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Ever wondered how to share your calendar in outlook with the other folks in your organization? Here’s how : 1. Select the Calendar to share (typically “Calendar”, though not always. You can have multiple calendars) 2. Right click and click “Share “Calendar”… 3. Type in my alias or email and send the shared calendar. Once the share is sent, you can change permissions on what people can see. 4. Click “Change Sharing Permissions…” 5. Notice I have full control over individual rights or everyone in the ...
week3 - Making SharePoint Work for You Start Date: 17 September 2008, Wednesday Start Time: 09:00 AM End Date: End Time: 11:00 AM Location: Maple Grove Community Center - Banquet Room Payment: Free Join Joel Baglien & Jason McKinney from High Monkey Consulting for this month's Week3 topic. Based on requests from attendees at previous Week3 sessions, we are presenting a hands-on demonstration to show how any organization can improve information availability, productivity and processes, and communication ...
Productivity Tip Series from Murray Gordon, Architect Evangelist at Microsoft. Recently lots of folks have been asking me how I expose my calendar to folks on the Internet. So I thought I would give everyone a little how to. First you need to open outlook. Then go to to the calendar view Click the calendar you are trying to share In this case it's just "Calendar" Then you should click "Share My Calendar…" This is how you share your calendar with someone you work with. This is NOT how you share your ...
Last Friday Managed Extensibility Framework Preview 2 (MEF) was published on CodePlex. MEF is a new library in .NET that will simplify adding extension points to your applications. It enables discovery, loading and composition of the extensible components. You can now download the source code, samples and find more information on the project site: http://www.codeplex.com/MEF I was playing with the bits over the weekend and chatted with Glenn Block (Program Manager on the .NET FX team that does MEF), ...
Event Name: Week3 - Making SharePoint Work for You Date: September 17, 2009 Time: 9-11 AM Location: Maple Grove Community Center Click here to register <registration includes a location map link> Join Joel Baglien & Jason McKinney from High Monkey Consulting for this month's Week3 topic. Based on requests from attendees at previous Week3 sessions, we are presenting a hands-on demonstration to show how any organization can improve information availability, productivity and processes, and ...
September 2008 IAMCP Minneapolis membership meeting Date: September 19, 2008 Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Topic: Fall Back into IAMCP!!! Website: http://www.iamcp.org/pages/... Greetings, IAMCP will be kicking off for the '08-'09 year with a " Social Networking" breakfast meeting on September 19th, 2008. If you want to be more successful this year, network with other Microsoft Partners, and glean business development ideas, you NEED to attend the next meeting of the Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter ...
Ever wondered, how to configure two Microsoft Exchange accounts on single outlook mail client? How to configure more than one exchange account (different exchange servers, without creating different profiles and accessing both at a time) in outlook?! We face this issue, whenever we are at client location and want to access both your employer e-mail account and Customer email account. Here is the easiest way, which will enable you to do that. (Thanks to Neil Bedekar, my colleague from whom the idea ...
System Center User Group Meeting Registration Link: http://www.clicktoattend.co... Date: August 21, 2008 Location: Microsoft Office in Bloomington Time: 4:30 (registration) 5:00 (meeting start) Details: Well the summer is nearly over and we'd like to start having regular user group meetings again. Please consider joining us next week on Thursday 8/21/2008 at the Microsoft Bloomington Office where free food and beverages will be provided. Welcome time and food is at 4:30 and we will start ...
The last time I wrote about the Outlook Connector it was to talk about the lack of Calendar synchronization and the fact that a new version of the connector was in internal Microsoft testing. I am happy to announce that the new version is out of internal testing and is available as a public beta. This new version synchronizes with your Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail, contacts and calendars. I installed the new version and so far it works great. It remembered ...
Only a few hours ago I posted and Outlook macro for creating meetings from an email. I’ve already updated it with some new features (requested by me, of course). The new version is available on my SkyDrive account and has the following new features: You can now create either a meeting or an appointment – there are two macros now. The reminder time has been changed to 10 minutes (bug fix). The original email message is now an attachment, which means the body of the appointment or meeting is blank. ...
I just came across a post by Michael S. Scherotter about his Outlook macro to create an Outlook appointment from an email message. This is a feature that Outlook really should have, and this macro fills that gap very nicely. I cleaned up the code a bit and made some improvements to Michael’s original version: The appointment type is now set to “Meeting” by default so it shows the participants. The Importance and Sensitivity are now set based on the corresponding property in the email. The Busy Status ...
I started doing these a few years ago for Tech·Ed (2008 and 2007) and received a lot of good feedback so I decided to continue the series for PDC as well. Session Types This year PDC is offering a slightly different mix of session types with what they are calling “UnSessions”. The bottom line is that UnSessions are everything that isn’t an official breakout session. If you’re still a bit confused, keep reading to see the differences. There may be some other session types once the schedule has been ...
Twitter is an interesting phenomenon. I first started using it in April at the MVP Summit. Since then, as anyone who is following me has seen, my use has been intermittent at best. The biggest reason is that I haven’t found a Twitter client that I liked that allowed me to use Twitter in a way that was not only natural (at least for me) but from within tools that I was already using and in front of me. The other day I decided to download OutTwit and have found it to fit almost all of my needs. There ...
Having recently been through a somewhat distasteful divorce (all but being called an abusive and negligent father), I came to recognize the need to establish custody records while I have my son. The need arises because I need proof of both my own and her actions. This way she cannot call my integrity into question again, and should the need arise, I can use the records to establish her own pattern. The various things I need to record are pickup and dropoff times, interaction with his mother (a very ...
In my company, we agree on certain subject macros for articles, news and similar non work related messages. Each of us creates his own Outlook 2007 Rules to move those to specialized folders. The drawback of this is that new messages that get moved to other folders than Inbox do not have the desktop alert: You do not know whether you got a new message or not. This might be OK for messages flagged [fun], but as I have been in the company for long, I used to have folders for each of my complete projects ...
I've known GMail to block executable files as attachments so I sent across a help file to a co-worker with a Hotmail account. I haven't used Hotmail in a while so I'm not aware of the latest 'upgrades' that they provide but they've decided to incorporate a few GMail-like (or Outlook-like) blocking features too. Now, blocking an executable is understandable, but a simple CHM help file is blocked too. To an end user, a CHM file is just another document - it is comparable to an MS Word document or Adobe ...
My second session at the TechPulse Conference is a topic called "Small Business Server 2008: Sneak Peak" presented by MyTechPartners and Success Computer Consulting (both together presented). Again, another great presentation style. They copresented and complimented each other well. The banter was back and forth and you could tell that these two organizations partner well together. Another great session guys.... Key points from the session: Who is SBS 2008 Designed for? Small (5-75 users) organizations ...
How often hasn't it occured that you are at a customer location and you want to test the Exchange connectivity. The Microsoft Exchange Team has launched a test site now so you can test the connectivity without the hasle of having a remote pc to test it. https://www.testexchangecon... Currently the following Tests are available. Autodiscover test for Outlook 2007 Outlook 2003 RPC/HTTP test Exchange Activesync test SMTP Inbound Test I think these guys are doing great work. And ofcourse like ...
General references to Visual Studio Team System http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... -> Entry point for VSTS2008 (including the different editions and TFS) http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... (TFS specific part of previous link) http://blogs.msdn.com/teams... (this is the 9th posting in the series, all of which are very good) http://geekswithblogs.net/j... ...
*Moved to: OutSync with proxy serversIf like me you want to try the rather groovy sync tool for Outlook that syncs your contacts (and pictures ) with your outlook contacts, which will then be displayed on your mobile phone, and you are behind a proxy server, then this info is for you… NOTE: This will work for any .NET application where the developer has not already set it…Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
My buddy Eric Legault has just released version 2.0 of his Microsoft Outlook add in Picture Attachment Wizard. If you live and die by Outlook, then you really should consider this add in. A few features as listed on his blog: View thumbnails of image attachments - without having to save the attachments to disk! Run a slideshow of attached picture files - without having to save the attachments to disk! Quickly save all attachments to a folder with one click! Easily export every attachment in every ...
One of the goals of a large state-wide multi-agency data sharing project my organization is participating in was to start with a partner designed WSDL and then implement it in the underlying technology of the partner's choice. For my organization this technology is Windows Communication Foundation. From it's inception the WSDL had to be simple and interoperable. This is the second time I had started with a WSDL and then created a conformant service. My organization was one of the few that actually ...
"We have very little need for speakers, and we're starving for teachers." "The difference between speaking and teaching is subtle, but the whole point of leading a session is made or lost in that subtlety." "Clear sign you're speaking rather than teaching: you believe that an hour isn't a long enough time to really teach something." - Scott Bellware via Twitter (all of the above) I've had it all wrong. For so many years I looked up to the rock-star speakers that I saw come through events or get up ...
Windows SharePoint Services is available as a free download; it helps teams stay connected and productive by providing easy access to the people, documents, and information that they need to make well-informed decisions and get work done. Miscoroft Office SharePoint Server 2007(MOSS) relies on the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 technology to provide a consistent, familiar framework for lists and libraries, site administration, and site customization. Any features that are available in Windows SharePoint ...
I received a broadcast email today from Xobni announcing that they have released Xobni for Outlook to the masses. You can download it here: http://www.xobni.com/download and read about it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008... To give you a little understanding of the people behind Xobni, I want to fill you in on my experience. I've had a beta copy of Xobni installed on each of my three PCs. My home PC is runs Vista Ultimate and Office 2007. This PC runs ...
I’m an itinerant developer armed with a laptop which means I have to deal with the issue of keeping my files synchronised with my file server. Source code is easy, it’s under version control. That leaves items such as documentation, Outlook PST files and MSDN downloads which are way too big and way too binary for version control systems. For years I've been synchronising my files with a set of Windows Briefcase folders, when they came in with Windows 95. They worked fairly reliably. I put up with ...
Getting back into the swing of things post MIX08. On another note. I have disabled my comments and track backs until further notice. Reason was over 3-4000 spam comments were effecting my database and slowing down my site. So please if you were offended I have been working to stay clear of the crap and deliver less crappy posts. On to the links: How to get Vista Breadcrumbs for Windows XP - Thinktechno.com 403day - An arrogant initiative in defense of the web Captain Obvious Mixtapes Public Domain ...
After using Xobni for a full day at work, I am very excited. I've turned several friends onto it and they love it too. I was disappointed for the first few hours as I thought it wouldn't update all of my history, but slowly it seemed to do that. It is truly an impressive application. Few things missing... it needs to better display the contact info. It will show me cell phone numbers for folks in my contact list, but I have to right click and view their contact info to see the other numbers. I expected ...
One of the more irksome qualities about the Outlook Connector was the lack of Calendar synchronization, particularly with the new Windows Live Calendar. If you were an MSN subscriber it would work, but if you had just a Hotmail (or Windows Live) account it wouldn't. This also applied even if you had purchased the additional features of Hotmail Plus. According to LiveSide there is a new Outlook Connector currently in internal Microsoft testing that reportedly allows synchronization with Windows Live ...
I was recently introduced to a UK based publisher called Pact Publishing. They are a UK based publisher and have a book focused on the new Language Integrated Query (LINQ) features available in .NET 3.5 called LINQ Quickly: A practical guide to programming Language Integrated Query with C# by N Satheesh Kumar. The book provides a good overview of LINQ and it's supporting language features, such as anonymous types, implicit typing, object initializers, extension methods, and expressions. It then builds ...
As Microsoft readies Windows 2008 for launch coupled with SQL server 2008 launch and the re-launch of Visual Studio 2008 ?? I am left feeling a little uneasy... When Visual Studio 2008 hit the streets it quickly became apparent that it was incompatible with a number of other products not least BizTalk 2006 R2 on recently launched!!! It is now also clear that Microsoft aren't supporting BizTalk 2006 R2 on Windows Serve 2008 either and of course it goes without saying that BizTalk will not support ...
The tour is almost over. I meant to blog quite a few things during the tour, but just didn't have the energy or free time. I am going to try to draft the notes up into a reasonable blog entry. Most of the notes I have are about reactions people have had to OneNote…. Basic reactions People have really liked what I have show them about OneNote. Many, many people have asked why they haven’t ever heard of it. It solves problems and organizes information in ways they want. People want to know why Microsoft ...
I have been looking at a new software add-on package for Microsoft Outlook called Xobni (Inbox spelled backwards). I was directed to it by Viral's blog and it is quite interesting. It is in by-invitation beta right now, click on the badge in my sidebar to get more information and sign up (disclosure: clicks get you quicker beta product access). Some of the features the product provides are : "Lightning" fast email search (I put lightning fast in quotes as I have not had a chance to try the product. ...
About a month ago, I talked about a new add-on for Microsoft Outlook called Xobni Insight. Since that time, I was invited to participate in the beta and have been running it both at work and at home. So far, I have been very impressed. The installation is very simple. Once Xobni Insight is installed, the next time you open Outlook will cause it to create an index of your email. On my home system, I have over 14,000 messages from almost 3,000 different senders and it took less than 10 minutes to create ...

Problem: Unable to select text with mouse. Happens quite a bit when using Word as mail editor.

Solution: This carries the health warning of use at your own peril!!

1. Close Word and Outlook
2. Start / Run and type regedit
3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Data
4. Rename this key.
5. Restart Word

Put down your mice (or is it mouses?)!  Stop tapping on those keys!  Stand!  Revolt!  It is time to say "I will not go quietly into that long night."  Oh wait, that may be another issue...

But for now...the outlook is bleak...

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/LearnToBudget/WhyJoeSixPackCantGetAhead.aspx

To turn off the annoying customised menus in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook etc) do the following: 1. Start up an Office application eg Word. 2. Select menu item 'Tools' - 'Customize...'. 3. On the 'Options' tab, check (put a tick in) the 'Always show full menus' check-box, then click on the 'Close' button. That's it ...
I have recently been introduced to a company called PostPath. They are a new technology company that have created a Linux-based alternative to Microsoft's Exchange. Their proposition is that Microsoft Outlook is the killer application. As long as users can run Outlook and have all the features and functionality that they are used to, it shouldn't matter what is serving it up on the back end. And if that back end can run on cheaper hardware and storage with a highly-flexible open source OS, all the ...
In the month of February, I am going to be touring Arizona User Groups presenting on OneNote. I will be speaking 38 times in 21 days. Yes - you can probably see the word sucker stamped on my forehead… I am looking forward to sharing my favorite application with between 1,000 and 2,000 people across the various meetings. I know what I want to tell them, and have known for quite a while. The name of the talk is "OneNote: Software you don't know you need." The description I gave the clubs for the talk ...
A very comprehensive rundown (from Massimo) of the potential issues being faced by anyone trying to implement a VDI solution? I certainly agree with Massimo on a number of points, just as it's quite easy to move from physical to virtual on the Server side this almost sets the customers expectations that it's just as easy to do the same for the Desktop, and this is where things are sometimes getting undone? Why Desktop Virtualization is not as easy as Server Virtualization In the last few months I ...
My T-Mobile Dash is still lovely. But as in all relationships, the other person has quirks. One my Dash has is the need to socialize while in the case by calling a random entry in my Outlook Contacts. I've been called before by a rogue cell phone. But usually it is from someone with whom you've just spoken. That game is for sissies. Name the rogue cell phone should cause you to really have to guess. Not just pick the last person you spoke with. I think it is a feature designed to get the cell minutes ...
This week has been pretty busy with the promise of it only getting busier, but I am feeling pretty good. What is the reason for this optimistic outlook you might ask? Mainly it is the number of compliments on my work this week. Thankfully it has made me realize that this is something I need to do more often. Nothing makes your life better than lifting up those around you. So let me start by thanking all of you who read my blog and all of you who have contributed constructive comments. While I am ...
For those of us that are cheap value minded, here's a service that provides conference calling, albeit using a long distance call. But with all you can eat phone pricing we have today, who cares. They also have a Web Desktop Sharing tool, in Beta - haven't tried it but the basic service for voice conference is great. Some outlook integration, of which I've only used the VCS file download, but they apparently have an Outlook Add in too. FreeConference.com - Free Telephone Conference Call Service ...
Explore Office SharePoint Server 2007 with training from Microsoft experts, right from your desktop. Download a simple file to get the grand tour of the latest features and changes, including automated workflows to track approval cycles, business dashboards showing how well you are performing on your goals, and syncing documents to Outlook. The training, which includes articles, videos, and interactive tutorials, will lead you step-by-step through the rich features of Office SharePoint Server. Find ...
If you're wondering what Xobni is, it's "inbox" spelled backwards. But that's not all it is. They are a startup company founded in 2006 whose mission is "to take back the email inbox for our users". Their flagship product is called Xobni Insight and is an add-on for Microsoft Outlook. If you've used Lookout before, Xobni Insight appears to offer all that Lookout offered and then some. The nice thing is that it is available for both Office 2003 and Office 2007. Some of the features offered by Xobni ...
That's a great line from "Dancing with Wolves". Robert Pastorelli delivered the line about a skeleton that was found: "I'll bet someone back east is going, Now why don't he write?" In trying to answer a question on the Silverlight.net forum, I went to my site as a reference, and found something that didn't work. Hmmm... so then I tried another page and found more 'somethings' that didn't work. I get quite a few visitors a day, and nobody has written to say anything about that Apparently I'm going ...
...he'd definitely want in on some of this action. I clipped some quotes from the comment section of a recent post by a popular blogger. See if you can guess the blogger's identity and topic of the post based on the comments below. Commenter: I think you weren't hugged enough as a child. Blogger: I think you lost your virginity to an uncle. Commenter: codeeliterer.com is still open for you to start your own pseudo-intellectual negativity community. Blogger: Oh aren't you the clever little anonymous ...
Ever wanted to synchronize your outlook with your Google Calendar? The solution is here. I have developed an Outlook add-in that wil synchronize the scheduler of it with Google Calendar and backward. The process takes place in the background every time your Outlook is executing the Send/Receive operation. Setup is easily. After installing the add-in, Outlook shall prompt the options dialog of the plugin at it's next startup. (See the image below) Fill in your gmail address, password and the calendar ...
Had a few more test drives...narrowing down the vehicles... Back to Saturn... So the Outlook is a nice vehicle, but way too big. I took an 08 VUE out for a spin and had a very positive experience. The 08 Vue is totally different from the 07 model. GM went to a European manufacturer, Opel, to design the new Vue...and it does look entirely different from the 07 model (less boxy, more euro-like). The V6 engine was refreshing compared to the Torrent's, and the size of the vehicle was comfortable: not ...
Still looking for the elusive second vehicle, but I've now hit three dealerships and have come out relatively un-slimed. Dealership 1: Saturn Saturn of old is not the Saturn of new apparantly, with their "no haggle price" being in question as more and more GMC-ness invades the company that tries to be different. Upon approaching the lot I was greeted by a very nice salesman, and after telling him I was interested in taking an Outlook out for a drive he asked me to wait inside while he brought one ...