Quickly find user availability using Outlook Free-Busy to set up an appointment

This posts outlines how to quickly identify (a business) user’s availability (free-time) in order to set up a meeting or appointment in Outlook using the Free-Busy information.

The Outlook Free-Busy Information is published information about a users’ availability based on the users’ schedule. This Free-Busy information is made available to Outlook by Microsoft Exchange.

Free-Busy information is very important to Outlook because it needs to know when you are free and when you’re not available so you and other users in the business can invite you to meetings and appointments.

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Use Outlook Activities to keep track of contact communications

Note: Outlook Activities only available for Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 but not for Outlook Express.

Ever wonder if you sent that all important email to a client but couldn’t remember exactly when you sent it. The natural action would be to fire up a search in Outlook, wait for the search to return the results and then analyse search results.

There is much quicker method to track your communications with your clients using Outlook Activities.

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IronKey Best Security Hardware at 2008 GCN Fose Conference

I wrotes about the IronKey (secure USB flash drive) in an earlier post Secure USB Flash Drive IronKey and recently it was named Best Security Hardware beating out 150 other hardware and services used the US gov and associated agensices. Read THE IRONKEY NAMED BEST SECURITY HARDWARE AT 2008 FOSE CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION

I’ve never used a public machine without my IronKey and even when surfing using my own machines I still try to make sure I’m browsing via IronKey’s secure version of Firefox. In addition to that I know my personal files are safe if by chance I happen to lost my IronKey thanks to it’s “always on” military grade encryption.

Get your hands on one…Now!

How to set Outlook to auto resolve from the GAL before the Outlook Address Book

Set Outlook Address Book order when used in a Microsoft Exchange environment

Before posting How to force Outlook to auto resolve a name from the GAL I should’ve covered how to set the address book order Outlook looks at when auto resolving a name entered in the To: field.

Outlook can auto resolve a name in the To: field using the following address books:

  1. Global Address List (GAL) – when Outlook is used in a Microsoft Exchange environment
  2. Outlook Address Book

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