Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Security Group Guide (Sept 2)
This book documents the activities that are available to users who belong to the Portolio Managers, Project Managers, Resource Managers, Team Leads, Team Members, and Executives security groups in Project Server 2003. Depending on the security group to which they are assigned, users can work with Project Server features by using Project Web Access, Project Professional, or both applications. This book provides detailed information about how to use Project Web Access and Project Professional to work with Project Server data and to perform project management–related tasks.
Access 2003 Add-in: Source Code Control (Sept 2)
This download contains the Access 2003 source code control add-in for communicating between both Microsoft Office Access 2003 Service Pack (SP) 1 and a source code control application (like Visual Source Safe 6.0). While you work with Access 2003, the add-in steps in at various points and lets you do things like add, check out, or check in Microsoft Access objects into the source code control project. Source code control integration with Microsoft Access is very similar to source code control integration with Visual Basic.
Download: Access 2003 Add-in: Source Code Control
Office 2003 Tool: Smart Tag Developer Tools (Sept 2)
The Smart Tag Explorer and Smart Tag Recognize Tester are a set of utilities intended to aid the smart tag developer in quickly building efficient, stable, and robust smart tags for a variety of applications.
The Smart Tag Explorer provides you with a visual interface for browsing information related to smart tags on your development workstation and on targeted platforms within your enterprise.
Loading and unloading a host application constantly during the smart tag development process can be time-consuming. The Recognize Tester simplifies this challenge by allowing the smart tag developer to test the Recognize and Recognize2 method under development without the need of a host application being loaded. This can reduce the time and complexity of smart tag development.
Microsoft Business Solutions CRM Sales for Outlook 1.2 Feature Pack (Aug 26)
Microsoft CRM Sales for Outlook (the Outlook client) is the integrated Microsoft Outlook client for Microsoft Business Solutions CRM that enables access to the same data as the Microsoft CRM Web application. Additionally, the client application also includes offline functionality. This update adds features and performance enhancements.
Free Offer! Remind Me Attachments (Aug 25)
This promotion offer will last until September 30th! Ricardo Silva another Outlook MVP from Portugal offers this add-in free of charge to all users who fill the form on the site listed below.
This is a Microsoft Outlook COM Add-in.
Sometimes when you send a message you forget to attach a file, although you mentioned in your email that you are sending a file.
The receiver of your message could be an important client and that would be awkward for you.
This add-in will automatically remind you that you wrote “attachment” – or any other keyword you select – before you really send the message scanning each outgoing email. You will have then the opportunity to attach a file to your outgoing message.
This add-in is easy to work with, is inside Outlook, and has an extremely simple user interface.
Get your free copy by using the promo code OUTMVPS001: Remind Me Attachments
Microsoft Renovates Office Suite as a Web Service (Aug 25)
To most of the computer-using world, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Office is the familiar workhorse of the desktop, a collection of software for creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
But for Microsoft, which is starting to see its growth slow, reinventing that suite of old reliables including Word, Excel and PowerPoint has become nothing less than a key to its future.
“Office defines business productivity,” Bill Gates, Microsoft’s chairman, told financial analysts in July. “The productivity area is probably the most important franchise that we have.”
With that focus, Microsoft is now pursuing a strategy to transform Office from a bundle of programs on personal computers into a family of software that can put Microsoft’s technology deeper into the operations of corporate data centers.
View full article: Microsoft Renovates Office Suite as a Web Service
DNA technique protects against ‘evil’ emails (Aug 25)
A technique originally designed to analyse DNA sequences is the latest weapon in the war against spam. An algorithm named Chung-Kwei (after a feng-shui talisman that protects the home against evil spirits) can catch nearly 97 per cent of spam.
Chung-Kwei is based on the Teiresias algorithm, developed by the bioinformatics research group at IBM’s Thomas J Watson Research Center in New York, US. Teiresias was designed to search different DNA and amino acid sequences for recurring patterns, which often indicate genetic structures that have an important role.
Instead of chains of characters representing DNA sequences, the research group fed the algorithm 65,000 examples of known spam. Each email was treated as a long, DNA-like chain of characters. Teiresias identified six million recurring patterns in this collection, such as “Viagra”.
Each pattern represented a common sequence of letters and numbers that had appeared in more than one unsolicited message. The researchers then ran a collection of known non-spam (dubbed “ham”) through the same process, and removed the patterns that occurred in both groups.
View full article: DNA technique protects against ‘evil’ emails
Microsoft Office Information Bridge Framework 1.0 – Hotfix Page (Aug 25)
In Microsoft Office Information Bridge Framework Server 1.0 there is a bug that prevents the sequential execution of operation instances that call an assembly when the location is specified as a URL in the port such as http://server/assembly.dll. The first operation instance call is successful, but subsequent operation instance calls fail. This does not impact operation instances whose path in the port is specified with a UNC path. This hotfix fixes this bug.
Working with the Exchange Server 2003 Store (Aug 25)
The Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003 store is a storage platform that provides a single repository in which you can manage multiple types of unstructured information. A single Exchange topology may include store components (mailbox stores and public folder stores) that reside on multiple servers.
Because of the inherent complexity and flexibility of the store components, the store can be one of the most difficult parts of Exchange Server 2003 to administer. This guide provides in-depth information to make administration and troubleshooting tasks easier for you to perform.
This guide builds on the basic concepts presented in the Exchange Server 2003 Administration Guide. It examines several features of the store in depth, such as the way in which public folders replicate, how free/busy folders work, and how offline address books work. This information includes detailed explanations of how these features work, and guidance for using them effectively.
Office 2003 SP1 ADMs, OPAs, and Explain Text Update (Aug 25)
To support changes to Office 2003 SP1, additions and corrections to policies for administrative support of Office in corporate settings using Active Directory and Group Policy. This update includes explain text in the form of two Excel workbooks that describe the basic intent of the policies listed in the various ADM and OPA files.
Download: Office 2003 SP1 Support Files Update
Troubleshooting: Microsoft Outlook Backup Addin not Available (Aug 18)
The Personal Folders Backup download creates backup copies of your .PST files at regular intervals, in Outlook 2000 and later versions, making it easy to keep all of your Outlook folders safely backed up.
In some cases after you install it the backup add-in the option File-> Backup… isn’t available and doesn’t appear to be installed. An attempt to reinstall the product however indicates that it has already been installed and the add-in also shows up in Control Panel-> Add/Remove Software.
This is often true when you have upgraded your Outlook version, updated the backup add-in or installed the backup add-in logged on as a different user. For troubleshooting steps click the link below.
Office 2003 SP1 Language Packs (Aug 18)
Project Server 2003 Service Pack 1 for Multilingual User Interface Pack
Project Server 2003 Service Pack 1 for Multilingual User Interface Pack provides the latest updates to Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack.
Visio 2003 Service Pack 1 for Multilingual User Interface Pack
Visio 2003 Service Pack 1 for Multilingual User Interface Pack provides the latest updates to Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack.
Office 2003 Service Pack 1 for Language Interface Pack
Office 2003 Service Pack 1 for Language Interface Pack provides the latest updates to Microsoft Office 2003 Language Interface Pack.
Office 2003 Service Pack 1 for Proofing Tools
Office 2003 Service Pack 1 for Proofing Tools provides the latest updates to Microsoft Office 2003 Proofing Tools.
Reduce permissions to operate Microsoft CRM Sales for Outlook client (Aug 18)
Reduce the permissions to operate the Microsoft CRM Sales for Outlook client version 1.2
Update Rollup for Exchange 2000 (KB870540) (Aug 18)
This Update Rollup resolves problems that were found in Exchange 2000 since Exchange 2000 SP3 was released. Click the More Information About This Download link in the Related Resources section for a list of the fixes that are included in this Update Rollup.
Microsoft touts ‘Sender ID’ to fight spam, scams (Aug 15)
Microsoft on Thursday is holding a summit with members of the E-Mail Service Provider Coalition to address the use of Sender ID technology as a standard to fight spam and phishing.
The software giant said it would gather more than 80 members of the ESPC coalition at its Redmond, Wash., headquarters to discuss using Sender ID as a way to ensure that e-mail originates from the Internet domain it claims to come from. Fighting the annoyance of spam and the dangers of fraud activity such as “phishing” is among the top concerns of Internet users and the companies that serve them.
Sender ID validates the server Internet Protocol address of the sender to assure an e-mail recipient that a message claiming to be from a credit card company actually is. The technology relies on Microsoft’s Caller ID for E-Mail technology and the Sender Policy Framework, authored by Meng Weng Wong, chief technology officer at Pobox.com.
The Internet Engineering Task Force is currently evaluating Sender ID as an industry standard for e-mail authentication. Thursday’s meeting will look at what Sender ID can do to control unwanted e-mail and at the challenges the technology will bring to legitimate users of e-mail.