Ignite 2015 Session Recordings and Slides

Microsoft hosted the first Microsoft Ignite Conference May 4-8, 2015. There were over 680 sessions, with the majority of them now available on Microsoft's Channel9. Below is a list of the sessions targeting Office developers and IT Pros. The full catalog of the sessions is available at Channel9.

Exchange account set-up missing in Outlook 2016

A user was trying out the new Office 2016 Preview and ran into a problem. He wanted to configure his Exchange account manually, by entering the server names, but Outlook 2016 doesn't have that option for Exchange accounts: I recently upgraded to Office 2016 Preview from Office 2013 and the Exchange account wouldn't work. I  

Outlook 2010 Updates for May 2015

A small update was released for Outlook 2010. This update fixes the following issues: When responding to a meeting request by using the Edit Response Before Sending option, the font is set to the system font unexpectedly. If you use Outlook Security Group Policy to configure a VSTO add-in as trusted according to Manage trusted  

Outlook 2013 May 2015 Updates

There were several Outlook updates released in May, including two for Outlook 2013 and one for one for Outlook 2010. Mac users get two updates: a security update for Office 2011 for Mac and an updated build of Office 2016 for Mac (15.10) The Outlook 2013 updates address the following issues: Adds a button for  

Office 365 Groups

Configuring Groups in Office 365: One of the recent additions to the Office 365 set of features is something that is a cross between traditional email distribution lists and a basic SharePoint Team site.

Use VBA to Create a List of Exchange GAL Members

Use an Outlook macro to create a list of users in the Exchange Global Address List or a list of member of a distribution group in the GAL.

Using two (or more) custom domains with Office 365

An Office 365 administrator wanted to know if he could add a second domain to the mailboxes. Mail sent to the old address will be delivered to the mailbox.

Outlook Mac Quick Tip: Turn off 'On My Computer" Folders

How to hide the On My Computer folders in Outlook for Mac.

Add-in can only be Disabled by an Administrator

When you attempt to remove an add-in, the dialog tells you that only an administrator can connect or disconnect the add-in: This add-in is installed for all users on this computer and can only be connected or disconnected by an administrator.

Open Attachment Dialog: 'If you continue, you'll lose changes'

The scenario goes like this: A user starts to compose a message and adds an attachment to the it. The user then opens the attachment and edits it. When Outlook's auto-save kicks in, an annoying and confusing warning message pops up telling the user that changes will be lost. If you continue, you'll lose your  

Outlook Folders Move Around When Clicked

Many users have discovered an annoying 'feature' in Outlook 2013: the folders in the navigation pane shift around. This is due in part to the ability to arrange folders (and data files) in any order in the navigation pane. Many users report the problem is solved when they put the Inbox at the top of  

Macro to Bulk Import Contacts and vCards into Outlook

Microsoft Outlook does not support importing multiple vCards – you need to import them one vcard at a time. While this is tolerable for a few, its frustrating when you a large number to import. This can also be done using VBA, basically automating the process you'd use to do it manually: open each contact,  

Office Modern Authentication Public Preview

Microsoft recently announced that Office 2013 client modern authentication is in public preview for Office365 tenants. What is Modern authentication? It's multi-factor authentication using the Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL)-based sign in to Office 2013 Windows clients. Modern authentication requires the March 2015 or later update for Office 2013. It is turned off by default  

Creating a Room Mailbox with Exchange Online

How to set up a room mailbox using Office 365.

Outlook 2016 Preview

A first look at some of the new features in Outlook 2016.