This week I have compiled a few of my favorite updates in Microsoft Outlook 2010. Try them out and let me know what you think.
Integrate Social Networks Into Outlook
Outlooks "Social Connector" feature lets you integrate LinkedIn and Facebook updates (other social networks slated to appear in the future), but the method for setting this up isn't obvious. You'll need to download and install Social Connector http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/outlook-social-connector-partner-listing-FX101812910.aspx?assetid=FX101812910 for Outlook. This feature links to LinkedIn and Facebook and pulls photos of your contacts into Outlook for you. This option also shows all messages and attachments from someone grouped together.
Print Only One page of an Outlook Message
Other Office apps let you print the current page (or one or more numbered pages) directly from the Print menu in Backstage (File Tab) view by clicking the down arrow next to the Print All Pages button to see the page-range options. Outlook doesn't offer those options on its Print menu; instead, you must click the tiny Print Options button on the Print menu, then select a Page Range option.
While Quick Steps will jump right out at you, you may not immediately understand just what Quick Steps are or why you should use them. Quick Steps are a means to make tasks that you perform regularly quick and easy. For example, you may regularly send email to your team - perhaps a group of employees or co-workers. The Team E-Mail Quick Step is easily customized to have the proper recipients. Send a message to the team is now as simple as clicking the Team E-Mail Quick Step. Other Quick Steps may move or copy messages to a specific folder, reply to a message and then delete it, or forward the message to a group and then delete it. On my screen, the Quick Step area will accommodate 9 Quick Steps without having to scroll to access them all. This week I will be thinking about what 9 actions I want to use my Quick Steps for to make email handling more efficient.
Conversation View is not so obvious, but I think I will find this to be extremely helpful. I regularly find myself sorting my email by who it is from so that I can find previous messages in the thread. Of course, a few minutes later, I'm sorting by date so I can see new messages easily. I probably re-sort my messages at least a half dozen times every day. Conversation View will list all messages that are part of the same thread together. You must turn this feature on to take advantage of it, and you can turn it on only for selected folders. You access this feature, and the related options, from the View tab. (Simply click the box nest to Show as Conversations). Once you have turned it on, you will see arrows in front of messages that are part of conversations. Click on the arrow to see all of the messages in the conversation. When you move to a different message in the folder, the messages are once again collapsed. I have noticed that some conversations automatically expand and others do not. I haven't figured out exactly why. And the initial expansion shows only messages from others to you. Expanding again will show your replies as well.
Keep checking us out for more tips on Office 2010 and Widows 7. (I am stockpiling and sharing a little at a time.)
Recently there was a critical vulnerability made public that affects all versions of Windows from Windows XP to Windows 7 including server releases. This malicious software spreads via USB drives and takes advantage of a vulnerability in the way that Windows handles .lnk or shortcut files.
Microsoft has released a security patch to fix this issue on August 3rd. If you have Automatic Updates turned on then all you have to do is restart your computer and it will install this fix. If you do not have Automatic Updates turned on then you can go to this link, .lnk security update, and install it for the current version of Windows that you have.
If you are unsure if you have Automatic Updates turned on and you would like it to be then follow these instructions:
For Windows 7
1.First of all click the Start button to view the Start Menu. Then choose the Control Panel option.
2.The Control Panel window opens up now.
3.The System and Security section of Control Panel opens up. Here you can see the Windows Update link.
4.Click the Turn automatic updating on or off link
5.Under Important updates select Install updates automatically (Recommended).
For Windows Vista
1.Open Windows Update (click the Start button, click All Programs, and then click Windows Update).
2.Select Change Settings and choose how you want Windows to install updates.
For Windows XP
1.Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2.Click Automatic Updates.
3.Choose Automatic (recommended).
Jeffery found this article and we know that quite a few of you are probably using AVG Free, so we wanted to be sure and spread the word.
currently released AVG virus database update 271.1.1/3038 will cause with older AVG8 program versions (8.5.437 and older) detection of all .exe files on the computer as "Virus found Corrupted" (see screenshot of one detection)
We are currently working on release of fixed virus database update and should be soon released (and restore already detected files).
As workaround please:
- do not remove these detected files
- revert AVG virus database
-- open AVG -> menu Tools -> Advanced Settings -> Update -> Manage -> use button "Revert virus database to previous version"
- restore removed files from AVG Virus Vault
- do not update till the fix will be released
In case you cannot boot your computer again, please use AVG Rescue CD and restore files from AVG Virus Vault through this application.
I will inform you about progress.
- FAQ 2954 created
Thank you and apologies for any inconveniences
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