1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I just went an got my second 'coffee' of the day... oh why do I torture myself so???
    08-27-2013 08:34 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I wonder how many posts I would have to do to catch up to BP....
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    08-27-2013 08:34 AM
  3. Chregu's Avatar
    Most likely. What didn't you like about Office 2013? I've been using it for a few months now at home and have no issues with it.
    I had Outlook 2010 in the lab. It worked perfectly and the way I like it after 15 minutes of configuring it. Then I installed Outlook 2013 on my personal computer. I tried half a day to make it work like my Outlook 2010. The Windows Live integration is so much worse than the little plug-in for Outlook 2010. It just always messed everything up. Then I was really frustrated that there is no shared inbox. I also didn't understand why they changed the way appointments are showed on the main page.

    But by far the worst thing was, that they put a Metro surface onto the old interface, and this in a even more terrible way than with the Win 8 interface put on Win 7. It just had always the wrong options available, and it was a mess to get to the old interface every time to do what I really wanted to do.

    It was just a messed up piece of software and a terrible step back. Really, really bad. (All the anger just came back to me ;-) )

    But maybe they fixed some of the issues since then, and if I use Exchange as my main address, I think everything works better anyway.
    08-27-2013 08:37 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Yeah it always messed my head up as well until I saw a programme where Stephen Hawking used a room full of silver balls on the floor to explain the effects of gravity.
    I learnt that concept from Lawrence Krauss in a video of a talk he gave. It was before his book Universe from nothing. The talk was quite interesting but I can't search for it now as I can't get to YouTube.
    08-27-2013 08:39 AM
  5. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    PS4, PS4, PlayStation 4!
    08-27-2013 08:39 AM
  6. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I wonder how many posts I would have to do to catch up to BP....
    About another 1430 :P
    08-27-2013 08:41 AM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I had Outlook 2010 in the lab. It worked perfectly and the way I like it after 15 minutes of configuring it. Then I installed Outlook 2013 on my personal computer. I tried half a day to make it work like my Outlook 2010. The Windows Live integration is so much worse than the little plug-in for Outlook 2010. It just always messed everything up. Then I was really frustrated that there is no shared inbox. I also didn't understand why they changed the way appointments are showed on the main page.

    But by far the worst thing was, that they put a Metro surface onto the old interface, and this in a even more terrible way than with the Win 8 interface put on Win 7. It just had always the wrong options available, and it was a mess to get to the old interface every time to do what I really wanted to do.

    It was just a messed up piece of software and a terrible step back. Really, really bad. (All the anger just came back to me ;-) )

    But maybe they fixed some of the issues since then, and if I use Exchange as my main address, I think everything works better anyway.
    Funny. I like the way Office 2013 handles Live accounts and other email accounts. It's very useful for me anyway. As for the new interface, like anything comes down to preference. I don't mind it.
    08-27-2013 08:41 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    About another 1430 :P
    I actually meant bypassing you as the top poster but that will do too :P
    08-27-2013 08:42 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    OK another picture of the 'home' country for me.

    Here's a place the upsets the Americans all the time, the fact that we have the better part of Niagara Falls. :)

    aviary-photo_130220795498167077.jpg
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    08-27-2013 08:47 AM
  10. Chregu's Avatar
    Funny. I like the way Office 2013 handles Live accounts and other email accounts. It's very useful for me anyway. As for the new interface, like anything comes down to preference. I don't mind it.
    Everything was just handled much better by Windows Live Mail in my case. But that doesn't support Exchange.

    But maybe my account situation is just too complicated: I have on Live account without mail address for contacts and appointments. I have one personal mail address which I access by IMAP. Then I have two Exchange accounts, which I had only temporary so I didn't want to use them for contacts and appointments and accessed therefore also by IMAP. Works perfectly with Windows Live Mail, couldn't make it work with Office 2013.

    Now I would use an Exchange account as main account, and just the personal mail address over IMAP. I think even Outlook 2013 could handle that.
    08-27-2013 08:48 AM
  11. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Everything was just handled much better by Windows Live Mail in my case. But that doesn't support Exchange.

    But maybe my account situation is just too complicated: I have on Live account without mail address for contacts and appointments. I have one personal mail address which I access by IMAP. Then I have two Exchange accounts, which I had only temporary so I didn't want to use them for contacts and appointments and accessed therefore also by IMAP. Works perfectly with Windows Live Mail, couldn't make it work with Office 2013.

    Now I would use an Exchange account as main account, and just the personal mail address over IMAP. I think even Outlook 2013 could handle that.
    I'm sure it will be fine. :) I haven't tried multiple accounts thoroughly with 2013. I have to upgrade my wife's Outlook to give it a try. She's got a few email accounts. I only have an outlook.com account.
    08-27-2013 08:53 AM
  12. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I actually meant bypassing you as the top poster but that will do too :P
    Ohhh well that not possible!
    08-27-2013 08:56 AM
  13. Chregu's Avatar
    I'm sure it will be fine. :) I haven tried multiple accounts thoroughly with 2013. I have to upgrade my wife's Outlook to give it a try. She's got a few email accounts. I only have an outlook.com account.
    I think I remembered wrongly. I migrated a few weeks after that everything to Windows Live. When I bought Outlook 2013 I still used one Exchange account. Outlook 2013 just defined this as standard then, and didn't integrate the Windows Live data directly, it was always in a different register. And there was no way to always use Live as standard, I was able to set it as standard to some extend, but it still put the (empty) Exchange contacts first. I think that was the main problem.
    08-27-2013 08:58 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Ohhh well that not possible!
    How do you see the stats? I noticed Wandering Traveller posting stats. Can anyone see those or only you 'special' people. :P
    08-27-2013 08:58 AM
  15. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I think I remembered wrongly. I migrated a few weeks after that everything to Windows Live. When I bought Outlook 2013 I still used one Exchange account. Outlook 2013 just defined this as standard then, and didn't integrate the Windows Live data directly, it was always in a different register. And there was no way to always use Live as standard, I was able to set it as standard to some extend, but it still put the (empty) Exchange contacts first. I think that was the main problem.
    I've always used my Live account as default since 2007. I would find that a big odd that it would have changed in 2013. I know that when I set up 2013 there was no issue. Then again, I never used exchange and a Live account at the same time. I've been using Outlook since 2003 as my mail at home. I like it a lot and I know to some people it's an overkill but I like it.
    08-27-2013 09:01 AM
  16. Chregu's Avatar
    I've always used my Live account as default since 2007. I would find that a big odd that it would have changed in 2013. I know that when I set up 2013 there was no issue. Then again, I never used exchange and a Live account at the same time. I've been using Outlook since 2003 as my mail at home. I like it a lot and I know to some people it's an overkill but I like it.
    I used Outlook up to Office 2007. Then I bought Office 2010 and found Windows Live Mail sufficient for all my needs. But... heck, I'll just buy it again. I hope Microsoft won't tell me: "A few months ago you wanted your money back, and now you're coming crawling back on your knees?!"
    08-27-2013 09:03 AM
  17. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I used Outlook up to Office 2007. Then I bought Office 2010 and found Windows Live Mail sufficient for all my needs. But... heck, I'll just buy it again. I hope Microsoft won't tell me: "A few months ago you wanted your money back, and now you're coming crawling back on your knees?!"
    I think they'll just be happy to have the money! :P
    08-27-2013 09:05 AM
  18. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    How do you see the stats? I noticed Wandering Traveller posting stats. Can anyone see those or only you 'special' people. :P
    You can view the source of any website so the code they use.
    08-27-2013 09:06 AM
  19. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    You can view the source of any website so the code they use.
    I understand I can see the code but how does that help?
    08-27-2013 09:09 AM
  20. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'm not much of a code person :P I know HTML and I know some Javascript but I can't program.
    08-27-2013 09:12 AM
  21. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    We have stalled again folks. Don't worry the crews are coming to get us and we'll be up and running in no time!
    08-27-2013 09:15 AM
  22. Chregu's Avatar
    I'll get 12 months of Xbox Live Gold with Office. Is that any good without an Xbox?
    08-27-2013 09:19 AM
  23. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    I'll get 12 months of Xbox Live Gold with Office. Is that any good without an Xbox?
    Not really. Only found use of Xbox Live Gold on Xbox.
    08-27-2013 09:22 AM
  24. Chregu's Avatar
    Not really. Only found use of Xbox Live Gold on Xbox.
    Okay, thanks. I don't think I'll own a Xbox within the next 12 months.
    08-27-2013 09:23 AM
  25. snowmutt's Avatar
    Okay.... I go to sleep, wake up, and there are 5 PAGES of new posts on this thing. I feel so ..... left behind.
    08-27-2013 09:29 AM
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