08. June 2011 · 1 comment · Categories: How To · Tags: , , , ,

This no longer work after USM move the server to Microsoft Exchange server. Check my latest post instead http://ooiks.com/blog/how-to-2/how-to-configure-outlook-2010-for-usm-student-mail-updated

If you are a Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) students and you have Microsoft Outlook 2010 installed on your PC. You might have the trouble connecting your Microsoft Outlook 2010 with your student mail. Although USM student mail can be access through http://mail.live.com just like other hotmail or live mail, but direct enter your e-mail address on outlook like hotmail or live mail will not work in Microsoft Outlook 2010.

Your probably had search through http://student.usm.my/ for an answer for this problem but end out with no solution other than just using POP3. I personally dislike POP3 as it download the all mails from your inbox and it will not sync with your mail box online after that. I prefer IMAP which allow my outlook to sync with my mail online so that I can continue my work on e-mail through web browser on other PC without worry that what I see is different on my outlook.

So how we do the trick using IMAP on Microsoft Outlook 2010? It is very simple.

Step 1: Go to File on top of your menu and click on Add Account.

Step 2: Select Manually configure server settings or additional server types instead of E-mail Account. Then click Next.

Step 3: Select Other and choose Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector. If your Outlook does not have Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector, just do a simple search on Bing, you should get the installer very easy. Then click Next.

Step 4: Enter your name, your student e-mail address and password. Then click OK.

Step 5: Done, we had finish setting up the account. Just click Finish and start access your student mail through Microsoft Outlook 2010.

Aren’t it is simple? Just wondering why Microsoft Outlook 2010 cannot automatically do the trick instead.

by Ooi Keng Siang via Ooiks’s Blog

In case if you don’t know about Imagine Cup and Game Design competition, Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition and in Game Design, Imagine Cup challenge the students to solve the world problem through game. Aren’t it is so cool that we can solve the world problem through game?

How can we solve the world problem through game? Although I’m an application developer and a gamer too, but I can’t really come out any idea how game can do that. Every year, the students in Imagine Cup, Game Design category impress me with their great idea. Some of the game might be simple, but how they relate the game and the problem are very creative. I’m looking forward to meet them and learn about their idea in Imagine Cup 2011 Worldwide Final at New York City.

Meanwhile, if you are interested to how students can solve world problem through game this year, meet the finalist of Game Design in Imagine Cup 2011:

Want more? Check out the following too with more detail:

I always wanted to create a very simple business card style web page displaying my basic bio and links to all my social networking site. I admit I only thinking about this without any action for quite some time as I was kind of lazy to pick up HTML and CSS (all the while I only do Silverlight and desktop application development), and I’m not good in design seriously.

One day, I came across About.Me which let user create a simple business card website with user’s selected picture as background.  It is simple and easy. It is just what I want all this time. But a big problem I facing is that I can’t use my own domain name on my profile on the website. Besides, there is also a design flaw in the website as it can’t show your bio correctly if you have a small screen device like netbook.

With the idea from About.Me, I build my own business card website while picking up some HTML and CSS knowledge. I also want some big icons for the link to other social networking too, so I go get one from IconsPedia. It is not as hard as I though. It only take me a day to do it. Simple and easy. Check it out here.

I’m thinking to add in twitter status update and resume link too. Let see when I can have some free time and I kick off my lazy bug on my body first.

by Ooi Keng Siang via Ooiks’s Blog

Just one more month away from Microsoft Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals in New York City in this July. For those of you who are not already aware of the event, the Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. More than 400 students from around the world will participate in the worldwide finals event and represent their countries.

This year I have a very special mission in Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals. I won’t be competing in any category nor challenge, but I will be attending as one of the Microsoft Student Partners Social Media Team. As a member of the Social Media Team, I will be responsible for raising awareness about the Imagine Cup and helping to tell the story of innovative students around the world. To learn more about the event, be sure to follow @imaginecup on Twitter and Microsoft Imagine Cup on Facebook. Also, I’ll be posting to this blog, sharing news and updates from my Facebook page and Twitter account.

I will be joined in New York City by 24 other Microsoft Student Partners who will be part of the social media team. Follow all of the MSPs on their journey to New York City by following this Twitter list.

by Ooi Keng Siang via Ooiks’s Blog