Friday, August 28, 2009



OutlookAttachView scans all messages stored in your Outlook, and displays the list of all attached files that it finds. You can easily select one or more attachments and save all of them into the desired folder, as well as you can delete unwanted large attachments that take too much disk space in your mailbox.

It’s free and it’s portable !

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Little known Outlook feature - Hold down [Ctrl], right click on tray icon - "Connection Status" appears

Lots of people aren't aware of this little "trick" and it is very handy when debugging a temperamental RPC over HTTP connection. Normally, the "Connection Status" dialog box only shows up if you launch Outlook with "/rpcdiag".

If you hold down [Ctrl], and then right click on the Outlook tray icon, with Outlook 2007, "Connection Status" and "Test E-mail AutoConfiguration" appear. E-mail AutoConfiguration testing is handy for Exchange 2007 setups.

Just passing this along as an FYI because whenever I show it to people, 9 times out of 10, they have never seen those options before.

Source : Aaron Tiensivu's Blog

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Free Microsoft Product for college and university students

One of the benefits of being a college student is that you get discounts on lot of stuff especially computer software.

Almost every software vendor offers educational discounts but Microsoft took that idea to the extreme when they introduced the DreamSpark program that allows students worldwide to download certain Microsoft tools for free :

  • Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
  • Expression Studio 3
  • SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
Source : A Student’s Guide to Microsoft DreamSpark - Published at Digital Inspiration
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

IT Professionals: Prepare for Internet Explorer 8 availability via Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) in August 2009

For those of you who manage your organization’s desktops using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Internet Explorer 8 will be made available via this technology starting August 25, 2009.  Internet Explorer 8 will be made available as an “Update rollup” and will be applicable to all supported languages.


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Friday, August 07, 2009

Engaging users and changing minds about SharePoint: Friday Cool Content

There has been a lot of great discussion out there recently about the importance of end user engagement and change management to a successful SharePoint deployment. Your SharePoint solution may be technically brilliant, but if nobody uses it, it won’t be a success. And getting people to use SharePoint often involves getting them to change how they work…or how they think they need to work.

If you are involved with deploying SharePoint in your organization, these links might help you think about how you can integrate a bit of change management into your end user training.

Read the article : Get the 'Point

Windows 7 Enterprise Edition; Understanding Software Assurance/Volume Licensing

Starting tomorrow August 7th, our Software Assurance/Volume License customers will be able to download the Windows 7 Enterprise Edition as well.

As of September 1st you will be able to purchase product Volume License upgrades to Windows 7 Pro and be able to order the media for Windows 7 Enterprise available to Software Assurance customers.

Source : The Windows Blog

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

How display or remove disconnected USB Device

Did you ever want to see witch USB drivers are installed on your computer, but you don’t have the device at hand to connect it ?

I know it’s not a new solution, but i keep forgetting about it, so I decided to make a post about it.

Here’s what to do :

Start > Run > Execute
set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
start devmgmt.msc
View > Show hidden devices 

You could be surprise to see how many hidden drivers you have installed under disk drives and mobile devices.

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Monday, August 03, 2009

NewsGator’s Online Reader will die !

NewsGator’s Online Reader will no longer be available for consumer use as of August 31, 2009.

NewsGatos - google Reader

I was using NewsGator service to sync my feeds on my two computers with RSS bandit. I guess I will have to move to Google Reader. I’m not really happy to do that because Google Reader doesn’t support 2 levels folders (sub folders) like NewsGator and guess what, all my feeds are organized in a 2 levels folders structure.

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Ed Bott's Windows Expertise
NewsGator Consumer RSS Reader Product Changes & Google Sync