Tag Archives: Microsoft

Latest Windows Update Messes Up your PDF Reader

When I installed the latest Windows 10 Update (version 1511, released in November 2015), Microsoft messed it up and changed the default application to open PDF file, they changed it to Microsoft Edge to open PDF files even though my Adobe PDF reader application is still there and was not removed.

Make-PDF-Default

Here’s what you need to do

Go to settings > System > Default Apps > Scroll down to and click on Choose Defaults Apps by File Type > Scroll down all the way until you find .PDF and change it to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Make OneDrive Available Offline in Windows 7

 

OneDrive-Offline-Windows-7

 

So when you are trying to make OneDrive available offline you will search Google and you will land on a Microsoft support page where it says that you can right click on the OneDrive folder and you will see the option of making it offline. However, that applies to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 only.

For Windows 7, OneDrive is already offline! See the screenshot above where you can see in the properties that the entire OneDrive is on local disk.

 

Outlook.com Server Status

Outlook Server Offline

I switched to Outlook.com after using Gmail for several years. I was giving Microsoft another chance, after all we all loved the Windows guys and Outlook.com is an Activesync Exchange server so your emails, calendar, contacts, and notes get synchronized in the cloud and you will always see updated versions wherever you are and whatever Internet-connected device you use. Plus, I’ve always used the MS Office Outlook as my email client on my PC so why not try their new 21st century cloud-based service.

However my dreams did not come true. As you can see in the screenshot above it’s often having problems and their server frequently goes down. In fact their Calendar never get updated in time (am talking like one day and it’s not updated).

Microsoft should not wonder why the other guys are kicking their …. out