- Microsoft OWA that we use (2003) apparently uses Microsoft Word (or at least some component of MS Office) as an ActiveX control to create email messages. I noticed this when trying to send a quick email to the team from my in-laws (who don't have Office installed), and it kept popping up the "preparing to install Microsoft Office" dialog box. I cancelled the installation (since they don't have media or a license), and it fell back to a plain textbox for the message body, but the email I was responding to wasn't quoted.
- Outlook apparently requires IE in order to respond to meeting requests...
- Open Internet Explorer
- Go to the File menu, and choose "Work Offline"
- Exit IE
- Outlook will still be online, will still get email, etc.
- But if you try to respond to a meeting invitation, it will say that you're "Working Offline". Even though Outlook is online.
Two new annoyances in one day
Posted by JMoore at 12:03