Outlook and Outlook for Mac updates & build numbers

Have you ever looked at your Outlook or Outlook for Mac build number and wanted to know when that build was released or what KB article corresponds with it? Maybe you wanted to know how many updates have been released since then and what those later updates contain. Previously, it may have taken a lot…


The evolution of meeting notes in Outlook

An Outlook meeting has a notes area that can be used to store information related to the meeting. Although it may seem very convenient to add notes directly into the meeting, there are few things that you should consider before you do this. The meeting organizer After you invite other people to a meeting, you can…


Display search results as I type when possible: Online Mode

I would like to take the chance of describing the function of “word wheeling” in Outlook Instant Search   The function “Display search results as I type when possible”(word wheeling), can be a little ambiguous.    You may wonder what are the scenarios for which “when possible” applies. The most common is Outlook running in Online…

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Change first day of the week in Outlook (FirstDov) through automatic script!

If you want to change the calendar Work Week for example from “ Sunday until Thursday” you can do that automatically by simple running the below sample script.We took some time and we wrote this sample code which will help you to deploy this to all your users, but before doing this please read the…

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How to share color categories for Outlook 2010

Since there aren’t many written sources for sharing categories, I thought it might be useful to discuss a bit on this topic and how can this be achieved in Outlook 2010.   As a background information for versions prior to Outlook 2007 category information was stored in the local registry. There is a binary key, called MasterList,…

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How to copy all Signatures or .NK2 files from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2007!

For example if you migrated to Outlook 2007 and you also received a new machine, you want to make a back-up of the NK2 files and also to your signatures before the upgrade.With this sample .vbs logoff script you can copy all these information from this folders to an external location (network drive) and after…

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When you export a personal distribution list from Outlook to Excel, the contacts information is not displayed.

Recently I monitored the behavior when working with DL’s and trying to export them into Excel. Let’s take into account the following scenario:   You are creating a personal distribution list in Outlook (no matter which version) and you add a few contacts in it. The contacts can be local or from the GAL and…

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Usage of the “Do not check e-mail address against address of certificates being used” in Outlook 2010

If a user sends out an e-mail from his e-mail address (user@contoso.com) and digitally signs the e-mail using a different e-mail address (user@test.contoso.com) –> the receiver will see the signature as trusted. This happens although the signing e-mail address and the sending e-mail address are different. The setting “Do not check e-mail address against address…

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Useful tools while troubleshooting Outlook issues (2) Process Monitor

  Another tool that can be useful while trying to solve an Outlook issue is Process Monitor.   Download link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx   Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon, and adds an…

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