I’ve been using Windows 7 for almost 18 months now and the little things still make me very happy. That’s an important thing to remember because people love this OS for it’s simplicity, deploying it will make them feel better. I love the way the folder icons tell you what’s going on.
In the example above the first tolder has nothing in it, the second files, the third sub folders. I can see it at a glance and it makes me happy.
Gmail’s undo send feature is being talked up all over the web right now. Why. It’s revolutionary of course. WRONG.
Outlook has done this for YEARS, all that’s happening is that a delay is introduced. To do this in Outlook 2010:
You can leave it there, or configure the time between send and receives by clicking the Send/Receive button. Now stuff will sit in your Outbox (from where you can stop it sending by editing it) until the next send and receive which you can obviously start.
One of the best things about BPOS and Exchange Online is how simple it is to setup and what makes it even easier is the guide that takes you through it. The guide is totally customised to your setup too, which I think is a neat way of walking you through. What’s more you don’t need to have BPOS to access the guide, so if you want to see how to set it up before you sign up walk this way…
Microsoft Online Services Setup Accelerator
This week my boss caught me enjoying too many Chai Tea lattes (above). You might be interested in how we work around, it’s a bit like this. You can’t see the fancy dress stuff on the other side of the room in this shot…
Continuing my BPOS odessy I’ve found some good resources for BPOS and Exchange Online that I thought it’d be worth pointing you to:
Online Services TechNet library – this library contains details of lots of differnet aspects of BPOS, including how to get your Exchange Online accounts to work with your mobile device (no not just Windows Mobile!).
The BPOS team blog – contains lots of tips and tricks (including the oft missed requirement for iOS 4.0.1 or higher on iPhone, it’s required because iOS 4 has some niggles with Exchange)
BPOS Live at TechEd NA – A great panel from TechEd on BPOS with some nice twitter q’s. The sounds a bit ropey but it’s still worth the watch.
Online Services Forums – Ask questions and get help from Microsoft and the community
Email, the Lowest-Hanging Fruit of the Cloud – A great article about why it’s good to use cloud based Email
Domain and User Setup – Keith goes through how to configure your domain and setup some users on BPOs