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I have been using various versions of Outlook for almost 6 years now – before which my email reader of choice was Eudora. Even now I wish Outlook can get some EMail features (especially the handling of POP3 downloads) from Eudora, I love Outlook as a great PIM (Personal Information Management) tool. Anyways, coming to the issue for this post – for some reasons after my last install of Windows XP in my laptop some of the rules where not running, I couldn’t edit those rules either. I found no way to get rid of these rules altogether. (Delete/Change grayed…

If you are hearing lot about the new UI (Ribbon) in Office 2007 and dying to see more of it, visit these two sites: First is Jensen Harris Blog and the second MS Official preview Page. (Office 2007 Beta 1 Going Dark Theme – Copyright Microsoft Corporation) MS Blogs Seeing yet another useful blog from a MS staff, I am impressed by the new transparency Microsoft has embraced in the last two years. The single biggest way they seem to have done this is by using blog as an effective media to keep in touch with outside world. The other is their…

While hearing the announcement in PDC ’05 for MS Expression and Visual Studio (Orcas) set of web designer IDEs  and playing with Office 12, I had mixed reactions. The positive was Expression and Orcas going full throttle with supporting XHTML and other web standards, at the same time introducing awesome new features that makes web development easy. My dissappointed was for lack of no such new standards support with the popular MS Web Designer product – MS Frontpage. I have been a fan of Frontpage even before MS bought the product and had built several websites using it. But over the last few years…

If you are looking at using Windows SharePoint Services (a.k.a. WSS that ships with Windows Server 2003), check out these 30 ready to use templates from Microsoft. They range from Expense Reimbursements to Marketing campaigns. There is also the SharePoint team site at Gotdotnet, this has tons of information on Sharepoint, FAQs and more. If you are administrator then the official Administrative Site for SharePoint has valuable info on Capacity Planning, Upgrade Options, Deployment scenarios and the likes.

Web Content Management is now part of Microsoft Sharepoint Server (Office 12 System). MCMS is dead. Ryan Stocker from Microsoft in WCM session highlighted the new features of upcoming WCM product. Today there are two portal stories from Microsoft – Sharepoint is for Intranet and MCMS was for Internet. With Office 12, it will be an integrated story. You can create Internet Facing Sites and Intranet (as always) using Sharepoint technologies. Remove forced choice “CMS02” vs Sharepoint Portal Server. Roadmap towards an integrated Enterprise Content Management (ECM) story. To achieve the last point all WCM services found in MCMS02 have been developed…