Disable Office 2010 Beta Send-a-Smile from Startup

If you are testing out the new Office 2010 Beta you’ve undoubtedly noticed the annoying Send a Smile feature. While it’s cool that they want our feedback, two smiley faces sitting in the taskbar just doesn’t seem right.

After installing Microsoft Office 2010 Beta you’ll notice the Send-a-Smile feature in the Taskbar. It’s so you can send Microsoft a smile or a frown based on what you like or don’t like about an app or feature.

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To disable it from running automatically during Startup, go into System Configuration \ Startup and uncheck the box next to Office Send-a-Smile scheduler…

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If you’re wondering where it is in Windows Task Manage it’s “OfficeSAS.exe”…

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If you want to access Send-a-Smile in the future it’s in the Start Menu under Microsoft Office 2010 Tools.

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To close out of it you can right-click and select Exit.

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You can completely uninstall it if you want as well if you’re not going to use it at all.

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Now you’ll have your Taskbar smiley free! What do you guys who are testing out the 2010 beta think of it so far? Have you sent Microsoft more frowns or smiles, or just don’t care? Let us know!

Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+