Outlook 2013

Fix Office Outlook 2013 slow and laggy

Michael How To Guides, Office 365

After upgrading to Outlook 2013 I noticed that the performance was incredibly slow when switching between Mail, Contacts and Calendar,  there would often be a several second delay before the screen changed. When searching for Contacts it could take 15 seconds to return the results. Now I’m not one to complain (too much) but if my local PC a quad …

Amazon Cloud Drive vs Google Drive vs Dropbox vs SkyDrive vs iCloud

Michael Amazon Cloud, Apple, Cloud, Google, TechTalk

Wow only a year or so ago Clouds were just that, today however we seem to encountering a thunderstorm of Cloud options. As they have come out I have been trialing each one. I cannot remember if I signed up to Microsoft’s LIVE Skydrive as it was formerly know or Dropbox first but those two kind of set the benchmark. …

Amazon Cloud Player comes to the UK

Michael Amazon Cloud, Cloud, TechTalk

Amazon has brought its cloud based service to the UK. Amazon are still adding features and lowering prices, and agfter you see the prices you will probably agree, they are going to have to! An important thing to note though, is that the Cloud player and Cloud Drive are two separate services. Music that was uploaded to your  Cloud Player or Cloud …

Google launches Handwriting

Michael Apple iPhone, Google, HTC, iPad, Mobile, Samsung, TechTalk

Google have made their handwriting service available to UK users, if you open up Google on your iPad/ Android Tablet of smart phone chances are you will now also see the “Try Handwriting” feature that our friends over the pond have had since July… You can view more on the official Google Handwrite page – http://www.google.co.uk/insidesearch/features/search/handwritinginput/mobile.html To get started you …

Yahoo has 450,000 Usernames and Passwords stolen

Michael Cloud, Security, TechTalk, Yahoo

  Yahoo has admitted that around 450,000 plain text user names and passwords were stolen by attackers identifying themselves as ‘D333Ds’ Yahoo’s statement – ‘We confirm that an older file from Yahoo! Contributor Network, previously Associated Content, containing approximately 450,000 Yahoo! and other company usernames and passwords was compromised yesterday, July 11,’  This reminds me of a conversation I had yesterday with …

How to solve the Alan Turing Google Doodle

Michael Google, How To Guides, TechTalk

If you are stuck trying to solve today’s six puzzles in the Google Doodle for Alan Turing then here is a quick simple guide for you. Solution 1: 01011 Change both orange circles from 0 to 1, press the play button. Solution 2: 00011  Make the only available orange circle blank. Solution 3: 00011 Click the orange circle twice! no more. the orange button should have four …

Samsung Galaxy S3 and Microsoft Office 365 connection problem

Michael How To Guides, Mobile, Office 365, Samsung, TechTalk

Recently we have been seeing issues with the Samsung Galaxy S3 connecting to Office 365 and in certain cases, On premise Exchange 2010. Problem: Samsung Galaxy S3 cannot connect to Mail using WiFi but can connect using 3G: The first time you set-up the email, it seems to work  fine but minutes later all communications cease. In some cases all HTTPS (secure) …

Open other users Mailbox in Outlook

Michael How To Guides, Office 365, TechTalk

How do I open another users mailbox from within Outlook? Before you start please make sure you have the appropriate permissions assigned. If you are not sure or need to know how to do this please refer to this article. http://www.opsactive.com/office-365-give-permission-on-a-mailbox/ In the left had side of your outlook pane, look for your username/email address, this is the very top level of your …

Office 365 – Give permission on a mailbox

Michael Cloud, How To Guides, Office 365, TechTalk

You may find it necessary to grant a user /admin the ability to open and view the contents of another users mailbox. Here are a few quick steps to guide you through this process. Connect to your Exchange Online Powershell and enter the following [note color=”#CCD6DB”]$Cred = Get-Credential [/note] Enter your credentials and then enter the following two lines to complete the connection to …