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Executing PowerShell Scripts FAQ and Tips & Tricks

This guide contains frequently asked questions regarding the use of PowerShell scripts and some additional tips and tricks to get you started.

Outlook.com migration changes; What do I need to know and do?

Microsoft is migrating all Outlook.com mailboxes to the Office 365 Exchange Online mail servers. This will give you a much better synching experience in Outlook but unfortunately may require you to re-add the Outlook.com account to Outlook and make some additional changes once your mailbox has been moved over.

Export Outlook Notes to OneNote

Learn how to quickly export your Outlook Notes to OneNote. This guide contains instructions how to use the the Print to OneNote feature to export your Notes. It also contains a macro which allows you to export in a more direct way via the me@onenote service.

Outlook Anywhere: Fast vs. Slow network connection over HTTP or TCP/IP

On occasion, questions are being raised about what exactly is considered slow or fast and whether or not this threshold can be configured.

While the direct answer is “yes, it can be configured”, the reality is that it might not actually really matter anyway for most configurations. Let’s take a closer look why that is.

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Outlook Anywhere allows you to connect to Exchange even from outside of the corporate network via so-called "Microsoft Exchange Proxy Settings". Here you’ll find options for slow and fast network connections but what does Outlook consider fast or slow and when does it actually matter? This guide takes a closer look at these questions and shows you how to control it.

Live Tiles for Outlook on Windows 8

Learn how to show Outlook data on the Live Tiles in Windows 8. For instance, show your upcoming appointments on the new Start Screen or Lock Screen.

Instant Search query commands reference

If your Outlook data is indexed by Windows Search, you’ll not only get lightening fast search results within Outlook but also outside of Outlook such as the search fields in Windows Explorer and the Start Menu. For this, many search operator and fields are available. This is a reference guide to these operators and fields and how to use them.

Backup and Restore Outlook Business Contact Manager

This guide provides several methods for how you can backup and restore your Outlook BCM data and how to migrate/transfer your BCM database to the same or a newer version of BCM located on a new computer. In addition, you’ll find instructions to perform a disaster recovery when all you have left is the mdf- and ldf-files.

Closing Outlook via a (scheduled) script

For some actions, such as a backup process, Outlook needs to be closed. If these actions are performed in an automated way, you’ll need to close Outlook programmatically in advance. The script examples in this guide can either be ran as a standalone vbs-script, be scheduled or be part of a larger script such as logon or logoff scripts.

Keyboard shortcuts

Outlook has many keyboard shortcuts which allows you to execute commands
without using your mouse. By using keyboard shortcuts, you can achieve repetitive tasks more quickly.

Files and Settings guide for Outlook

If you are in IT support or just are interested to find out which files Outlook uses and where it stores its settings; this is the guide for you.