I have seen this a couple of times recently, both cases where Outlook 2016 is installed. You start Outlook, it loads plug-ins, then presents a dialog that says “Processing”.
It does this for a long time. What is is processing? Who knows. Will it complete in its own good time? Not sure, but for
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One thing about Microsoft: it may not be the greatest for usability or convenience, but it does understand enterprise requirements around compliance and protecting corporate data.
At least, I thought it did.
That confidence has been undermined by the release yesterday of new “Outlook” mobile apps for iOS and Android.
I read the cheery blog
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Microsoft has released Exchange 2010 SP2, which I have successfully installed on my small system.
There is a description of what’s new here. The most notable features are the Hybrid Configuration Wizard for setting up co-existence between on-premise Exchange and Office 365, and Outlook Mini for low-end phones with basic browsers.
A hybrid setup
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I came across what looks to me like an unusual bug, most likely in Microsoft Outlook. Background: I have used the Notes folder in my Exchange mailbox for all sorts of information going back several years. This morning, I looked at the folder and found it empty, except for one solitary item. Normally there are
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I spent today evaluating several competing vertical applications for a small business working in a particular niche – I am not going to identify it or the vendors involved. The market is formed by a number of companies which have been serving the market for some years, and which have Windows applications born in the
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I’ve written a long rant about how annoying Outlook is when you reply to a message. It’s the blue bar, you see. You delete the entire original message, but it still appears when you type. Or you type after the blue-barred quote, and your typing gets the blue bar too. Or you try to type
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I was intrigued by the following Outlook 2010 error message which I had not seen before:
Instant Search is not available when Outlook is running with administrator permissions. However, it was not. A Microsoft support note suggested another possible reason: Windows Search not running. However, it was running. It was clear though that
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