Category Archives: Software

Excel 2013 dates not visible


After a reinstallation of Windows and Office (from 2013 to 2013 – Office 365) the dates of an existing sheet were no longer visible.

Apparently there was something strange with the cell formatting.  After changing the format from “*” to a normal date format the dates were visible again.


Editing App-V .osd files with Notepad++

Editing App-V OSD files in Notepad++ with syntax highlighting is fairly easy.  Just associate XML with OSD.

You can do that like this:

Select Settings > Style Configurator…


now add osd as User ext. to XML (you may want to add osd sprj instead of only osd ;-) )

Restart Notepad++ and reopen OSD file(s) if the are already opened.

Now you should be able to edit the OSD files with syntax highlighting and color coding.

McAfee Global Solutions Lab

The McAfee Global Solutions Lab,, already exists for a long time, and since some time v2.0 is available.

You need to create an account (which is free) to proceed. Once this is done you can select your desired environment (see screenshot below for current environments).

If you want to have a look at the McAfee range of products, or want to do some tests, etc, you have a virtual machine with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.5. or 4.6, … available in minutes.

Finding alternative software

Some months ago I was looking for an alternative … I don’t remember what I was in the meantime … anyway I came across the excellent site:


I can highly recommend it ! If your looking for some kind of software, let’s say you have a commercial software in mind and you’re looking for a freeware alternative, try alternativeTo. Another example: you could look for a webservice, and so on …