Outlook

Use a PowerShell function to get AutoDiscover XML

If you manage Exchange or support Exchange Online users, you may need to retrieve the AutoDiscover XML response. You can use the Test E-mail AutoConfiguration option in Outlook or the AutoDiscover tests in Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer to retrieve the AutoDiscover response. The good news is you can also use a PowerShell one-liner or function […]

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Microsoft to release PST Capture tool to search, import and destroy PST files

Microsoft has announced it will release PST Capture, a free tool to search .PST files, import them into Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Online and (optionally) destroy the files. Exchange mailbox data is stored on Exchange servers – either on-premises in your organization’s datacenter, or in Exchange Online if you’re using Microsoft’s new Office 365 […]

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UDP notifications support back in Exchange 2010, Outlook 2003 users rejoice

If there is a legacy client for Exchange 2010, it must be Outlook 2003. Released in October 2003, Outlook 2003 is two versions and almost eight years old! When running in online mode, Outlook 2003 relies on Exchange Server to notify it of new messages by sending UDP notifications. If UDP notifications aren’t received, Outlook […]

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Office 2011 for the Mac hits the store shelves, Outlook 2011 makes the Mac a corporate citizen

Mac users can now stop envying Windows users for having the latest and greatest version of Microsoft Office. Office for Mac 2011 has just hit the store shelves. The latest update to Microsoft Office for the Mac brings the Mac version on par with its Windows sibling, and surpasses it in ways that Mac users […]

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Facebook, Welcome to Microsoft Outlook

When the Outlook team launched the Outlook Social Connector for Outlook 2010, LinkedIn and MySpace were the only 2 social network providers supported. Like most users my first reaction was “What about Facebook?” The Outlook Social Connector is a great addition to Outlook, but the lack of Facebook— without a doubt the most popular social […]

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Social Engineering Attack Disguised As Mailbox Quota Message

Social engineering is all about psychological attacks— convincing a user to willingly divulge information is much more convenient, in most cases, than actually brute-forcing your way in. Attackers with very little technical sophistication (and perhaps some great social skills) can easily prey upon even the more vigilant users. I would’ve held on to my belief […]

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Hide the Ribbon in Office 2010

Office 2010’s Ribbon UI is a great replacement for the menus used in previous versions. Given the ever-increasing sizes of monitors and higher resolution displays that most of us use, it’s a great use of screen real-estate. It reduces the time it takes to find some of the more useful features that were previously hidden […]

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Office 2010 Hits Retail Stores

Starting today, Microsoft Office 2010 is available in retail stores. As I’ve indicated in some previous posts, I’m a big fan of Office 2010, particularly of Outlook 2010 which now has the pervasive ribbon UI and overall a great user experience. Another favorite is OneNote 2010, an Office app that’s become as essential as Outlook, […]

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Microsoft goes open source with Outlook PST format

It seems with each passing day Microsoft gets closer to offering an openly documented and interoperable platform. Working with Exchange for a number of years, many customers notice that Exchange Server is a remarkably well-documented product, not only in terms of the feature documentation but also its protocols such as Exchange ActiveSync and Messaging Application […]

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Modifying Display Templates and additional attributes

Recently got a question about customizing the GAL and my previous post that talks about it: “HOW TO: Modify Display Template to make default email address appear in Address Book/GAL“. In Exchange 2010/2007, the new Details Template Editor can be found in EMC | Tools. The editor makes it much easier to modify templates and […]

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