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Getting the Microsoft PST Addin to work within Outlook 2007

Getting the Microsoft PST Addin to work within Outlook 2007

This morning I realised my Outlook PST files had not been backed up since I upgraded to Outlook/Office 2007.  It seems that the backup addin stops working after an upgrade. A quick Google search led me to this information: Here’s how to get the free Personal Folders Backup tool from Microsoft installed and working in Outlook 2007: Download the pfbackup.exe file. Use WinZip or a similar file extraction tool to extract the files in pfbackup.exe, launcher.exe and pfbackup.msi. Double-click pfbackup.msi…

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Booting a Centos Xen Dom0 under VMWare

Booting a Centos Xen Dom0 under VMWare

Just a few quick notes on how I got a CentOS v4.4 Xen dom0 to boot inside a VMWare Server VM… yum install bridge-utils SDL rpm -ivh xen-3.0.4.1-1.i386.rpm kernel-xen-2.6.16.33-3.0.4.1.i386.rpm vi /etc/yum.conf Add: exclude=xen xen-kernel xen-devel kernel mv /lib/tls /lib/tls.disabled mkinitrd -f -v –preload=scsi_mod –preload=sd_mod –preload=mptbase –preload=mptscsih –preload=mptfc –preload=mptspi /boot/initrd-2.6.16.33-xen_3.0.4.1.img 2.6.16.33-xen_3.0.4.1 vi /boot/grub/grub.conf Add:   title Xen v3.0   root (hd0,0)   kernel /xen-3.0.gz noreboot dom0_mem=128000   module /vmlinuz-2.6-xen root=/dev/VolGroup00/root   module /initrd-2.6-xen.img Reboot!

Minor annoyance with Outlook/Office 2007

Minor annoyance with Outlook/Office 2007

I’ve just upgraded to Outlook 2007 and while I mostly like the new interface, I’ve come across something that bugs me… In previous Outlook versions, I’ve always modified the toolbar to add a button for “Next Item in Conversation Topic”. This option allows you to easily follow threads on mailing lists or private email conversations. This option still exists in Outlook 2007, but you can no longer customise the new “Ribbon” interface – You can only modify the “Quick Access…

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There’s a link missing in the chain

There’s a link missing in the chain

The Clicker: Dear Microsoft, “help me help you.” – Engadget Earlier this week Microsoft rolled out their highly-anticipated Xbox 360 update. The update was chock full of bug fixes and new features. However, to me, one of the most exciting new features was their long-overdue update to the 360’s UPnP client. That’s right; they finally added the ability to stream video from your computer to the 360. While it’s technically always been possible to stream (using the 360’s Media Center…

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