Thursday, December 15, 2011

Convert A PC to a Virtual Machine for a Mac

For the Mac guys that have to use a PC at work on Active Directory, a good alternative is create a Windows Virtual Machine that runs on the Mac. If the Mac is your personal machine, get the ok from your network administrator first. Once that is done, download VMware vCenter Converter Standalone from this link . You have to create a VMWare account to download software. Next you need to to download VMWare Fusion for the Mac to run virtual machines. Here is the link . Install both of the applications. I will post very soon a more detailed view of the process. I just finished helping someone do this and it is working flawlessly so far. Good Luck!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Project Planning Software

I stumbled upon this cool Project Planning Software called Tom's Planner. It is really easy to use and is tailored for someone like me, that hates MS Excel or over bloated enterprise project management software. You can export to many different formats and has abundant templates. Its free for personal use, but the rates are very reasonable. I wish Google would sweep them up and add them to Google's Software suite for free. Google is severely missing any project management apps. This would be a great addition. Here's the link below.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Microsoft Outlook Only Prints in Landscape Format

Okay, I had a user, that no matter what he printed in Outlook, his printer preferences always defaulted to Landscape mode. He would have to manually edit the print style to portrait for every email. There are few things to try to fix this. 1. Edit the global Outlook print style to portrait format. 2. Go to C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook There is a file called "OutlPrnt" This file contains the Printing Style (memo, table....) Rename the file or delete it. Restart the computer and start Outlook. Outlook will recreate the file with the default settings and style, losing your custom style if you have any. 3. Lastly go into control panel and find the printer section. Go to printer preferences of the target printer and set it portrait format. The third option fixed my problem. Of course this post is geared towards WinXp. The same applies for Vista and WinXP, just use the correct directory paths.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Picasa Android Sync Fix

Turn off account auto sync. Go to gallery and share a photo to Picasa. Upload the photo with your Google account. Go back and turn on account auto sync. Fixed!!!