Microsoft Applications





Microsoft applications include a variety of software programs, including development and digital authoring programs (Expression and Media Center), educational programs, Internet software, including Essentials, Skype and the Live family, anti-virus, productivity applications and suites like Office, Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint, video games and server applications such as Exchange, SharePoint, IIS and Virtual Server.

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I'm looking for software that will allow me to use a key combination or method to launch software such as Google Chrome minimized.

For example, while I am using my Windows 10 laptop (with only the built-in LCD display, while it isn't connected to an external monitor) I will click on a link within an Experts Exhcnage email within Outlook 2016 and Google Chrome will then launch maximized. I would like a way of quickly being able to set Google Chrome to launch minimized so that these Experts Exchange links will launch and then when I am ready to read them I can click on the Google Chrome icon in the taskbar to maximize Google Chrome.

This will also be helpful when either opening other file attachments (such as Microsoft Office file attachments within Outlook or files within Windows Explorer).

Being able to press a certain key combination or enabling this setting and then disabling it when I don't want this to be done will be very helpful.

What applications, utilities or methods will allow this to be done?
Newly released Acronis True Image 2019
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In announcing the release of the 15th Anniversary Edition of Acronis True Image 2019, the company revealed that its artificial intelligence-based anti-ransomware technology – stopped more than 200,000 ransomware attacks on 150,000 customers last year.

I am looking for a method, utility or website to list how many times specific words are used in a Word document.

For example, I tend to overuse the word "Perform" when there are other suitable synonyms that can be used instead of "Perform."

So I am looking for a way of analyzing a Word document (or by copying and pasting the text) to give me a complete list of which unique words were used and how many times each word was used so I can discover trends in my writing and words that are being overused and can be replaced by synonyms to make my writing less monotonous and to give more variety and make my writing my descriptive and prolific.

I will gladly pay for such software or service that will allow this to be done.

What are the best ways of doing this?
How can I include the file contents contained with my Windows 10 Box Drive folder in Windows searches?

I am using the default Windows 10 Box drive folder location of %userprofile%\Box.

Currently whenever I search for files within Windows Explorer the files contained within Box Drive aren't included in this search and even if I go into the Box Drive folder (which is C:\Users\djones\Box on my Windows 10 computers) and perform searches for these files using their exact or partial files names these files ARE NOT listed in the search.

I have the Windows Search configured to include ALL folder locations on my computer's C: drive but when I look at the folder structure within the Windows search I see that the Box Drive folder of %userprofile%\Box (which on my computers is C:\Users\djones\Box) is NOT included.

So currently I have to log on to my Box account within a web browser to perform these types of searches.

How can I fix this so that when I perform searches the contents of the Box Drive folder WILL BE INCLUDED?
I can connect to my remote apps and run them locally but not outside of our network. Gateway server cannot be accessed when trying the run the app. Before it was my certificate didn’t match but I don’t get that message anymore.
What is the best way for me to copy and provide to another employee a full email folder that they can actively use? Is it a PST? Or, is there a better way? I have quite a bit of info on email that I need to share with others for their active ongoing use before I leave the organization in a week.
Search Values in Excel worksheet

I have 2 Excel worksheets, they are the same. I mean same column names

on Worksheet 2 I would like to compare each row based on Column A with all rows of worksheet 1 and see if it exists

worksheet1 has a column A

Column A


on Worksheet column A

I want the code to grab the first data of column A in worksheet 2 and look it up on Worksheet 1 Column A if it finds it it will write for instance on column P of worksheet 2 how many times it found that Data in Column A Worksheet 1

Thank you
Wanted to get the abbreviated month name based on a date.

In column J is the date and in columns N,O,P I wanted the abbreviated month listed based on the year.  

Please see attachment for example.
We recently upgraded our SCCM clients (Configuration Manager) to 5.00.8634.1814.

We did this after upgrading the site to 1802.

After the upgrade all of the icons in Software Center are wacked out.  Prior to the upgrade, something was taking different sized icons and make them automatically appear the same.

In the new version, this functionality works in the List View option - all icons appear the same size regardless of their size.  In Tile View, which everyone uses, this is not the case.  The icons are not being adjusted for the view.

Has anyone else noted this issue?  Is there a setting somewhere I can click to resize?

I hope so.  So far it's that or I have to resize them all manually.
Hi guys,

My problem is the same as you have solved, but I use newer software. It was this issue:

I have Windows 10 Pro, MS Office Professional Plus 2013. For open dwg files I have set default association to DraftSight2018 x64 that works correctly for open dwg files from windows explorer. When I try to open hyperlinked dwg files from MS Excel, they are opened with Autodesk DWG TrueView 2017.

Well, I have read solution from mentioned topic, but I don't have such register HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Internet.

So, should I create the same ...Office\9.0... or should I create ...Office\15.0... according my MS Office 15.0 and Win10 or it will be totally different?

Thank You

Have a nice day

Hi, I'm using openpyxl to format cells in excel from 'General' to other builtin formats. Although the script completes and states the format has been changed, when I try and open the excel file, excel pops with and error box, repair or cancel.

If the report option is selected, then another pop up prompts read only or exit. If I select read only Excel crashes.

Is the below the correct way to set number formats using openpyxl?

runfile('/.../', wdir='/...python/...')
Reloaded modules:


import openpyxl
wb = openpyxl.load_workbook(xlfile)
ws = wb['Sheet1']
ws['B1'].number_format = 'Text'
ws['B2'].number_format = 'Number'
ws['B3'].number_format = 'Accounting'
ws['B4'].number_format = 'Currency'
print (ws.cell(row=1,column=2).number_format)
print (ws.cell(row=2,column=2).number_format)
print (ws.cell(row=3,column=2).number_format)
print (ws.cell(row=4,column=2).number_format)

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I'm trying to get the Word Inking feature to start when opening a document.  I have tried the following code:


This throws an error on Document Open, running it from a macro and running it from the immediate window.

What am I missing?
To use the feature of bulk check in or check out (in the classic SharePoint view) only apply to a user who has "Full Control" permission level?

I would like this feature to be activated for staff who should not have "Full Control" permission levels.

I have found through settings - permissions - permission levels where I would be able to customize a permission level option (see screen shot 1) however I can not tell which option I should select (see screen shot 2).

The example provided is "Full Control", I would edit another level such as Contribute as I do not want to change any of the default settings.

Does anyone know how I can turn this feature on for 'Contribute' level permission or if any of the other default permission levels would grant access to this feature.
I had this question after viewing Adding & Increasing Inventory Quantity Automatically When Entering Stock Number.

Trying to use this code and exel sheet for my inventory take but after i get past A40 it wont add the qty anymore how do i extend the range? or if some could make a new exel sheet thats more basic as I only need item ID and qty for scanning my inventory in.
I was trying to upgrade SCOM 2012 SP1 UR 10 to SCOM 2012 R2 but installation failed with similar error on URL can you please suggest some solution.

Can you provide advice?
Can we use Microsoft Teams on office 2013 or 2016?
InfoPath 2010 form submission is not saving to sharepoint 2010 site, and end user has no errors upon submission.  The .xml file does not get saved to sharepoint, how do you troubleshoot this?  I figured it was something like incorrect permissions to a site/library for the end user to save their files.  But I check an Identical user permission with someone that is able to submit and view their documents.  The user that does not work has identical permissions.  Its very strange, and there are no reported errors from the user...
I'm trying to configure a SharePoint Online document library so that it includes an Enterprise Keyword column that is required.  The column is added to the library, not to a specific content type, and there are no custom content types defined.  Each time I try to make the column data 'Required' in column settings, the toggle changes back to 'No.'
Creating an SSIS app with VS 2015.  Finally have the pieces connected.  When I run it I receive the below error.

Failed to start project (Microsoft Visual Studio)


Error starting debugging. (Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.VsIntegration)

Program Location:

   at Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.Project.DataTransformationsPackageDebugger.LaunchVsDebugger(IVsDebugger iVsDebugger, DataTransformationsProjectConfigurationOptions options)
   at Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.Project.DataTransformationsPackageDebugger.ValidateAndRunDebugger(Int32 flags, IOutputWindow outputWindow, DataTransformationsProjectConfigurationOptions options)
   at Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.Project.DataTransformationsProjectDebugger.LaunchDtsPackage(Int32 launchOptions, ProjectItem startupProjItem, DataTransformationsProjectConfigurationOptions options)
   at Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.Project.DataTransformationsProjectDebugger.LaunchActivePackage(Int32 launchOptions)
   at Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.Project.DataTransformationsProjectDebugger.LaunchDtsPackage(Int32 launchOptions, DataTransformationsProjectConfigurationOptions options)
   at Microsoft.DataTransformationServices.Project.DataTransformationsProjectDebugger.Launch(Int32 launchOptions, DataTransformationsProjectConfigurationOptions options)


Unable to 

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We are transitioning to Skype for Business from an older product called Spark.  With Spark it is fairly easy for each user to populate their own
groups with contacts that are saved and used to IM thru skype.  How can we populate groups without adding them one user at a time. We have some fairly large
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in my company they want to implement express route since we have office 365 or use a wan balancer.

However according to what I read express route should be used with an optimization tool because express route helps on internet latency but connections are still bound by the inherent limitations of long-distance TCP connections and that Global SD-WANs are better candidates for cloud’s .

can someone help me clarify
how do i reference the values in sheet 1 from sheet2? i know its a simple formula, i just never learned it!
Employee-Annual-Leave-Calculator-Mo.xlsmi would like to add Additional Columns to an existing Worksheet.
Since formulas are attached i cannot add additional columns without offsetting the whole worksheet.

For example at the moment  Where "NAME" column is, i would like "FirstName" "LastName" and "EmployeeID" columns to be added.
Please see the attached Excel Sheet.
Configuration progress while opening excel 2010 every time.

When I open the excel 2010 Professional plus on windows 10 Pro, I am getting Configuration progress screen which takes a while and then open the excel program.
I would need your technical support in isolating this error message.

Best Regards
Jawid Ahmad

I have the following custom XML file, which i am not sure would work or not? So can someone clarify it it would work?

I am applying this via GPO but at the moment i am not 100% about my actual XML file.

The policy is being applied in the user GPO using the computer loopback GPO.

Any help on this would be fantastic!

<LayoutModificationTemplate xmlns:defaultlayout=""
xmlns:start="" Version="1"
<CustomTaskbarLayoutCollection PinListPlacement="Replace">
        <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Internet Explorer.lnk"/>
        <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.lnk" />
      <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.lnk" />
      <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\Autodesk Design Review\DesignReview.lnk" />
      <taskbar:DesktopApp …

I have a MC55 pocket scanner with Excel Mobile 2010. I have 2 barcode to scan for each product (EAN code and Serial number)

I want to scan into Excel in the following sequence

start of in row  1

Scan EAN code into column A , it tabs automatically to column B and the serial number is scanned.

Then I want it to jump down to next row and column A and keep repeating until all scans completed

so it scans like
Row 1 Column A     Column B
Row 2 Column A     Column B
Row 3 Column A     Column B


Microsoft Applications





Microsoft applications include a variety of software programs, including development and digital authoring programs (Expression and Media Center), educational programs, Internet software, including Essentials, Skype and the Live family, anti-virus, productivity applications and suites like Office, Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint, video games and server applications such as Exchange, SharePoint, IIS and Virtual Server.