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December, 2005

  • Merry Christmas everyone!

    (and no, I'm not blogging on Christmas day - I post-dated this entry so blogs.technet.com could do the dirty work for me at the specified time!) Merry Christmas to Microsoft Outlook users around the world!
  • Great tips site

    This one does exactly what it says on the URL: www.microsoft.com/greattips . Check it out!
  • Undelete items in Outlook

    Way back in December 1997, Microsoft launched a product called Exchange Server 5.5. It was a landmark moment for Microsoft and Exchange Server has grown from this point in time to become the world's favourite messaging server. But there's one small technology...
  • Fax me!

    Here's a handy shortcut for Outlook users with a shared network fax device or a fax service provider: SHIFT-CTRL-X opens up the fax window. Try it, you might be surprised to find it works!
  • Email Security 360

    This looks interesting... Mike Nash, Microsoft's Corporate VP for the Security Business and Technology Unit (SBTU) is giving some live webcasts as part of a new programme called Security 360. The next webcast is all about email security and runs on December...
  • Changing the Due Date for Outlook Tasks 'en masse'

    If you're a heavy user of Tasks in Outlook you'll no doubt find the occasional time when you don't complete a task by the planned due date. OK, I'll be honest. This happens to me all the time. But seeing a bunch of tasks which are 3 months overdue can...
  • Hmmm...

    Is it Christmas yet?
  • Exchange Best Practice Analyzer

    Eileen gave me an easy to remember URL for the download site for the Exchange Best Practice Analyzer tools. Just head to www.exbpa.com and your browser will do the rest for you. It's interesting how few people are aware of or making use of these free...
  • Exchange Tour Unplugged - extra gig

    The Exchange Tour Unplugged is going really well. We've already visited 7 cities around the UK with just Newcastle and Edinburgh remaining on this leg of the tour. To meet demand we've added one extra gig to the end of our tour and will be doing it all...