Easy Offline Microsoft Windows and Office Update

Are you getting tired of the constant MS Windows Update screen? Or You are not sure if you are running the latest bug patched version of MS Office suite? ‘Offline Update’ is the answer for you.

It is an easy and convenient utility that will download all the necessary Windows and Office Update and install them at once. It supports multi languages and even you can make ISO disk image or copy it to the USB memory stick.

First download the zip file and unzip it to a drive with enough hard disk space. For your information, my total downloaded file size was about 500MB. Then execute the ‘UpdateGenerator.exe’ . Below window will open. As you can see , you can select the target language and version of Windows and Office Suites , then click on the ‘Start’ button. It will start download all the required updates which have not been patched. Once the download is completed, a pop up window will be showing to alert the download is completed.


All the update files are in fact stored in the ‘client’ subfolder. Please move into the ‘client’ and execute ‘UpdateInstaller.exe’ to initiate the actual installation process. I only tested with Office Suite and had 17 updates patched which took about 30 mins. For me, my machine was only rebooted once after all the updates were patched, but you might want to enable the ‘Automatic Reboot and Recall’ if you are updating Windows since Windows Updates often require rebooting per each update.


Website: Offline Update Website ( Google Translation )

Download: Offline Update Direct Download

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Best 5 Free Microsoft Outlook Add-in and Utilities

I will introduce best 5 free Add-in and utilities for Microsoft Outlook.


1. Xobni

Microsoft Oulook Plug-in Xobni is one of the best Free Add-ins that provides various useful functionalities. It organizes all data based on a person’s profile showing all the email conversations and the list of attachments and even extracts contact numbers from the email signatures. Of course, it is not always 100% accurrate but very impressive. There are other functions such as Facebook feeds and Linked-in integration.

It is very useful and powerful add-in. If you have many emails and can’t find it but you know who sent it, Xobni is the answer.

Website: http://www.xobni.com/


2. Outlook Attachment Remover Add-in

Have you ever get tired of the slow and bulky Outlook Inbox folder? Your Inbox is too big that the Outlooks is so sluggish and crashes all the time. It’s time to reduce the size of your Outlook data file. But how? You don’t want to go through all the emails and delete the files one by one!

Free ‘Outlook Attachment Remover’ add-in is for saving and extracting attachments, decreasing the size of your Outlook data file. It’s very easy to use. You can extract all the bulky attachments and save into local hard drive. Then delete them from the Outlook data file which
will make Outlook run faster again. Make sure to compact the PST files after doing this to reduce the file size!

Website: http://www.kopf.com.br/outlook/


3. Outlook on the Desktop

Are you a fan of Outlook Calendar? Then you might want to try ‘Outlook on the Desktop’. It shows Outlook Calendar in the Desktop screen providing easy access to the entries. You can edit and drop files directly on it just like the Outlook.

Website: http://www.outlookonthedesktop.com/


4. DeskTask

Similar to Outlook on the Desktop, DeskTask shows Calender appointments and Task items on the Desktop but as list. This is just to view only, unable to modify the entries from the Desktop. But clean and simple. You can use ‘Win+D’ key to see the Desktop easily by minizing all the active windows.

Website: http://www.carthagosoft.net/desktask.htm


5. Google Calendar Sync

Of course, if you are using Outlook Calendar and other hand-held portable devices, there is high chance that you also use Google Calendar. And this sync utility from Google is a must to have to sync data between Outlook and Google Calendar. You can control sync from the Windows Tray Icon. Simple and Nice.
Website: Google Calendar Sync Website

There must be more good free utilities out there. As soon as I find them I will make sure update this list.

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