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Outlook Shortcuts/Hotkeys

Alt+S: Saves and closes (Outlook saves some items as Drafts in your Drafts folder)

Ctrl+K: Turns selected text into a hyperlink or edits existing link

Ctrl+Shift+K: opens new task

Ctrl+Shift+N: opens new note

Ctrl+Shift+M: opens new email message

Ctrl+Shift+A: opens new appointment

Ctrl+F: forwards as an email message any current email/contact/calendar entry/task/note

Ctrl+Shift+E: Creates a new email folder

Ctrl+Shift+V: Moves emails between folders

Ctrl+Shift+C: Opens new contact

Ctrl+Shift+I: Changes focus/context to email inbox

Ctrl+Shift+Q: Opens new meeting request

Ctrl+Shift+F: Opens window for advanced find

Note: You can set any category to have a hotkey. For instance, ctrl+alt+b to set the existing item to Business category.


Windows Shortcuts/Hotkeys

Alt+tab: Cycle through windows

Ctrl+A :Selects or highlights all of the text/document/list items

Ctrl+B: Bold – applies bold to highlighted characters

Ctrl+C: Copy – copies highlighted text to the Clipboard

Ctrl+End: Jump to end of open document

Ctrl+F: Find – displays Find dialog box

Ctrl+Home: Jump to beginning of document

Ctrl+i: Italics – applies italics to highlighted characters

Ctrl+P: Print

Ctrl+right (or left arrow) key: Jump one word to the right or left

Ctrl+s: Save current document or send and email

Ctrl+Shift+up (or down) arrow key: keep selecting text going up/down a line

Ctrl+u Underline – applies underline to highlighted text

Ctrl+up (or down) arrow key: jump one paragraph up or down

Ctrl+V: Paste text from Clipboard at the insertion point

Ctrl+X: Cut out highlighted text & place a copy on the clipboard

Ctrl+Z: Undo last action

Esc: Close a dialog box without performing any action

Shift+Arrow key: Highlight text

Shift+Space: Non-breaking space, to insert

Windows + D Minimize all windows showing the desktop (press twice to restore windows)

Windows + E Opens new Explorer window

Windows + F: Find files or documents

Windows + L: Lock your PC

Windows + Tab: Cycle through task bar items (trippy on Vista)

Longhorn Viridian Delayed

Windows Server virtualization (codename Viridian) and Virtual Server 2005 R2 service pack 1 are delayed. Windows Server virtualization is scheduled for a release of “within 180 days of the release” of Longhorn.

The public beta of Windows Server virtualization will now ship in the second half of 2007.

The final version of Virtual Server 2005 R2 service pack 1 now will be available in Q2, adding support for:

  1. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  2. Solaris 10 (Intel)
  3. 64/512 VMs on 32/x64 Server hosts respectively.
  4. Intel VT and AMD-V virtualization.

Why? Performance and scalability.

  1. Microsoft is targeting its Windows Server virtualization to scale up to 64 processors.
  2. Hot-add of processors, memory, disk and networking (no hot-removal?).
  3. Additional SMP and memory support.
  4. Tuning for more I/O intensive workloads.

Best way to install OneNote Mobile

Since Microsoft has little real documentation on OneNote Mobile and the Microsoft’s team blogs are of little use over all, I though I would add this post to the web in hope of helping the next poor bloke who hits a problem.

My system was pristine overall but exhibited the following issues:

  1. The OneNote Mobile notebook would not get created.
  2. OneNote was missing from “Active Sync” (Vista’s Mobile Device Center)

To fix these issues in my otherwise working setup, I did the following:

  1. Remove OneNote Mobile from your PDA.
  2. Delete the device partnership from your host system.
  3. Run OneNote and make sure system tray icon is present.
  4. Connect PDA as guest, skipping establishing a partnership.
  5. The OneNote tray will popup a notice to install OneNote Mobile onto your PDA when it sees it is not present. Click the bubble to proceed.
  6. When the PC side is complete with the transfer, on the PDA, complete the installation of the package to main memory.
  7. When installation is complete, choose Setup Device under Windows Mobile Device Center’s Mobile Device Settings.
  8. Choose your regular sync methods for all content and make sure to select OneNote in the list.

OneNote Mobile is rather limited but it shows promise even in its nascent state.