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Tim Hibbard CEO for EnGraph software MS Office
Finally able to get rid of Outlook
I use Gmail for my personal email, and as an archive for my EnGraph email, but haven’t been able to use it as my main email client as it appends a “On Behalf of” to messages sent from Gmail using a non-gmail address. Google has recently released an update to Gmail allowing you to use an SMTP server of your choosing, which removes the “On Behalf Of”. Now I can email my clients from Gmail and they don’t know the difference ......

Posted On Friday, July 31, 2009 4:49 PM

Vista New Email shortcut
Typing mailto: in the search box in the Vista start menu will open a new mail message in Outlook. It is much faster for me to hit the Win key on my keyboard and type mailto: than it is for me to hunt through the 15 open applications, find Outlook and click "New". Plus I don't have to transition between my mouse and keyboard. It's really not a new Vista thing since you could have typed WinKey + R, then mailto: before, but it's still cool. Technorati tags: Vista, mailto: ......

Posted On Monday, March 19, 2007 12:47 PM

TFS Work Item Management Outlook Addin
Wow! The SRL Team has released an Addin for Outlook that connects to Team Foundation Server. This is the task management tool that I have been waiting for. You can generate a work item right from Outlook. You can view queries, you can search your work items, you can even generate a work item based on content from an email. I mapped the subject to the task title and the body to the description, but you can map any field you want. Then it changes the subject line in the email to have the work item ......

Posted On Thursday, March 8, 2007 7:06 AM

Access 2007 Security Settings
As an update to this post, this is how you enable Access 2007 to work with your Access applications that require extended security. 1) Open "Customize Quick Access Toolbar" menu to the right of the office button2) Select "More Commands"3) Click "Trust Center" menu button on sidebar4) Click "Trust Center Settings" button on main pane5) Click "Macro Settings" menu button on sidebar6) Select "Enable all macros"7) Click "OK" to close Trust Center8) Click "OK" to close Access Options Technorati tags: ......

Posted On Monday, November 27, 2006 11:58 AM

What is a reflexive pronoun?
I would say that I have fairly decent grammar. I'm not a good speller, but I try not to leave too many prepositions dangling. So, I'm working along on an article, and all of the sudden, MS Word 2007 throws this little guy at me: I've never even heard of a Reflexive Pronoun. It sounds like it hurts. Needless to say, I was humbled tonight by my computer. Technorati tags: word, grammar ......

Posted On Sunday, November 26, 2006 6:42 PM

Scrybe has potential. It is a personal web based organizer that has "human nature" built in. It looks like it was designed by somebody that has no idea how to write software or what a database looks like. Which can be a good thing as far as user experience goes. I tried Google's calendar for a while, but Outlook was still better because I can associate contacts with events, and sync everything automatically with my PPC-6700. If Scrybe can add those things, I might switch. Technorati tags: Scrybe ......

Posted On Sunday, November 5, 2006 3:04 AM

More on Access 2003 Runtime
dlrider left a comment to my post about Access 2003 security: I came across this page looking for this solution. Thanks. I know nothing about Runtime (and the MS site isn't clear to me) so I thought I'd ask the knowledgeable... If an application is put together as a runtime package, can a user with full Access open it as a normal .mdb and make changes? The simple answer is yes. The user accessing the .mdb via the runtime can view your Access application as if they were using the full version of Access ......

Posted On Friday, October 14, 2005 7:00 AM

Allowing blocked attachments in Outlook

To allow "blocked attachments" in Outlook

1) Start -> Run -> regedit
2) In the registry, browse to Current User\Software\Microsoft\Office\Your Version Number\Outlook\Security
3) Create a new key string value called Level1Remove
4) Set the Value Data to a semicolon separated list of extensions that you wish to allow as attachments (.mdb;.xls;.url)
5) Restart Outlook

Posted On Tuesday, July 5, 2005 12:37 PM

Access linked to SQL problem
One of our applications is an Access front end linked to a SQL backend. We link the tables and then all the database calls go against an ADODB connection. This weekend, I was supposed to do a major upgrade for one of our clients. This upgrade was going to involve changing the database structure, so I had the DBA add drop and create table permissions to my SQL login. Once the login permissions were changed, our application stopped working. The first place a data call was made, we would get a "could ......

Posted On Monday, September 20, 2004 2:15 PM

Access 2003
Having troubles running your Access 2000/XP apps on Access 2003? This is due to the new security settings in Access. Update: Instructions for Access 2007 For the full version of Access: Open Access 2003 from the start menu. Go to Tools->Macro->Securit... (you may have to "reset" your toolbar if this menu does not show up. Tools->Customize->Too... Tab->Reset) On the dialog box that opened up, select "Low", then click "OK" For Access 2003 Runtime: Set or create the following registry ......

Posted On Saturday, August 21, 2004 7:39 AM

Business Contact Manager problem

After installing the 2.0 framework beta, Outlook's Business Contact Manager doesn't load. It just gives the generic "Do you wish to report this..." error. This happened to me a couple months ago and then to my co-worker this morning. Anybody else seen this?

Posted On Wednesday, August 18, 2004 12:21 PM

VBA Listbox
When migrating an access application to sql server, sql changes all your access date/time fields to sql date/time format. Well, with access you can store the data as any type of date format (short time, long date, etc). Sql stores it all in one format (ex: 05/28/1979 12:48:00). Thats fine, because usually you have control over the data before the end user ever sees it and you can make it look nice with a FormatDateTime or whatever. Well, I ran into a case today, where it was just better to bind a ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 29, 2004 4:55 PM

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