Microsoft VBA Get Existing Outlook Instance

Sub Get_Existing_Outlook_Instance()
  Dim objOutlook As Outlook.Application
  ' Gets the existing instance (if Outlook is already open) regardless of early or late binding
  On Error Resume Next
  Set objOutlook = GetObject(, "Outlook.Application")
  If objOutlook Is Nothing Then
      Debug.Print "Outlook is not open, getting a new instance"
      Set objOutlook = New Outlook.Application
  End If
  Set objOutlook = Nothing
End Sub

Microsift VBA Early vs. Late Binding Example

Private Sub Early_vs_Late_Binding_Example()
#Const LATEBINDING = False

    Dim objOutlook As Object
    Set objOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    ' NOTE! Early binding requires a typelib reference.  In the VBE click Tools -> References
    ' and make sure that "Microsoft Outlook xx.x Object Library" is selected
    Dim objOutlook As Outlook.Application
    Set objOutlook = New Outlook.Application
#End If
    Set objOutlook = Nothing
End Sub

Move Ubuntu Unity Launcher to the Bottom of the Screen

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom

To reset to the left side:
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Left

Changing the window placement in Ubuntu

To see the current setting:
dconf read /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/place/mode

To update the setting:
dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/place/mode 1

(Try different values to understand the behavior.)