View speaker notes privately while delivering a presentation

Today I tried to Google, how I can see the notes in my presentation while I am presenting using a live meeting on the other screen and no one else can see those notes. After some research I landed on a documentation on Microsoft that helped to achieve this. It is highly useful feature and worth knowing by anyone who spends lot of time presenting either live on different screen/projector or in virtual meeting (LiveMeeting, WebEx etc.) This post will help anyone who wants to know “how to view speaker notes privately while delivering a presentation”

MS PowerPoint has a Presenter View, which is a great way to view your presentation with speaker notes on one computer, while your audience views the notes-free presentation on a different monitor/projector. You can also use a a pen to annotate during the presentation. Please find the details on Microsoft site for PowerPoint Support. Following is the key steps from this article from Microsoft

Prerequisites for using Presenter view

Before you can use Presenter view, do the following:

Ensure that computer you are using for your presentation supports the use of multiple monitors. Most desktop computers these days have multiple monitor support built in, however if not, you’ll require two video cards.

WAS, How to fix: Application already exists in the configuration repository

Application already exists in the configuration repository

If you are getting this error it means that you have screwed you Websphere Application Server application to a very good extend that now you cannot deploy or un-deploy that particular application.

In order to fix this issue we need to do a manual process of deleting the application


  1. Stop the Websphere Application Server
  2. Do a search for your ear file in the file system and delete all the occurrences of the XXX.ear folder
  3. Once we deleted these entire XXX.ear folders, delete all the contents of temp and wstemp folder.
  4. Now go to WAS_INSTALL_DIRprofiles<profileName>defaultconfigcells<cellName>nodes<nodeName>
  5. Edit the file serverindex.xml for an entry for our application within the tag
  6. Restart the Websphere Application Server
  7. Redeploy the application to the Websphere Application Server

How to sync outlook with google calendar

Google Calendar Sync allows you to sync events between Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar. You’ll be able to determine the direction of information flow, as well as the sync frequency. Staying on top of your Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar events has never been easier! Here’s some good information to know to help you get started with Google Calendar Sync.


      Currently, Google Calendar Sync is only compatible with Microsoft Outlook versions 2003 and 2007, and operating systems Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Windows XP 64-bit Edition is not compatible with Google Calendar Sync at this time.

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