Here are some super secret VS Code hacks to boost your productivity


I started using VS Code on Monday this week and i’m really enjoying it. Having used Atom for a long while it is refreshing to find an editor and IDE that looks great and feels robust.

I did some poking around to find information about excellent tweaks and extensions to run and so far this site has delivered the goods. The theme and font suggestion alone is A+.

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A legend reborn: Microsoft brings back the iconic mouse, the Classic IntelliMouse


My first ever optical mouse was one of these and it was awesome. Nice to see it get a comeback.

Microsoft IntelliMouse. Originally launched in 1996, it became instantly famous with gamers and highly regarded as a great gaming mouse. The IntelliMouse 3.0 had exceptional ergonomics due to its the asymmetric from, and sculpted buttons and finger rests, making it fit perfectly into your hand.

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Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac


Mac users have a few choices when it comes to an RDP client for MacOS. There is the one that comes included with MacOS or there is the the one from Microsoft in the App Store.

There is also a beta version of the app store version available from here which, if you like to run beta stuff to get access to new and improved features and bugs is also useful.

I blew away my Mac on the weekend and did a fresh OS install etc because reasons. Unfortunately for me I didn’t remember to save/export my config from the beta client. Fortunately I had my TM backups and was able to grab the config file out of it and copy it over to my new profile. Problem is is that the App Store and Beta versions seem to store their configs in different files. **FURIOUS EYE ROLLING**

For the benefit of other people and for my own future reference the beta version of the app stores its config in `~/Library/Application Support/`. So, to recover your settings quickly and easily, quit the app, copy the file above from your backups and then restart your Mac. After the restart when you open the beta client you should see all your configs restored.


I had a response from the team that develops the tool to my question about this. They said:

hi Andrew, they are stored under:
~/Library/Application Support/

this will only transfer your saved desktops, remote app feeds, gateway, and usernames.
it wont transfer your passwords, as they are stored on the keychain.
also please note that this is not an officially supported scenario

Technet landing page for Windows Event Forwarding information.


Probably more information about Windows Event Forwarding (WEF) than you will ever need.

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Outlook 2016 refusing to start


Added a new Exchange account to Outlook 2016 the other day and when I ran Outlook it responded with:

“Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. The file C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Microsodt\Outlook\ is not an Outlook data file(.ost).”

Some quick Googlephoo found this page on the Technet forums. The first fix resolved the problem.

1. Start Outlook with the switch “/resetnavpane”.

Press Win + R, type “outlook.exe /resetnavpane” in the Run window, press Enter.

This will recover the Navigation Pane configuration file, it works for some users in such scenario.

Restarted Outlook 2016 to be sure. No error occured.