Introduction If you are using the shortlink service Bitly, then you may from time to time want to export your Bitly URL links to Microsoft Excel format. It’s not entirely clear on how to do this and there is not much information out there either, so we thought we would write up a quick guide … Read more
Right now, when the whole world fits right in your pocket, there is nothing that one device is incapable of doing. But in IT industries or in any other profession there are certain devices assigned for one particular work. There are PCs designed for gaming, designing, business work, etc. Till now, there was no one … Read more
What would work for you at work? A cool, clean, and clutter-free desk is one way to put it. After all, you spend practically the whole day at the office even if you exclude the hours of commute or drive. While this survey is old, it’s true that not every workday is going to be … Read more
In most business environments, you will find that Microsoft Teams is used a lot. Especially as Microsoft seem to be starting the push from Skype to Teams.
But, this means that if you are looking at a large deployment, you want to try and make the process as quick and easy as possible. For those IT professionals that has deployed software using platforms like SCCM, WDS or Group Policy, you will know that having the MSI installer makes life a lot easier!
So, you can now download both the x64 and the x86 versions of the Microsoft Teams explorer through us and we will also ensure that it is kept up to date.
Wondering how to configure Outlook 2016 in windows 10? If yes, then I am here to help you out. Once you made decision to buy outlook 2016, then you already know how useful the Outlook 2016 application can be. It offers you quite a lot of features which makes your life pretty easy. As well … Read more
We have recently dealt with a problem that a customer had reported to us about their Excel spreadsheet columns suddenly appearing as numbers instead of the expected letters.
We doubted this very much as none of us had heard of it before, but no, there is was, columns as numbers just like this:
This was a bit baffling to us, but is very easy to fix. This type of formatting for the columns is called R1C1 reference style. It is not a problem as such, just a different way of doing things, but as most people will want their Excel columns as letters, there is an easy way to revert this.
To show this easier, we have created a quick video guide on how to put this back to letter formatting:
If you have any questions or comments about this guide, please feel free to use our comments system below.
If you are using shared mailboxes in Outlook, then you may find that when someone is sending an email from this mailbox, the sent email is going into the users own Sent Items folder rather than the Sent Items folder within the shared mailbox itself.
This is because there is a delegation registry key that needs to be set to allow the sent email to drop into the shared mailbox.
Please note the part of the registry key that is in bold and red “14.0” – this is the version of Outlook that you are using and must be changed for your version.
The different versions of Outlook are:
Outlook 2007 – 12.0
Outlook 2010 – 14.0
Outlook 2013 – 15.0
Outlook 2016 – 16.0
Also note that this must be done logged in as the affected user that you want to amend.
To do this, simply follow the instructions below:
Type regedit, and then click OK
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORDValue
Type DelegateSentItemsStyle, and then press Enter
Right-click DelegateSentItemsStyle, and then click Modify
In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK
Exit Registry Editor and reboot the machine
Once you have rebooted the machine you should then test sending an email from the shared mailbox and you should now see that the email has gone into the correct folder within the shared mailbox itself.
If you have any questions or comments on this, please feel free to use our comments system below.
If you are trying to use Office 2010 and Office 2013 products like Visio or Project and you have Mimecast for Outlook Client, you may find that you get an error like:
“Default account is not an exchange account” The process below should fix this for you.
Under the following registry key you’ll find a 9.4 key referring to Office 2010 and a 9.5 key referring to Office (inc. Project and Visio) 2013. Please note that this is based on a x64 machine, same applies for x86 but using x86 variables.
If you have a requirement to add any Office 2010 language packs to your SCCM 2012 Software Catalog then you may find that it is not the simplest of tasks.
I’ve spent some time working on different methods of doing this and although creating the packs as an application and pushing them out is fairly simple, to offer them through the catalog was more difficult.
After lot’s of testing, I have found a way that not only works, but also seems to be the more simple and as always, I thought I’d document this information to help others facing the same task.
So, below is a guide to help you create your own language packs through the software catalog.
The below guide assumes you have access to language packs and that you know how to create packages already in the catalog. For the purposes of this guide, I am using the Norwegian Office 2010 Language Pack.
To begin, you need the language pack itself, so you can download individual packs from your Microsoft Volume Licence website.
Once you have downloaded the files (or if you have downloaded the ISO, extract the files using an extract tool like 7-Zip), you should copy them to your network location storage ready for you to point your package to.
Then go into the folder with the files in it, you should see a folder called “OMUI.nb-no” (NOTE: the nb-no in this guide states the language is Norwegian, this part of the folder name changes dependent on the language you are using..).
Go into this folder and you should then see a file called “config.xml”, right click on this file and click edit.
Where the line says (yours may be slightly different):
Then save the file and exit. You then move on to packaging the folder in SCCM. Go into the SCCM Console and click on “Software Library” then Applications.
Then right click and select “Create Application”
On the wizard page, select “Manually specify the application information” and click next
On the second wizard page, fill out all the fields as you wish and click next
On the next page, you can set the custom user settings and click next
On the next page, click the Add button
Then on the new dialog box, click “Manually specify the deployment type information” then click next
Enter the custom package details and then click next
You should then enter the content location (where you copied the files to earlier in this guide..)
You then need to enter the installation program, it will be the same apart from the changes in the language pack folder details for different languages:
setup.exe /config OMUI.nb-noconfig.xml
This is the config.xml file that we edited earlier in this process.
You also need to enter the uninstall information as:
On the next page, click “Add Clause”
In the Setting Type, from the drop down menu select “Windows Installer” then under Product Code, click Browse. Then browse to the OMUI.nb-no folder at the network location and select the OMUI.msi file.
Then click OK
and then next.
You can then setup your User Experience settings and click next
You then have the option to set your requirements and software dependencies.
You can go on and complete the wizard.
Once completed, you can then distribute the package and deploy where you need to.
If you have any issues with this guide, please leave a comment and I’ll try and help.