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Windows Live Essentials Beta is released

Windows Live Essentials Beta is released

Today Microsoft announces releasing the Windows Live Essentials Beta, which include new versions of Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Sync, Live Writer and more   You can download it from http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials-beta.  You can read more about the new features here or watch the video. I also had a post for Windows Live Writer 4 new features, check it out. Continue reading

WordPress 3.0 Beta 2 Released

WordPress team has announced WordPress 3.0 beta 2 is shipped. It seems that release candidate will be coming very soon.

Things to test in 3.0 beta 2

  • Revised menu user interface
  • Changes to the WordPress exporter and importer to make it more flexible

WordPress 3.0 changes

Check out my previous post WordPress 3.0 Features. I will keep updating there.

Note: it’s recommended not try beta version WordPress on production site.

Some shortcuts no longer work in Outlook 2010

It turns out Alter Shortcuts, e.g Alt+R (Reply), Alt+L (Reply All), and Alt+W (Forward), no longer work in Outlook 2010 BETA at all, though they worked in Outlook 2007 and previous Office 2010 CTP version.

Actually, these shortcuts are not lost, they just change Alt to Ctrl for some reason. Users have to use Ctrl+R to Reply instead of Alt+R, use Ctrl+Shift+R to Reply All Instead of Alt+L, use Ctrl+F to Forward Instead of Alt+W.

Hopefully MS won’t change these again in RTM builds.


22th April - Microsoft brings them back in final Office 2010 RTM build 14.0.4763.1000, the shortcuts for reply and forward are same as Office 2007

Reply: Alt+R  or  Ctrl+Shift+R

Reply All: Alt+L

Forward: Alt+W

OneNote: Unread Highlighting cannot be cleared

I recently upgraded to Office 2010 BETA and I notice an annoy bug in OneNote 2010.

There is a feature in OneNote 2010 which will highlight unread content after notes are synced between two PCs. However, it can’t detect whether those content is read or not so the green highlighting will stay there forever.

The workaround is right-clicking on the notebook and choosing to Mark as Read. By doing this you tell OneNote I read it and please remove the green highlighting. This also makes unread bolding go away.


29th April - This is gone in final Office 2010 RTM build 14.0.4763.1000

Large email sizes in Outlook 2010 BETA

In Outlook 2010 BETA, an email in the default HTML format might take much more space than the other formats. Sometimes, a simple msg takes upward .5 MB to 1 MB or even bigger after a few replies.

Microsoft has released a fix for this, which is available at microsoft download center:

Alternatively, you can wait for Office 2010 RC and upgrade when it’s available.