The Outlook Expert
October 2009 Volume 3, Number 7
· 3 Reasons Windows 7 is Not for Everybody
· How to Become an E-mail Ninja
· Copying Categories between Computers
· OH NO! I just permanently deleted the wrong file!
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3 Reasons Windows 7 is Not for Everybody
So far our experience with Windows 7 has been very positive and it is safe to say that this version of Windows will have a much better acceptance rate than Vista. Even so, it is important to think carefully about upgrading your operating system, so this month’s edition of The Outlook Expert focuses on Windows 7 so you can make an informed decision.
1. If your PC isn’t up to snuff, fuhgeddaboutit!
2. If your hardware or software demands XP, stick with that OS
3. Don’t try to fix what ain’t broke
This article also lists 8 good reasons to migrate to Windows 7:
1. Windows 7 is easier on the eyes
2. The Action Center puts all the nags in one place
3. Win7’s security is stronger and less intrusive
4. You can make a movie of what ails your PC
5. Search works – finally!
6. You get better control of your devices
7. Win7 Libraries beat out My Documents any day
8. HomeGroup makes sharing safe, fast and fun
Check out the full article for more information on each of these topics.
Here are some more links to reviews and other useful Windows 7 information:
Windows 7 Review: You Can Quit Complaining Now by Gizmodo
From 43 Folders:
“Here are a few of
my favorite (and the site’s most popular) posts on that heated topic of email
– how to better deal with email as a recipient, and how to improve the
lives of others as a better sender. Email is a subject that invigorates (and
occasionally infuriates) me, so get ready for plenty more in the future. But
if you’re one of the seemingly innumerable people who’s snowed under by email
or unsure how to deal with it at a responsible level, ﬂip through a
few of these oldies, and see if any ideas jump out at you.”
The categories feature in Microsoft Outlook can make it easier to locate specific items as well as help you to organize your Outlook information. Unfortunately how Outlook implements this feature has changed with each release, and in Outlook 2007 it really changed! This becomes a problem if you want to move to a new computer or if you want to implement a standard for categorization for a group of users that work together. Here is a link to an article that discusses Microsoft Outlook Categories and provides step-by-step instructions from Slipstick.
There are few things worse than the feeling in the pit of your stomach when you delete the wrong file by mistake and for some reason it is not in the recycle bin, either because it was too big or because you not only deleted the file, but also emptied the recycle bin! Fortunately there are a number of FREE utilities that will allow you to undelete a deleted file:
Includes a ton of utilities in addition to an undelete utility. Highly recommended!
From the makers of CCleaner, the “number 1 tool for cleaning your PC.”
Recovers file from reformatted or badly formatted drives. Even can recover from drives with bad sectors since it bypasses the Windows file system and reads your drives directly.
Phoenix Windows Data Recovery
OnTrack Data Recovery
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