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RSS feed reader blues? Get your feed in Microsoft Outlook and Office 365
ICYMI, Google Reader, Google Voice App for Blackberry, Google Cloud Connect, and Snapseed Desktop are shutting down . Hilarity ensued on the Internet with the melt down on social media over the change. As Danny Sullivan noted here , "Google should have done better by Google Reader & Google users...
15 Mar 2013
Posted: Information on preparations for daylight saving time changes and Microsoft Office 365
My friends over in the Office 365 team have provided some guidance on their community site about preparing for daylight saving time changes around the world … If the country or region where your organization or some of your users reside has changed their policy of recognizing daylight saving time, or...
13 Oct 2011
Get Outlook 2010 SP1 for displaying two separate time zones in the Calendar
Want another reason to install Outlook 2010 SP1 ? In Outlook, you can display two separate time zones in the Calendar. This allows you to see your local time zone and the time zone of a city that you often travel to. When you travel to that other time zone, you can use the Swap Time Zones option to change...
15 Sep 2011
More thoughts on The Microsoft Garage Science Fair
A shout out to Steve Clayton's post last week, looking at " What’s hot at Microsoft’s Science Fair? " as he covered The Microsoft Garage Science Fair … "It’s fair time at Microsoft – Tech Fest is on the horizon and our Product Fair follows a little later in the year. I’ll be following...
14 Feb 2011
Update available for Microsoft Office OneNote for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iOS
Remember the new release of Microsoft Office OneNote for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iOS ? Benoit Barabe reminded me of the 1.0.1 update released which addresses the error 400 some users experienced. Still US only for now, but everyone who has 1.0 should get the free upgrade to 1.0.1. Tags: Apple...
27 Jan 2011
Now available: Microsoft Office OneNote for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iOS
**Free for a limited time** I love Microsoft Office OneNote on my Windows Phone 7 . I f I still used my iPhone 3GS, I could now get OneNote there, too: the team has released Microsoft OneNote for the iPhone. Follow the team blog (including outside the US availability) here. You can get Microsoft...
18 Jan 2011
Announcement: security bulletin MS10-087 update for Microsoft Office
The Microsoft Malware Protection Center has a post noting security bulletin MS10-087 , which addresses a number of critical vulnerabilities in how Microsoft Office parses various office file formats. This was addressed in November, in the MS10-087 update . One of them is CVE-2010-3333 , "RTF Stack...
4 Jan 2011
How to access your bookmarks on Windows Phone 7
As I noted in my post with tips on moving from an iPhone to a new Windows Phone 7 , I also touched on how to sync several files, including the backing up of my iPhone's browser bookmarks. I failed to note how I access my favourites on Windows Phone 7, which I do via the power of Windows Live. (There...
26 Nov 2010
Remember: October 31 is Halloween, and the Office 2010 beta expires, too
As noted on the Office.com official blog , the Office 2010 beta expires Sunday, Oct 31, which means it's time to upgrade to the full version or roll back to a previous version you have licensed… Didn't it seem like only yesterday when we made the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta available? Actually, it's been...
29 Oct 2010
A few examples of how Microsoft product groups integrate the voice of customers into the development cycle
A couple of years ago, Steve Ballmer talked about in his email to customers how Microsoft can do a better job of serving its customers. One of the ways we did this was through the creation of the Security Development Lifecycle (aka SDL) in 2004, which helps to improve the security, privacy and reliability...
16 Apr 2010
You learn something new each day. Today I found out about Learning Essentials for Microsoft Office
It's not intended to be a five year mission, but given the long list of products in our ballywick (or is that "bally wick"?) in the effort to address the a question on every one of our products… Next up is Learning Essentials for Microsoft Office . (BTW, the list of the many of the products...
18 Mar 2010
Your questions: With SAP and Microsoft partnering, where do I go for Duet support?
Continuing my effort to cover at least one customer and partner challenge or issue per day , today, it's about Duet for Microsoft Office and SAP . (Also, info is available on Duet here on our main website.) Duet is a solution from Microsoft and SAP that enables seamless access to SAP business processes...
9 Mar 2010
Your questions: "Will Office 2003 work with Windows 7?"
On today's WSJ.com in Mossberg's Mailbox from Nov. 18, 2009 on the allthingsd.com/ site (the blog where venerable technology columnist Walt Mossberg answers readers' questions) Mr. Mossberg answers several reader questions, including one on Microsoft Office 2003 and Windows 7. This must be a popular...
19 Nov 2009
Advisory: Important Information on SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2
As I posted on Twitter, the SharePoint team has posted important information about SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 for customers on their team blog : Attention: Important Information on Service Pack 2 We take product quality seriously and make every effort to avoid and resolve issues that adversely...
22 May 2009
The new year rings in another bonus: a rise in bogus electronic greeting cards
It's that time of year again when fake online greeting cards increase in the daily Outlook mailbox and in web based mail as well). A common give away? The sender is often listed only by first name – no last name – and includes links to various e-card sites: this was from Michelle offering "Happy...
7 Jan 2009
Advisory: Office for Mac 12.1.4 Fixes Entourage Meeting Invite Issue
As you may know from previous posts, we have both Macs and Windows PCs at home ( think that we even have some CPM and Unix lurking around somewhere). One benefit is that I get to be the IT administrator for both, although the family uses Windows Vista exclusively. As such, I was a bit mystified...
3 Nov 2008
New on the Download Center: Microsoft Office Outlook Connector 12.1 Beta
Now available on the Microsoft Download Centre... the free Office Outlook Connector, to access and manage your Hotmail and Office Live Mail accounts with Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007... "...including e-mail messages, contacts and calendars for free! "Outlook Connector enables you to use your Live Hotmail...
25 Jul 2008
News: Microsoft Office to get ODF, PDF support
In this morning's news, Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office ... " The 2007 Microsoft Office system will support XML Paper Specification (XPS), Portable Document Format (PDF) 1.5, PDF/A and Open Document Format (ODF) v1.1 with the release of Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack...
22 May 2008
Microsoft Office Labs launches today
As I dial in to a conference call, a little bit on the new Microsoft Office Labs site , launched today... as Chris Pratley notes... "Welcome to Microsoft Office Labs." It's great to be able to say that. For quite some time the Office Labs team has been exploring ideas internally at Microsoft...
28 Apr 2008
No, that's Albany as in the subscription service beta, not upstate New York
The question I was asked as I was making my sandwich at an onsite conference... "So, you work with the product groups... what's happening in Albany today?" No, that should be "What is Albany?" See the news here on the Beta launch of New All-in-One Service for Consumers , as told by Group Product Manager...
18 Apr 2008
News: Jeff Raikes announces his retirement
In case you've been off mail for the last half hour, Reuters just reported that Jeff Raikes , the leader of the business division (including Office, Sharepoint, Exchange software) "and one of [Microsoft's] longest-serving executives" will retire from the company in September. Also see this article...
10 Jan 2008
News: Venezuela to change to a new time zone on December 9
We have reports (thanks, Jose!) that Venezuela will move to a newly created time zone, shifting by 30 minutes to -4:30h UTC on December 9th. For those of you keeping score, that’s at least the seventh change to the start date. According to news reports on the official Venezuelan government news site...
27 Nov 2007
Your questions: "How do I archive mail in Microsoft Outlook?"
Lisa and Jeannie asked... "How do we archive our mail in Outlook?" Look no further than Microsoft Office Online website for more info on how to file or archive your e-mail on your own computer . "Learn the different Microsoft Outlook methods for storing e-mail on your own computer. Understand their benefits...
21 Nov 2007
Your questions: How do you remove email addresses that automatically come up when you type in a name in Outlook? Or Entourage?
This from Holly (hope you're well ;) "How/where do you remove an email address that automatically comes up when you type in a name? For example, somebody had a another email address that you’ve deleted and updated but, somewhere in memory it gets pulled up when you are searching their name. Am I making...
29 Sep 2007
Your questions: "What are some recommended strategies for managing email with Outlook?"
This question came today from Kim, drowning under a mountain of email... "I'm getting a lot of email at work and at home. Are there some strategies and features you recommend in Outlook for managing email?" As noted, I like lifehacker and particularly enjoyed the post on Merlin Mann's presentation...
26 Jul 2007
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