Microsoft Outlook 2007 update/patch available

I’ve been using Outlook 2007 (and the Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 suite) a little over 2 months now, and if you’re like me you’ve noticed how slow it is compared to Outlook 2003. Microsoft has known about it and has finally released an update/patch, so install it when you get the chance.  BTW,...

Essential OS X tools

Since my conversion to Mac OS X at home, I’ve been coming across and using some essential or must-have tools to get the most out of my Mac. Here’s my list in no particular order: Firefox – Best browser by far! StuffIt Expander – Like WinRAR/WinZip in Windows. coconutBattery...

Put your Mac to sleep via e-mail

You’re at work, with no remote control access/capability to your Mac at home, brown-outs are occurring, and you forgot to plug it into a power strip due to some unknown reason last night.  What do you do?  Well, read on… With some preparation, you can take advantage of Apple’s...

Microsoft did right with Windows Live Writer (Beta)

My blog/site has been running for 17 days and it’s been quite a ride so far. And throughout my writing and posting, I’ve been using Microsoft’s beta version of Windows Live Writer. I must say, it’s very easy to use and has a plugin feature like Firefox and WordPress....

Windows PowerShell script to check for specific hotfix

I was asked by our IT department to write something that would check if a specific Windows Update hotfix was installed on a number of servers (they gave me list), and they wanted it ASAP. So, I thought, hmm…this is the perfect opportunity to give Microsoft’s new scripting tool,...