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other     Office2PDF Launches Revolutionary New PDF Tools for Microsoft Office. (Apr 1)

Office2PDF tools provide PDF functionality and feature control from within Office. Used in conjunction with Adobe Acrobat, Office2PDF tools provide PDF feature management at the source.

The initial release brings three key products: DocInfo Pro, DocSlides and Destinations. DocInfo Pro allows the author to set document information settings and also document open settings in the PDF, with DocSlides providing Word authors with the ability to create PDF Slideshows directly from Word and Destinations allows the author to create and manage named destinations inside their Word documents for automatic conversion and creation in PDF.

For additional information or to download evaluation versions visit Office2PDF’s website:

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office     Microsoft Office gets China boost (Apr 1)

A Chinese software company announced on Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with Microsoft to help popularize the Office productivity package in Chinese schools.

Tengtu International said its Beijing subsidiary, the largest supplier of educational software for China’s elementary and secondary schools, will develop an “Education Resource Kit for Office” to integrate the company’s educational software and services with Microsoft’s Office 2003.

Tengtu provides education software and distance-learning services to more than 35,000 Chinese schools, with 17.5 million students. The company was selected by the country’s Ministry of Education to run the main education portal and distance-learning network for the national school system.

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office     Word 2003: XML Viewer (Apr 1)

The Microsoft Office Word 2003 XML Viewer allows people who create WordprocessingML files in Office 2003 Editions to share their documents with people who do not have Word 2003 installed on their computers. When you post WordprocessingML documents on the Internet, you can include the Word XML Viewer to expand your online audience to people who might not have Word, or to those with previous versions.

This download includes the released version of the WordprocessingML to HTML transformation, which allows the viewer to display WordprocessingML files saved by Word 2003 by transforming the WordprocessingML file into HTML from within Internet Explorer.

Download: Word 2003: XML Viewer

office     Exchange Server 2003 Transport and Routing Guide (Apr 1)

Microsoft® Exchange servers use Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to communicate with each other and to send messages. SMTP is part of the Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 or Windows® 2000 Server operating system. This guide discusses basic components of transport and routing, explains how SMTP works in Exchange Server 2003, provides information on configuring a routing topology, discusses deployment scenarios, suggests ways to help secure your infrastructure, and offers troubleshooting tips.

Download: Exchange Server 2003 Transport and Routing Guide

office     SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Advanced Migration Scenarios (Apr 1)

Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint™ Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, the next versions of SharePoint Team Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2001, respectively, provide easy-to-use collaboration tools for your organization. Windows SharePoint Services is a set of services that you can use to create and maintain many team sites, and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 is a server product that adds features you can use to build and manage integrated, enterprise-scale portal solutions.

This white paper describes the most common scenarios that IT professionals encounter when migrating from SharePoint Portal Server 2001 to SharePoint Portal Server 2003. Each scenario is accompanied by a recommended migration approach. This white paper also introduces two new Microsoft migration utilities: the Document Library Export Tool (Spout.exe) and the Document Library Import Tool (Spin.exe).

Download: SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Advanced Migration Scenarios

office     Project Server Guides (Apr 1)

Project Server 2003 Disaster Recovery Guide
This guide provides guidelines for developing a disaster prevention and recovery strategy for computers running Microsoft Office Project Server 2003.

Project Server 2003 Administrator’s Guide
This guide provides information about managing users, managing security (categories and templates), managing views, and configuring Project Server settings for your organization.

Project Server 2003 Application Configuration Guide
This guide outlines what you need to know about configuring the Enterprise Global Template and populating the Enterprise Resource Pool.

Project Server 2003 Configuration Planning Guide
This guide helps you to understand the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution in great detail, including the applications and components that make up the EPM solution, their integration points, performance implications, and environmental considerations.

Project Server 2003 Installation Guide
This guide covers the installation of Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 and its related components.

faq     Added FAQ: Outlook Doesn’t Close (Mar 30)

t isn’t very common that Outlook doesn’t close on it’s own. Practically always this is caused by an add-in or another program that integrates with Outlook. Once this add-in is disabled or updated or the program is closed the problem will be gone and Outlook will close normally again. Click the link below for more details.

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faq     Added FAQ: Contacts are not available in the Address Book (Mar 30)

When trying to use the Address Book to address a message to a contact you could find that the contact from your Contact folder aren’t listed. Here are the two things you’ll need to check and set correctly.

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info     Spammer’s Porsche up for grabs (Mar 30)

Internet giant AOL has ratcheted up the war against unsolicited e-mail with a publicity-grabbing coup – an online raffle of a spammer’s seized Porsche.
AOL won the car – a $47,000 Boxster S – as part of a court settlement against an unnamed e-mailer last year.

“We’ll take cars, houses, boats – whatever we can find and get a hold of,” said AOL’s Randall Boe.

According to Mr Boe, the Porsche’s previous owner made more than $1m by sending junk e-mail.

Hitting them where it hurts
AOL is one of the noisiest opponents of the evasive spam trade, and this month joined forces with Microsoft, Yahoo and Earthlink to sue hundreds of spammers.

Seizure of property is becoming a major tactic in these lawsuits, since guilty spammers often protest their inability to pay large fines.

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update     Virus Alert! W32.Netsky.Q@mm and W32.Beagle.V@mm (Mar 30)

They just keep on coming. These viruses have had more sequels than Police Academy

View: more info about W32.Netsky.Q on Symantec
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office     Project Server 2003 Disaster Recovery Guide (Mar 30)

System administrators must protect their networks from both data loss and system downtime. This guide provides guidelines for developing a disaster prevention and recovery strategy for computers running Microsoft Office Project Server 2003, and describes availability options and backup and recovery techniques for a Project Server deployment.

Download: Project Server 2003 Disaster Recovery Guide

office     Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) (Mar 30)

It looks like (almost?) all the languages are there now. Don’t forget to slipstream it.

Download: Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)

office     Visio 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2) (Mar 30)

Visio 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides the latest updates to Microsoft Visio 2000. SP2 contains security enhancements and stability improvements. This service pack applies to Visio 2000 SR1 only. It contains all updates released after SR1.

Download: Visio 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

office     Live Communications Server 2003 Update: Daylight Saving Time Switch (Mar 30)

This update fixes an issue in Live Communications Server 2003 that occurs when daylight saving time begins. When the clock changes from standard time to daylight saving time, the Live Communications Server will prematurely expire registration and presence records. Because of this, users might experience presence and instant messaging inconsistencies.

Without this update, these symptoms will automatically recover within nine hours, though often within a few hours.

Download: Live Communications Server 2003 Update: Daylight Saving Time Switch

update     Virus Alert! W32.Beagle.U@mm (Mar 28)

Due to an increase in the rate of submissions, Symantec Security Response has upgraded W32.Beagle.U@mm to a Category 3 from a Category 2 threat as of March 25, 2004.

W32.Beagle.U@mm is a variant of W32.Beagle.T@mm. The worm sends itself as an email with a blank subject and body and a randomly named attachment. It also opens a backdoor on TCP port 4751.The attachment name is a random string of letters with an .exe extension.

View: More info on Symantec
Download: Removal Tool