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Jul 18, 2015

Know How To Convert & Import Thunderbird Mail Into Outlook

Thunderbird by Mozilla Thunderbird & Outlook by Microsoft, are both extremely notable email applications. However, there is just this one difference that brings a lot of difference between them. Unlike Thunderbird, MS Outlook serves more than just emailing. The client is also known as a Personal Information Manager for its capability of letting users create and manage their personal data. This has majorly led a number of Thunderbird followers to opt for Outlook as their preferred communication platform.

This is why user queries like ‘how to import Thunderbird mail into Outlook 2013’ have been taking a lot of rounds online. As a result, this segment will be offering more than one such way to ensure that all your desired emails are successfully migrated into Outlook 2013 or any other version that you choose to work with.

The Many Ways Of Transferring Messages From Thunderbird to Outlook
Before you proceed with the migration of emails, know that the solutions will be divided in two categories; manual and utility based.

NOTE: Not all methods guarantee representing a perfect outcome.

Manual Ways of Email Transfer

These methods are preferable when a countable number of emails are required to be transferred.
  1. Forward As Attachment
    a. Run Thunderbird
    b. Select emails to be transferred (pressing CTRL simultaneously)
    c. Right click on the selected emails
    d. Select ‘Forward as Attachments’
    e. Type email address of the preferred Outlook profile
    f.  Hit the ‘Send’ button
  2. Save As EML
    a. Follow the above mentioned instructions till ‘Step C’
    b. Click on ‘Save As…’
    c. Select a destination folder of your choice and click on ‘Select Folder’ button
    d. Go to the chosen folder path and you will find the saved emails
  3. In both the methods, the output will be generated in an EML format file.
     
Utility Based Email Transfer
Using these programs will give you the choice to either transfer selective or bulk of email messages from Thunderbird.

1. ImportExportTools: This is an Add-On provided for Mozilla Thunderbird. By downloading its file and enabling it on the application, you can save emails/folder as: EML, HTML, Plain Text, MBOX, CSV and PDF


                                            (Image Credit: Stephen Ronald)

Saving emails as EML, HTML, Plain Text or CSV will let you import them into Microsoft Outlook 2013 by simply dragging and dropping the messages in an existing/newly created folder.

2. Third Party Converter: Owing to the rapid rise in the queries demanding a guaranteed and dependable solution to know how to import Thunderbird mail into Outlook 2013 a large number of third party applications have emerged in the market. You can go for the one that comes with a freeware testing version to make sure it’s worth investing.

 
                       (Image Credit: http://www.mboxtooutlook.org)
 
Conclusion: On planning to go for a third party application, one can go for MBOX Converter which is also known as Thunderbird to Outlook converter. It can auto detect the MBOX source platform profile and let you convert emails from it to Outlook PST file. The added convenience and quick results that this tool provides are incomparable to any of the methods listed above.

My name is Stephen Ronald, an IT guy and working for a software development company. I have explained several methods to do the task and  Thunderbird to Outlook Converter is one such prominent solution which explores how to import Thunderbird mail into Outlook 2013 & other versions.

Jul 14, 2015

Book and Manage Appointments Online through Setster - Review

Scheduling tasks is important to get things done on time. People who’re busy managing day to day tasks can make use of online appointment tool to handle appointments as well as lets your clients schedule time to meet. The best part is, you can manage or escalate these appointments as per your convenience through a common dashboard.

Setster is an easy to use and must have tool for every business where scheduling things is crucial. All you need is, internet access at your work place or at home to accept bookings. Business owners also has the capability to manually enter appointments as per the query they received over phone or in person using extremely easy to use Setster dashboard.

Working
You’ll need to choose any convenient package (Don’t worry, Setster offers 15 days free trial period) available at Setster website https://www.setster.com. After filling all the details, you’ll be taken to payment page. Complete the process and you’ll be provided login details to get your own personalized Setster Dashboard.

With simple and interactive interface, you merely take minutes to understand how thing works.

                   

As in the screen above, you can see the current month calendar along with all the major options at the header menus. To book appointments, simply click on ‘New Appointment’ button located just below the ‘Calendar’ menu at the header.


 
You’ll need to enter few basic details and you’re good to go. Click on ‘Save’ to finalize the appointment. Setster lets you add long list of clients through ‘Add Client’ interface. You can further alphabetically categorize your clients or speed look up for targeted client.

With the settings interface, you can further customize your Setster dashboard or complete your profile. An appointment button will be placed at middle on the left side of the middle to locate appointments close to your current location.

Interface

Easy to understand and self-explanatory interface makes it easier to understand and schedule appointments. You’ve full control over accepting or adjusting scheduled appointments as per your free time slots and intimate your client in the meantime.

Final Thoughts

Setster would be the perfect solution for businesses to schedule payments with integrated payment module and map features. You can find much of the functionality in Google Calendar but still, there are many things you may found missing which Setster lets you flawlessly use.

Use of Setster is varied as per your need and may fit perfectly as per your business needs. Go ahead and give it a shot to taste its benefits yourself.

Jul 4, 2015

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Jun 20, 2015

How to Reserve Your Copy of Windows 10 ?

Windows 10 is set to release on 29th July 2015 and allowing existing customers to book their copy in advance. Please note that Windows 10 is available for free if you’re already using Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7. 


How to reserve Windows 10?
Make sure that you’ve installed all the updates available for your PC. If you haven’t done that already, do it now. Press Windows button and ‘Q’ already and type ‘Update’. Click on ‘Check for updates’ from the listed search results. Follow on screen steps to install all the available update.

Restart your PC after installing all the update. After that, keep your spy on lower right side of the screen at the task bar and see there is a ‘windows icon’ will be listed.

A new window will pop up entitled ‘Get Windows 10
                            

Click on ‘Reserve your free upgrade’ and type in your email Id (preferably you’ve used to sign in to your Windows 8/8.1 PC).  You’ll also see a confirmation window stating that your copy is registered and will receive notifications once the update is ready or Windows 10 is launched.


To read more about Windows 10, head to installation manual.
Share your feedback or comment about this upcoming Windows 10!!

Jun 14, 2015

BrandBucket Review – One Stop Shop to Get Better Business Names

Putting your business online and make it appear in front of targeted eyeballs has become more challenging than ever. Your online business name (website URL) is the first thing that appears in front of your targeted customers and choosing it wisely is half the battle already won. You may find the desired domain name has been already registered or not available. To get one, you might need to invest huge amounts of money to acquire it as bidding is generally high on popular or expired names.

 
Don’t panic and have a look at unique service offered by BrandBucket, which already helped millions of users over web in getting the brandable company names for user’s product or service. BrandBucket does its own research to find the best matching top level domain(TLD) names for the products or services you are about to offer.

How it works?
By opening BrandBucket.com website, you’re able to see search text bar right in front of your screen. Just enter your desired business name or keyword (related to your product or service) and this online marketplace will discover the best suited names for you.

For example, I’ve entered ‘Shoes’ as my business keyword in the search text bar and it’ll populate the list of available names matching to my business theme. You can go with the desired business name that comes under your budget and you are good to go. That’s how it all works!!



You can also make use of the menu bar located at the top left corner to filter your search results or search for specific names that falls under your budget. For example, set your targeted budget, sort by date, prices or alphabetically etc. You can further categorize the search results by their own staff picks.

 

Final Words
Your business name is the first thing that your targeted customers would see. Choosing it wisely has an adverse impact and may become the deciding factor on doing business with your company. When you choose BrandBucket, you’ll get a list of astonishing .com domains that definitely attract customer eyeballs and a logo that is ready to use for your business.

BrandBucket has thousands of satisfied customers who believe that their money is well spent. Still not satisfied?? Read out the whole story here and why you may miss the money on the table.

May 13, 2015

Seven Interesting Facts About Connecting The World With Technology

There's no arguing that technology has changed the world forever. It's made it possible to communicate with people face-to-face in real time even when they're on the other side of the planet. Realizing just how much technology has altered how we connect to one another is a daunting challenge. Here are seven interesting facts that will bring those details to light.

                            

1. Google Services Around 35 Million Queries Every Month
Search engines have brought us together by making it possible to find information without actually knowing where to look. This reliance has caused Google to become smarter and more powerful, which only makes sense when you consider how many people use it every day.

2. Social Media is Growing Rapidly
Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are currently experiencing a rapid growth due to their mobile-friendly natures. This growth is being harnessed by intelligent businesses and business people with in-stream ads and smart social media usage.

3. The Amount of Information on the Internet Doubles Each Year
Google currently has 200 Terabytes of data indexed. The size of the Internet, however, is estimated to be around 5,000,000 Terabytes. It's expected to continue growing in size as the amount of information we create continues to rapidly increase.

4. One in Five Couples Meet on the Internet
The Internet isn't just about enabling you to communicate with people you already know, it's apparently a great place to meet new people. An estimated one in every five couples met using the Internet. It has completely changed the way people are meeting and dating.

5. 81% of Emails Rightfully Belong in the Junk Folder
Due to privacy problems, ascertaining an exact number of spam emails is next to impossible. Some estimates state that around 81% of all emails is spam, which primarily come from Russia, Nigeria and South Africa.

6. Computer Science Enables New Forms of Digital Communication
Internet relay chat, the basis for all Internet communication, was created by a group of university researchers. Many of the advances in digital communication have come from computer science students trying to use the Internet in different ways. Getting a master's degree in computer science online can open up many opportunities to work in this exciting field.

7. The Internet Needs Regular Maintenance

There are an estimated 256 undersea cables and millions of buried fiber-optic cable that makes the backbone of the Internet. They can stay viable for anywhere from 10 years to 25 years, though they require regular maintenance to stay working. If you've ever had Internet issues, it may be a side effect of cables being repaired.

Changes in communication have occurred rapidly because of the Internet. While you may think that we're at the peak of what technology can do, communication will only continue to evolve from this point.

May 6, 2015

From the Lab: Best Technology Firms to Work for in 2015

Technology jobs have grown extensively over the last few years, with numerous companies seeking applicants and new partnering firms. Making the most out of your tech career will mean finding the best company to work for. Here are the best tech companies to work for in 2015 and what they offer for employees.


Apple
As one of the largest and most successful tech companies in the business, Apple is hands down one of the top tech companies to work for this year. Not only do they offer exceptional benefits and higher salaries, working for Apple is an opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge. Apple has a high number of applicants, therefore it’s important to make as many contacts as you can, and be very knowledgeable about the company prior to an interview. A solid educational background is beneficial when applying. Since the company designs, tests, and develops products, a degree in electrical engineering can be especially helpful as well. Another way to get into the Apple atmosphere is to join their Developer’s Program or start off by working at one of their retail stores.

                                 

Qualcomm
Qualcomm is an international telecommunications company that offers extensive benefits and opportunity to growth, making it one of the best tech companies to work for. On top of medical benefits, this company also offers its employees an exceptional retirement program and they are generous with employee time-off. Job opportunities include: scientist, engineers, and business strategist. One of the best strategies to starting a career with Qualcomm is to join their highly rated internship program.

                                 

Zillow
With their recent purchase of Trulia, Zillow has become a big player in the 2015 tech market. This company is known for taking an interest in their employee’s well-being and creating a strong leadership team. Not only do they have competitive benefits, they host many fun activities for their team members. There are multiple positions within the company for people with experience including: engineering, sales, business. For those that are just starting their career, Zillow has intern/recent graduate programs as well.

                              

Google
As the industry giant, Google is the leader of great tech companies to work for this year. Their benefits are top of the line, and the company culture is exceptional. This massive company requires a huge workforce and attracts the best of the best in the industry. Becoming an intern at Google enhances your chances of starting a career there, and Google develops and designs their own hardware systems so having an online masters in electrical engineering can give applicants an advantage at landing a job.

                                       

The success of a career depends upon the success of a company. Building a solid educational background, networking, and a willingness to learn can get help your foot in the door with these top companies in the industry.

Restore And Recover Exchange Server 2010 Database With Backup

With the introduction of Exchange Server 2010 while new technology and features came into existence, some essential storage features were removed. One of the major changes which were brought forward was the removal of storage groups which was present in the earlier versions. Due to the removal of storage group, Recovery Storage Groups or RSG also no longer exist. Alternatively, Recovery Database (RDB) is being used in order to restore and recover Exchange server 2010 database. RDB is not tied to a particular database or a server. There can be one or multiple RDBs but only one RDB can only be mounted at a certain instance.
 
Here in this blog post, we will discuss three methods by which you will be able to completely Exchange server 2010 database.
 
Method#1: Windows Server Backup
One possible method to recover Exchange server 2010 database is with the help of Windows server backup. In case your database file gets deleted or lost you can restore it with the help of Windows backup. Care should be taken that you have the most recent backup of your database to ensure complete recovery. Follow the below mentioned steps in order to carry out the recovery process: 
 
  1. Right click on the Exchange Management console which is in a dismounted state.
  2. Select Properties from the drop down menu.

  3. In properties dialog box, click on the Maintenance tab.
  4. In this enable the checkbox- This database can be overwritten by a restore.                     

    The above steps will mark that the mailbox database as recoverable.
     
  5. To start the recovery wizard, in Windows server backup click Recover.     


                      
  6. Mark the option This server in case the backup is stored on the same server.
  7. Click Next to continue.

  8. A calendar is displayed which shows the date on which the backup was taken. In case more than one backup was taken on the same day, then there will be multiple entries in the dropdown list. Select the backup from which you want to recover the data.
  9. Click Next to continue.

  10. Select the recovery type Application and then select Next option.

  11. Mark the checkbox in case you don’t want to roll over the database forward. If you want to roll over the database, do not select the checkbox. 
  12. Click Next option.

  13. If you want to recover the database to the original location, select Recover to original location.
  14. If you want to recover the database at a new location (in case of corrupted database) select Recover to another location option.
  15. Click Next option.

  16. Click on Restore.


     
The restore process will depend on the size of the database. Once the database is restored, click on Close.
 
Method#2: Recover Exchange server 2010 database using Data Protection Manager
In case the recovery of Exchange server does not prove to be successful, you can also try to recover it by using Data protection manager.
 
Recovering database to an active Exchange database is similar to recovering in Exchange server 2010 standalone node. The administrator after recovering the database must synchronize the passive database to the recovered database. DPM offers five kinds to recover Exchange server 2010 database.
 
  1. Recover to original location
  2. Recover to different location
  3. Recover to Exchange Recovery database
  4. Recover to a network location
  5. Recover and copy in an external device
 
Method#3: Recovery with Third Party Application
The above mentioned methods can turn out to be complex in case if even a single step is left out. Also at times it may happen that the backup of the Exchange server database itself goes corrupted. There is no chance that a user can recover Exchange server 2010 database if no backup is available or corrupted. Therefore deployment of third party tool may prove to be helpful in such case.

One such tool is Exchange Server Recovery software. The software recovers dismounted Exchange server mailboxes in an efficient and quick manner. It saves the recovered database in both Live Exchange Server and in Outlook.

May 5, 2015

How to Move Database to another Drive on Exchange Server Machine

The process to move Exchange database from one drive to another is a simple task. All that is needed is you need to do it right. Before moving on the steps as how to move Exchange database to another partition, let’s have a general view over why there is need for the same.

Moving Database and Log Files to Different Drive: There are scenarios where continuously growing database cannot be accommodated in its current drive. In that case, the intelligent idea to move the database into another location that has ample of space available for ever-rising size of DB.

Moving LOG File Drive to another Directory: For better performance and recoverability, it is always recommended to keep the database and log files in different directories. Reason being, at the time of drive failure where the DB is saved, the log files still remain safe to bring the database up-to-date for restoration to a point of failure.

How to Move Exchange 2010 Database to another Drive
In the prior section we discuses different scenarios why need to move database location from one to another drive. In this segment we’ll learn the complete process how to move Exchange 2010 database to another drive.

To move Exchange 2010 database and logs to a different directory, Exchange Management Console (EMC) or Exchange Management Shell (EMS) can be used. To start up, you need to dismount the database from Server and on completion of the location change process; the DB has to be manually mounted on Server. The default location of database in Exchange Server 2010 is

 “C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox\Mailbox Database.”

Change Database Location using EMC
Open EMC and in the console tree, click on “Organization Configuration” and under it, select “Mailbox

On the results pane, click on “Database Management” tab. Under it, select the mailbox database that has to be moved to different drive. Right-click on it and choose “Move Database Path

                             

In the new wizard named “Move Database Path” define new location for the database and the log file. Click on the “Move” button at the bottom of screen.

                              

A message will be prompted that says database has to be dismounted temporarily before moving the database location. Click “Yes” to continue.

                             

Change Database Location using EMS (PowerShell)
Now to perform the same task but using command-line utility, run the Move-DatabasePath command. Here, the GUID name of the mailbox database is used to define the DB for changing the location.

                            

How to Move an Exchange Server 2013 Database to a New Location
In the above post I described the process of how to move Exchange 2010 database location to another drive. This post is a continuation my previous post describing the how to move Exchange server 2013 database to new location concept.

When you first time install 2013 edition of Exchange Server, a database is automatically formed on Server as well. By default database is placed in the C:\ drive “Mailbox” folder of Exchange server installation path. The default location of the database in Exchange server 2013 is:

“C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Mailbox\Mailbox Database 1”

Let’s see how to move Exchange 2013 database to new location using “Move-DatabasePath” cmd in Exchange Management Shell

Before executing the move process, you must be aware that:
  • Logged on the mailbox server hosting database
  • Dismount the database from server
  • This procedure can’t be run at the same time when backup in progress

To change database of Exchange 2013 server named as “Mike Thomas” to new location of EDB file of E:\Mike Thomas and new path of log file is F:\Mike Thomas

Run this following command to move location of database:

                           

To check if the database is mounted and accessible, use this command:

                           

Conclusion: In this post I described the procedure of how to move Exchange 2010 and 2013 database to another location. If you are using earlier editions of Exchange server and facing any type of data corruption and moving, migration problem then you can consult me any time am always ready to conquer your issues regarding Exchange server.
I am V.Bagga a blogger by passion and I wrote various blog posts on wordpress. I love to write blog posts and share it in my social circle. I am very keen interested in learning new things and implementing them in my working strategy.

Apr 29, 2015

Learn How to Recover Formatted Kingston Pen Drive Data

The world of computer has very important user’s data, for the sharing propose of data lost of users trust in Kingston pen drive for transferring files, photos, video, PPT and important document from one system to another system. What would happen when you format your Kingston pen drive due to inaccessibility of database by virus attack? In this situation you completely lost your vital data from the Kingston pen drive. For the high increasing demand of formatted Kingston pen drive recovery, therefore tools like pen drive recovery comes in demand.

Introduction about Kingston Pen Drive Recovery

The application for Kingston pen drive recovery is external solutions render to rescue the requirement of data recovery from formatted Kingston pen drive. This application is rendered to provide data recovery of pen drive without any sort of complications. This utility supports all sizes of Kingston pen drives and it’s successfully working on all windows operating systems.

Moreover, this program helps to extract data from the different error cause of pen drive such as:
  1. You can extract data when Kingston pen drive showing write protection error message
  2. Tool capable to retrieve data from the virus infected Kingston pen drive
  3. Successfully recover data when Kingston pen drive is not formatted
  4. Restore data when Kingston USB flash drive showing 0 bytes error message
There are many situations that make pen drive data inaccessible mode and force to users format pen drive. Once users format pen drive then they completely lost their stored data. The interface of the utility is specially developed to cope up with the probability of even the novice user to IT industry. The best part of this program is it capable to restore data from both type of NTFS or FAT 32 disk volume formatted pen drive.

Let’s Know How to start Data Recovery Process of Formatted Kingston Pen Drive
First, you need to visit the Kingston Pen Drive Recovery website and Download Free Trial edition of this application.

Once you have downloaded this app now need to run it on your system

  1. Choose “Scan Disk” option from the top menu



  2. Now select your device from the Device with Removable Storage and see all the Kingston pen drive detail from the left pane. Now click on “Recovery Partition” option from the bottom.



  3. Tool provides you with three recovery options where you need to choose “Formatted partition” recovery function from presenting list and click on “Recover”.



  4. Now it show the recovery procedure, once a recovery task done, then it provide you “Search” option for finding out exacting item from the recovered results. If you want to search any item, and then click on “Search” tab, otherwise click on “close



  5. If you select “search” option then you need to fill the form and find out particular item



  6. Now select the items which you want to restore it at the desired location and click on “Save” option from the menu bar and choose desired path where you want to save it.



Now you can access formatted Kingston pen drive data completely, I hope now you’re pretty clear about this application. With this application you can also recover permanently deleted data or corrupted data from the Kingston pen drive without any complications.

]Johnnie Walker works at Tech Brief group, as a technical trainer and wrote numbers of article regarding data recovery scenarios. In this consternation, at present researches are finished on: http://www.pendrive-datarecovery.com/