Texting a Non-Mobile Number

Commenter Jakub Anderwald notes how hard it is to send a text message to a home or work phone.  I totally agree.  These days many people have more than one mobile number and yet we only have space for one mobile number on our phone.  As a result people have to store alternate mobile numbers…

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Quick Note: Email Server Search

The other day I was on the way to a potluck with some new friends and I was running late (somehow I always underestimate how long cooking really takes).  On my way over I remembered that the location had changed earlier that week and I didn’t actually know where I was going.  Checking my email…

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How to Remove Company Directory Search History List

You may have wondered “How do I remove my company directory search history entries?”  Well , here’s a nifty trick you can do: From the file explorer, navigate to Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\ Delete “GalSeachHistory.dat” This will clear your search entries from the company directory. Note: Clearing search history in this way isn’t a supported scenario, but…


How to Access the Company Directory

Did you know that you can search your company directory on your phone?  All you need is a Windows Mobile phone and an Exchange account. How do I get to the company directory? Open Contacts->Menu->Company Directory What can I do in the Company Directory? You can enter a name, email address, or office location and…


Finding Contacts FAST for Communication

Recently I’ve posted a few tips about working with contacts and it has been mostly focused on access from the contacts application or Smartdial.  I thought I should touch briefly on integration of contacts into other areas like messaging and calendar that make it really quick and easy to communicate with your contacts. Personally my…

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ActiveSync Tweaks to improve Battery Life

If you’re a Windows Mobile user who synchronizes with a corporate or hosted Exchange server using Activesync, you can squeeze out more battery life out of your device by tweaking a few settings.  Below I’ll describe some of the settings you can change, and how to change them.  These instructions apply to Windows Mobile 6.0…


Saving Information to a Contact

Creating a new contact from scratch is straight-forward enough both on the desktop and on your phone through the contacts application.  But sometimes you have information you want to store before you have the contact itself.  You may not have cut-paste access to this data or even if you did you want an easier way…

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