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Hi all,Dekstop Search Tools are becoming very popular and of late there have been a lot of popular search engines coming up with Desktop Search Tools.Desktop Search Engines provide way to search your hard disk files, documents, Outlook mails etc., in a quicker way than you can imagine, particularly if you have a dump of huge data in your drives.Well, I installed a couple of such tools but ever since I installed the MSN Desktop Search, I started falling in love with it.The first appealing thing is ...
Microsoft/MSN will be releasing their new MSN Toolbar along with what is now called “Windows Desktop Search” within the next few hours. I've been working with near-final bits for a little while now (as part of the Search Champs program) and I must say I'm very impressed with how they've listened to customer feedback and incorporated changes so very quickly. Examples: -The “Prioritize Indexing“ option, so that those of us with excess computing power can have the index always ...
Thanks to Microsoft for making Office 2003 PIA redistributale. Initially we were told not to bother about PIAs and deployment issues for Office 2003.... Office 2003 was supposed to handle it not the programmer himself. But now this comes as a great option of having PIAs under your hood.Download Office 2003 PIA from:Download details: Office 2003 Update: Redistributable Primary Interop Assemblies: "The Office 2003 Primary Interop Assemblies (PIA) redistributable is a Microsoft Windows Installer package ...
Ok, now that was a pretty bold headline, eh? Well, I’m currently a little over 1 hour into investigating a piece of software that might be worthy of that claim. Well, at least to me (but of course!) So, what could get me hyped up to such a degree? Earlier tonight I found TaskLynx. So, what the heck is that you ask? A little background first… As you might remember my post on productivity plug-ins for Outlook awhile back, I’m a big freak on anything (especially software tools) that ...
Outlook never crashes! Sometimes it seems to have more important priorities than obeying my will… but today it crashed and I wasn’t even there! And here I thought the blogosphere had come to a stop in my absence. Back in reality, I knew something wasn’t right. When I RDP’d into my home computer I saw a big ugly “Microsoft Office Outlook generated an error and needed to be closed” or whatever. Oh well, all is well again. ...
Josh Ledgard (and apparently everyone else BUT me), is excited about the new MSDN Forums Beta. Unless they’re planning on adding an RSS feed (and I don’t see any indication of that), count me out.Why? Simple. I do everything in Outlook. I use NewsGator for my RSS Aggregator. It also can be an NNTP newsreader, but I don’t like how it formats my messages, and it’s awkward to post to NNTP newsgroups with it. Also, since I use it to post to my blog, and it can only handle one ...
Shell integration fixes Programs that add to the Windows Explorer context menu will fail to do so on 64-bit Windows. Here are some workarounds: WinRAR - I've created a .reg file that will add an “Extract here“ menu option for all WinRAR supported file types. This assumes that you have WinRAR installed in the default directory “C:\program files (x86)\winRAR“.I've included Slipmatt's “Extract To...“ registry hack in the .ZIP as well. I haven't tested it myself so ...
eWeek - “High Risk Flaws Found In IE, Outlook” That bug was found in default installations of IE and Outlook and could allow malicious code to be executed, contingent upon minimal user interaction, he explained. According to the eEye advisory, the vulnerabilities affect all versions of Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP, including Service Pack 2 (SP2). No word yet on when a patch will come for this, or of anyone who is exploiting it yet ...
Today I am at a customer again, for whome I had set up their first network and domain, based on Microsoft Small Business Server 2003.They have called me in today to solve some of the 'critical errors' their SBS server is giving them. Because they seem to be pretty generic, and probably common errors, I thought a ITT blog post might be cool, so I will be formating this post as a kind of 'dairy' of the day.(The SBS installation is in Dutch, so I am forced to traslate errors ad-hoc, I try to name by ...
Dear Microsoft, Over the last year or two you’ve done some great things. You’ve also done some stupid things. Here I will point out both the good and the bad, and attempt to clearly contrast what you should keep doing and what you should stop doing. Good thing #1) Microsoft Office 2003. This was a great product to begin with. But more important than that was your follow-up. The swift, decisive implementation of InfoPath and OneNote SP1 with countless features that developers and users ...
For a while the Car PC project was put on the back burner. I’ve had it operating for a while with the following capabilities: - Audio and Video playback of files from the SD card and MicroDrive - One-touch Outlook synchronization with my computer from the parking lot using WiFi. - Internet access using available WiFi or Sprint PCS Vision by using my PocketPC Phone as a Bluetooth modem. - Appointment reminders read aloud to me by MS Voice Command through my car stereo. - Voice commands for music ...
I ran across this following bug on WindowsForms.com, while having the same *exact* issue in a control I had created for an app. This was posted by SteveOrr: http://www.windowsforms.com... 1) Start IssueVision 2) in the middle pane select the top item in the second "Computer" group. 3) Then click on the last item in the above group "Telecommunications." Notice you'll see the list "jump" and draw the Telecommunications group starting at the ...
So I finally got around to setting up my Exchange Server. I have no-ip providing a “backup MX” server in case the server it runs on is ever down for any reason, or when it’s being moved (as it will be fairly soon). The benefits of switching to Exchange from Hotmail are huge, though. For one, the sync’ing between my desktop, laptop, and my mailboxes is far better. Second, I now have the Newsgator setup I always wanted. Both my desktop and laptop have the same RSS subscriptions, ...
Not a new product, really… just a new way of using it. First off, I’m still using Newsgator with Outlook. And for now I’ve kept my normal Newsgator subscriptions and folders on my desktop… but I’ll likely get rid of most of them soon. I already have on my laptop, except for some of the super high traffic ones like blogs.msdn.com. So how am I getting the rest of my feeds? By using Newsgator E-mail Edition. How does it work? Newsgator makes all of my RSS subscriptions ...
(Yeah, it helps if you enjoy Ozzy Ozzbourne’s Iron Man song…) I’ve had a bunch of recent conversations with friends, colleagues, Microsofties, and others lately about my dependency on plug-ins. Most prevalently – Outlook plug-ins. I decided rather than send the various e-mails I was requested to send I’d simply post here and point them to it. So, first, before I go into some big list of links that may or may not matter a hill of beans to you, I’ll post my rationale ...
This almost became a Dear Microsoft letter, but I decided at the last minute that most of these goals could be accomplished by just about anybody. So instead I’m going to start a new recurring column, “What I want.” This was originally supposed to be about the Tablet PC, but since I accidentally posted this before I wanted to, I've relabeled it with the more general topic of “mobility,“ since that's really the focus of this post. I'll post “part 2“ tomorrow ...
Usage of my blog has been sporadic the past few weeks. This is mostly due to not being able to effectively blog at work, because for some reason, Blogjet is not able to communicate properly through our proxy. Probably for the same reason RSS Bandit wont collect feeds here, so I use Bloglines for my RSS browsing at work now. I have actually opened a call on the issue, and the network guys will be looking into it when they can; I told them it was ultra low priorty. But the guy agreed that if it was ...
Today I took the chance to trial out Yahoo Desktop Search and MSN Desktop Search along with Google Desktop Search. I already had 'Lookout' and 'Blinkx' installed on my system. Yahoo Desktop Search: - I know this one is in beta, but guys make installation screens a bit better. The indexing was faster and there was simultaneous indexing done on different things i.e. email and documents and stuff ( I could see that). The things I liked about this tool was the feature of search as you type and also the ...
Once upon a time, I was an infrastructure man and I spent some time in the trenches supporting Small Business Server (SBS) for small businesses in the Columbus area. I can remember wrestling with the SBS administration consoles and feeling like the interface was making tasks harder even though the purpose was to make tasks easier. The cause was probably that I also spent plenty of time supporting enterprise networks on full versions of Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 and knew exactly how to accomplish ...
I’m happy to be using a blogging tool for the “not-so-technically-i... of us out there. Thanks to Jeff Julian, I’m now using his Geeks With Blogs blogging site. He also recommended I use NewsGator, since I’m no coder and spend 99.9% of my life inside of Outlook. I’ll have to say, of the 20 or so Outlook plug-ins I rely on every day, this is one of my favorite after only one day of playing with it. Thanks Jeff! ...
There's a bug in Outlook 2003 SP1 that was driving me crazy. The bug can appear when multiple email accounts are configured. I started to recieve emails in one account that no one should known about. Then I realized that Outlook was sending my email using a random account. I couldn't believe it so I started to send me e-mails using diferent accounts and the same account was always used. Arghh!! If there is a problem with the account I choose to send my messages Outlook should warn me instead of using ...
I Installed MSN Toolbar suite a few days ago, and I just noticed today that I'm not using it, actually I spent more time to configure it (and there aren't that much configuration options), than the time I spent searching with it. I continue to use Google desktop all the time. Why? well I can think of quite a few reasons. 1. For some reason the MSN Deskbar on my computer is flickering all the time (the buttons are blinking constantly) - which annoyes me to the the point that I turn it off, therefore ...
This post got me thinking. In short, I agree. In fact, what I love most about the MSN Toolbar Suite is the Deskbar. I don’t get to use the MSN Toolbar (since I use Maxthon), and the Outlook bar seems superfluous. I do, however, get to use the MSN Toolbar in regular explorer windows… where it has the least “integrated” feel. If I want to find something in a specific Outlook folder, the built-in search works with virtually no delay for me. If I’m search in a more generic ...
I've been a Firefox + Thunderbird user for years now, been following each and every release. I like the combination of two different utilities. I never did like the Netscape suit (you remember Netscape Gold ?). Two lightweight utilities that supply most all of my needs. I completely abandoned Outlook Express once Thunderbird was stable, though I still use IE most of the time. I was especially excited when looking at the release notes before downloading the latest version of Thunderbird (congrads ...
I'm not sure why or for how long, but I am able to access my Hotmail account via Outlook again. I haven't seen any announcements of a change in policy. I haven't received one of the free upgrades to 250mb either.
Due to the widespread of worms and virii, Microsoft did implement a security lock down on e-mail since 2002. This also includes the lock down on the programmatic access of e-mail. First, e-mails cannot be sent through Outlook, Outlook Express, MAPI or even CDO (if it depends on MAPI). Second, access to e-mail in Inbox through API has been limited as well. Third, some certain attachment types cannot be opened inside Outlook. This has created a lot of problems in automating e-mail sending and receiving ...

That may be a misleading title...sorry :)

If you having trouble getting Outlook to shutdown when your managed add-in is installed (as I was Sunday night), check this post out. It really helped me out. Thanks Eric.

Everyone has spent so much time trying to cater to new users that they seem to have forgotten that eventually some of those users stop being new. I think the whole blogging scene is starting to change that, especially where Microsoft is concerned. Many of us are seeing that Microsoft’s developers are a lot more like us than we ever knew before. They too like to embrace new technologies (like RSS) and new ideas (like podcasting), and continuing where my last post left off - I bet more of them ...
I’ll start this off by saying how much I like my current setup of Outlook + MSN Premium + Newsgator. Together these products have changed how I go about my day. I happen to think it’s pretty cool. Today I got thinking, though, about how much cooler it could be. Picture this: Microsoft/MSN buys Newsgator. Microsoft integrates Newsgator’s online services with MSN. That is, the now free Newsgator Online Services become part of the free MSN/Hotmail package, and the premium services ...
Just bumped into Newsgator website while I was referring one of my friends to try Newsgator Outlook Tool for reading feeds. Saw the offer that Newsgator is offering their Newsgator Online Subscribtion for free. I have to admit that I never bothered to find what Newsgator Online Services had to offer as never found the need of any such service myself. What are your opinions if you have used it or heard anything somebody else using it ? I have just registered and going to try it myself. Will keep updated ...
This is probably all ready widely known, but Google released their Google Desktop today. It indexes content from Outlook, Outlook Express, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, text documents, and even AOL IM discussions. It allows you to also search the web. How cool is Google? They rock.
OK, looks like I found this tool too late. It is called Blinkx. Today my friend Nitin IM'ed me a link to Blinkx and told me to try it out. As eager as I am to try new things, I downloaded it straight away and installed it on my system. I think it already has more than 1 million downloads and still growing strong. I am still get used to this tool while it indexes my file and more than 2 GB of my Outlook .pst file. Isn't this tool similar to the one offered by X1.com ? And this is free tool so far. ...
We are working on an Office addin for Outlook that : 1) Displays new messages in a window allowing you to quickly reply to an email, or delete it 2) Forwards new mail to your mobile device. 3) Forwards new mail to a SQL Server (based on connection string, stored procedure name and parameters) 4) Control the behavior of EnGraph OutlookPlus from your cell phone via SMS It is still in development and we don't have any documentation for it yet, but if anybody wants to help test when it is a bit closer, ...

Cool addin for outlook 2003. Read more about it here...

I am a software developer…this is what I enjoy, this is my passion - anything that makes my phone ring a little less (unless it is for new projects) must be a good thing...Right? I had a call yesterday from a client who was experiencing some difficulty sending e-mail. Most of his e-mail messages were being returned as undeliverable. Was this my problem? Shouldn’t they be calling their e-mail server host to work through this problem? I built an application for this firm and do a lot of ...
I posted this on Channel 9 as well.... This is a strange problem and is becoming frustrating.Upgraded to Outlook 2003. After the upgrade when you open a message up and do the following:ViewOptionsImport... say the Importance is NORMAL, using the dropdown box change to HIGH...Outlook crashes.Same process Importance is NORMAL, using the dropdown box hover over each option (LOW, NORMAL, HIGH) select NORMAL ...Outlook crashes.I am running XP Pro. This was happening prior to SP2. Installed SP2 still ...
Through Chris Pratley's blog I learn about the price change of Microsoft OneNote and that it is now $ US 99 across the countries. OK what I think about this? Ofcourse it is a good news. Price drops for software is allways a good news for the consumers I guess. But when I come to think about this, I was wondering that how people in asian countries like India, Pakistan, Sri-Lanka. If I caculate, than $99 would be 4600 Indian Rupees. Indian economy is going up, but do people from India and sorrounding ...
CNET RSS Feed Item "Microsoft buys Lookout to boost search. The acquisition comes two weeks after the launch of a revamped MSN search. Source: http://news.com.com/Microsoft buys Lookout to boost search/2100-1032_3-5271825.... Just imagine how Powerfull Outlook would be if they provided it as a freebie companion ...
I love to be connected. My laptop has wireless. My cell phone can get online. I can plug a cable from my phone to my laptop and use it as a modem when I am on the road. The problem has always been retrieving my email when I don't have my laptop. I can go online with my phone to mail2pda.com, but then I have to enter my username, password, pop3 server...etc. Major pain. So for a while I was using rules in Outlook to foward emails to my phone. That worked ok, but I could only get the first 160 charactors ...
http://blogs.msdn.com/dmass... From there and Scoble’s log it looks like Microsoft has reformed the Internet Explorer product team. Perhaps this means we’ll see an IE 7.0 after all? At this point I use IE and Avant Browser exclusively. I tried FireFox back when the name changed and found it to be a repulsive experience. However, at least on some level, it does seem to be pushing ahead where IE has stagnated. The features I use most in Avant are the tabs, ...
I wanted this tool. I loved 'Pop Goes Gmail' tool, although I don't want to set it up on my outlook in office but I will still like to get the notification when I receive email from one of my friends. The tool is called GTray and it gives you notification whenever you get email in Gmail account and when clicked also logs you onto Gmail account, now this is easy. Nice work done Author of this tool. Few of my requests:- Is it possible to intigrate into Trillian? Is it possible that we configure it ...
Joel Spolsky has created quite a stir with his recent ravings about the demise of the desktop and how Microsoft has lost the API war. First, I didn't even know there was an API war going on. Second, I see the coming of .NET and the CLR as a technology that ensures Microsoft's survival rather than a prescient indicator of its eventual demise. The biggest concern that I see with browser-based application, beyond the obvious user interface issues, is the fact that they don't work offline. There are ...
Well someone must have woke up at Yahoo. They announced today that they will be providing more storage for both the free users and the pay users. There are a few great changes, 10MB attachments, 100MB (or 2GB pay) in boxes and an improved mail search function. Now if they would only stop making me pay for the POP access. I love the little “DING” Outlook gets new mail for me. I like being able to get at my mail anywhere and not have to change when I change jobs or ISP's. If only POP access ...
I am late to the party here, but looks like I will be using more stable versions than others did. Now as I have started using more of my Gmail account, I wanted a tool that will fetch the email into by Outlook rather than visiting everyday manually. I had heard of a tool “Pop Goes the Gmail” when I did not have a Gmail account, I finally found the tool, installed it and can now check the Gmail account from my desktop without opening “Internet Explorer” as I don't use other ...
Well, after attending DevEssentials in Kansas City and listening to Jeff Julian speak on the importance of community and blogging your individual development efforts, I decided it would be a good idea to start blogging on my own. I have been moblogging for a while, but this is my first official text post. I live in Lawrence, KS and develop in .net, SQL, and VBA Access for a small virtual company. I have been programming ever since my Dad gave me a Mac Plus and ZBasic at the ripe age of 10. I also ...
I might be making lot of mistakes while I am blogging, found through Steve Rubel , a tool that gets installed as IE tool and check the spelling and shows the suggestions. The tool is called ieSpell which can be downloaded freely from the website for personal use. This might be handy from time to time when I don't use my Outlook or Word to type the things in and also I use OneNote now a days, which as inbuilt spell checker too. What I need now is a tool which has spell checker as well as points out ...
Many of my friends complain that their machines are slow, or they cannot find 'things' on their computer, their computer crashes often, software are not responding properly and few other common complains and my best buddy Nirav has a habbit of formating his machine every time he find a problem on his PC, as he thinks that that is the best solution to fix the issue (you are right if you are thinking that he is using lot of his time just rebuilding his PC, when he could be using his time doing some ...
Busy day in the cabanas meant a lot of lunch time cabana repeats set for Thursday. Here's the line-up so far: (note: all of these changes are on CommNet). Thursday's Changes Time Code Title Room Timeslot Change 8:30AM MBL360 Writing Secure Mobile Applications For Windows Mobile Devices Room 33ABC Session Added 11:45 AM BPRC27+ SharePoint Implementations in the Real World Room 33ABC Session Added 11:45 AM BPRC10+ Building and Enterprise Knowledge Networked with SharePoint Products and Technologies ...
I think I’ve found a better way to sync my outlook data. I recently discovered IntelliSync for MSN. Unfortunately the program is not very friendly to automation or scheduling. However, I think I should be able to work around that. . . ...
The pre-keynote videos and presentation was in a lot lower key than previous TechEds that I have attended. Steve Ballmer was introduced and got a light amount of applause. There weren’t the funny videos that we have seen in the past, which was a strange exclusion I thought. Some notes I took of Steve Ballmer’s speech: MSFT will spend 6.8 billion (USD) on R&D this year. Thoughts: Geez, that is a heck of a lot of money. In fact, he said that only Pfizer spends more on R&D than Microsoft. ...