Frequently Asked Questions for Search in Business Contact Manager

Q: How can I search an item in Business Contact Manager? A: Business Contact Manager provides three different ways for you to search you business data a)      Windows Desktop Search You can learn about Windows Desktop Search from: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/default.mspx   b)      Search Folders You can learn about Search Folders from: http://blogs.msdn.com/bcm/archive/2007/02/14/using-outlook-folder-views-and-search-folders-with-business-contact-manager.aspx#8555568   c)       Instant Search…

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Frequently Asked Questions for Business Contacts

Creating Distribution list shows Business Contacts with Fax numbers, how do I avoid it? This behavior is due to a feature that Business Contact Manager inherits from Outlook.   A Fax number is considered an electronic communication number and hence it shows up in the distribution list wizard. Updating Multiple Contacts at once There is currently…

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Frequently asked questions for Database Admin Tool

Can I set up a BCM database on SQL 2005 64-bit edition? Database Tool is not supported on 64-bit SQL 2005.  However you can try a manual workaround by following the instructions in the document given bleow. http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/innovateon/officedeveloper/Developer%20Documents/Outlook2007BusinessContactManager.doc After deploying the database, how do I add and remove users? The BCM database sharing wizard handles…

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Frequently asked Questions for ACT-to-BCM

I am switching from ACT 6.0 to BCM 2007. During the importing process I get the error message “Some errors occurred while your data was being imported. Wrong file version” Open the “.bcm” file converted from ACT File, change its header’s version from “3.0” to “3,0” (or the correct format according to the Windows locale,…

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Frequently Asked Questions for Database

I have Business Contact Manager 2007 Integrated with MOA in a sharing scenario on Small business server with SQL 2005. One of the shared user changed windows password and now cannot access the database.        SQL Database should be set to log on as local system account In a shared scenario, files that are linked or…

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Frequently Asked Questions for Business Contact Manager for Pocket PC/SmartPhone

Where to find Business Contacts Application for Pocket PC(touch Screen device) and SmartPhone (Non-Touch Screen device)? There are two separate applications Pocket PC- http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7BC78C14-7143-41D9-84A9-BD628DB7B6A0&mg_id=10118&displaylang=en SmartPhone- http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d9620097-e8f9-41f3-ae66-a7067dac7ace&DisplayLang=en In order to install BCM mobile, you device should be connected to a computer which has ActiveSync (for Windows XP) or Windows Mobile Device Center (for Vista). How do…

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Get Business Contact Manager with Outlook Standalone

Since we released Business Contact Manager in January 2007, we have constantly received requests from our customers to make BCM available with Outlook standalone. We are pleased to announce that now you can buy Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager. The product is available in major retailers and online stores. The new product…

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How to Change BCM Polling Interval?

This post explains how one can change the polling interval in BCM. Please note that this is suggested only for advanced users and for the environment where BCM is used in shared mode. What is Polling Interval? When BCM is used in shared environment, all BCM clients poll the server machine to see if there…

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