Word autocorrect

Do you often misspell the same words the same way?  Some words are automatically corrected while others are not.  Next time you get the red squiggly, instead of right-clicking and choosing the right word, right-click and go to AutoCorrect then choose the right word.   This way you’ll never have to do it again. 

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Account Lockouts

Wish you could find all the domain controllers that are involved in user lockouts?  Visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=35607 for details.

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Outlook is protecting your privacy

Do you get e-mails that you can’t read and you have to right-click to download the pictures?  I finally decided that even though I didn’t really want to receive e-mails from Delta promotions, I also knew they wouldn’t send me smut or viruses.  So, the next time I received that e-mail, I chose to add…

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SMT 5600 Cell Phone Antenna

I just went to a truck stop and bought an antenna for my SMT 5600.  It increases my reception from 1 to 5 bars!!!  It works great.  The antenna is about 4” long with an 8’ cord.  Since they don’t sell one for the SMT 5600, I had to try all of them until one…

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Outlook 2003 Server Status

To see server status in Outlook 2003, hold the CTRL, then right-click on the Outlook Icon in the system tray.  Go up to Connection Status.

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Monad New Scripting Technology

We just released the beta for Monad, our new interactive command-line and task-based scripting technology.  To get a copy, go to http://download.microsoft.com and search for monad.

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Wireless Adapter Tips

 Want better reception from your wireless adapter?  Try these tips:  http://www.microsoft.com/athome/moredone/wirelesstips.mspx

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Smartphone Users

When setting up a conference call meeting request, make it “Smartphone Friendly”.  Use the “tel:” prefix and embed the participant passcode (pp) so that can be dialed by one click from a Smartphone.  Tel:425-707-2000pp123456  By the way, p is an acceptable substitute for a pause comma.  Add more for longer waits.

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USB Flash Drive Manager for XP

We released a utility that helps Manage flash drives.  You can copy files to and from flash drives; create backups, configure autorun capabilities, and store wireless configuration settings.  See http://list.windowsitpro.com/t?ctl=9F0C:598DE  for details.

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Remote Desktop Settings

If you use remote desktop, you sometimes need to connect to the console session.  Here’s a way through the RDP settings file to do just that.  Use ConnectToConsole;i;1  See http://dev.remotenetworktechnology.com/ts/rdpfile.htm  for details.

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