The “Get Real Work Done” Button

If you find yourself living in your inbox, finishing the day with hundreds of e-mails sent and received, but no productive work completed, it would be great if there was a “Get Real Work Done” button in Outlook.  Fortunately there is, although the Outlook team gave it a different name 😉 Under the “Send/Receive” tab,…

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How Do I Use OneNote?

In older versions of OneNote, you were greeted on startup with a built-in OneNote Guide that walked you through the basics of using OneNote.  With OneNote 2010, the Personal notebook is the only notebook that shows up by default. Fortunately, it is pretty easy to restore the OneNote Guide for OneNote 2010.  Courtesy of Daniel…

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Resolution to missing datasheet view with 64-bit versions of Office

I just saw the following from our Product Quality team, and thought I would pass along the resolution.  While 64-bit installations of Office 2010 are still relatively uncommon, there are a few known issues/growing pains, and this is one of them Issue: Datasheet feature on SharePoint not available for customers who install the 64-bit version…

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Jumpstart your Windows 7 and Office 2010 Deployment

In case you are starting to evaluate the deployment of Windows 7 and Office 2010 in your environment (especially now that Windows 2000 is no longer supported), I just found an excellent resource on TechNet: Building a Technical Proof of Concept for the Joint Deployment of Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 The site and…

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Office 2010 IT Professional User Readiness Resources

 If you are planning an upcoming rollout of Office 2010, the Office team has released some readiness materials to help get your end users excited about Office 2010.  The download includes posters, flyers, and weekly e-mails with tips and tricks.  Good stuff!  Download Here: Office 2010 IT Professional User Readiness Resources Related Downloads: Office 2010…

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Technical Diagrams for deploying Office 2010

I love the technical diagrams that the Office/SharePoint teams release… if you have access to a plotter (or Kinko’s), you can print them out and hang them on your wall.  Why wouldn’t you?  😉 All of the diagrams are available in PDF, XPS, and VSD (Visio) format in case you want to edit the diagram…

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Long URL’s in SharePoint 2010

I had a co-worker recently ask me about some of the incredibly long URL’s now used in SharePoint 2010.  In SharePoint 2007, the URL to a document hosted in a document library looked something like http://sharepoint/sites/teamsite/project%20documents/mydoc.xls. Great for cutting and pasting into an e-mail.  After upgrading the SharePoint 2007 farm to SharePoint 2010, right-clicking on…

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Creating a PST in Outlook 2010

I have a friend that is moving from Outlook 2003 to 2010, and who had trouble figuring out how to move their mail to a PST (offline mail store).  In case anyone else is looking to do this, here we go: In the top left of Outlook, click on “File”. Click on the Account Settings…

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Make Outlook 2007 Much Much Faster

If you have a large (1-2 GB or larger) mailbox in Outlook 2007, you have undoubtedly noticed that it can take a long time to start up in the morning. Like startup-Outlook-then-go-get-a-cup-of-coffee long. (There is a reason I am not in Product Marketing). You may have also noticed long shutdown times, an messages about “The…

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Project Sundance – Managing Your Baseline

If you are in charge of maintaining the security baseline at your company, you know that there are two key problems you face.  First of all, there are a LOT of security settings to tweak within Windows.  The services you harden and lock down on a Domain Controller are very different from those that you…

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