Improve Hotmail Security by Enabling SSL Encryption

This one must have passed my by. If you use Hotmail, be sure to visit https://account.live.com/ManageSSL and enable your account to use a fully encrypted connection. If you access your Hotmail account from within Microsoft Outlook, you will need to grab the latest version of the Microsoft Office Outlook Hotmail Connector which now supports the … Continue reading Improve Hotmail Security by Enabling SSL Encryption

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Windows 7; Sage Construction and Outlook 2010 Incompatibilities

Many applications that purport to run on Windows 7 often require UAC (User Access Control) to be disabled or additional privileges to be given to Standard Users. I had reasonable success running the latest version of Sage Construction (v14) on a Windows 7 Workstation, until one of the users attempted to Email a Report from … Continue reading Windows 7; Sage Construction and Outlook 2010 Incompatibilities

Dealing with “Data Source Name Not Found” within Microsoft Excel

I discovered a neat little trick to quickly find out the "Data Source Name" (DSN) of an ODBC Connection within Microsoft Excel. In my experience, Microsoft Excel is quick to throw up an error when a data source does not exist on the local machine. However, there is never any detailed information within the error … Continue reading Dealing with “Data Source Name Not Found” within Microsoft Excel