Posts Tagged ‘outlook’

A short review of Outlook 2010

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Here are a few short impressions of the new Outlook 2010.

The installation was done without problem. During the start two things quickly became obvious:

  1. The new Outlook starts FAST. Faster than the older version.
  2. The ribbon bar is now also in the main dialog.

While the first item obviously is a good one, I (personally) rate the second one as negative. since I’m not a friend of ribbon bars. They’re easy to use for some things like BOLD or ITALICS, but difficult for the complex administration tasks of the Outlook main dialog.

A further test shows that in 32-Bit mode the Outlook sync software Easy2Sync for Outlook (in the new version 3.05) is already compatible. The 64-Bit mode still creates problems, which will also be a trouble for end-users. Since they (usually) don’t know whether they installed 32 or 64 bit, they don’t know which version of the add-on to download…

Freeware for finding your PST files

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Now where’s my pst file? If you want to backup your Outlook data or share the folder to give an Outlook synchronization program access, it’s great to know where the file is stored.

And this program makes it really easy:

  1. Download it.
  2. Start it.
  3. Click on the “open folder button”.


Where’s my PST file?

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

A classic question whenever you’re trying to do something with the internals of Outlook. Microsoft has hidden the file well.

Here’s how you find it nevertheless:

  • In the Outlook folder tree right-click the topmost item (“Personal Folders”)
  • Click on “Properties”
  • Click on “Advanced”
  • At “File” you can see the path and file name of your pst file.

The best idea here is  to copy the path and paste it into the Windows explorer address bar.  (With the Windows default settings you can’t reach this folder by clicking on the folder icons because some of them are hidden.)

First Posting

Monday, July 20th, 2009

testing the new quickpress function