Hallelujah! At last: an intelligent spell checker

Great news for fast-fingered slow-brained writers everywhere: the 2007 Microsoft Office System features a new contextual spelling feature that detects many of the glaring errors that traditional spell checkers miss. This could be the cure I’ve been looking for to keep my blood pressure below danger point by eliminating common confusion between words like compliment…


New Microsoft Application Transporter 2006 for Lotus Domino

Just released and shipping now: brand new free tools to help customers transfer data from Lotus Notes applications to Windows SharePoint Services. The new tools comprise the Application Transporter a new Application Analyzer and improved Exchange-Lotus Notes Mail Connector. Download at your leisure from: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/interopmigration/collaboration/default.mspx Also from: Microsoft Application Transporter 2006 for Lotus DominoMicrosoft Application Analyzer…


Adding multiple contacts from the same company into Outlook

Quick tip: save time inputting new contacts from the same company into Outlook. Open one of your existing contacts from that company then choosing the New Contact from Same Company option in the Actions menu. Outlook creates a new contact for you, pre-populated with common information like company name, address, phone numbers etc. Now use the…


Sending an email about a task

Advanced users of Outlook make good use of Tasks to manage their day to day ‘to do’ list. As I work through my tasks I often find that I need to email someone about the task I’m working on. There’s a natty shortcut in Outlook that can speed up this process. By dragging the task…

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Outlook Signatures – tips for the perfect sign-off

Since the days of yore (whenever that was) Outlook has allowed you to add a signature at the end of each email message you compose. This saves you having to repeatedly type in your name, telephone number, vital statistics etc. But you may not have realised the full power of this handy feature. Here are…

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Good blog entry: Working in Outlook 2007

I enjoyed reading this post on Melissa Macbeth’s blog. It’s always interesting to learn how others cope with emails and Melissa, a program manager in the Microsoft Office team, has some useful tips on her blog that we can all learn from. While my adventures with Outlook 2007 are still in their infancy it’s clear that…


Get your suduko fix

I don’t know what it is about the magical 81 square grid but I’m hooked. Microsoft has a couple of free applications available to help you get your Sudoku fix even when in front of your computer. Check these out: For tablet PC only:http://msdn.microsoft.com/windowsvista/technologies/mobilepc/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dntablet/html/tbconsudokusamplefinal.asp For Windows Vista PCs:http://gallery.microsoft.com/support/SudokuAssistant.gadget Enjoy! My Technorati Profile

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