I was trying to export my outlook contacts. I tried to copy/paste them into my hotmail account. However I got an error: “Cannot complete the copy operation. The items may have been moved or deleted, or you may not have sufficient permission.”
The error is very misleading. What is actually happening is that the form for Outlook is much more extensive than that for hotmail. It cannot find all the fields and therefore says that there is a problem. I did try an export of the data (if I remember right it is in the advanced options of import?!). However that took way too long and I risked losing data.
So what was the solution? I subscribed to office365… bit costly, but with 3500 contacts in my address book, I think it is worth it…
I am soon leaving my company. One downside is the loss of Outlook.
I’ve tried to move over to googlemail. It’s got some distinct advantages, but also some key disadvantages. My key peeve is the inability to sort by something other than date. Whilst the interface is great for access from all sorts of devices, I will still miss Outlook. A temporary fix is the tool that used to be called Outlook Express. This is now called Windows Live Mail 2012, part of Windows Live Essentials.
Loving my new #Nokia #Lumia #820.
WHY I LOVE NOKIA LUMIA 820 (as oppose to other win8 phones) – my top 4:
1. back cover can be removed / replaced… carphone currently selling NFC back cover (& free NFC charge pad)
2. expandable mini-SD (but see below)
3. Great screen.
4. Front facing camera, ready for Skype – if it ever stabilizes
WHY WP? Basically I love:
1. motion engineering paradigm. Microsoft guy explained they have motion engineers. This is all about what happens when you interact with the phone, for example the phone swiping, etc.
2. social integration. This is a really key thing: all my facebook, linkedin, outlook contacts and calendar events in 1 place. Very easy search telling me my interactions with people before I call them
3. nokia radio. creating my own (multiple) radio mixes of my favourite artists
Carphone warehouse does sim-free for 380 GBP. My suggestion is ring up the shops and check stock. I got mine from an out of town store near Oxford – they had only received 1 Nokia Lumia 820 and I got it. No other stores in Oxford had stock. Reading had also ran out. The guy in Reading town center said they had sold 20s of units.
1. Distribution. Common story though: Nokia sales distribution channels are very poor in UK, stock is not really reaching shops and sales support is not reaching some of those shops – luckily the phone almost sells itself!
2. SD card. Few glitches with the mini SD card – some don’t work and I bought a new one with the phone. I bought a sandisk 32Gb originally which did not work – but then carphone warehouse tested in another phone, decided the SD card was fried and replaced it. The new one works fine.
3. Spotify. Cannot find the app yet – however found all my other apps. Phone seems to be coded to UK marketplace even though I use a Finnish live id (I can download t-mobile app, but not Elisa Viihde).
4. The carphone warehouse free Win8 upgrade offer did not have the sticker on the box, so not quite sure how that works as I need a code to get that working – luckily the carphone warehouse guy is very good and following up.
5. Charger. There is a fake plastic earth on the charger plug which did not seem to work on one of my plugs (but worked on the other)
6. NFC charger. This needs to be delivered to either carphone warehouse or to a UK home address, is shipped by courier and usually arrives in 1-2 days.
In my recent game, I had to put in some sound effects. A really good (and free) source was soundbible.
In Visual Studio 2010, I added the following code:
1. Solution Explorer / Reference / AddReference
2. Go to browse & go to: c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Advertising for Phone\Libraries\Microsoft.Advertising.Mobile.dll
3. Add this line to the top of the Game1.cs file: using Microsoft.Advertising.Mobile.Xna;
4. then follow the instructions on expansionflow – Incorporating Ads into Your Windows Phone XNA 4.0 Game
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This is a really useful tip. In visual studio you sometimes copy code from the web, without there being proper references to which package to enter in the “using” section.
To help out, highlight the keyword. Then press
These are the greatest invention ever: icebugs
They are shoes that allow you to run in the snow and ice, using retractable spikes. They are also waterproof. Only disadvantages:
1. heels are soft, so hard to get on and off without doing the shoe laces up
2. arch support (for me) was not so good.
This week I came up against one of the old world problems. I wanted to reverse some BA points on my frequent flyer card. I rang up BA. They said I needed to send a fax (I gave up right away on the other option, send a letter). Unbelievable. Their back office has no external email, you cannot ring them, you need to send a fax!? Of course they are not the only service that still requires fax (my French bank for example).
I’ve looked at so many of these services, but none of them come close to what I want: something cheap to send the occasional fax when I really cannot do anything else. Well here’s the latest I am trying (as part of Evernote): http://www.hellofax.com/
My mail policy with outlook is that I archive to a pst file and rename it every six months. Then after the six months I enter a new name for the archive file and start all over again…
However I struggled to get the outlook search working to find the emails in that folder. Opening Indexing Options from control panel was useless – in earlier versions, it used to list what files were searched. However now it just shows the directory – which if all your pst archive files are in the same folder, then it really does not help.
If you run up regedit and go to:
It lists all the pst files.
Simply add new “binary value” and enter the path to the pst (like the other folders). Do not enter data for the new binary value key… that will be done automatically.
Now start searching and you are away.
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