Recently while using Microsoft Outlook, I ran into a strange problem while trying to open an attachment that was inside an email. Each time I tried to open the attachment from the email I would get the error message: "Can’t create file: groovypost.doc. Right-click the folder you want to create the file in, and then [...]
Earlier this week Microsoft released a really cool tool called the Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer. It’s a free application which will read your Active Directory configuration using ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), and then automatically generates a detailed Visio (Visio 2003 or 2007 is required to run the tool) diagram of your Active Directory environment.
Today I downloaded the latest (Amazing) Music CD from one of my favorite bands, Radiohead. With the release, Radiohead is breaking new ground in how their selling their music. 1 – They are cutting out the middle man between them and their fans (bye bye distributors and sleazy music industry) and 2 – Their not [...]
Today Microsoft released a number of updates and roll-up patches for Windows Vista. Looks like we have a few more significant updates Microsoft decided can’t wait for the release of Windows Vista SP1.
I’ve recently been playing with the Microsoft VirtualLabs and I have to say, it’s a nice way to play around with the latest Microsoft software without having to invest more than a few minutes getting setup. I’ve been playing with Microsoft SoftGrid for over a year now however just a few minutes ago I jumped [...]
Unlike Windows Vista, Windows XP doesn’t have a great screen snipping tool. That being the case, it’s still possible to take Screen Shots, Screen Capture or Screen Snip in Windows XP, it’s just not as easy OR sexy. Using the process below, I’ll demonstrate a few ways to capture virtually any image you see on [...]
Virtual CloneDrive makes it easy to mount an ISO image with Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP 64-bit (x64) or 32-bit (x86). The same goes for .IMG and .ZBIN files. You would think Windows 7 would have the built-in ability to mount ISO images but unfortunately it does not… Anyway, Virtual CloneDrive from [...]
Today Microsoft released Windows Server 2008 RC0 along with a slew of other downloads. Taking a look at the Download Center on the Forum, for all the releases. Here’s a few I noted: Windows Server 2008 RC0 Enterprise Windows Server 2008 RC0 DataCenter Windows Media Services for Windows Server 2008 RC0 Windows Server 2008 Technical [...]
If you participate or manage meetings with people in multiple time zones, you’re going to love this trick for Microsoft Outlook. Continue reading to learn how to add multiple time zones to Microsoft Outlook.
Sure, WinZip is great for compressing files and folders but did you know it’s also a great tool for encrypting sensitive data? If used correctly, WinZip can be a great security tool. It’s a perfect option for the non-technical user who needs to email confidential data over the Internet. Just follow my simple step-by-step below [...]
Recently I wrote an article explaining how to Password Protect Office 2007 Documents. Because the process is so much different, I felt it necessary to write a separate groovy How-To Article for Password Protecting (and encrypting) Word 2003, Excel 2003 and PowePoint 2003 documents (yes… It’s also possible to add Passwords to Access however I’ll [...]
Recently I discussed how to Disable Windows Defender for Microsoft Vista. Going along with that topic, this groovy How To will show the simple step by step process for removing Windows Defender from the Windows Vista Startup process. UPDATE – Since I wrote this article, I’ve written YET ANOTHER another article on the subject [...]
Windows Defender is a free Spyware/Malware active scanner Microsoft shipped with their latest client Operating System, Windows Vista (you can download here for XP). By default it’s enabled on Vista which is OK unless your using another product like Spybot (my fav). Recently in my forum, a user asked How To Disable Windows Defender so [...]
Today was a big release for Windows Live. Windows Live Writer Beta 3, Hotmail, Live Photo Gallery, Toolbar, Windows Live SkyDive (500 Megs of personal / Shared / Public storage.. do I smell the death of foldershare??)…. were released over the last few days. All very interesting however, Live Writer Beta 3 is the one [...]