Thursday, March 18, 2010

Microsoft Does NOT Listen!

It continues to amaze me that Microsoft does not listen do its customer base. If they did, you would not find little add-on programs that offer things like an envelope printer straight from Outlook ($40) or a way to revert back to the previous menu structure within Office 2007 ($30).

Thursday, March 4, 2010

RAID Works!

This morning we are assisting a client with a RAID degradation.

RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent/Inexpensive Drives. The function of a RAID system is to place stored information sent to the server on multiple drives so that if one drive fails, the redundant drive still contains that information.

This morning we are rebuilding that redundancy and ensuring that the server continues to run and provide all of the funtionality to the users. No information has been lost. And the server continues to perform normally, however a bit slower until the RAID has been fully regenerated.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Traditional Menus for Office 2007

If you are as disgusted as I am about the new "ribbon" menu structure forced upon us with Microsoft Office 2007, we have a solution.

You can actually get your new Office version to display the old, familiar menu structure by downloading and installing a little add-in from http://www.addintools.com/digital-river/.

Additionally, you can select which application to use the old menus on. For example, we allow the new menu structure on Outlook but prefer the traditional menu structure for Word and Excel.

Give it a free trial. Less than $30 if you like it. "Wake up, Microsoft!"