Minimize Outlook 2003 to the system tray (er, taskbar notification area)

I’ve noticed that a bunch of the referrers I get from google/msn/yahoo search to this blog are interested in terms such as “Email Notification Icon”. So in response to that, today’s blog entry is about two tricks related to the system tray, one of which is about the email notification icon. Tip #1: How to minimize…

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Outlook Web Access URL parameters

On a previous entry, I described the URL parameter for accessing the dumpster via OWA. There are actually many many more URL parameters you can use directly or embed in other web pages. For example, all of the following can be retrieved with a URL: The list of items (messages, contacts, appointments) and the view associated with…

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What’s good swag nowadays?

When I went to PC Expo in 99, it was all about the t-shirts. We actually had to give out t-shirts with each session we gave at our booth, otherwise no one would stick to the booth for more than a minute. But recently, someone told me that customers are tired of t-shirts. Are they…

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Ch-ch-ch-changes…

It was only six short months ago that I blogged about becoming the release manager for Exchange, and already it’s changing… starting February 1st, I will no longer be the release manager for Exchange. This change is for a very good reason: I have decided that I want to work part time so that I…

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ASP.Net samples of WebDAV against Exchange 2003

In a previous entry, I received a comment about how there were no examples of using WebDAV in the Exchange SDK with ASP.Net… I forwarded it to our SDK team (who can be reached at exsdkfb AT microsoft DOT com) and they pointed out several examples for me: Searching Folders (WebDAV) – C# and VB.Net…

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If you’re trying to buy a mini-SD online, be very cautious

This week I purchased an Audiovox SMT 5600[1] aka C500 and switched my cell phone service from T-Mobile to AT&T Wireless in order to get this phone, as I have been waiting for this combination of features and form factor in a smartphone for 2 years. I was excited to try out synching some TV content between…

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Naming the colored flags in Outlook 2003

I noticed this blog entry (thank you, main feed!) with a feature request for Outlook, and I shared that request with the Outlook team. One of the PMs in Outlook suggested an idea of how to achieve something close to this by putting the flags on a toolbar and adding custom names to those toolbar buttons:…

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Your personality summarized in 26 links. Or fewer, if you don’t have a personality.

Bill posted this meme (which came from a bunch of people, as far back as this dude whose O was office.microsoft.com, hurrah!) and it caught my eye: Clear the address bar in your browser, type in every letter of the alphabet, and list out what is the first URL on the history list. …Or, in my case,…

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My attempt to use RSSBandit

I tried, I tried really hard. I kept hearing from RSS Bandit users who loved it, and although I’m a fairly happy newsgator user and can’t imagine switching for my core technical feeds, I thought it might be nice to at least try something else for my more casual feed reading, friends’ blogs and things…

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How long is too long for a KB article?

I’m sitting in a meeting where we’re discussing consolidating KB articles, and one of the issues that’s come up is that most times when we go to consolidate two or three or fifteen KB articles into one, we end up with a 20 page KB article that’s really a white paper. The KB team usually…

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