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Archive for the ‘Outlook’ Category

July 31st, 2007

Outlook 2007 Sucks

Outlook continues to drive us all batty.  I’ve just upgraded to a newer machine and while it might not be the speediest beast on the planet, the 2 gigs of RAM makes everything run better including Outlook.  But I digress.  Outlook 2007 is trying to make our e-mail more secure, but it’s junk mail filtering […]

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June 25th, 2007

Should I manage my contacts with Plaxo?

Plaxo launched v3.0 of it’s online contact management service/tool today, and since it’s in the news you might be wondering if you should use it (or restart using it if you have been away from it for a while).
First, just what is Plaxo and what’s all the hype about v3.0 anyway?  Plaxo is a service that […]

By Tris Hussey -- 2 comments

April 30th, 2007

Multiple autoresponders in Outlook using rules

Ah the out of office message.  Can’t remember when I’ve had to put one of those up.  Which isn’t a good sign, really is it?  Anyway, sometimes you don’t just want the basic “I’m not here” message to go to everyone.  It is possible to be more clever in Outlook (and I gather Gmail), you […]

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April 26th, 2007

Diana always seems to have the tips you need-read them!

 Diana Huggins who contributes to Lockgnome’s Windows Fanatics blog always seems to have those tips and how tos that people need.  Whether it’s watermarks in Word or new lines in Excel cells, Diana has posted them.
Sure, you might think they are simple, if you’ve already spent time trying to figure out how to do it […]

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April 14th, 2007

Microsoft releases patch for Outlook 2007, speed boost promised

We’ve been complaining, we’ve been trying to do what we can to improve things (including disabling most fun plugins), but Outlook 2007 has been dogged with performance problems since it debuted (actually in complaints started in beta).  Microsoft has finally released a patch for Outlook 2007 that is supposed improve the performance issues:
Microsoft indicated that […]

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April 6th, 2007

For ClearContext power users-connector to Outlook’s rules

The guys at ClearContext just can’t seem to leave well enough alone can they:
ClearContext’s AutoAssign is a simple way to create rules to assign ClearContext Priority and Topics to messages. For power users who would like more flexibility in rules creation, we have provided integration of this functionality into the Outlook rules interface. Source: ClearContext […]

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March 28th, 2007

ClearContext updates their Vista widget and it is now a powerful GTD tool

You know I love ClearContext for Outlook.  The colour coding, the prioritization, the ability to just file messages with a click, and filing sent messages with a topic, all these things let me really manage my e-mail.  A while ago Brad told me about the Vista gadget for CC and Outlook 2007.  I’ve been trying […]

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March 14th, 2007

Finally a real tip to speed up Outlook 2007!

 One of the big problems folks have been having with Office 2007 is Outlook.  Frankly, it can be a serious dog.  Sluggish, serious performance lags.  All the things you don’t want in your “latest and greatest” e-mail client.  Looks like, thanks to Mack D. Male, there is a solution:
DELL has gotten back to me with […]

By Tris Hussey -- 16 comments

March 13th, 2007

gSyncit brings Google Calendar and Outlook together

Like Google Calendar but use Outlook to manage your day?  That’s my problem too.  Looks like there might a solution in gSyncit:
This Outlook plug-in supports one-way or two-way synchronization (you can go Google-to-Outlook, Outlook-to-Google or both) and works manually or automatically. After installing the program, look for a new two-button toolbar in Outlook; click the […]

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March 6th, 2007

Psst, a new version of ClearContext is available and a Vista gadget too

It does pay to read your feeds!  Today Brad has this great announcement:
Regular readers of the weblog may have noticed that posting has been light the last couple of months.  Work on our v3.1 release has kept us busy.  I’m pleased to finally come up for air and offer all of you early access to […]

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