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MonaRonaDona – Don’t Get Stung

There's a new bit of malware out there going by the name "MonaRonaDona" and it basicially infects your PC, changes Internet Explorer's title bar to announce itself and does a few other more or less benign things. It's designed so that you Google the name and buy a piece of anti-malware for $40 which disables it.

My Favorite Sites: Instapaper

One of the developers from Tumblr has come up with a new service: Instapaper.

The site basically acts as "to-read" list. As you surf the net, you click on a bookmark (which you conveniently place in your links bar) and that page gets added to your "to-read" list; something that's interesting but you don't have time to spend on it right now.

Outlook Deleted Items Recovery

At one of my clients, we limit their users mailboxes to keep the Exchange server humming along. We use an archiving program to keep older mail around in accordance with our document retention policies.

One of the things we mandate is that Outlook purges its Deleted Items folder upon closing.

Our Favorite Gadgets: Microsoft Exchange Wireless Connector

Just a quick post to trumpet the virtues of the Exchange Wireless Connector and how it's helped us at Cuyler Burk.

I chose my SmartPhone, a Treo 700w, because my previous PDA (a Dell Axim) was Windows Mobile based, and I was familiar with it. I also knew that Cuyler Burk, as an all Microsoft shop -- sure, we have a few Linux boxes (this blog is sitting on one) -- that Exchange 2003 would support my phone out of the box.

Handy Word Tip – Tracking Changes by User

A few versions ago, MS Word came under fire for including personal information with every document. The registered user's name, company and other info was available in the metadata of the document.

MS answered the hue and cry by giving users the option of removing this personal information.

The Case of the Missing Properties

After installing SP2 for Win2000 Professional, I found that right-clicking on a file no longer brought up the properties for that file.

After trawling around the newsgroups, I found that this is a fairly common problem.

The solution that presented itself and worked for me was to select a few files in a given folder, then right-click and choose properties (which opens the properties window for those files). After doing that, the Properties window came up as expected.

Restoring Property Sheets in Win2K Explorer

After installing SP2 for Win2000 Professional, I found that right-clicking on a file no longer brought up the properties for that file.

After trawling around the newsgroups, I found that this is a fairly common problem.

The solution that presented itself and worked for me was to select a few files in a given folder, then right-click and choose properties (which opens the properties window for those files). After doing that, the Properties window came up as expected.

How to Send E-Mail From MS Access using Outlook

Click here for the changelog. (I moved it to the bottom of the page.)

Microsoft Office is designed to work together in an effort to help users get their work done more efficiently. To this end, Microsoft has given all the pieces of the Office suite the ability to control or be controlled by other of its Office siblings through the use of Visual Basic for Applications.

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