Office 15 – Office 2014 Beta 1 To Be Released in January 2012 CES

While no one knows for sure, the rumours are, and Microsoft’s historical release pattern, predicts that the next version of Office will enter Beta 1 at the January 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. The beta at CES will likely show off the new “Metro” styled interface with an emphasis on simplicity and pen/touch screen input. WinRumors is showing the simplified interface below.  You can read their full story HERE.  

SOLVED: How to View Unread Messages in Outlook 2010

To avoid a major rant, let me just say that I can not think of a single good reason for Microsoft to remove the VIEW, UNREAD MESSAGES option that has existed in Outlook 2000 and 2003.  To the point, if you want to view your unread messages in Outlook 2010 simply: Click the VIEW tab in Outlook 2010 Click the VIEW SETTINGS button Click the FILTER button Check the ONLY ITEMS THAT ARE box Select UNREAD…

How to Setup a Windows Mobile 7 Phone (Mango) Email Outlook From BPOS

Business Productivity Online (BPOS) should VERY easily connect to your Windows Mobile 7 phone… but it doesn’t.  It does take some configuration: On the Start page, flick left to the Applications list Press Settings & then press Email & accounts Press Add an account and select Outlook Enter your email address and your password then press Sign In This will fail… don’t worry about it, just click Sign In again This will fail again, but it will bring up…

SOLVED: Outlook – Exchange Error: None of your e-mail accounts could send to this recipient

If you have received an error like the one below, there is a simple fix. Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients. Subject: Sent: 8/11/2011 1:29 PM The following recipient(s) cannot be reached: “[email protected]’ on 8/11/2011 1:29 PM None of your e-mail accounts could send to this recipient. After adding the recipient name in the TO field of an email address, simply double click on that address and change the…

Office 365 Information On Trends, Pricing and Configuration

Up & Running sells and supports Office 365 products. If you want prices for Office 365 STAND ALONE APPS (i.e. I just want Exchange… not Exchange with Sharepoint): surf to www.office365.com click GET OFFICE365 click ADDITIONAL SERVICES The screen shots below will be helpful in explaining some of the new services and their requirements.  Note that they show US pricing and some of the prices shown have changed.

SOLVED: How to Work With a Different Language In Windows and Office

Windows Vista / 7 /8 / 10 and Office 2007 through 2016 have the capacity to work in languages other than English to accommodate your customers needs. Sometimes, just writing THANK YOU in a clients/vendors local language will show you appreciate them and may advance our relationship.  Other times we need more precise translations and more serious options. There are at least five ways to work with non-English in Windows and Office and this video may help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LnzIt3wyFc Keyboard Shortcuts…

10 Rules For Being a Great IT Contractor Or Employee

It doesn’t matter how you are paid; staff, contractor, agency… you customer will look to you for reliability and that means you need to be more than good, you need to be great. These are the rules I live by and judge others by.  It you want to be a quality IT IS ICT Computer contractor / staffer, you need to do these (in no particular order): Be BUSY: When you are working for your…

SOLVED: Project 2003/2007/2010 Does Not Calculate Work or Duration Correctly

MICROSOFT PROJECT DOES NOT CALCULATE DURATION PROPERLY If you have ever had the pleasure of working with Microsoft Project you will likely be quite happy with it until you start changing the RESOURCE UNITS percentages (in the TASK INFORMATION pane).  If you make changes you will find that it often miscalculates (or appears to miscalculate) the number of HOURS in WORK.  After reading many many blogs and help files, I was about to give up…

SOLVED: BlackBerry Can Not See Messages Sent to Inbox SubFolders by Outlook Rules

When emails are sorted on arrival into folders by Outlook 2007 rules, they do not appear on a BlackBerry. If, using Outlook, the emails are moved manually into subfolders, the messages do appear on the BlackBerry. The solution is to have the user (or you signing in as the user) surf to the BlackBerry WebDesktop which you can usually find at https://YourBesServersHostName:3443/webdesktop .  Click the EMAIL SETTINGS tab, then the REDIRECTION FOLDERS menu item (on…

Office 2010 Starter and Office WebApps are Two FREE Versions of Office (Word and Excel)

In addition to several new features like the Social Media pane in Outlook and the use of the fantastic new “Ribbon” on all programs, Office 2010 brought us two completely new versions which are completely free! Office 2010 Starter Edition – FREE: Starter includes only Word and Excel and they have some advanced features removed which I doubt 99.99% of users would notice.  It also has a small panel on the bottom right which contains…

How To Slip Stream SP1 Updates into Office 2007 RTM

The process below works on all Microsoft Office 2007 versions which are: Microsoft® Office Standard 2007 Microsoft® Office Ultimate 2007 Microsoft® Office Enterprise 2007 Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 Microsoft® Office Professional 2007 Microsoft® Office Professional Plus 2007 Microsoft® Office Small Business 2007 1: Download SP1 from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9EC51594-992C-4165-A997-25DA01F388F5&displaylang=en 2: Create a folder C:\Office2007 and copy the entire Office 2007 RTM contentfolder 3: type the following command C:\office2007sp1-kb936982-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract:C:\Office2007SP1MSP 4: Click ACCEPT and CONTINUE when…