Utraquism in Office 2003

Yes, that is a real word. ‘Utraquism’ means “the use of two languages on an equal basis”. And, yes, I didn’t know its meaning either until I found it in dictionary. But it’s a good word, and we should all use it more frequently. In the most tenuous link you’re ever likely to find on…

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Take control of your Inbox!

Here’s an excellent article that just caught my eye: http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/manageinfo/email.mspx. Great advice for anyone struggling to tame the email beast.


FolderShare – my new best friend!

Steve Clayton’s blog helped me discover FolderShare, a brilliant little application that lets you share folders across devices. It’s fabulous! Very easy to use, very quick and very smart! And I can finally wave goodbye to those crazy times of copying files to USB memory or CD or, dafter still, emailing things to myself! Now…

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Emails stuck in your Outbox?

Outlook was really messing with my mind this weekend when it started behaving really oddly. That was, at least, until I discovered a solution using a cunning combination of brute force and extreme web surfing! On one of my computers I spotted that emails were still sitting in the Outbox long after I had pressed Send. It…

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Online premiere of The IT Crowd

There’s an odd marriage for computer geeks and comedy fans coming soon to British TV when a new series starts on Channel 4. The programme’s called ‘The IT Crowd’ and premieres next Friday 3rd February with a double bill. But you don’t need to wait until then. Watch the first episode from the comfort of your computer screen courtesy…


Coping with Out of Office Autoreplies

Users of Microsoft Outlook with a Microsoft Exchange Server email account will know that they can use the Out of Office Assistant (in the Tools menu) to automatically send email replies when they are away. But what should you do with all those Out of Office replies that clutter your Inbox when other people are away?…

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Expression Interactive Designer – get the CTP today!

Microsoft released the public beta of Expression Interactive Designer, the software formerly known as Sparkle, today! Check out the Channel9 video at https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=157843 or download directly from http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/interactive_designer/id_free_trial.aspx. This is just a community technology preview (CTP) version so don’t rely on it in a production environment. But this is a great chance to preview what the final…


Doing your research

Lost for words? If you use Microsoft Word 2003 as your email editor and need to find a more fancy way of expressing yourself, just highlight a word in your email and press SHIFT+F7. This brings up the Research task pane giving you access to a multitude of online resources including dictionaries, thesauruses (or should that…

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The Ultimate Pen Gizmos

I just have to share this innovative set of concept gadgets from a company called Canesta. These weird looking pens are intended to double up as both virtual keyboards and image projectors so you can do away with your laptop and screen (or projector) for good! Sadly, these are only concepts at the moment and…