How to display the unread item count for public folders in Outlook

In Microsoft Outlook, by default the unread item count for public folders is not displayed.  If you would like to display the unread item count for public folders, you can add the public folder to your Public Folder Favorites.  If you prefer, you can then show the public folder in your Favorites list in the Mail…


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…


Improved Outlook 2013 Scheduling Assistant functionality when forwarding meetings

Starting with Outlook 2013, forwarding a meeting has a different effect on the existing meeting in the organizer and attendee’s calendars. If you are a meeting attendee that frequently forwards meetings to other users, then you will want to know about a particular Outlook 2013 enhancement. Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 behavior Let’s start with…

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Mailbox Quota in Outlook 2010 - general information and troubleshooting tips

Mailbox Size and Quota information are two different pieces of information we can get from the “Thermometer” on the Outlook status bar. The quota thermometer provides awareness of the size of your mailbox and how far you are from reaching the limit.    Outlook reads these values from MAPI properties that are exposed by the Exchange…

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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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New Outlook Calendar best practices guidance for Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, and Outlook 2013

If you frequently work with meetings in Outlook, it is very likely that at some point you read the Outlook meeting requests: Essential do’s and don’ts article. However, you probably noticed that this older document only generally applies to newer Outlook versions. Over the last few years, many improvements were made to the Outlook Calendar. These improvements…


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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Understanding Meeting Updates

Since working with the Outlook calendar, and more specifically with meetings, it is very likely that the majority of us have encountered situations in which updates to meetings are not triggering the same type of message. And what I mean by this is that depending on the type of changes that we make to a…

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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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