Outlook 2010

Skype presence information not visible in Outlook

Posted by robd on April 09, 2016
exchange 2010, Outlook 2010 / 3 Comments

Hi,

When you install Microsoft Skype on a Windows-based computer that has Microsoft Lync installed, you experience one or more of the following issues:

Microsoft Outlook does not display presence information.
The Microsoft SharePoint client does not display presence information.
Other Microsoft Office applications that support presence features do not display presence information

This behavior may occur if the value of the DefaultIMApp registry entry in the following registry key is incorrect:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IM Providers

Note The DefaultIMApp registry entry specifies which IM application provides IM and presence information in Office applications. When you install the Lync 2010 client together with Microsoft Office, the value of the DefaultIMApp registry entry is updated to “Communicator.”  Or, if you install the Lync 2013 client together with Microsoft Office, the value of the DefaultIMApp registry entry is updated to “Lync.”
To work around this issue, follow the steps that are appropriate for the version of Windows that you are running.

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.

Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7

Exit the Skype client and all Office applications.
Click Start, click Run, type regedit.exe, and then click OK.
Locate the following registry entry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IM Providers\DefaultIMApp registry value
Right-click DefaultIMApp, and then click Modify.
Type Skype in the Value data box, and then click OK.
Exit Registry Editor, and then restart  the Skype client and the Office applications.

Windows 8

On the Start screen, click the Search tile.
Type regedit in the Search window and then double-click regedit.exe.
Locate the following registry entry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IM Providers\DefaultIMApp registry value
Right-click DefaultIMApp, and then click Modify.
Type Skype in the Value data box, and then click OK.
Exit Registry Editor, and then restart  the Skype client and the Office applications

Hope this helps

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Auto Assign Colour to Outlook Calendar

Posted by robd on May 09, 2013
Calendar, Office 2010, Outlook 2010 / No Comments

Did you know you can automatically assign calendar entries colours (notice how colours is spelt the correct British way) and categories.

I.e. say you have set a meeting called “Project Bob” and that meeting and any future meeting with words “Project” and “Bob” in to be set a specific colour in your calendar, well here’s how:

Open your Outlook Calendar

Outlook 1

Click the View Menu item

Outlook 2

Click the “View Settings” button under Current View

Outlook 3

Click the “Conditional Formatting” button

Outlook 4

Click the “Add” button to create a new rule for auto-colouring appointments

Outlook 5

Enter the name of the rule in the “Name:” text box e.g. Project Bob

Select a colour in the “Colour:” drop down list box (I like green)

Click the “Condition…” button to identify the conditions under which this colour should be applied

Outlook 6

Select the “Appointments and Meetings” tab and enter a keyword into the “Search for the word(s):” text box to look for a word in the Subject field

Click OK to all screens,

You should see the changes straight away.

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Scan PST Office 2010

Posted by robd on May 08, 2013
Outlook 2010 / No Comments

Just a quick post on how to scan PST (or OST’s) files if they become corrupt or wont open:

The tool I’ll use is ScanPST.exe which is installed when you install Office 2010.

ScanPST.exe is located below with Office 2010:

Open the tool and click Browse and find the PST you want to scan:

SCANPST

Then click Start, if the PST is large this can take a while:

SCANPST2

If the PST can be fixed ScanPST will prompt you to backup it up before it attempts to fix it:

SCANPST3

Click Repair.

SCANPST4

That’s it done.  Try and open the PST or OST again from Outlook.

If the above didn’t work and I wouldnt be surprised if it doesn’t you could try Stella Phoenix PST report tool which is better and generally works!!

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