without it being the least bit obvious to Outlook users.

Well, Microsoft's complaining about it being FUBAR - the way Tom Hanks and his boys used the expression in "Finding Private Ryan" - and disabling Outlook's search capabilities.

Outlook product manager Dev Balasubramanian said in a blog post that a "serious bug/flaw" disables Outlook's ability to search e-mails and contacts.

Google acknowledges a screw-up but says it only affects Microsoft's separate desktop search software, which it's working to support, not Outlook's search.

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Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at) or paperboy(at), and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

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