A Partner’s Objection Handling Guide for Exchange 2010

In my previous post, you read about the challenges and solutions that Exchange 2003 customers value. Now, that you understand the Exchange 2003 customer challenges and the way Exchange 2010 addresses these challenges, let’s look at the common objections you might hear and how to handle these objections. “Objection 1: We will wait until Exchange…

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How To: Open All Office Applications in 0.5 Seconds!

Did you ever wish you could defrag your workstation in 3 seconds?  Have you ever accidentally opened ALL the applications in your start menu *not really*?  What about jump up and down with 24 running hard drives in your hand?  The boys at Samsung have and they have a pretty amazing story to tell!  Of…

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Tips: ‘Group Policy Preferences’ are a Better Alternative to Logon Scripts

One great new feature in Windows Server 2008 is a feature called Group Policy Preferences.  Unlike Policies, Preferences are not enforced.  Before this feature was introduced, IT administrators would have to often write a whole bunch of logon scripts or tediously build the settings into an imaging process.  Both methods would typically take time and…

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How To Upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7 In-place

There has been a lot of noise about the fact that Microsoft is not providing an in-place upgrade for Windows XP users to Windows 7.  This is ironic considering that during the Vista launch, I got laughed at every presentation for actually recommending an in-place upgrade to Vista.  No one believed me on how easy…

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How To: Join the Civil Disobedience Movement Against IE6

On Friday, I wrote about how some of the top sites in Norway decided to notify users that they were using a legacy browser and suggesting that people upgrade to the latest version of IE or try alternative browsers.  They accomplished this task by putting a really ugly green box on their screen offering links…

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How To: Capture Perfect Screenshots

I was reading the an article about the IE8 Blocker Toolkit and when reading the comments, someone was flaming about how bad the screenshots were because of the rough edges.  I personally use the OneNote 2007 Screen Grabber that allows me to capture any size window from the screen.  Sometimes, however, hastily taken screenshots lead…

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How To: Deploy Office Compatibility Pack with an MSI package

KB 952273 The Office Compatibility Pack has been available for a long time as a free EXE download, but some IT administrators needed to deploy the pack centrally via MSI and AD.  The natural question for these people was, “where is the MSI download?” For one reason or another, an MSI download doesn’t exist but…

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How To: Fix Outlook Data Corruption

So I had a weird morning today.  My computer woke up from sleep a little grumpy, definitely not the typical experience which is usually smooth as a baby’s bottom.   Anyway, I fire up outlook and I’m greeted with an error that says Outlook can’t launch because the OST file is corrupted.  I sigh in annoyance…

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Did You Know: You Can Tab “Backwards” with Shift+Tab?

This is a very useful tip that most people who use Windows don’t know about.  In fact this tip is also useful on other operating systems.  I’ve found in my travels that only the 733|- keyboard users out there regularly use this shortcut.  So next time you hit “tab” one too many times, rather than…

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Create Hollywood Quality Music Videos Cheap

It’s been a really hectic month for me this last March, hence the utter lack of regular blog posts.  For this I apologize.  Even though I’m was on vacation at my home in Dallas, Texas, I wanted to let everyone know about a really cool site called Animoto. Animoto’s goal is to create Hollywood quality…

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