Category Archive: Office

May 02 2013

Microsoft Outlook Stuck in Offline Mode

Here’s a quick tip for users of Microsoft Outlook – perhaps the e-mail client of choice in most corporations these days. On rare occasions you might find Outlook stuck in offline mode and you may find that you are unable to get it back online and receiving mail. Even after restarting Outlook and having an …

Continue reading »

Apr 30 2013

An OST file is in use and could not be accessed…

If you’re a user of Outlook you may encounter the following error message on the rarest of occasions when attempting to open the application: The file is in use and could not be accessed. Close any application that is using this file, and then try again. This was after I had closed Microsoft Outlook 2013 …

Continue reading »

Mar 16 2013

KB2768349 Breaks Connectivity Between Office 2013 and SharePoint Hosted on Office 365

Update 19/03/2013: Microsoft are currently working to resolve this issue. Just sharing this as an observation noted on the Office 365 forums. I installed a raft of updates on my Surface RT recently after the March 2013 patches came through and over the last couple of days I have been unsuccessful in connecting to my …

Continue reading »

Mar 03 2013

How to Upgrade Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview on Microsoft Surface

Microsoft really doesn’t do itself much service in naming its products with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview being quite a mouthful. However, you can update this preview version to the full version on your Microsoft Surface and knock off the last word in the title. Fortunately, it’s not hard to undertake but helps …

Continue reading »