How to Fix Outlook Reminders

A populair feature of Microsoft Outlook is the Outlook calendar ability to recieve reminders for scheduled meetings and tasks. If these reminders appearing at incorrect time or not showing at all. The option to show reminders is likely disabled or the file is corrupted. By checking the status of the feature, enabling it if necessary and fixing corrupt entries, you can fix this issue and reinstate correct reminders in Outlook.

Instructions
Start Microsoft Outlook. Go to the “Tools” menu in Outlook 2003 or 2007 and select “Options.” Select “Other,” click the “Advanced Options” button and choose “Reminder Options.” In Outlook 2010, go to the “File” tab and click “Options.” Select the “Advanced” tab in the left pane and find the “Reminders” section.
Make sure that the “Display the Reminder” check box is selected in Outlook 2003 or 2007. In Outlook 2010, make sure the “Show Reminders” check box is selected. Click “OK.” If the check box was not selected, enabling it will fix the problem. If it was already selected, continue on to fix corrupt reminder files.
Exit Microsoft Outlook. In Windows XP, click the “Start” button and select “Run.” Type “outlook /cleanreminders” into the Open box and click “OK.” In Windows Vista or Windows 7, click “Start” and type “outlook /cleanreminders” into the Search box at the bottom of the Start Menu. Select “Outlook/Clean Reminders” from the result list. Microsoft Outlook opens.
Check to see if your Outlook reminders are now working. If so, the “Outlook /Clean Reminders” switch has fixed the problem. If not, continue on to the final step.
Click the “Start” button and select “Run” in Windows XP Type “outlook /resetfolders” into the Open box and click “OK.” In Windows Vista or Windows 7, click “Start” and type “outlook /resetfolders” into the Search box at the bottom of the “Start Menu.” Select “Outlook/Reset Folders” from the result list. Microsoft Outlook opens with the missing or corrupt reminder folders restored.

If the above steps does not solve your problem go to the next few steps..

Open your internet browser and go to your OWA site, some companys use https://mail.mycompany.com. In OWA 2010 you will see in the upper right corner an number, These represents your current open appointments and tasks.. Click on the open appointments and sellect “dismiss all” Exchange will reset the current appointments and appointments will reapair when you restart Outlook on your desktop.

MS Lync FireWall Settings with PSTN functionality

To use MS Lync as an PSTN access gateway you need to set some FireWall rules to give Lync outbound access. This could be a thing to give you a pain in the ass. So here some settings I used in my environment that could help you to set up Lync for outbound calls, Remote acces to Lync an IM. I Use an MS TMG FireWall to publish Lync.

FireWall Settings LYNC External Access Rules (Web Access Rules)

External SIP Trunk settings
protocol UDP 5000/30000 Port Range 5000-30000 UDP Send Recieve
From Lync Mediation Server
TO SIP Trunk Provider
Exetrnal SIP access
protocol SIPS Portrange 5061 TCP Outbound
(SIP over TLS – An encrypted outbound protocol used for establishing VOIP and IM sessions.)
FROM Internal
To External
External STUN Access
Protocol STUN Port Range 3478 UDP Send
From Lync Mediation Server
To SIP Trunk Provider
External RTP Access
Protocol RTP Correction Port 5060 TCP Outbound
From Lync Mediation Server
TO SIP Trunk Provider

FireWall Settings Lync Server Publishing Rules

Server Publishing rule SIP Trunk Provider
Action Allow
Traffic UDP 5000-30000 Server
From SIP Trunk Provider
TO Mediation server
Network External
Server Publishing rule RTP
Action Allow
Trafic RTP Server
FROM Sip Trunk Provider
TO Mediation Server
Network External
Server Publishing rule STUN
Action Allow
Protocol Stun Server
FROM External
TO Mediation server

Help Microsoft Kinect Voice controle ontwikkelen met Voice Studio

Een nieuwe app, waarvan wij nog geen officiÎle aankondiging habben gezien, is opgedoken op het Xbox Dashboard.†Voice Studio†is bedoeld om Spraak Herkening met Kinect te verbeteren. Betekent dit dat Nederlandse spraakherkenning onderweg is?

De meeste apps gaan aan Nederland voorbij, dus heel vaak kom kom ik niet in de app marketplace van Xbox Live. Zojuist keek ik toch even en vond daar†Voice Studio, een gratis app die bedoeld is om de Kinect stemherkenning te verbeteren.
Microsoft vraagt spelers de app door zo veel mogelijk mensen te laten testen. De app bestaat uit 8 tracks. Elke track bestaat uit 30 zinnen die je moet oplezen. De opgenomen geluidsfragmenten upload je vervolgens naar Microsoft, waar de gegevens gebruikt zullen worden om de†spraakherkenning†van Kinect te verbeteren.
Er zijn spannendere bezigheden, maar je wordt gelukkig wel voor de moeite beloond. Je krijgt wat leuke rekwisieten voor je avatar en er zijn vier achievements die samen 50 Gamerscore punten opleveren.
Belangrijker is het feit dat ook wij Nederlanders gevraagd worden om aan deze app mee te doen. Betekent dit dat de beloofde Nederlandse spraakherkenning in 2012 zal verschijnen?
Wil je ook helpen en makkelijk achievements verdienen? Download de app dan in de app marketplace van Xbox Live.