Volume 16 Issue 12
Outlook 2010 &
Default Snooze times
We've had a lot of users complain about the default snooze times in Outlook 2010
- the option for 5 minutes before start is gone and the last used snooze time is
'stuck' as the default.
Word from Microsoft is that it will be fixed in Outlook 2010 SP1 later this
“For the issue with Snooze times unexpectedly carrying over across
appointments the Outlook Team has heard your feedback and will be reverting the
behavior back to that of Outlook 2007 in Office 2010 Service Pack 1. Once the SP
1 release date has been determined it will be announced on the
Sustained Engineering blog."
That's one bug I can cross off my list. Thanks guys!
Turn on Out-of-Office when you close Outlook
A user recently asked if he
could turn on Out of Office every time he closed Outlook. While this is not
possible using native features built into Outlook, you can use VBA to turn it on
when Outlook exits.
Get the code at Reminder to turn on "Out of Office" replies
The VBA code was tested on Outlook
2003 and 2007.
Print only weekdays in
a CPAO monthly calendar
One of the users in our forums asked how to print only
the weekdays in the monthly calendar, using the Calendar Printing Assistant.
This is easy - you just need to edit the template. Well, it's easy once you
know how to edit the CPAO templates.
You'll need to open the template's content.xml file
using WinZip or similar utility, then add UnitFilter="mon..fri" at the end of the lines that control the row the
day names and the calendar grid.
Find the WeekHeader line and
StandardGrid line and add UnitFilter="mon..fri" folowing the Style parameter.
You'll also need to change the NumColumns from 7 to 5.
Month_StandardMonthWithWeeks01 template, the two lines you need to edit are
listed below, but the lines will be similar (if not identical) for the other
monthly calendars templates.
WeekHeader Orientation="Top" Height="0.3in"
FontSize="10pt" Format="dddd" Style="LevelOneTitle"
Orientation="Fill" NumRows="1" NumColumns="7" Style="LevelTwoBody"
For template editing instructions, see Modify Calendar Printing Assistant Templates.
I also have an edited copy of the content.xml for the
Month_StandardMonthWithWeeks01 template available.
Exchange Quick Tip: Allow or block file types in OWA
An administrator wanted to know if he could prevent users
from opening certain file types using OWA (Exchange 2010).
Sure, Exchange 2010
uses a Web
app mailbox policy to control what files type are allowed or blocked and if the
can be opened directly or must be saved before opening.
From the Exchange management
console, go to Organization Configuration, Client Access and locate Outlook Web
App Mailbox Policies . From this dialog you can maintain the list of files that
OWA users are allowed to open on public computers, with a separate list for
private computers. The policy can be applied to specific users or groups, with
different policies for different groups
For more information see
Create Outlook Web App Mailbox Policy
& Updated Exchange KB Articles
Resources in Exchange do not respond to meeting requests
User can't change
permissions on users own calendar
User gets an error message when
trying to change anything on the permissions tab of the users calendar folder
from outlook 2007. The error message says that the permissions can't be saved.
You cannot use an Outlook 2007 client to display or
download an attachment when you access a message that includes an inline
attachment from Microsoft Exchange Server
Describes a problem in which an
attachment is not available for download in an Outlook 2007 client when you
connect to Exchange Server to access a message that includes an unreferenced
& Updated Outlook KB Articles
"Too many recipients in the message" error in a non-delivery report in a
Microsoft Online Business Suite environment
In a dedicated Microsoft Online
Business Suite environment (BPOS-D), you receive an NDR when you send an email
message to many recipients, and the number of recipients exceeds the number that
is allowed by Microsoft Exchange Server.
Intranet site is identified as
an Internet site when you use an FQDN or an IP address
When you access a local area
network (LAN), an intranet share, or an intranet Web site by using an Internet
Protocol (IP) address or a fully qualified domain name (FQDN), the share or Web
site may be identified as in the Internet zone
Outlook 2007 prompts you
repeatedly for a password under certain network conditions
Describes a problem in which
Outlook 2007 may silently enter Offline mode if you do not enter a correct
password. You do not receive an error message or a notification, and you will
not be connected to the mailbox. Provides a resolution.
Outlook: How to configure for
Microsoft Online Services (MSO)
occur in Outlook and in Outlook Web App