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Office 2019, the next version of Microsoft Office, which was first previewed in April 2018, is now coming out from its preview stage. Microsoft today announced the availability of Office 2019 for Windows and Mac operating systems.

 

Though this has been now released as a volume license, but will be available to all customers, consumers and commercials in the next few weeks.

Published by on under News | Office

If you are using Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 2016 client and when you try to perform certain actions in the applications, you may receive the following error message: This feature has been disabled by your administrator.

 

This issue arises when you do not allow your Office client to connect to the internet. Let's discuss how to resolve this error.

Published by on under Office | Office 2013

Office 365 some time crashes if "Block signing into Office" policy is enabled. To resolve this application crash, you need to disable this policy. You can control the policy settings via the Windows Registry Editor.

 

Today we will learn about this policy settings and how to block signing into Office by modifying the Windows Registry value.

Published by on under Office | Office 2016

After downgrading your Microsoft Office installation, you may encounter the following error while opening/working in Outlook: "Unable to cast COM object of type 'Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.ApplicationClass' to interface type 'Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook._Application'.". If you faced this issue, here's a simple solution you will have to follow to resolve this error.

Published by on under Office | Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2019 Commercial Preview Suite, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access, Project, Visio, OneNote for Windows 10, is now available for download. This preview program is intended for organizations who plan to deploy it when it gets released.

 

Follow the simple mentioned steps to register to this preview program, in order to download the deployment package.

Published by on under News | Office

Microsoft announced the availability of Office 2019 Commercial Preview of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access, Project, Visio and OneNote for Windows 10. This is the first preview release and will only run in Windows 10.

 

If you are not a Office 365 subscriber, you may want to download Office 2019 Preview and give it a try to submit feedback to Microsoft in it's early development stage.

Published by on under News | Office

Speaking at the Morgan Stanley TMT conference in March 2018, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella claimed that Office 365 offers the greatest opportunity for Microsoft as a program and enterprise in the company’s history.

 

Microsoft has also witnessed rising revenue and greater business potential in both their Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power BI.

Published by on under Office | Office 365

While working with Microsoft Outlook, some time you may face that the client application crashes due to Fault Module: MSPST32.DLL file. This is often an indication that the associated Outlook data file has been corrupted.

 

If you encountered this error, check this blog post to know how you can recover from this crash by fixing the root cause of the issue.

Published by on under Office | Office 2013

Microsoft, in a blog post announced that, the next major version of their Office Suite (Office 2019) will be available in the second half of 2018. They have also announced that, Office 2019 will run only on supported versions of Windows 10.

 

Continue reading to know more about Office 2019 availability and the service line (mainstream and extended) support of the product.

Published by on under News | Office

It often happens that, when you attempt to remove a COM Add-In from an Office application, it shows a message saying that 'This add-in is installed for all users on this computer and can only be connected or disconnected by an administrator.'.

 

If you face this case, it is because the said add-in was installed using admin permission. To disconnect that add-in, you need to follow the steps as mentioned in this post.

Published by on under Office | Outlook

Outlook's resiliency logic, which was introduced with Outlook 2013, allows you to control the way slow add-ins are handled. It gives users option to disable add-ins that take more than 1 second to load, during Outlook launch.

 

In this post we will learn how to force Outlook to always load a specific add-in, by modifying Windows Registry settings.

Published by on under Office | Outlook

Outlook add-ins are built by third parties to integrate into Outlook to provide additional functionalities to it. There exists many addins which makes the life easier while working with mails and meetings. Some examples are: Outlook social connector, Skype meeting, TeamViewer meeting addins.

 

In this post, we will learn two different methods by which you will be able to see the list of addins installed on your Outlook client.

Published by on under Office | Outlook

Just like Windows 10, there also exists an Insider Program for Office 365 subscribers to get early access to the new features and improvements, which will eventually come to the next public release build of the product. This program is available as "Insider Fast" and "Insider Slow" rings.

 

In this quick tip, we will learn how to change the Office Insider release branch using a Registry hack. Continue to read further on it.

Published by on under Office | Office 365

You must be aware that, Microsoft and the professional social-networking site LinkedIn launched the LinkedIn-powered "Resume Assistant" in Microsoft Word. This collaboration makes the task of writing resumes that project one's skills and expertise to be easily noticeable by hiring managers.

 

In this post, we will learn a little more about 'Resume Assistant' and how it will help you to get higher prospect of getting an offer.

Published by on under Career | LinkedIn

Due to improper closing of Outlook data files, this happens many times when the mails in the 'Inbox' folder are inaccessible. Therefore you would not be able to read and reply important mails. Also, the default Outlook PST Repair Tool is unable to fix that issue! Now what to do?

 

Most people will panic in such a situation, but the ideal deal is to move forward and install the Phoenix Outlook PST Repair Tool from Stellar.

Published by on under Office | Outlook

If you are using COM objects like Microsoft Excel or Microsoft PowerPoint, you may sometime notice that the COM instances are not releasing from the process list; even though you called Close(), Quit() on the application instance.

 

In case you faced the same issue, this post will guide you to find the Process ID (from the HWND) of that particular instance to take further action to release it.

Published by on under .Net | Excel

In last few articles we have discussed about NPOI libraries for .NET. There could be some cases, while reading Excel files, you may get an exception with 'The supplied spreadsheet seems to be Excel 5.0/7.0 (BIFF5) format. POI only supports BIFF8 format' as message.

 

In this quick tip, we are going to discuss about this issue, the way to handle it and the way to read the same Excel workbook content.

Published by on under .Net | C#

In the last two articles, we have learned how to use the NPOI library to read Excel 2007 (.xlsx) and Excel 97-2003 (.xls) file format. We have also discussed more about the APIs and shared the code snippet for you to understand it easily.

 

In this article, we will learn how to read Excel 95 and older workbooks easily using the free Apache NPOI libraries in your C#/.NET applications.

Published by on under .Net | C#

Recently, we have learned how to read Excel workbooks using the Microsoft Office COM APIs. As you may already know that the COM APIs are slow while performing operation, we will see another way to read the content which is faster.

 

In this article, we will learn how to read Excel 2007 workbooks using the Apache NPOI libraries which is available freely to use in your application.

Published by on under .Net | C#