Monday, April 18, 2011

Where is my new outlook contacts??

As most of you have experienced with the new Outlook 2010 - yes, has many changes/improvements/frustrations.


One lovely feature is called Suggested Contacts.


Lovely- because when your typing or responding to a new email, or decided to fill out the details of a new contact, it will automatically save them - not in your contacts section.
 (in Outlook 2003/07 when you typed a name in the TO: of a new email, it would list possible names that you've used before(legitimate contacts or cached names only) and the file was called a N2K file.)


Well Outlook 2010 has done away with N2k files.


GOOD: Because this Suggested Contacts follow the user around - other desktops, or webmail. They don't have to worry about re-caching names like 2007/03
BAD:  You  cannot export all the cached names in a N2K file to the Outlook 2010. The end user has to start over re-typing/caching the emails.


That still doesn't answer my question. Where is the new contact I created?


Well it saves the email addresses(new/reply to emails that you do NOT have as an existing contact) to a section called the Suggested Contacts(SC) section under the options.


Microsoft suggest that SC are addresses that you MIGHT consider adding to your contacts. 


So, most of you have a reason to email people back and you spent all that time creating a contact with it's info, you want to access it. Well if you have SC on, it default saves to the SC section.


How to turn of Suggested Contacts:


1. Open Outlook 2010. Goto File, then Options.



2. Under the Suggested Contacts section, uncheck it.





Now, this will allow your Iphones, your Androids, and your new filled out contacts to be saved properly in your Outlook contacts.


Hope this helps.


Garett Chipman
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Internet Explorer 9 is really slow. Help!

The browser war is back: IE 9 and Firefox with their latest versions.

Well, the new Firefox looks to be running alot faster and better than previous versions.
We downloaded IE 9, and well, it's slow.

We have a couple of repeat concerns that IE 9 is slow - and they want to try that "safari thing browser" - ahhhh!!

2 Types of fixes:
1st - Standard MS way
2nd  - tweak it.
So looking under the hood you need to check the following in the browser:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2398082

Simple steps(from above link):
1. In IE 9, goto Internet Options then onto Tools
2. Click on Advanced tab on the right, and then locate Acceleraged Graphics section(should be on top)
3. Check the box that has Us Software rendering instead of GPU rendering.

Should run faster at this point.

Now, if you are allowed to have access to your whole IE settings(usually not in the corp managed IT world) you might want to play with it a little. We don't reccomend this or suggest you use it in ANY way. Try at your own risk.  http://microsoft-news.com/tweak-your-ie9-to-better-suit-your-needs/

Any other tips on optimizing IE?


Garett Chipman
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Friday, April 1, 2011

General Tips: An Ultimate Consumer Guide - tips and tricks

Want a way to get through Best Buys phone system to talk to a customer service rep faster?
Want some shortcuts to get through to the right department at your bank?
Need to weed through an airlines phone system to talk to an agent?
How can you get ahold of Technical Support faster?

Check this out: Get Human.
http://gethuman.com/

Pretty cool site where it's based on user feedback and experience, giving you some tips and tricks on how to avoid some headaches when dealing with a businesses phone system and tips on working that system.
Not every business is listed in there, but is shows the power of people coming together...even though it's based out of frustration.

Try it out next time. If it does or does not work, add your feedback. I know there are a couple more sites like this out ther, but have not checked them out yet.

Any other tips out there? Let us know.


Garett Chipman
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