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just a little note to say if you are running Vista do steps 4 & 5 (Blueprint Manager Setup and Outlook + Services Blueprint Setup) from an elevated command prompt

so Microsoft (via Soma's blog) have announced the S+S Blueprints, so this tells us what Mike has been up to since Project Glidepath, but I'm left wondering a couple of things, are these factories? (in my humble opinion yes), are these extensible? (can I make changes to the blueprint (guidance package))... umm no (at least not that I've found so far).... how do these blueprints fit in with the Rosario Factory story?, do they play with P&P Factories? .... yeah that's more than a couple... Oh and ...
I'm on Facebook but I'm not all that fussed about it. Yep, it's great to hang-out there, meet people, stay in touch and all that but I know I'm just not going to be using it for long. To my mind it's just a pleasant distraction, just like dealy-boppers and roller-blades I'm sure I will move on to the next craze when it emerges. As for the Facebook applications, well, what a waste of time! The ones I have tried so far have just been plain rubbish, so I'm not inspired to try anymore. I'm going to actively ...
Since around late 2003 I was getting fed up with Vodafone's service at the time in London and was looking to switch, I was also getting somewhat fed up with Nokia's offerings with it's monochrome screens while everyone else was offering colour screens. So I switched to Orange and the MPX 200 from Motorola, not only for it's colour screen, but also the fact that it was a Microsoft device that seamlessly (well sort of....) synched Outlook contacts etc.... Anyway, the point is that since switching to ...
Michael Washington posted a DNN/Silverlight Picture album viewer; Andy Britcliffe posted an article to help debug Silverlight no-show issues; vivekdalvi discusses XamlReader.Load; Craig Dunn has an example of combining Silverlight and Virtual Earth; Bob Familiar discusses Silverlight 1.1 and Web Services; and Dave Campbell [that's me :) ] posted a write-up on the Desert Code Camp III Silverlight presentation of a Silverlight 1.0 Outlook Bar From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Album Michael Washington ...
I am not a very social person. Really, I'm not. Most people who know me and like me will probably attest to the fact that I am quite shy, and usually reserved in a social setting. In a business setting, I am quite personable, professional, and assertive. In small groups with people I know, I tend to be outgoing and talkative (too much some friends might say). As an instructor, I tend to be willing to talk to anyone about anything. However, I tend NOT to want to be the guy who goes to the BIG party ...
Last week I've been looking for a better RSS Reader (err... Aggregator). You see after certain number of feeds MS Outlook no longer works for me and I needed a better alternative. In my search I came a cross a product called RikReader and decided to give it a try. Why? I've read some good opinions about it, it's free, it uses Windows RSS Platform, and is close to my heart because it is done entirely in WPF. I promptly downloaded and installed the package. But instead of the expected welcome screen ...
One of the biggest draw backs of using Live Mail versus Gmail, in my opinion, is that you cant use Outlook for Live Mail unless you pay for the premium services and paying for an email service seems nuts to me. This morning I was greeted with an email from Live Mail which had this in it... Update to Windows Live Hotmail and you can manage your Hotmail account in Outlook – for free! With Outlook Connector, you can easily manage your Hotmail messages, folders, and contacts alongside your other e-mail ...
Part of a side-contract I'm working on right now deals with sending out emails from an ASP app in HTML format. The client was reporting that for some of the emails, there was some odd formatting (titles weren't lining up properly, etc.) Looking at the examples she sent in GMail, I could see the issue. But when I was doing my testing, reviewing the emails in Outlook 2007, everything seemed fine...oddly enough, so did the examples she sent me (I check my GMail account when away from my laptop). I double ...
I'm tweaking an existing ASP web application (yes, ASP...not ASP.NET...), and I'm running into some odd behavior... The existing code is using Persits ASPEmail to create an email with an HTML body. The code itself is fine, the html looks proper. However, when you open the email in either Outlook (2007) or GMail, there are a few places where things get garbled...characters from the markup appear when they shouldn't. To look at the code, there's nothign there suggesting anything. But to look at the ...
In keeping with the work I did for Tech·Ed 2007 and the Tampa Code Camp to create Internet Calendars for the different technical tracks, I have created a similar calendar for the Jacksonville Code Camp. The calendar is available from Microsoft Office Online as an Outlook 2007 Internet Calendar Subscription. If you are still using Outlook 2003, there is an open-source add-in that allows you to work with Internet Calendars ...
Try this for size? and they are also extending the fuctionality of this to include off-line use as well based on the Google Gears project - more info on this development on their blog at http://blogs.zoho.com/ Heads up came from TechCrunch Office Suite Zoho Writer Online word processor with collaboration features. No download, No install, just sign up to create documents. 100% free Try Now Zoho Projects Project management software to create, manage & collaborate online. Free for 1 project. For ...
I am building a smart client application using free tools from Microsoft's patterns & practices team. The primary toolset is the Smart Client Software Factory, referred to as "SCSF", which is an integrated set of architecture guidance, templates and Visual Studio 2005 "recipes" that both makes the job easier (perhaps an oxymoron as you'll see) and gives you a solid framework to build a robust, scalable, professional-quality application. My aim is to document and share key points along the way. ...
So after you have survived another update Tuesday you are thinking that all's well with the on-line world? Perhaps it's worth checking all those other media snap-in's and add ons to make sure you have minimized the security implications? And don't think that you're safe just because you're running Firefox, etc? As an example this was what the scan came back with for my Laptop: Applications / Result Version Detected Status Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 Adobe Reader 7.x 7.0.9.50 ...
Here again, after a two month break I am doing a Webcast series on ASP.NET 2.0, AJAX, ASP.NET vNext & Visual Studio 2008 for Web Developers. The registration links for the same are as below:- Please note, you need to register for each of the webcasts separately August 27th - 31st Everyday at 4pm ASP.NET 2.0 Deployment Tips and Tricks https://msevents.microsoft.... AJAX Enabling your existing ASP.NET ...
*Moved to: Office Mobile 2007This week I installed Office Mobile 2007 on my Windows Mobile 6 (Black Shadow) SPV M3100, and I have to say, what changed? I can now see my RSS Feeds as part of Outlook Mobile 2007, but apart from that the only change was the addition of OneNote Mobile 2007.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Our company uses remoteoutlook fro MS Small Business Server 2003. It has Main Menu page, which has a few links, including access to SharePoint. We installed new SharePoint 3. on the different server., and I was asked to change links to a new sharepoint site. Outlook doesn't support this kind of customization out-of-the box. It uses ASp.NET web site with client.aspx file, showing Main Menu. But the actual code is compiled into Remote.dll storing in bin folder and is not available for modification(using ...
On occasion when I start Visual Studio 2005, I encounter a random crash just after the IDE loads. It doesn't say why, and sending the error report to Microsoft doesn't yield any results. Oh, and this only happens on my notebook. After four crashes in a row this afternoon, I got irritated and loaded up WinDbg to see what the problem was. I got the following: ModLoad: 71830000 718ad000 C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_micro... ...
I'm not sure who sold the Federal and State government on the idea that "restricting all employee's email to MS Outlook is an effective counter to computer viruses." or "Allowing gmail, hotmail, or yahoo mail is an open invitation to computer viruses". I'm thinking that the marketing department in the "MS" of "MS Outlook" might be a good starting point to look. Both thoughts have rendered me temporarily speechless. Perhaps because both thoughts make as much sense to me as, "Eating apples is the only ...
Just received this from Microsoft Connections today. CTP3 of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 with new Monitoring and Analytics functionality is now available! We are proud to announce the ENU (English) release of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 CTP3 software! This release contains new, updated Monitoring and Analytics functionality. See the "What's new from PerformancePoint Server CTP3" document from the following Connect site for the details. Note that we will be introducing ...
In keeping with the work I did for Tech·Ed 2007 to create Internet Calendars for the different technical tracks, I have created a similar calendar for Tampa Code Camp. The calendar is available from Microsoft Office Online as an Outlook 2007 Internet Calendar Subscription. If you are still using Outlook 2003, there is an open-source add-in that allows you to work with Internet Calendars ...
So for those of you who have one, or are interested in how this is progressing it might be worth while checking out http://hackint0sh.org/forum but it's quite clear that Apple's blaze of Hype and Publicity could be bringing with some rather unwanted attention? ;-)) Files in iPhone reveal overseas plans for T-Mobile, Vodafone Posted Jul 4th 2007 3:09PM by Ryan Block Filed under: Cellphones That iPhone firmware leaked this week? Well, as found on the iPhone Dev Wiki it's been cracked open, its files ...
Microsoft has released rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007. You can download it here. This rollup also contains all the fixes from rollups 1 and 2. It is also rumored to also contain a fix that allows for IMAP connectivity to the soon forthcoming Apple iPhone. Other fixes include: • 931328 (http://support.microsoft.c... An integer is added to the end of the legacyExchangeDN attribute of a newly created mailbox in Exchange 2007 • 930468 (http://support.microsoft.c... The attachment ...
I received some spam—which has become rare. But, I didn't know which of my addresses had been used. Outlook 2007 has "streamlined" the UI so much that is was really hard to figure this out. But if you click on the small arrow in the bottom right corner of the Options in the Ribbon, it displays them. Now, I'd just like to know how my email address got out there as I have been careful not to distribute it. Hmmm… ...
Lately, I have started using Google Reader for my feeds when Outlook 2007 decided it didn't want to read my feeds anymore and I started missing valuable content. I absolutely love the interface of Google Reader, it is very fast a with the HotKeys, it feels like a desktop application. However, the add subscriptions functionality is less than desirable. Inside IE it will freeze up quite often and just sit there bubbling green goo out of the beaker. To get around this issue, I created a IE Search Provider ...
iPhone syncs with Outlook and Entourage By Ryan Block on sync Filed under: Cellphones It was definitely quickly glossed over in today's iPhone activation and sync walkthrough, but Apple pretty clearly stated that Mac users with Entourage can sync their calendars with the iPhone through iTunes, and PC users can sync their Outlook calendars the same way. That's totally heartening for any corporate calendar users wondering how they were going to get their datebooks on their new phone, but there was ...
iPhone facts from the first reviews By Ryan Block on iphone Filed under: Cellphones Well, the first reviews are in. But you may have missed some of the more interesting factoids unearthed by the trio of gadget reporters deigned worthy by El Jobso to get a pre-launch iPhone. Here's a few fresh n' interesting iPhone facts right off the presses: The mobile version of OS X or whatever it is the iPhone runs takes up 700MB of the device's capacity. Damn son! There's no way to cut, copy, or paste text! ...
Microsoft unified communication bridges the gap between telephony and computing to deliver real-time, messaging, voice and conferencing to the desktop environment. Microsoft unified communications technologies tear down the walls that separate tele-communications and computing. And they do it with software that leverages your existing telecommunications infrastructure. Microsoft unified communications technologies are more than just VoIP. They break down all the traditional communications silos. ...
Running WSS 2.0, IE 7, Office 2003 AND Groove 2007 - recently IE 7 crashes everytime I try to open an Office document. PDF documents open just fine. The error was: "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." Googled and tried several suggestions that did not correct the problem, including remove the Office Tools - Windows SharePoint Services Support (under the advanced add/remove for Office2003). This worked from Microsoft MVP post - Outlook ...
My daily Silverlight 'Pick of the Litter' from the web, I will add on as I come across others Silverlight 1.1 - How to Create a Media Player Chad Campbell has created a 31-minute 'walkthrough of creating a media player' in alpha video. admitted first video, but great content! ... I look forward to seeing more, Chad :) Programming HTML with C# The subject didn't get me, but reading a bit of what Tim Sneath said made me wonder if he was hiding in the AZGroups meeting last night. System.Windows.Browser ...

It's time once again for another episode of "Eric, why are you so sexy?", where we ask Outlook MVP Eric Legault why he's so sexy?

So Eric, why are you so sexy?

"Because space and time lose all meaning when you gaze into my eyes."

Someone's been listening to glam-metal from the 80's again!

D

One nice feature of the Outlook thick client is to view other user's calendars. In OWA 2003 it was a different URL that was needed, as along as you had the permissions. Now with Exchange 2007 OWA the URL is different. Below is the syntax - all on one line: https://<server>/owa/... replace <server> and <user@yoourdomain> with your host and User's email address as required ...
I have had this brought up by some co-workers and wondered if anyone from MS would like to officially comment? When Outlook 2003 was released there was the potential for un-patched Exchange 5.5 information stores to get corrupted or experience problems and dismount. Is Outlook 2007 officially (as in written somewhere - not just anecdotally) supported against a mailbox on an Exchange 2003 SP2 server? Comments welcomed. Update: I finally found, buried here, this: Connectivity to Microsoft Exchange ...
Microsoft has created a Tips for the "Newbie" page designed to give first time Tech·Ed attendees a fighting chance of finding their way around. It does a decent job letting the first timer know about what Tech·Ed has to offer, but I don't think it goes nearly far enough. Tech·Ed is a huge event, last year's event had about 13000 people attending, with an equally huge amount of content. The current count of sessions (including the Hands-on labs) is 1057. That's right, over 1000 sessions. The actual ...
Earlier this week, Microsoft rather quietly released it's Windows Live Hotmail offering. Along with the release, a replacement for the Outlook Express and Windows Mail desktop clients was announced as well as new software to integrate web mail with Outlook, called the Outlook Internet Mail Connector. Outlook Express and Windows Mail will be replaced with a new desktop product called Windows Live Mail in the coming weeks. The program will handle POP, IMAP, and Windows Live Hotmail accounts and is ...
Just as my last post was publishing, I realized that many people might not know about the Internet Calendar Subscriptions in Outlook 2007 or may still be using Outlook 2003. Michael Affronti, the Outlook Program Manager, has a great post describing Internet Calendar Subscriptions and how you can interact with them in Outlook 2007. For those of you who are still using Outlook 2003, there is an open-source add-in that allows you to work with Internet Calendars ...
[edit: 16 May 2007] The calendars have been updated and a few new ones added. Check this post for more details. [/edit] Even though the Tech·Ed 2007 Schedule Builder is live, it is just as cumbersome (in my opinion) to use as ever. I had hoped that with the advent of AJAX, Silverlight, and the other interactive web technologies the schedule builder would have been more...interactive. The idea of having to pick a time period from a drop down list that contains more than 20 items and constantly having ...
I graduated today with an MBA from Southwestern College, a culmination of three years worth of prep and work. ...Plus it was also my birthday and I got to eat at the Texas Roadhouse at the end of the day. So why an MBA? A little over three years ago I was looking at a bleak job outlook as the company I was working for at the time was hemorrhaging money and was destined to be sold (and I was correct - it was sold in 2005). Wichita and Kansas were hard hit by the recession after 9/11. I was stuck in ...
Peter Stathakos posted yesterday about Gmail, and I thought I'd continue the discussion about Windows Hotmail Live (or whatever it's now called). Since you get to it from the URL mail.live.com, I always think of it as "Windows Mail Live" so I can type the right URL. It's definitely been improving over the past few months, especially in terms of speed. And I think the bug in IE7 with multiple windows popping up has now been fixed. But compared with GMail I find it lacking. Here's the stuff ordered ...
Microsoft recently released an Outlook 2007 update that, among other things, addresses some of the performance issues that occur when working with large .pst files. I'd tell you how well it works but when I try to download it my machine fails the genuine test for Office 2007. Now before you start thinking I'm using a pirated copy of Office 2007 or something sinister like that, relax, the problem stems from the fact that I have SharePoint Designer 2007 installed and can't seem to figure out why the ...
While shutting down a little over a week ago, the user profile I use on my laptop became corrupt. I started noticing ever-increasing problems over the next few days. Finally I decided to just wipe and rebuild the system. I have advocated that developers and the like should consider rebuilding their systems every 12-18 months. It's been 14 months since I purchased this laptop. So...corrupt profile, system problems, have backups, within 12-18 month timeframe....everything fits. So why did I find myself ...
Finally it is available, the schedule builder for Teched 2007 in Orlando I hope they will add a possibility to add the BOF's to your schedule. But it seems the schedule builder is still in progress, the icon to add the scheduled items to your outlook calendar is not available too, probably a matter of time. Something i'm missing too, is the opportunity to add the HOL's to your Schedule so you can plan it without creating a own agenda. Or to create a wish list of the HOL's you would like to do. Go ...
Now I was looking for something completely different, but I happend upon this little Gem - 6 Steps to a Simpler Network - courtesy of the MCP Magazine 6 Steps to a Simpler Network There's a saying in IT that "complexity is the enemy of security." It's also the enemy of efficiency, troubleshooting and other critical network functions. Here are six ways to untangle that crowded web you've weaved. by Bill Heldman May 2005 Has your single LAN of the '90s evolved into a gargantuan enterprise? If your ...
I will be going offline for a couple of weeks, starting tomorrow. This is not some innovative web2.0 experiment intended to explore the possibilities of living without email. Rather, it is a much more mundane call to reserve army service :). I will be back with a vengeance come May 1st, with further coverage of some cool new features from outbrain.com, plus a review of Google Calendar and the wonderful ways you can make it work together with Outlook 2007. See you in a couple of weeks. urig ...
In the world of RSS and newsreaders there is a war of preferences going around over how people prefer to read their feeds. Categorized by feed, type of feed, or as a “river of news.” In other words first in, first displayed, in a long list and you simply scan top-to-bottom. I have tried both and IMO both have merit. River of news lets you see everything in an instant, and I find it useful for quickly locating important event. Then I read the “normal” stuff later on. When I am ready to consume all ...
There are 14 core tracks and 2 virtual tracks at Tech·Ed this year, which will cover more than 1,000 sessions. In case you're wondering, a virtual track is a collection of sessions or labs that share a common theme but span several tracks. Microsoft has revised the technical tracks slightly since my original post, so I have updated my summary. Architecture Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Office Business Applications Software as a Service (SaaS) Business Capabilities Software+Services Industry ...
*Moved to: Mobile Device CenterThe one thing I do not like about the mobile device center is that it can't sync with the built in windows vista components (Contacts, Calendar and email). This is, I think, a deficiency in the product. I would have liked Outlook to also use these components (or to be able to choose to), as it would mean a single storage mechanism for all email clients on Vista.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
It's that time again to ask Eric Legault, Microsoft Outlook MVP, why he's so sexy? So Eric, why are you so sexy? "Because I'm like Jack Tripper...I'm vaguely homoerotic, blatently heterosexual...but really all I want to do is date* two chicks at once." How awesome would Three's Company have been if Eric Legault had played Jack Tripper... D *Note: The word "date" has been substituted here to ensure we keep a "PG" rating for this blog ...
Like most people I have multiple accounts with the big three email services (Hotmail/live, gmail, yahoo). For my older Hotmail accounts, I still have the ability to use Outlook to connect to them for free. Gmail gives POP access, and reads everyone’s email, so my gmail accounts are setup in Outlook. Yahoo gives me nothing. Can you guess from the previous paragraph which accounts I use more? I like Outlook, I use it more than any other app. It holds my to-do list, my shopping lists, my current tasks, ...
I love the previewers in Outlook 2007. I just wish there were some for the file types I need to preview. Whaddya know? There are... Adobe Reader PDF Preview Handler Foxit Reader PDF Preview Handler Code Preview Handler for C#, VB, SQL, etc. (Source, Installer) MSDN Article on writing your own preview handlers. Handler discussed in the article (Zip, XML, XAML, resx, CSV, MSI, IE, etc.) ...