I've heard Paul and Maryjo talk about how MS Todo has now reached "feature parity" with Wunderlist, and I'm not intending to parse Paul's words at all. When he says it, it gives me hope that my most asked for feature has been added - the ability to add a task to Todo by sending an email - similar to being able to send a note to "[email protected]", and it would parse the e-mail based on the address it was sent from. I know this can be done, as this functionality exists in Onenote in exactly the same way - register your e-mail address, and boom.
I know Paul doesn't really use a task-minding program. I know my situation is unique - we use Outlook via Exchange on-prem, the store is locked so I can't get the widget from the Outlook store, and my system is locked down and I can't install the app. So, I'm limited at work to using Wunderlist as I can e-mail things to become tasks. Or, I can until May.
There is a significant thread about this on User Voice (https://todo.uservoice.com/forums/597175-feature-suggestions/suggestions/18980596-send-forward-emails-to-to-do), but it is not getting any attention. All the attention is a) on flagging, and b) on Outlook via 365 on the web. This is a simple feature that lest people with, say, a gmail account put a task quickly into their todos, not just someone with Outlook.
Help us Bradley Wan-Kenobi. You're our only hope...
This seems to be my season for issues - I'm now finally running 1903 The May Update, but it seems that my office 365 Personal installation is, in a word, borked. Whenever I click on one of the Office apps (Word, Excel, it doesn't matter), the click to run installer starts - odd, because this was installed on my system previously. The installer runs, and seems to perform the install (more on that below). I then click on the app, and it once again shows the orange "Installing Microsoft Office" splash of the click-to-run, then dies at the end throwing up the above error code an no other real information.
I have tried several ways to fix this, most of which have come from searches landing me at MS support pages. If I have failed to mention trying something on one of those pages, it's generally because I have and these are the more extreme attempts after it. Here's what I've tried:
- Modify the installation through settings.
- I have tried the offline one - ends up as above.
- I have then tried the online one - ends up as above.
- Uninstall Office using the utility, then reinstalling via the click to run installer. Ends up as above.
- Uninstall Office using the utility, then reinstalling via the MSI installer. Ends up as above.
- Uninstall Office using the scrubbing utility provided by Microsoft.
- Allowed the utility to run and reboot.
- Installed via the MSI installer.
- Ends up as above.
Essentially, I've tried whatever I can. I'm a licensed user of 365 Personal for many years, and while for the longest time it was for convenience and quite casual, I have need of it now at home - and of course that's when the fun starts.
Has anyone experienced this? Can anyone point me in the right direction? I'm now being forced to use the web apps, which isn't terrible, but I really would like my local copy of the apps back.
Hi, I'm hoping that some of you fantastically helpful folks might be able to point me in the right direction.
I'm unable to update to 1903. I'm at work right now so do not have access to the machine, but I get various errors in the Update section of Settings. I went through the trouble of wiping the update history and files, and dowloaded the self-starting Windows Update. This ran (once I had wiped the update history), and got to the point of the install selection, but the first two are greyed out. It will only let me go forward with a clean install. I then tried the ISO by rebooting to a USB drive with a fresh copy of the 1903 update thanks to the media creation tool - but it too will only let me do a fresh install.
I've done some searching but things are inconclusive. Many mention language differences, but I'm set to English-US. I have ensured that I have all updates prior to 1903. I have enough room on the drive (which it was complaining about previously).
In order to ensure there was enough room on the drive, I actually moved a good amount of data from c: to d:, thanks to the very helpful folks who answered my questions in this thread. I've read at various semi-believable places that perhaps it is this move that is causing the problem. Regardless, I don't want my drive formatted if I can help it.
Is there anyone that can give me some direction on getting the install to work without forcing it to scrub my drive first? Thank you in advance.
I'm trying to change my default folders and have Windows point to them on my D: drive, rather than my C: drive - and also map them to Onedrive. Essentially I just want to move those folders to D and have them continue to sync with Onedrive - but I keep getting an error message.
Has anyone got a clear way to move these folders?
I've categorized this as "Brad" given that he's been the one tilting the windmills of organization with ToDo.
I'm just wondering when the folks at ToDo will implement the simplest, and most necessary, of all features: [email protected] Just like [email protected] before it, and [email protected] adjacent to it, this is a feature that is so useful for so many users, but which Todo has failed to implement for reasons I cannot understand. If I were to guess, it would be that a) their corporate customers don't like it, and b) they want to build links into their own products. Hey, I understand both of those - but users are different.
I don't have an Office365 account at work. We are all VM hosted terminals on (essentially) on-prem exchange. I'm just a cog, I don't know when or if we are going to move to 365. Even if we do, it would be quite locked down as our IT folks, and our corporate folks, seem quite old school in this regard. That makes every change for flagged e-mail, etc. etc. quite useless, as it won't work with on-prem Exchange. Not only that, I hate stuff hanging around in the main inbox folder, and that flagging doesn't work in sub-folders (or so I've read). Our IT deparment has even blocked the Wunderlist and Todo apps from the Outlook store.
So yes, I'm one of the many millions of "special cases" that want special treatment. I still use Wunderlist, and Outlook's powerful Quick Steps. One button, and it categorizes an e-mail, sends it to Wunderlist, files it in the folder of my choosing, and poof - it's done. Of course I have to use the web version of whatever, as I can't install the app - but that can work, as I just pin it as a default tab.
So, needless to say I'm still using Wunderlist, because they won't implement this feature in Todo. I want to use Todo, I really do, but can't.
Brad - is there any way to light a fire under the developers about this? The uservoice request has been around since 2017 but there's no sign that there is work being done, or even that it's being considered. This is basic table stakes as far as I'm concerned - it should have been dealt with by now.
I was just reading your article “The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants” and had originally drafted this as a comment, but it was kind of too off-topic and too ranty. In any event, I hope you see this, as I’m in the throes of helping my partner upgrade away from her 2013 Macbook Pro. I would love to get her back on the MS side of the world, and she is really intrigued by the HP Spectre X360 (ash and copper – she loves the look). I’d also like her to take a look at a Surface Laptop, which here in Canada are only $50 adrift of the similarly equipped HPs – both are in the $1600 range with an 8/256 configuration, and are still less than the heart-stopping price of $1800 for the Macbook Pro 13″.
The only thing stopping her? iMessage. She’s on the laptop all day, working and not. She runs her own company. iMessage has become incredibly important to her workflow. And if she has no comparable program (I believe her when she says she isn’t married to Apple), she can’t make the switch. It’s inefficient for her to switch back and forth between a phone and a computer, and I can see that.
Is there anything even close on the horizon? Yeah, I’ve got cortana set up on my phone and laptop – and it’s flakey. There was a time under the Windows 8.x days (8.0 I think!) where I had this working perfectly with my Lumia. Now… it’s all gone. I have the Samsung thing, but that just virtualizes the whole phone. As an app, I have to hand it to iMessage – it’s simple, familiar, and gets the job done.
The heart wants what the heart wants. But for a technology company that is so concerned about productivity, MS needs to remember that they have to not just support phones because that’s where people are for some apps – they need to support ALL platforms with ALL apps so that if I’m using my computer, I don’t have to take my hands off the keyboard. Honestly, the more she talks about how she relies on it, the more I hate it every time I get a ping on my phone while I’m at the computer…
So... I get the Xbox One S as a gift for my family for Christmas. It comes with:
- Halo 5 on disc
- Assassins Creed Syndicate on Disc
- Halo Master Chief Collection download code
- a 50 MS Store gift card valid at the online MS Store (not the Xbox Store), which I use to buy Minecraft and a bunch of add-ons for my kids. Minecraft comes on disc a few days later, but the add-ons are all DLC.
Here's my gripe. Seriously, I have to insert the physical media in order to play the games that I own on physical media? They've downloaded to my drive, but for DRM purposes they have to see the physical disc rather than register my copy to my MSA through the store?
That is *bloody* annoying. And I guess I'm just here to vent - unless someone knows how to circumvent that.
Does anyone know how to lock a particular font size for Outlook for Android? It seems that (primarily HTML or RTF) e-mails come in at extremely small text sizes, and I either have to landscape or pinch and zoom to even read them.
Any help appreciated.
I'm a big fan of the Thurrott Daily round-ups, which happen about 2-3 times a week or so. However, they are posted either on thurrott.com or Petri.com - and I end up missing the Petri ones, as honestly I rarely visit the sister site.
Can we get a header that lets us click on them and find all the recent ones?
I suppose that this is just a general rant, although I remember Paul talking about this on WW, and I tried to find a related article but was not able to do so.
I have two Microsoft accounts. One, which is connected to the majority of my MS services, including my 1.xTB Onedrive account. I really started to use it when I got my first Windows phone at the end of 2012, and I attached to it my most used e-mail address, which is a gmail box.
The second account, which was created when I set up my Xbox 360 in 2011, is attached to my isp's e-mail address for no specific reason. I'd just moved in, blah blah blah. It seemed the right thing to do. So, that's where my gamertag is - and nothing else. Everything else - OneDrive, my Office 365 subscription - is attached to my gmail account, along with (apparently) a gamertag of Player7xxxxx or whatever - a generic number.
Normally, it's not a problem. This weekend, I logged into Xbox Live on my pc to redeem a code for Halo Master Chief Collection that came with my new Xbox One S (ordered through the store, with my main MSA). Ok, click here... what? WTF happened to the game? Re-enter the 25 digit code... already claimed. What?
That's when I spot that, because I was logged into Onedrive with my main account, once I clicked "redeem code" with my Xbox MSA, it flipped my login to the main MSA. Now, my non-Xbox MSA has my Halo Master Chief. (No problem, as I can log in with that on the xbox and download it.)
That said, that is a pain in the donkey. I recall Paul mentioning, probably two years ago, that MS was working to have some facility to "merge" two MSAs. That would, in fact, be delightful, as I'd rather not have the separation of the two accounts at this point. Has anyone heard anything further about merging two accounts? Is this actually on the horizon, or is this another hard computer science problem?
I'm curious as to the experiences of anyone that has tried the Happague digital OTA tuner with an Xbox One or One S. I'm looking at getting an S for the kids for Christmas (shhhh... it is *so* for them), and as I cut the cords some time ago, I'd like to try this out.
Any advice or pitfall warnings are also appreciated. Thanks!
I know that this was a feature that a lot of people did not like, but it is one that I quite enjoyed. It seems that the updated UWP apps no longer support the Facebook Profile Sync. Is there any possibility that that feature will return?
I know I'm one of about 4 people that actually liked it, but...