Importing old emails into Gmail

Lifehacker Adam Push shares with us a cool application to import old email into gmail.

If you are using Outlook, you need to import them into Thuderbird, before using Gmail Loader to ‘upload’ mails into gmail.

Adam says that the Gmail Loader is primarily designed to import existing emails saved in the mBox format – the default for Thunderbird – so if you’re rolling with an Outlook .pst file, you might need import to Thunderbird first.

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Google Homepage Goodies – Easter Eggs

I’m lucky… or should we say those who use Google Homepage as their homepage are lucky? I don’t use Google as my homepage. I use as my homepage. Much before Google came up with themed homepage, did it with Valentines Day, etc.

Lets see what’s been up with Google Homepage these days…

  • Add keyword-based tabs to Google homepage
  • Google Calendar adds homepage module and calendar publishing
  • Google Homepage adds personalized tabs
  • Google Homepage adds thumbnail view of RSS feeds
  • Add live TV to your Google homepage
  • Google homepage modules bonanza
  • Google homepage goes mobile

Tony Ruscoe unveils Google Homepage Easter Eggs:

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SharePoint 2007 Presentations: Enterprise Search Deep Dives

New on MSDN – 6 presentations on Enterprise Search. Dive into it!


This download presents packaged presentations and videos of the following conference sessions:

  • Enterprise Search Strategy and Opportunities (SharePointServer2007SearchDeepDiveA.exe)
    This session starts with an overview of Microsoft’s enterprise search strategy, reviews the various products that it affects, and outlines what is new in SharePoint Search for the 2007 Microsoft Office system. Lastly, it discusses opportunities for partners building on the platform.
  • SharePoint Search Extensibility (SharePointServer2007SearchDeepDiveB.exe)
    This session addresses the core extensibility scenarios in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) search, such as customizing the user interface, custom search using client applications, and crawling new repositories, including line-of-business data. It also covers the administration object model.
  • Protocol Handlers and IFilters (SharePointServer2007SearchDeepDiveC.exe)
    Learn about the overall architecture of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) search. Protocol Handlers and iFilter interfaces are described in detail with code examples.
  • Customizing and Extending Search in Office SharePoint Server 2007 (SharePointServer2007SearchDeepDiveD.exe)
    Learn how to customize Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) search user interface and build search based applications in this session. Branding, Web parts and extending search using the object model and Web services are discussed.
  • Business Data Search (SharePointServer2007SearchDeepDiveE.exe)
    The Business Data Catalog (BDC) enables search to reach into line-of-business repositories and provide integrated search results. Learn about the Business Data Catalog including the design motivations, scenarios, and the apis.
  • SharePoint Search Deployment Scenarios(SharePointServer2007SearchDeepDiveF.exe)
    This session reviews both Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 search topologies, and various deployment scenarios such as a collaboration environment, enterprise portals, and internet facing portals.

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SharePoint: Knowledge Network for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Get it! Knowledge Network for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 RC0 is now available on Microsoft Connect WebSite.

This release features the following enhancements:

  • Back-off functionality to improve your experience when you are performing activities on your machine
  • Various performance enhancements on both the client and server
  • Improved keyword generation and quality
  • An inner-circle web part that highlights people closest to you and are most likely to assist with your query

Software Requirements

  • 32-bit Windows 2003 Enterprise Server SP1 with Office Server 12 or 64-bit (x64) Windows 2003 Enterprise Server SP1 with 64-bit Office Server 12
  • IIS 6.0 installed on the target server
  • Microsoft Office Server 2007 must be installed according to the appropriate server type (either a front-end server or an application server)
  • Each computer must use the NTFS file system
  • Microsoft SQL 2000 or 2005
  • Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista
  • .Net Framework 2.0 and ASP.Net 2.0
  • Outlook e-mail client from Office 2003 or Office 2007
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later version
  • Exchange mailbox required for users running analysis (English-only content)
  • Windows Messenger, MSN Messenger or Office Communicator to import instant messaging contacts
  • Exchange Server 2003 or 2007

Minimum Hardware Requirements – Server

  • Disk Space: 18 GB data space (30 GB data space recommended)
  • Single box installation
  • CPU (x86 or x64): 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB recommended
  • Farm Deployment
  • Web server CPU (x86 or x64): 2.5 GHZ, 2 GB RAM
  • App server CPU (x86 or x64): 2.5 GHZ, 4 GB RAM
  • SQL CPU (x86 or x64): Dual Processor 2.5 GHz; 4 GB RAM

Minimum Hardware Requirements – Client

  • 1 GHz Processor (minimum)
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 1 GB free space (2 GB recommended)

Knowledge Network is offered as a NON-SUPPORTED TECHNICAL PREVIEW. Microsoft is not responsible for any data loss or down time due to installing Knowledge Network on your system. Knowledge Network does not work in an IBM Lotus Notes/Domino environment.

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