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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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In the last article, we have discussed about the NPOI library and then learned how to read Excel 2007 file formats using the free, open sourced NPOI library. I hope, the code snippet was clear and easy to understand.


In this article, we will learn how to read Excel 97-2003 workbooks easily using the free Apache NPOI libraries in your C#/.NET applications.

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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.

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If you are using Microsoft Word Automation or COM Components to read a MS Word document, you may notice the following error message for few word documents "Error 800A175D - Could Not Open Macro Storage".


This is caused by the user account, whose "user hive" is not loaded when Microsoft Word started. Continue reading to know more about the issue and solution.

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This happens many time when the mail, that you are going to send, gets stuck in the Outbox folder of your favorite email client and provides you 'No Luck' to open/delete that email as it already started transmitting to the other side.


If you are one of such victim, here's a quick tip for you to easily stop transferring that mail, so that, you can open or delete it.

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SCANPST.EXE is a Inbox Repair Tool for Microsoft Outlook to diagnose and repair errors in Outlook data file. If your Microsoft Outlook Data File (.pst and .ost) won’t open or if you suspect the file has been corrupted, use this tool to repair the file.


In this blog post, we will discuss how to repair the data files associated in your Microsoft Outlook client. Continue reading to learn about it.

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When you try to open any office file documents created with an earlier version of Office applications like Word 95, Word 6.0 or Word 2, the file will open in 'Protected View' by default and the editing functions will be disabled.


Though it is not recommended, but if you face such issue and still want to open the document for editing, you can follow the steps mentioned here.

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You would like to build an application/addin that reads outlook mail and notify the user or would like to do some other operations based on your business need. For this, you will need to use the Microsoft Outlook APIs.


Today we are going to see, how this can be done using the Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.dll to read the email from Outlook context and extract the data.

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While working with Microsoft Office Interoperability, you may face the following exception that states: "COMException (0x80080005): Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID failed due to the following error: 80080005".


This issue happens when Outlook is already running and you are trying to access it's mailbox from Visual Studio environment. Let's discuss more about the issue.

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