That VP has been hounding you for his new laptop. You know he’s moving from Outlook 2003 or 2007. PST files are easy to locate and move. How about “Autocomplete” or “Type ahead” data when entering in the To: and other addressing fields?
This is usually where some support people forget to go the extra mile and make a transition like this a seamless process to the end-user. It’ IS a customer. Just an Internal customer. Why skimp now. Do it right, do it well, look like an IT superstar. When I was in my support days the best compliment a user could give me was…
“Oh, that’s it? I just use it like I did before? That was easier than I thought.”
Everyone’s favorite Exchange MVP Jeff Guillet from sunny California aids us in the step with a “Solarz approved and fully awesome” blog post on Transferring Auto-Completion information to Outlook 2010
Here is just a teaser – hit his blog for all the info!
All versions of Outlook since Outlook 2003 have had a feature called Auto-Complete. Auto-Completion "remembers" recipient names and email addresses that you have used before and offers to complete the email address as you type characters. This works within Outlook and OWA 2010.
In Outlook 2003-2007, the Auto-Completion (aka NickName) data is stored in a hidden N2K file. This file is located in the following path:
Make sure you follow him on twitter for his fun musing and great Exchange info! @Expta
There is a really cool event coming up on Oct 14th that I have been lucky enough to become a part of. It’s the Office 2010 and Windows 7 public Experts chat. This is completely open to the public and a great arena to get your specific questions answered! I can’t wait to be a part of this and hope you will too! event details below
Would you like to learn more about the cool new features in Office 2010 and Windows 7 and what has changed since previous versions? Do you use Microsoft Office but would like to learn tips and tricks to be more productive at home, school or at work? Perhaps you are a new user who has questions on how to get started with Windows 7 or using the Office ribbon? Or would like to learn how to protect your computer from malware and viruses. Or perhaps you are just stuck and need answers.
The Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) are here to help!
The MVPs are the same people you see in the technical community as authors, trainers, user groups leaders and answerers in the Microsoft forums. For the first time ever we have brought these experts together as a collective group to answer your questions live. MVPs will be on hand to take questions about Microsoft Office 2010 or Office 2007 products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Project, OneNote and more. As well as the Windows 7 and earlier versions such as Windows Vista. In addition to Microsoft Office, the chat will cover Windows related topics such as upgrading, setup and installation, securing your PC, Internet Explorer, personalizing your computer desktop or having fun with Windows Live Essentials to share photos, make movies and more. All levels of experience are welcome from beginners and students to intermediate power users.
Please join us for this informative Q&A style chat and bring on your basic and your tough questions!
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October 14, 2010
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time
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We all know the Exchange setting for “recover deleted items” is out of the box, set to 14 days. What if a user accidentally did a Shift + Delete of the message? well there is a nice work around that one of my students from this week’s Exchange class tipped me off on. it’s KB246153 and outlines via a registry hack on the client. this helps if you have hard deleted (permanently deleted) items in Outlook and want to recover them. For example, if you do not move items to the Deleted Items folder before you delete them, these items are hard deleted, and you cannot recover them from the Deleted Items folder normally. This reg hack allows the user to view the dumpster.
By default, the Recover Deleted Items functionality is only enabled on the Deleted Items folder in a user’s private folders. Items that are hard deleted cannot be recovered. To enable the Recover Deleted Items functionality on mail folders other than the Deleted Items folder (for example, for the Sent Items, Drafts, Outbox and Inbox folders), make the following changes to the registry:
- Start Registry Editor.
- Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
- On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
Value name: DumpsterAlwaysOn
Data type: DWORD
Value data: 1
- Close Registry Editor.
Now does this dumpster change in Exchange 2010? Very much. Dumpster 2.0 is an interesting animal and had to be evolved to be able to support things like legal retention holds and other security requirements. Looking for more info on Dumpster 2.0? Our friends at the MSExchangeTeam.com site already outlined the before and after of Dumpster 1.0 vs. 2.0
Single Item recovery in Exchange 2010