Microsoft released an optional update to the Outlook Connector a couple of weeks ago. Late last week they flipped it from optional to mandatory. The upgrade process seems to work fine for Outlook 2010 users but Outlook 2007 users are complaining that the upgrade fails and the old Connector file is not properly removed. This morning when I started by Outlook 2007 I was … [Read more...] about Tip 1009: Outlook Connector upgrade won't install in Outlook 2007
A question came up about a bug in Outlook 2010's Next week flag. An article at Office Online says the reminder on Next Week flags is the first day of the work week. But the user noticed his reminder was set for the last day of the work week. He wanted to know if the article was wrong or if this was a bug. When I tested it, the behavior in the article was correct: when I … [Read more...] about Tip 1007: Next Week flag reminder time bug?
Back in 2005, I shared a tip about how to read the next (or previous) unread message in Outlook 2003. This method does not work in Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010, because the Next and Previous button on the QAT don’t include additional commands on the flyout. My own preference is an Unread Search folder or a custom view that hides read messages, over using these buttons … [Read more...] about Tip 1002: View the Next Unread Message in Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010
This is one of those tips I need to repeat about every two years... Can I disable the tool tips that come up while hovering over messages and folders in Outlook 2010? Maybe increase the amount of time the mouse hovers over a message before a tool tip displays? They are very distracting and are slowly driving me insane. Outlook drives us all a little insane... No, … [Read more...] about Tip 970: Disabling Tool Tips on Outlook's Messages
We get a lot of questions about missing appointments on the To-Do Bar appointment section: My To-Do Bar is not showing my appointments. Under my 'To-Do Bar' options everything is checked. In addition to missing appointments, some users complain that the wrong appointments are shown. This is always a problem when there is more than one calendar in the … [Read more...] about Tip 963: Which Calendar does the To-Do Bar use?