The 20/20 program

As I mentioned, I just started the 20/20 program at the proclub. As part of getting ready for starting the program, I went through an exam which told me such lovely statistics as my weight (eh), body fat percentage (whooo boy), flexibility (poor), strength (ditto), and all around physical health (not great). According to their…

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Running

I just joined the 20/20 program at the proclub in order to get myself into shape, and as part of my workouts I’ve taken up running which – shockingly – I am enjoying. I still suck at it and can’t run for long at a time but after two weeks I can tell I’m already getting…

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New OWA themes in SP1: Zune & Xbox!

As I mentioned a couple months ago, we have been working on two new OWA themes. I was secretive then because I wasn’t sure if we’d be able to ship them in SP1 or not, but thanks to the hard work of several designers and developers we got them in. And with the release of Exchange…

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Count the number of folders in your mailbox with Outlook VBA

A coworker asked me today if I knew how to count up the total number of folders in his mailbox, in the process of troubleshooting a bug related to having a large number of folders. I had an old script that recursed through a mailbox to count the total number of items (also written for…

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The drive behind features

You know how there’s a warning tag on hairdryers that says not to use it while showering? I’ve always figured that the reason for those stupid warnings is that someone somewhere did use it while showering, and then the relatives of the deceased then sued the hairdryer company who agreed to put warnings on their product…

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How to determine if your users are satisfied

Well, I’ll tell you one way to not do it, which is to measure against user expectations without any sort of normalization or attempt to figure out what those expectations are. Take for example this survey from a hotel I stayed at this past weekend: As it turns out, I was expecting quality… and I…

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Newest Technet article is up

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2007/07/ExchangeQA/default.aspx My contributions are the edge/hub and VPC questions. Some day I really need to sit down and create some kind of image to represent the queue & A…


Least obvious yet terribly useful Outlook/OWA calendaring feature…

While reviewing some custom OWA themes we’re developing, one of the designers pointed out this odd orange mark halfway through one of the numbers on the calendar view, wondering if it was a bug in the CSS in the custom theme:  Actually, it’s one of these tiny little details that I think is so slick -…

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rockin’ out

Don’t fault him because he hasn’t five starred every song… 😉 P.S. I absolutely hate the face melters.


Don’t fail me now, zune…

Agh. I have been meaning to buy a bunch of the tracks from Guitar Hero and add them to my zune. So I finally get around to it tonight. I click on the ‘sign in’ button in zune. Progress bar… Now it brings me to a page with zune support on it, and a list…