Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including Google panoramas of the Grand Canyon, Microsoft updating Business Contact Manager and Forefront Identity Manager, and LCA2014 in Perth.
- Can't afford a trip to Las Vegas? Google has uploaded 9500 panoramas of the Canyon to Google Maps, filmed with the 15-lens Trekker system. We like how the screen displays 'Address is approximate' when showing the canyon.
- Microsoft has updated its CRM-lite Outlook add-on Business Contact Manager to version 4. Users running Outlook 2007 will need to perform a full reinstall, while Outlook 2010 can patch their existing system.
- Higher up the food chain, Microsoft has also issued Service Pack 1 for its Forefront Identity Manager. The updates includes support for Windows 8 and Outlook 2013.
- I've sent most of the week at Linux.conf.au in Canberra for our World Of Servers series. Next year's event will be in Perth from 20-24 January, 2014. Seems likely I'll be there as usual.
- Amazon Web Services has extended its Simple Workflow Service to work in all regional locations, including its Sydney data centre. Simple Workflow has also updated to include finer-grained access control.