SOLVED: How To Report Spam Directly to Microsoft Using Outlook 2007 2010 2013

If you have ever wanted to report your spam directly to Microsoft so that they can block future emails using their FOPE (Forefront Online Protection Services), Forefront For Exchange or just the basic Junk mail filter in Outlook, this is the post for you. Reporting spam to Microsoft is useful as long as you are using a Microsoft product including Outlook, Exchange, Office365, FOPE, and/or Forefront. There are two ways to send spam for analysis…

SOLVED: How to Set Word / Excel 2013 To Open Directly To A New Blank Page / Sheet

If you are annoyed by the initial page in Word / Excel / PowerPoint / Publishers 2013 that provides links to you most recent 20 documents and displays a page of templates to work from, you will be pleased to find it is easy to fix. If you want to Excel to launch to a new worksheet or Word or open to a blank page in Office 2013, just: Click FILE > OPTIONS Click the  GENERAL menu…

SOLVED: Want to Use Your Windows 8 RT Tablet in Your Office… Think Again

I was checking some licensing and was blown away to find: Can I use Office Home & Student 2013 RT for work or business? As sold, Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview and the final edition are not designed for commercial, nonprofit, or revenue-generating activities. However, organizations who purchase commercial use rights or have a commercial license to Office 2013 suites can use Office Home & Student 2013 RT for commercial, nonprofit, or revenue-generating…

Get a Genuinely FREE Microsoft Office 365 Trial

We offer completely free 30 day trials (truly no strings attached) for these services to anyone who asks: For the $4 Exchange email or the $2 per month Web Mail only, please contact us directly to send you an invitation. For the $6 Exchange email and Lync (instant messaging, video conferencing and presence) click HERE . For the Full $24 Suite click HERE. In case you are not aware, below are the basics of Office…

SOLVED: How to Detect Phishing Spam in Your Email

Well, ‘solved’ is a bit misleading as these sorts of problems are unlikely to ever by truly resolved and while some of it just offensive, some of it is actually dangerous.  Worse, these are getting very hard to spot.  The old rules of looking for poor grammar or other obvious mistakes like malformed graphics apply less and less as spammers get more sophisticated. However there is still a ready way to detect many of these…

SOLVED: How To Disable Office 365 Password Policies – Complexity Requirements & Password Expiry

UPDATE: August 5, 2014  See our updated explanation and screen shots: www.urtech.ca/2014/08/solved-how-to-disable-password-expiry-and-password-complexity-rules-in-office-365/   To disable Office 365’s Password complexity requirements and to stop your passwords from expiring every 90 days is not difficult, but must be done through command line as Microsoft has not allowed these settings to be customized through the Office 365 web interface: Download the Office 365 Online Services Module: 32bit or 64bit and install it Start the module (click the START BUTTON and type…

Microsoft Relaunches HotMail/Live Mail as Outlook

The new OUTLOOK.COM looks very similar to Windows Mail in Windows 8 (and to a lesser degree Outlook 2013) with an ultra clean “metro” layout.  Microsoft said the new web interface has 60% fewer pixels that Hotmail and as you can see in plain screen shot below, I don’t think they are miscalculating. Outlook.com also provides free WebApps, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote as well as SkyDrive (for cloud storage). This ‘new’ service is supposed to add and…

SOLVED: Where is Office 2013 / 15 Preview – Public Beta

I spent the last 30 minutes trying to locate the damn thing!  Very frustrating.  It is NOT on connect.microsoft.com microsoft.com/office microsoft.com/office2013 microsoft.com/office15 … From what  can tell so far there are only two options for the beta: www.office.com/preview which requires that you sign up for a free Office 365 account and gives you a copy of Office Home Premium 2013.   I already use Office 365 so this was no big deal, but I want a .ISO…

Office365 for Education Is Incredibly Inexpensive and Robust

Microsoft will have Office365 Academic pricing available in Canada and U.S. this summer but does not have a fixed date yet. The pricing is astonishingly cheap; for about $5.50 per month per account, Education eligible organizations receive the $27 per month corporate package: the FULL Office 2010 suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, OneNote…) free Home use rights for that Office 2010 Full email account with as many domains as you want Sharepoint File…

SOLVED: How to Manually Configure Outlook 2007 2010 2013 For Office 365

After your have download and run the “Office Desktop Apps” update from portal.microsoftonline.com/download/default.aspx and Obtain the required info from OWA: Log into OWA, in the upper-right corner, click the question mark (Help) icon and the click About. Locate and note the Exchange Client Access Server Name, Mailbox Server Name, and Host name. Create a new Outlook profile and choose Manually configure server settings or additional server types. Select Exchange and when prompted for the Exchange server you…

SOLVED: How to Setup a Blackberry Playbook to Work with Office 365 Exchange Email

If you want to setup your Blackberry Playbook to receive / sync email contacts and calendar with your hosted Microsoft Office 365 email service just follow these simple instructions: Update your Playbook to OS 2.  OS 1 will NOT sync with office 365 unless you have it tethered to your Blackberry (which I do not have).  That problem is gone with OS 2 which was released February 21 2012. click the settings cog icon in…

Microsoft 2012 Product Roadmap – Windows 8, Server 8, SQL 2012, IE10, Office 15…

Below is a quick table providing the the 2012 roadmap: Windows 8 Anticipated release: Between Q3 2012 and early 2013 (UPDATED 2/10) Windows Server 8 Anticipated release: Between Q3 2012 and early 2013 (UPDATED 1/27) System Center 2012 Anticipated release: Early 2012(UPDATED 2/7) SQL Server 2012 Anticipated release: First half of 2012 (UPDATED 1/24) Internet Explorer 10 Anticipated release: Between Q3 2012 and early 2013 “Office 15” Anticipated release: Q4 2012 (UPDATED 2/10) “Exchange 15” Anticipated…

Office 15 Technical Preview Released and Is Already Full

What this means is that there is a pre-Beta of the next version of Office, but you can’t get it. “Not since Office 2003 has Microsoft taken such an “ambitious undertaking” to reinvent the productivity suite. Today, PJ Hough, CVP of development for Microsoft’s Office division, announced the “technical preview” for the suite’s next version and then rudely announced it’s “already full”. Oh yeah? Why the frak tell us about it then? It’s that ambitious…

SOLVED: How to Add a Global Footer To Hosted Exchange on Office 365

This document explains how to add a non-repeating email footer to your Office 365 Exchange 2010. Step 10 below will exclude internal emails and step 11/12 will stop the footer from being added over and over again.   Sign into mail.office365.com with a user account that has admin rights Click OPTIONS in the top right corner of Outlook Web App (OWA) Click SEE ALL OPTIONS Use the MAIL > OPTIONS menu at the top left to change…