Monthly Archives: July 2011

Outlook folders

The functions we’ve seen so far have involved iterating through the whole set of Outlook folders. That’s a lot of folders (I have 4 email accounts with lost of folders). The trick is to do this just once and then … Continue reading

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PowerShell Cheat Sheet

This may be useful for people starting PowerShell. If you can’t remember what punctuation sign does what in PowerShell get a copy of this cheat sheet http://blogs.lessthandot.com/index.php/DataMgmt/DBAdmin/a-cheat-sheet-for-all

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Emptying the Deleted Items Folder

Continuing our look at scripting against Outlook & the hotmail connector Many of the emails I get end up being read once and deleted. This leaves a ton of stuff in the deleted items folders. Periodically I’ll clean these up. … Continue reading

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Live Mesh Update

Couple of points worth noting if you are going to use Live Mesh (1) File paths longer than 269 characters (folder paths > 248) won’t sync  – shorten the path to fix (2) PST files won’t sync – even if … Continue reading

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Outlook Connector & mail folder item count

On my home laptop I use Live Mail to aggregate my hotmail accounts. On my travelling netbook I decided to try the Outlook Connector http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/microsoft-office-outlook-hotmail-connector-overview-HA010222518.aspx This add in enables you to access hotmail accounts from Outlook & because I’m using … Continue reading

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Live Mesh

One problem I’ve had for a while is how to keep my script library synchronised across a number of machines.  I have a laptop I use for my development work at home and I have two netbooks – at least … Continue reading

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Network Adapter speed and duplex

One thing that can cause problems on the network is the duplex setting on the network adapter.  If this doesn’t match the switch port then at best you will get performance issues and at worst no connectivity. The speed of … Continue reading

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