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  • Blog Post: Getting PDF Preview in Vista and Outlook. A "must have".

    In place preview of files is a great feature of Vista's shell and Outlook 2007. The lack of support for PDF files really got an my nerves. It seems it got Tim Heuer too. Except Tim did something about it. He worked with the folks at Foxit software - who do a lot of tools for PDF manipulation and and...
  • Blog Post: Mail stress.

    I started typing this blog post at 07:21. Outlook has already received the first 50 items of the day. Most of which were from night-owls in the US, a few from Asia/Pacific, and only a couple from European insomniacs. Yesterday it pulled down at least 426. I know this because yesterday I set up 3 new...
  • Blog Post: How not to be read...

    Eileen asks " So how do I get my team to read my emails ? " Actually, she overlooks something very simple and important. Rule one: the nearer the author is to the reader in the company hierarchy the more likely the message will be read. If someone at the very top of Microsoft wants something done I could...
  • Blog Post: Powershell to fix phone number formats (part 1)

    Peter sent me a mail last week suggesting a blog post. "You mentioned in http://blogs.technet.com/jamesone/archive/2007/02/21/the-campaign-for-real-numbers.aspx that a transport rule would be cool. Whislt I'm not yet a E2K7 user, wouldn't it be good if you could knock up a powershell script to create...
  • Blog Post: My Account: Switched

    When I posted about Vista RTM ( Trolls: Slain, Lake: crossed, Mountain: climbed, Vista: Released. ) I said it wasn't connected with the NatWest Adverts In the current one a woman walks round town (stopping for a beauty treatment with free Coffee: I know what you pay for a haircut when the coffee is thrown...