Category: Office 2007

Must-read blog for anyone getting into WSS

As you’ve probably realized, Windows SharePoint Services is the official SCHRAG Technology of the Week. If you’re a SharePoint wannabe too, here’s something you must add to your RSS list: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/default.aspx. If you don’t, how will you find out about things like this?

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Posted in All, Office 2007, SBS, Server 2003, SharePoint, Software, Technology on Jul 13th, 2007, 3:19 pm by David Schrag     

Importing Excel 2007 spreadsheets into WSS 3.0 using Vista

This is a pretty good example of what IT consultants do all day and why people are willing to pay us to do it for them. Goal: create a Windows SharePoint Services application via the Internet based on a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Simple enough, right? Process: Start with basic procedure described here. From WSS home […]

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Posted in All, Office 2007, SBS, Server 2003, SharePoint, Software, Technology, Vista on Jul 13th, 2007, 2:37 pm by David Schrag  9 comments   

Office 2003 fan? Stock up now.

One of my clients cannot upgrade to Office 2007 because they use some software that tightly integrates with Office 2003, and this software is not Office 2007-ready (at least not yet). Sometime later this summer, they will no longer be able to get Office 2003 preinstalled on the computers they buy from Dell. Instead, they’ll […]

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Posted in All, MS Licensing, Office 2007, Software on Jun 22nd, 2007, 7:04 pm by David Schrag  1 comment   

Outlook typing delays may be caused by Internet Explorer settings

One complaint IT consultants hate to hear is “my computer is slow.” This phrase can be used to describe a virtually unlimited number of specific symptoms, and those symptoms may be caused by a virtually unlimited number of problems. Here’s one that I’d never heard before tonight. A client told me that as he typed […]

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Posted in All, IE7, Office 2007, Software, Technology on Jun 12th, 2007, 8:29 pm by David Schrag     

Outlook 2007 RSS: I give up

FYI, I’ve officially given up on using Outlook 2007’s native RSS reader, at least until / unless there is a service pack for it. I got too many synchronization errors, slow load times, and who know what other problems that I didn’t even realize I should blame on the RSS feature. I do this reluctantly, […]

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Posted in All, Office 2007, Software, Technology on May 27th, 2007, 11:34 am by David Schrag     

Problems wiping myself

Things had been looking up for my Exchange mailbox rebuild, but they got really bad again the first time my Pocket PC tried a wireless sync. All of my contacts, which had just been imported back into Exchange from the .pst file I’d created, were seen as new entries by my phone. So it synched for […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, Hardware, Office 2007, SBS, Software, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Apr 14th, 2007, 3:14 am by David Schrag     

Next time I’m in Kansas City …

I owe John Klimcak a beer. After reading my question about the temporary mailbox, John asked the simplest question: “Have you tried recreating your [Outlook] profile?” I hadn’t. But I did. And it worked. Thanks, John. Now my RSS feed folder is full of duplicates again, but at least this time I have some idea […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, Office 2007, SBS, Software, Technology on Apr 11th, 2007, 10:22 pm by David Schrag  5 comments   

Making a temporary mailbox permanent

Last night I described a rather pathetic attempt to improve my Outlook 2007 performance by deleting and rebuilding my Exchange mailbox. I thought I was back in business but it turns out there was one more significant hurdle. When I opened Outlook, I got the following message: “Your mailbox has been temporarily moved on Microsoft […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, Office 2007, SBS, Software, Technology on Apr 11th, 2007, 4:59 pm by David Schrag  10 comments   

How NOT to rebuild your Exchange mailbox

Executive summary: I stupidly deleted my Exchange mailbox before noting or backing up some things that you can’t export to a .pst file. Skip to Part Five if you want to go directly to “lessons learned.” Part One: The problem I’d been having the strangest problem with my e-mail — OK, probably not THE strangest […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, Office 2007, SBS, Software, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Apr 10th, 2007, 11:44 pm by David Schrag  3 comments   

Big news at the BCM blog

All you Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager folks, get thee to the BCM blog. Two big postings in the past week. First, a link to a new version of the shared database whitepaper that fixes that darn typo, among other things. Second, a link to a new tool that should make the process described […]

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Posted in All, BCM, Office 2007, Software, Technology on Mar 31st, 2007, 4:36 pm by David Schrag  1 comment   

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