New official Outlook Team Blog is up!

Hey hey – we’ve pooled our resources on the Outlook team and created a single Outlook Team Blog.  We’ll be having folks from the whole team posting and discussing tips, tricks, and resources about Outlook.  Check it out:  http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/Default.aspx  See you there… 

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Microsoft Office Outlook Connector Beta released!!

This is very, very cool. We all love Hotmail and now you can connect it FOR FREE to Outlook.  Check out the details from my fellow program manager Jared Brown: This week, Microsoft released a new beta of an add-in that allows people to access Windows Live Hotmail in Outlook and best of all, it’s…

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Make Outlook even faster – as seen on TV!

Hey folks   Long time no blog; we’ve been heads down here at Outlook Headquarters as we start thinking what’s next after Outlook 2007.  At the same time a portion of the team has been working feverishly to release the Outlook 2007 Performance Update, the answer to some of the performance problems that our customers…

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On Word & Outlook 2007…

In past versions, Outlook actually used two rendering engines – IE’s for reading content, and Word for editing when you were composing messages. What this meant was that if you were replying or forwarding HTML emails, previous versions of Outlook would first use IE’s rendering engine to view it, then would have to switch over…

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Outlook, RSS, & the user-agent string

One of our dedicated MVP’s, Patrick Schmid, reported in his post here that: If you provide an RSS feed for your blog, then there is a good chance that you use FeedBurner. FeedBurner is a great tool to get accurate statistics on how many subscribers an RSS feed has for example. Unfortunately, FeedBurner doesn’t count…

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RSS & AutoArchive in Outlook 2007 – part 2

A few days ago I posted on how to use AutoArchive in Outlook 2007 to help manage the size impact of your RSS Feeds on your Exchange mailbox. One of the downsides to using AutoArchive is that there is no easy way to apply a defined set of parameters to a number of RSS Feed…

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RSS & AutoArchive in Outlook 2007

The volume of content on some RSS Feeds can be very high. When you add more RSS Feeds to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, you might discover that the size of your Microsoft Exchange mailbox (mailbox: Location on a Microsoft Exchange server where your e-mail is delivered. Your administrator sets up a mailbox for each user. If…

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new blog from the Vista Shell team

The Windows Shell Team has a new blog entitled “Shell Revealed“. From the site… Welcome to shell:revealed, the home of the Windows Client team. We’re the folks that build the core user interface for Windows and we love every minute of it! shell:revealed isn’t about Windows Vista, it’s about Windows. Many of the people on…

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Beta 2 TR requires a new version of WDS

Windows Desktop Search (WDS) 3.0 is a native component of Vista, and is being shipped separately as a system component for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users. WDS is a system service that indexes file, email and other content in order to provide fast searches over content and properties. It is an upgrade to…

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RSS in Outlook – upgrading from Beta 2 to B2TR

With the Office Beta 2 Technical Refresh now live on the web, I wanted to take a few minutes and talk about the best way to get your RSS feeds up and running after you upgrade. The B2TR installation is actually a patch that installs on top of the original Beta 2 and makes upgrading…

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