Does anyone know of any third party add-ons or software for Outlook/Exchange that works as type of a "assistant". What I'm looking for is software that will scan incoming messages based on a list of approved contacts. If a message from one of these approved contacts hits the mailbox, the message will continue to the inbox. If it does not, it will be routed to another folder in the mailbox that the person's admin will have access to. The admin will then have the option to click a link in the email (after review of the message) that will release it into the executive's mailbox and also have the option to add the address to the approved contacts list. Also, if the executive replies to the message, it will also be automatically added to the approved contacts list. I'm hoping there is something out there that we can use to help manage an executive's mailbox.
Is there a Windows utility that will add buttons to the taskbar for windows that normally don't get represented there? [more inside]
I'm working on a windows 2000 pro machine that is running at 800 x 600 resolution. The monitor supports 1024x768, but in display settings, the resolution slider is all the way. It seems that 800 x 600 is the max resolution. Is there any way I can increase this?
I'm writing in Word for Mac and all of my footnotes have suddenly turned into little boxes. What's going on?
Came across a Microsoft eHome infrared transceiver (USB) in a pile of cruft my mother-in-law picked up at a garage sale. No accessories, just the transceiver. It works, but what can I do with it? (Or is it junk?) [more inside]
Within the next year I want to get as many MCITP certifications as possible. What are the best personal-time resources for me? And what should I know going forward? Any advice? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a way to synchronize Outlook Calendar (on Windows) with Google Calendar that actually works - as my current solution doesn't. Bonus points if I can sync contacts as well. [more inside]
microsoftfilter: Using MOSS, how can I add a column to a discussion board list to show the number of times an item has been viewed? [more inside]
Microsoft Access question: I have an Access 2007 database hosted on a server. I have 10 staff members who use the database. I can get in the database even if someone else is in it. One of my coworkers cannot. Is this typical? [more inside]
What evidence is there that Microsoft is hindering technological competition and innovation? [more inside]
Is IT managment in most medium-size businesses (microsoft based, for the most part) normally like managing a cobbled-together series of workarounds on top of workarounds, tied together with bailing twine and gum? If so, is there any workable way to fix this? [more inside]
I am currently running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit on my laptop and am looking forward to stepping up to Windows 7. This is a great deal that would allow me to upgrade from Home Premium to Vista Ultimate which would then qualify me for Windows 7 Ultimate, right? [more inside]
How do I export data out of Microsoft Money? [more inside]
When will Windows 7 be standard on new computers and how should this affect my intent to buy a new laptop?
When will Windows 7 be standard on new computers and how should this affect my intent to buy a new laptop? [more inside]
Currently Microsoft-only, but wanting to change our software soon to support Oracle as well. What are we getting ourselves into? [more inside]
IBM Websphere Portal vs Microsoft SharePoint: which is less loathsome? [more inside]
MS Access Alternatives? I have a user that needs to keep data in a relational database, but I'd like to advise her against Access because of it's various limitations. She has no programming knowledge. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I use Outlook 2003 in Windows XP, and the white space at the top of my reading pane slowly grows over the course of a few days. How can I stop it from growing? [more inside]
I need to make a template for an in-print events calendar, and I'm not sure what the best way to approach this project is. Advice please! [more inside]
I need a custom number format for Excel that only gives me a decimal when I need it. [more inside]
Quick and easy solution for reformatting Word documents from inconsistent manual formatting to Styles? [more inside]
Should I buy the Xbox 360 Arcade, or would a different model Xbox 360 be a better option for me? [more inside]
sigh. using ms word 2003, sp3, and am trying to figure out how--or if it's even possible--to number all the paragraphs in the document. this is for a multi-reviewer document that has 1,745 paragraphs. [more inside]
Does anyone have any tips or tricks for organizing information using Windows XP and MS productivity software? [more inside]
Why is there no email address to reply to in MS Outlook 2003 from one out of many people? [more inside]
I'm thinking of getting one of the new desktop Mac Pros recently announced. I'd like to both run Apple's OS X and also use Boot Camp to run 64-bit Windows Vista on it. The question is: will I be able to use the Mac Pro's keyboard and mouse with Vista? Will I be able to use an Apple Cinema Display with Vista? [more inside]
I made what I think is a great website for my company using Microsoft FrontPage. However, I have received a few complaints about accessibility and am wondering how to proceed. [more inside]
Hi there! As part of the contract for my new job, I have to get an MCP. As I understand it, the MCP is a title given to anyone who has a microsoft certification. Which is the easiest and fastest certification to get that'll qualify you as an MCP?
A Visual Basic 6 (ugh) runtime file distributed with our internal Access database has been killed by a recent Windows security update. It's hard to gather support information (especially since VB6 is about 8.7 million years old) and so I was wondering if anyone out there can help me track down a more recent copy of the runtime file in question—msflxgrd.ocx—or otherwise fix the problem? [more inside]
Can I Make OpenOffice (Mac) look like Microsoft Word 2007 (PC)? [more inside]
Is there any way that I can buy older versions of Microsoft software? [more inside]
[MS SharePoint Filter] We have a SharePoint subsite that needs to be kinda disabled for a wee bit until our SP guy gets back from vacation and updates some workflows (yay management decision). Specifically, everyone with access needs to be set to Read Only and a message needs to be added to every page ("This site is unavailable because blah blah blah). [more inside]
I've seen a quotation running around recently, attributed to Bill Gates: "Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight." Did he really say that? [more inside]
What might cause a SQLOLEDB connection string (containing an admin username/password) to briefly appear on-screen in a browser session and would I be crazy to buy a product that's had this bug for who knows how long without realizing it? [more inside]
The Windows ftp.exe command line program does not support passive mode. Can anyone point me to definitive documentation, preferably from Microsoft, that states this is true? [more inside]
I need a one-time conversion of a Access 2003 database file (.mdb) to an Access 2000 database file. I tried OpenOffice to no avail. [more inside]
I need MS Excel and Word to play together nicely. I can do what I need to in Word, and I can do what I need to in Excel; it's the Relationship that's Complicated. Maybe I need workflow advice? Basic knowledge? Please, please keep reading. [more inside]
How do I increase the size of the font in my viewing pane without effecting outgoing mail in Outlook 2003?
How do I increase the size of the font in my viewing pane without effecting outgoing mail in Outlook 2003? [more inside]
VBA programmers: is there any way to control the formatting of Outlook Contacts Body text? [more inside]
All of my MS Word windows are always on top, and it's driving me nuts. [more inside]
Do I need to rebuy MS office if I'm replacing a computer? [more inside]
Help me figure out a CRM/Sync solution! I'm going crazy trying to figure out a good solution for a small firm; need to sync contacts, more inside... [more inside]
Trying to add Chinese as an input language in Windows Vista Ultimate, but the Pinyin IME keyboard option does not appear. Selecting any of the Chinese languages (PRC/Taiwan etc) only brings up the option of a "US keyboard". How do I fix this? [more inside]
Where can I find examples of great report design for Access or Reporting Services? [more inside]
When I do Add -> Existing Web Site in Visual Studio 2008, if the existing site was created in an earlier version of .net (say 2.0 and I'm running 3.5) Visual Studio automatically starts an update wizard to convert the site to 3.5. How do I turn off this behavior so that it simply imports the web site without updating it? I know this is possible because the first time I did this it happened flawlessly, but at the time I didn't un-check the "automatically update sites next time" check box. Gah.
Kinda boring question, but is there any good reference for the changes Microsoft makes to its rtf encoding between service packs/minor revisions of Word? [more inside]
How can I close DDE connections? [more inside]
In Office 2007 Microsoft has changed the user interface radically. I'm interested to find material which describes why they did that ? [more inside]
I've got a bunch of (important) single .msg files that I want to read on my Mac (10.5.x). Any advice? Any tool that converts entire mailboxes doesn't seem to apply, and the only dedicated .msg reader I could find is broken. Renaming as .txt doesn't work either. Nor does Emailalchemy or NeoOffice. Help!