Outlook currenly uses 12 AM to 12 PM for All Day Events. This creates problem when it is for different time zone. A full-day event is a full-day event, no matter what time zone your are in.
It would be useful to use additional time zone feature in outlook to display local time zone without changing time of operating system. Either you can change all day event to local time zone setting.
One best option to handle with this problem is storing all time zone using UTC(Universal Cordinated Time) so that there is no need for any other time settings and appointment can be rendered using local time zone.
Ken Getz says more on this:
Time Zone Disaster – All Outlook Appointments Bite the Dust
If someone says “Let catch up at 4pm PST time” then you should be easily able to convert to your time e.g. Sydney time
Currently, you need a tool like timeanddate.com | Time Zones | Meeting Planner
I know I can run ‘Compact Now’ manually. I just did some archiving and ran it now and it took about 12 hours (overnight)… however I should know that I don’t have to.
- The UI should explain that this compacting happens in the background. (in the PST’s background idle task).
- The UI should so that it is currently running.
That way you know if the performance problems that you are experiencing are related to compaction.
Gee Whizzzz?I should not have to ask to show what is going on with my PC?.
I am just asking for a ‘Polite UI’
- The UI should show that this is primarily about space savings, not improving performance.
After I delete a lot of emails, I should see something different that indicates space can be saved.
And if the UI is good, after I install Outlook 2007 SP2, and since things changed, (where you allowed the internal free space to grow – for a trade-off to allow for better locality of writes), I would see this in the UI.
Figure: This UI needs 3 features added
We share our calendars and one of the things that screws scheduling meetings, is because many people put in a non-appointments as appointments (people look busy when they are not). e.g. ‘Pay rent’ when they actually just need an email each Tuesday.
There is another advantage to removing appointments of this type, people get fewer reminders. So they don’t get desensitized to extra reminders that are not time critical.
- Do you agree we should not put in non-appointments as appointments?
- Does anyone else wish for recurring emails to their inbox?
- Is there any solution?
PS: I don’t really want to install an outlook add-in (but I’ll take anything)
Figure:’Pay Rent’ just another non-appointment as an appointment – because of missing functionality in Outlook/Exchange
Figure: Using categories is great for mailing to a group of people
I want to send an email to those tagged with ‘iphone’…
How would I do it?
Figure: Add an entry after ‘Contacts’… As I would expect to find ‘Contacts of a certain category’ here
Figure: Looking for “Email” option on the right hand side… or it could be called “Send email to Selection”
Figure: Bingo… found it on the Actions menu
So I would change
“Create | New Message to Contact”
“Send email to Selection”
I didn’t have any of the registry keys and I found the article a bit confusing. Especially when I could not copy and paste from the article to regedit.
The worse thing is that copy and paste from the KB to outlook fails. So I have 4 suggestions for the KB:
#A – Add another column
Figure: #1 Add a column in front to indicate ANSI or Unicode
#B – Copy & paste from the KB doesn’t work because regedit doesn’t allow 0x0000c800 as hex number
Figure: You should be able to copy and paste from the KB to the Regedit
#C – Add a little explanation on how to get the HEX numbers
- Open calc.exe
- Switch to “Programming mode”
- Make sure to have the calculator switched to “Dec”
- Enter the decimal number that you want to have as filesize
- Click on “Hex”
- Use that number
#D – How do I know that my changes were applied?
I didn’t have any of the registry keys mentioned on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832925
What ensured was a lot of effort to find out, that for Outlook 2007 I am using the default value of 20GB.
2 columns should be added to this grid.
Figure: Suggestion – show the Current File Size and Maximum File Size (so I don’t have to look up MaxLargeFileSize)
Fix the situation where there is no end user visibility when it starts compacting.
Surely by Outlook 2010 we should be able to see what it is doing…. create a Log file
Microsoft Outlook Data file is very close to the maximum.
Performance will suffer as additional compacting will be kicking in.