Category: Applications

How to Synchronize HTC EVO 4G Contacts List to Outlook 4

How to Synchronize HTC EVO 4G Contacts List to Outlook

I recently ordered an HTC EVO 4G through my telecommunication Web site. Because I am a broker for all the major wireless providers in USA, I have the luxury to pick from one of...

LightSwitch: Visual Studio for Dummies? 0

LightSwitch: Visual Studio for Dummies?

Visual Studio has been a developer tool for years. Microsoft recently announced that it is going to offer a version of Visual Studio called Visual Studio LightSwitch (formerly code named Kitty Hawk) that will...

Dreamweaver 8 for Windows Loses FTP Login Settings 0

Dreamweaver 8 for Windows Loses FTP Login Settings

If you work with Dreamweaver 8 for Windows and have noticed that your FTP login settings in the Dreamweaver site definitions are lost when you close and re-open the program or after you reboot...

Evaluation Copies of Microsoft Products 0

Evaluation Copies of Microsoft Products

My students are always asking me where to get the evaluation copies of various Microsoft products. I’ve put together a list of some of the latest evaluation software downloads. My goal is to try...

Maritime VSAT Connectivity Solution 0

Maritime VSAT Connectivity Solution

How do you connect to the rest of the world when you are out on the sea in the middle of nowhere? Well, vessels at sea can now operate as remote offices and enjoy...

How to Use Outlook Web App to Perform a Remote Wipe on a Mobile Phone 0

How to Use Outlook Web App to Perform a Remote Wipe on a Mobile Phone

First of all, make sure that you have assigned proper permissions before you perform a remote wipe. To see what permissions you need, go to the “Exchange ActiveSync Permissions” section in this document. 1....

Unable to convert Internet Paths to Hyperlink in Outlook or Word 0

Unable to convert Internet Paths to Hyperlink in Outlook or Word

If you are using Word as your editor in Outlook 2007 and are unable to convert Internet addresses, such as http://www.techgalaxy.net/ to http://www.techgalaxy.net/, you may need to make a change in the Word AutoCorrect...

What is Windows XP Mode, Windows Virtual PC and MED-V? 0

What is Windows XP Mode, Windows Virtual PC and MED-V?

Microsoft has published the following FAQs to help us all understand the differences between Windows XP Mode, Windows Virtual PC and MED-V. Hopefully you will find these FAQs helpful. What is Windows XP Mode,...

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 0

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5

App-V 4.5 is the first Microsoft-branded release of the product formerly known as SoftGrid. It includes new capabilities designed to help IT support large-scale virtualization implementations across many sites and provides multiple delivery options,...

Product Review: DocAve by AvePoint 0

Product Review: DocAve by AvePoint

I wrote the blog The Challenging Task of Managing SharePoint Permissions about one of the weaknesses in SharePoint that has to do with managing secure access and permissions. I decided to look for some third-party...

How to Import Excel Spreadsheets into a SharePoint List 25

How to Import Excel Spreadsheets into a SharePoint List

Here is an example that shows in detail how you can import an Excel spreadsheet into a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 List. I used my Windows Networking User Group Web site as...

Error: “Method ‘Post’ of object ‘IOWSPostData’ failed” in SharePoint 15

Error: “Method ‘Post’ of object ‘IOWSPostData’ failed” in SharePoint

When importing an Excel spreadsheet into a SharePoint List I ran into this error on a computer running Windows XP SP2 and Office 2003. Then I tried importing on a Windows Vista computer running...

SharePoint Files Directed to Save Locally Instead of Server 0

SharePoint Files Directed to Save Locally Instead of Server

If you’ve run into a situation where a user can open a Word 2003 file on SharePoint Server but is directed to save the file locally, try the following solution. I had a client...

Colligo Contributor 3.2 for SharePoint – Product Review 1

Colligo Contributor 3.2 for SharePoint – Product Review

I recently had the opportunity to review Colligo Contributor Pro 3.2 for SharePoint, which received the “2008 Editor’s Best Awards” in the SharePoint category by Windows IT Pro magazine. Here’s how the vendor describes...

Error: All or part of the selection has no avilable font system. You cannot add or delete text using the currently selected font. 12

Error: All or part of the selection has no avilable font system. You cannot add or delete text using the currently selected font.

Adobe’s Acrobat Professional along with pretty much every piece of software that Adobe makes is criticized for it’s lack of user-friendliness and intuitiveness. If you are trying to edit a PDF document in Adobe...

How to recover backups created with Ntbackup.exe on WS08 0

How to recover backups created with Ntbackup.exe on WS08

If you have been using Ntbackup.exe that came with earlier versions of Windows and now you plan to use the new Windows Server Backup that comes with Windows Server 2008 (WS08), there are several...

WebAnywhere – A Screen Reader On-the-Go 0

WebAnywhere – A Screen Reader On-the-Go

Several years ago I was teaching a class at a local training center. One of my students, who worked for the Help Desk department at a large enterprise in Seattle, was blind. At the...

World Wide Telescope from Microsoft Research 0

World Wide Telescope from Microsoft Research

Okay, so you know all about World Wide Web (WWW) or else you won’t be reading my blog but have you heard about World Wide Telescope (WWT) from Microsoft Research? Microsoft defines WWT as...

Terminal Services Gateway vs. Terminal Services RemoteApp: What’s the diff? 0

Terminal Services Gateway vs. Terminal Services RemoteApp: What’s the diff?

Windows Server 2008 offers both Terminal Services Gateway (TS Gateway) and Terminal Services RemoteApp (TS RemoteApp) features. Although they both offer Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) over HTTPS, the main difference between them is that...

Excel 2003 is part of the 2007 Microsoft Office system 0

Excel 2003 is part of the 2007 Microsoft Office system

Okay, may be not but that’s what Microsoft’s Web site claims.

Windows Vista Explorer Bug? 0

Windows Vista Explorer Bug?

I have been unable to select any files in Explorer in my Windows Vista Ultimate lately. I tried everything from CTRL-A, Shift-click, CTRL-click, etc. but nothing worked. I searched the Internet and discovered that...

Free Virtual PC Images from Microsoft 0

Free Virtual PC Images from Microsoft

Microsoft is providing a free virtual PC hard disk image containing a pre-activated Windows XP SP2, and either IE6 or IE7 and the IE7 Readiness Toolkit to help facilitate your testing and development. The...

Virtual PC Shutdown Options 0

Virtual PC Shutdown Options

Virtual PC 2007 has several shutdown options to choose from. If you install Virtual Machine Additions then you get some additional options. I highly recommend installing Virtual Machine Additions on every Virtual PC. Sometimes...

Does Your Word 2007 Crash and You Can’t Use Mouse? 0

Does Your Word 2007 Crash and You Can’t Use Mouse?

I just experience this problem recently where Word 2007 running on Vista Ultimate kept crashing. I was able to start it but couldn’t use the mouse (e.g. couldn’t highlight words or right-click). On closing...

Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing and Copyright Infringement: Are You Vulnerable? 0

Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing and Copyright Infringement: Are You Vulnerable?

Here’s some useful information posted by the University of Washington regarding peer-to-peer file-sharing issues. 1. Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing: What is the risk? Every day, millions of computer users share files online. Whether it is music,...