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Windows Live Writer Beta 3 Released Today

Today was a big release for Windows Live.  Windows Live Writer Beta 3,  Hotmail, Live Photo Gallery, Toolbar, Windows Live SkyDive were all released over the last few days (500 Megs of personal/shared/public storage; do I smell the death of FolderShare??)  All fascinating. However, the one I’ve been waiting for is Live Writer Beta 3.   […]

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How To Add Week Numbers to Microsoft Outlook Calendar

At work, I interact with Europeans on a daily basis.  When building schedules they often refer to “Week Numbers.”  Before I found this calendar option in Outlook, it was a little annoying.  However now I’ve been converted…..  I love it, and I use week numbers for all kinds of things. Update 3/2/2010: Article updated to […]

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Remove The Windows Recycle Bin From Your Desktop

As useful as the Microsoft Windows Recycle Bin might be, if you’re like me… (sorry, didn’t mean to scare anyone) it’s one of those “things” which rarely gets used if “ever.” Rather than ignore it, here’s a simple step by step “How-To” remove it from your desktop. (more…)

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How-To Disable the Windows Recycle Bin

Although the Recycle Bin can be useful from time to time to recover a file deleted by accident, I personally hate clutter. When I delete something, I want it removed. Additionally, this quick tip also helps free up hard drive space/system resources, thus increasing performance. (more…)

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Desktop Optimization Pack 2007 available for download

Desktop Optimization Pack 2007 (MDOP) is now available for download by Select/EA customers on the Microsoft Volume Licensing Site. For those of you who have licensed the Windows desktop OS on Software Assurance or have Enterprise Agreements, the MDOP 2007 is a very nice upgrade compared to the previous Desktop Optimization Pack 1.1, which was […]

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Microsoft Outlook Issue Reported by Microsoft

How To Fix IE 7 lockups

Problem: Closing the Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 browser or a Tab in IE7 will freeze the browser for 5-10 seconds. Fix: Windows LIVE Toolbar is the issue. When enabled with IE7, you will run into lockups when closing the browser or TABS in the browser. Open IE7 Browser Click Tools Click Toolbars Uncheck Live Toolbar […]

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Fix Slow Outlook Email Address Auto Complete

OH, MY GOD! Outlook Auto Complete is SOOO SLOW!  HELP ME!!  <phew> got that out.  The good news is I have the fix.  Thanks to a bug with McAfee, Outlook 2007 (and possibly 2003) users will experience SEVERE lockups (3-10 seconds) and delays while typing in email addresses or deleting email addresses in Outlook.  The […]

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