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Inbox Overload – help is on the way in 2010
2010 will mark the release of the next version of the world’s most popular productivity suite, Microsoft Office. It will incorporate the work of thousands of Microsoft developers, feedback from thousands of customers and over 2 million beta testers. It is the first version of Office to be truly cloud...
4 Feb 2010
Interesting comic from the exchange team…
Comic Strip : exCHANGE your Career The comic is good… not sure it makes me want to work on the exchange team though. Toaster Printers - Really? Maybe if we renamed it Outlook Bread Access, but then we already have an OBA acronym.
25 Jun 2008
The iceberg button
I love this feature, but it is very easy to forget. Once you have added a document, you can expand the Attachments chunk to see the attachment options task pane.
19 Jun 2008
Why Outlook 2007 rocks for RSS
Rules! I like to have any case studies or blog posts that interest me on hand to fwd to other people. However, Some RSS feeds (and some bloggers) post way too frequently for me to follow everything. The problem can be solved by rules!
13 Jun 2008
Macroview WISDOM v6 released
Macroview WISDOM is a great tool from one of our partners here in Sydney. WISDOM extends the document management experience in Outlook, making it easier to do enterprise document management and records retrieval right from windows explorer or Outlook. It also makes managing email records with SharePoint...
25 Feb 2008
An actual conversation overheard on the local Exchange Server (only the names have been changed to protect the innocent): From: Smart-a$$ Australian Sent: Thursday, 17 January 2008 12:58 PM To: PIFEM Practitioners Subject: RE: STOP REPLY ALL Hahaha, I am so blogging this! From: Jim Sent...
17 Jan 2008
Outlook and Xobni
I started using Xobni (it's inbox backwards) today. While I am not so impressed with the sidebar or the search (and it feels like it has slowed down outlook, but that could be all the patching from rolling back an old build of Vista SP1 in preparation for moving to the RC), I am finding the analytics...
16 Jan 2008
Better Email Management with Outlook 2007
Losing to Information Overload? Thinking about declaring email bankruptcy? Ian Palangio, Business Productivity Specialist @ Microsoft Australia, has prepared a OneNote 2007 notebook about email management - Pay it Forward Email Management This book outlines a suggested way to help you manage your email...
3 Jan 2008
Joel on Demos
Joel Spolsky wrote a great post on giving demo's, this bit is a gem: "The only interesting way to design a demo is to make it a story. You have a protagonist, and the protagonist has a problem, and they use the software, and they… almost solve the problem, but not quite, and then everybody...
20 Nov 2007
Calendar Printing Assistant for Outlook 2007
I am pretty much on my laptop and wifi'ed 90% of my waking hours. So it is always a conscious effort to channel my non technical self and relate to the majority of Microsoft Office users that are not developers or IT pros. The idea of printing out a calendar and carrying it around on a slice of dead...
12 Oct 2007
"Email to" links generated by SharePoint
I got a question last week about the "Email To" functionality in SharePoint - and the fact that it was generating an email in Outlook that contained a URL that had all the punctuation characters escaped (aka . became %2E and spaces become %20, etc, etc). The tricky part is the diagnosis... Is it a issue...
26 Aug 2007
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