VCard Limitations

The common standard for moving contacts from computer to computer, or even application to application, has been the VCard.  A Vcard consists of lines of text containing data field with attributes and the value of that field.  These lines make up the properties of a specific contact.  Vcard’s are stored as VCF files.  Most vcard […]

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Email Overload

One of the areas that interests me as a developer of tools that attempt to increase productivity are other blogs from individuals and companies doing the same.Deva Hazarika, CEO of ClearContext, wrote a blog about a new organization forming to help deal with the onslaught of email. This new organization, the Information Overload Research Group […]

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Trusting Outlook Add-ins

Microsoft Outlook has some security built in to help prevent external applications from accessing its internal data.  This data consists of your contacts, email addresses on emails, and others.  This is meant to help prevent a virus from harvesting information to then spread itself to other potential victims.  Where does leave the legit companies that […]

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Outlook 2007 Hyperlink Security Warning

Microsoft made a lot of improvements when they released Office 2007.  A lot of those improvements deal with security to protect the user.  With a lot of phishing scams and other attacks that are carried out through email, this is a really nice enhancement.  Unfortunately, for power users, some of these enhancements hinder the functionality […]

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Date Display Format Tricks

Time Date Signature, Insert Date Time, and Quick Text Hotkeys all allow you to specify a date/time format.  The add-in provides a drop down list that allows you to select a pre-defined date format.  What most people don’t realize is that they can type directly in that box to specify a custom format.  I get […]

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