Known Issues in Outlook 2007 Beta 2

Slipstick features a comprehensive article detailing the latest known issues that people encounter while testing Outlook 2007 Beta 2. The most common problems I hear about are caused by incompatible add-ins which can be disabled in the new Tools > Trust Center window. If Outlook crashes while you are trying to disable an add-in (this…

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Presentation Zen from Canada

As if by magic, my RSS feed in Outlook 2007 brings me another interesting perspective on how to give great presentations. Garr Reynolds’ blog Presentation Zen is a must-read site for anyone interested in finding new ways to make their presentations punch harder. And this post makes an interesting comparison between the “conventional” Bill Gates…

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Presentation Tips from the Master

My colleague Darren (he’s not as effeminate as his photo would suggest) has written up a great post with some really useful tips on how to give good presentations. So many people complain about ‘Death by PowerPoint’, yet so few take active steps to improve their own style. Darren has a relaxed yet engaging presentation…

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Start RSSing Around

If you still don’t know your RSS from your elbow it’s about time you made use of this very useful techno gizmo. Eileen Brown tells all in this blog posting from many moons ago. And life’s even simpler if you’re using the shiny new Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 or Outlook 2007 as they have a…

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The Mysterious World of Extend Mode in Word and Outlook

The Extend Mode in Microsoft Word is an artefact of the early computing era before the mouse was invented (and the natural evolution of that gunky stuff that builds up on your mouse’s bottom). Few computer users make use of this feature today because they’ve learned how to scoot around their documents with the mouse and…

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My Mouse has a Dirty Bottom

What is that stuff that keeps building up on my mouse’s bottom? No matter how many times I clean it off and scrub the surrounding desk area it keeps coming back. I don’t use a mouse mat because the Health & Safety Police told me it’s better to use the wide area of the desk to…

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Changing Meeting Attendees’ Type

That is, without doubt, the most boring and uninspiring title that I’ve ever come up with for a blog entry. Sorry. I just couldn’t think of a better way of describing this fairly ordinary, but still rather useful, tip. As you may know, when inviting people to a meeting you can decide whether they are required…

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Publishing Your Calendar for the World to See

Earlier this week I blogged about Outlook 2007’s new ‘Send a Calendar via Email’ feature. An even more powerful calendar feature allows you to Publish your Calendar to the Microsoft Office Online Beta* service. After you first use this feature Outlook 2007 will upload as much (or as little) of your calendar as you wish…

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Deciphering the Gobbledegook

I enjoy following Matthew Stibbe’s blog at badlanguage.net. Matthew used to run a computer gaming company and now flies planes. He’s also a writer. His freelance writing company handles assignments from several big companies including Microsoft. It’s great to see a writer of Matthew’s calibre taking time out to maintain a blog. With most writers…

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Send a Calendar via Email in Outlook 2007

I’m busy testing the latest dogfood version of the new 2007 Microsoft Office system. As I journey ever deeper into the new applications in the system I’m uncovering some really neat features. One of my favourites is Outlook 2007’s new Send a Calendar via Email feature which allows you to, er, well, send a calendar via…

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