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  • Taking construction to new heights with Office 365

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    Office 365 Team
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Patrick Wirtz, Innovation Manager at The Walsh Group. The chief innovator at a large-scale construction company untethered himself from his desk and now keeps the lines of communication open, regardless of his location. Read about how he uses Office 365 and Office 365 ProPlus to share ideas through easy access to information and resolve issues from anywhere. I didn’t set out to get involved in construction. As a technologist, I could have ended up in just about any industry, but I took an internship at The Walsh Group 13 years ago and have never looked back.
  • Computer classes scheduled during May

    Microsoft Office News
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Project Self-Sufficiency will offer a variety of computer classes in May, including an Introduction to Personal Computers, introductory and advanced classes in both Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks accounting software, and courses designed specifically for seniors and for men.
  • Word Online update: Comments, list improvements, and footnotes now available!

    Office Blogs
    Word Team
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    Today, based on customer feedback, we’re making some updates to Word Online. These new capabilities will allow you to bring greater precision, detail, and organization to your documents. We deploy new updates region by region, so if you don’t see the changes we mention in this post, check back later in the week. Read on to find out more! Comments A long-requested improvement has arrived! Comments are a critical component of reviewing and refining a document, and now you can work with your comments in Word Online just like you can with the versions of Word you’re familiar with. The new…
  • SanDisk announces new CloudSpeed SSDs for enterprise

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    3 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
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  • We’ve updated Excel Online: What’s new in April 2014

    Office Blogs
    Dan Battagin
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    A year ago we announced that Excel Online and each of the applications that make up Office Online were destined to become a comprehensive productivity experience on more browsers and devices—not just companions to the desktop applications. Since then we’ve released several major updates and many minor updates, and today I’m sharing another significant step forward! (Note that these changes will roll-out worldwide over the course of the next few days.) As I wrote in an earlier post, we have a prioritized list of features and functionalities based on customer feedback and market research.
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  • Taking construction to new heights with Office 365

    Office 365 Team
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Patrick Wirtz, Innovation Manager at The Walsh Group. The chief innovator at a large-scale construction company untethered himself from his desk and now keeps the lines of communication open, regardless of his location. Read about how he uses Office 365 and Office 365 ProPlus to share ideas through easy access to information and resolve issues from anywhere. I didn’t set out to get involved in construction. As a technologist, I could have ended up in just about any industry, but I took an internship at The Walsh Group 13 years ago and have never looked back.
  • Optimized for iPad: Office scenarios

    Office 365 Team
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Derek Snook is senior program manager lead for Office Shared Features. Hello again from the Office for iPad engineering team! Check out our previous post, and thanks for all your feedback. Please continue to give us feedback so we can keep fine-tuning Office for the iPad! During the initial development of these new apps, we looked across the capabilities of Office and considered what it means to get work done on the iPad: working on the go, the touch interface, the iPad screen size, and its different modes, such as when the keyboard appears on the screen. I want to highlight a few examples of…
  • The Garage Series for Office 365: New user experiences with Groups, attachments and Office 365 mail

    Jeremy Chapman
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:37 am
    This week the Garage Series hits Austin, Texas and the Microsoft Exchange Conference. We kick off the series on location with Garage Series alum, Steve Chew, to continue last week’s conversation about Groups and show group collaboration in action with new email experiences, group experiences across Office 365, inline editing using Office Online within Outlook Web App and a sneak peak of the upcoming OWA for Android app. Last week, Christophe Fiessinger introduced the concept of Groups on the show. In that case we were filming live at SharePoint Conference and focused mainly on the new…
  • Join the Office 365 webcast April 24: Apps for Office comes to Access Web Apps

    Nannette Sperling
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Join us Thursday, April 24 at 9am PT/12pm ET to learn about Apps for Office, a new technology for extending Office applications that you already may have seen in Excel, Word and Outlook.  Now that this technology is in SharePoint apps created with Access, we’ll show you cool Apps for Office (like Maps and Charts) in Access Web Apps and how to build and use them. Add this meeting to your calendarnow, then at the scheduled time, click the Lync meeting in your calendar join the call. Presenter: Andrew Johnson and Gary Devendorf are engineers on the Microsoft Office Access product team.
  • Privacy authorities across Europe approve Office 365 privacy commitments

    Office 365 Team
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    Vijay Kumar is a senior product manager for Office 365. When you make a decision to entrust your data to a cloud services provider for productivity services, privacy—along with security and compliance—is uppermost in your mind. With Office 365, we are continually developing technologies and best practices to enhance privacy in our services. Beyond this, we make contractual commitments to protect your privacy as an Office 365 customer. On April 10, in a blog post by Brad Smith, our General Counsel, we announced that our contractual commitments for Office 365 and for our other cloud…
 
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  • Word Online update: Comments, list improvements, and footnotes now available!

    Word Team
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    Today, based on customer feedback, we’re making some updates to Word Online. These new capabilities will allow you to bring greater precision, detail, and organization to your documents. We deploy new updates region by region, so if you don’t see the changes we mention in this post, check back later in the week. Read on to find out more! Comments A long-requested improvement has arrived! Comments are a critical component of reviewing and refining a document, and now you can work with your comments in Word Online just like you can with the versions of Word you’re familiar with. The new…
  • Webinar: All about watermarks

    Doug Thomas
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    In this week’s webinar you’ll learn how to make or remove watermarks in your documents. We’ll show you how to place images behind text in Word and make sure Confidential or Draft are clearly noted. Plus we’ll cover how to customize a watermark in PowerPoint. Need a sneak peek? View our 30-second trailer. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar Adding a quick “confidential” watermark Customizing watermarks Finding and removing unneeded watermarks Watermarks in PowerPoint using the Slide Master  References for this webinar Insert or change a…
  • The Garage Series for Office 365: Prague road trip and apps for Office challenge

    Jeremy Chapman
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    This week the Garage Series Road Trip continues in Prague. Jeremy catches up with organizations using Office 365 in Europe. Then custom apps for Office are put to the test to help Jeremy navigate the historic city and its landmarks in record time. After Hong Kong – where we saw the impact of multiple device usage and mobility in one of the most crowded cities on earth, hearing first hand from technology strategist and IT director Kenneth Lam from Emperor Group and CIO Gerrit Bahlman from PolyU – I set out for my next road trip in Prague. Why Prague? It happened to be the next…
  • Webinar: Office for iPad

    Dave Ludwig
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:07 am
    Last week, we announced that Office is available for the iPad. In this webinar, we’ll show you how to get up and running with these new apps. You’ll learn the basics, from how to get your files opened to how AutoSave works. Plus, we’ll go deeper to show you tips and tricks in each of the new apps: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word for iPad. What you will learn: How to open files from the cloud How AutoSave works Helpful gestures in each of the apps How to use the new function keyboard in Excel for iPad How to run a slideshow and project to a screen using PowerPoint for iPad How to…
  • Announcing the Office you love, now on the iPad

    John Case
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:45 am
    Today in San Francisco, we made some exciting announcements about our company’s mobile first, cloud first approach. Office played a big part in today’s news. Over a billion people on the planet use Microsoft Office to get more done at work and at home. Every day we hear from you how important it is to have a great productivity experience on all the devices you use. We take that very seriously – we know that means you want the authentic experience of Office, made right for the device you’re using.  Whether you’re creating an Excel spreadsheet on your tablet, authoring a Word…
 
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  • We’ve updated Excel Online: What’s new in April 2014

    Dan Battagin
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    A year ago we announced that Excel Online and each of the applications that make up Office Online were destined to become a comprehensive productivity experience on more browsers and devices—not just companions to the desktop applications. Since then we’ve released several major updates and many minor updates, and today I’m sharing another significant step forward! (Note that these changes will roll-out worldwide over the course of the next few days.) As I wrote in an earlier post, we have a prioritized list of features and functionalities based on customer feedback and market research.
  • Webinar: All about watermarks

    Doug Thomas
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    In this week’s webinar you’ll learn how to make or remove watermarks in your documents. We’ll show you how to place images behind text in Word and make sure Confidential or Draft are clearly noted. Plus we’ll cover how to customize a watermark in PowerPoint. Need a sneak peek? View our 30-second trailer. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar Adding a quick “confidential” watermark Customizing watermarks Finding and removing unneeded watermarks Watermarks in PowerPoint using the Slide Master  References for this webinar Insert or change a…
  • The Garage Series for Office 365: Prague road trip and apps for Office challenge

    Jeremy Chapman
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    This week the Garage Series Road Trip continues in Prague. Jeremy catches up with organizations using Office 365 in Europe. Then custom apps for Office are put to the test to help Jeremy navigate the historic city and its landmarks in record time. After Hong Kong – where we saw the impact of multiple device usage and mobility in one of the most crowded cities on earth, hearing first hand from technology strategist and IT director Kenneth Lam from Emperor Group and CIO Gerrit Bahlman from PolyU – I set out for my next road trip in Prague. Why Prague? It happened to be the next…
  • Join us April 4: Excel AMA on reddit

    Dan Battagin
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Join us Friday, April 4 at 1:00pm PDT/4:00pm EDT for the first Excel-hosted AMA (what’s an AMA?) on reddit. We get great feedback and input about Excel through customer site visits, bringing customers to Microsoft, sharing on blogs and support forums, and more, but we haven’t interacted broadly in real-time–until now. We’ll start a thread on reddit.com/r/iAMA at 12:50pm PDT/3:50pm EDT and we’d love to hear from you, so ask us anything! We couldn’t resist having a bit of fun.
  • Webinar: Office for iPad

    Dave Ludwig
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:07 am
    Last week, we announced that Office is available for the iPad. In this webinar, we’ll show you how to get up and running with these new apps. You’ll learn the basics, from how to get your files opened to how AutoSave works. Plus, we’ll go deeper to show you tips and tricks in each of the new apps: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word for iPad. What you will learn: How to open files from the cloud How AutoSave works Helpful gestures in each of the apps How to use the new function keyboard in Excel for iPad How to run a slideshow and project to a screen using PowerPoint for iPad How to…
 
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  • The Garage Series for Office 365: New user experiences with Groups, attachments and Office 365 mail

    Jeremy Chapman
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:37 am
    This week the Garage Series hits Austin, Texas and the Microsoft Exchange Conference. We kick off the series on location with Garage Series alum, Steve Chew, to continue last week’s conversation about Groups and show group collaboration in action with new email experiences, group experiences across Office 365, inline editing using Office Online within Outlook Web App and a sneak peak of the upcoming OWA for Android app. Last week, Christophe Fiessinger introduced the concept of Groups on the show. In that case we were filming live at SharePoint Conference and focused mainly on the new…
  • The Garage Series for Office 365: Prague road trip and apps for Office challenge

    Jeremy Chapman
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    This week the Garage Series Road Trip continues in Prague. Jeremy catches up with organizations using Office 365 in Europe. Then custom apps for Office are put to the test to help Jeremy navigate the historic city and its landmarks in record time. After Hong Kong – where we saw the impact of multiple device usage and mobility in one of the most crowded cities on earth, hearing first hand from technology strategist and IT director Kenneth Lam from Emperor Group and CIO Gerrit Bahlman from PolyU – I set out for my next road trip in Prague. Why Prague? It happened to be the next…
  • Announcing the Office you love, now on the iPad

    John Case
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:45 am
    Today in San Francisco, we made some exciting announcements about our company’s mobile first, cloud first approach. Office played a big part in today’s news. Over a billion people on the planet use Microsoft Office to get more done at work and at home. Every day we hear from you how important it is to have a great productivity experience on all the devices you use. We take that very seriously – we know that means you want the authentic experience of Office, made right for the device you’re using.  Whether you’re creating an Excel spreadsheet on your tablet, authoring a Word…
  • Announcing Office 365 Personal: A new way to access Office 365!

    Chris Schneider
    13 Mar 2014 | 8:58 am
    At last week’s SharePoint Conference, we discussed Office 365 for business investments and got some outstanding feedback from customers. Now it’s time for a few updates for our consumer customers using Office 365 – 3.5 million subscribers and counting. Today I want to announce Office 365 Personal. Coming this Spring, Office 365 Personal is a new, great option for people interested in using Office 365.  It’s designed for an individual, allows for one PC or Mac and one tablet to be connected to the service and will be available for $69.99 USD/year or $6.99 USD/ month (ERP)1.
  • Compact message header in Outlook 2013

    Outlook Team
    12 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    Ronak Trivedi is a program manager on the Outlook engineering team. We are excited to announce that we’ve taken all the feedback we’ve received and used it to design a compact version of the email message header in Outlook 2013. The new message header gives you control over the header information you see, so that you can concentrate on what matters most: the content of the message. We really like it, and we think you will too. Expanded or collapsed? You decide. We’ve made it incredibly simple. You can decide which view of the message header you like. Do you want to show the traditional…
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  • Webinar: All about watermarks

    Doug Thomas
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    In this week’s webinar you’ll learn how to make or remove watermarks in your documents. We’ll show you how to place images behind text in Word and make sure Confidential or Draft are clearly noted. Plus we’ll cover how to customize a watermark in PowerPoint. Need a sneak peek? View our 30-second trailer. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar Adding a quick “confidential” watermark Customizing watermarks Finding and removing unneeded watermarks Watermarks in PowerPoint using the Slide Master  References for this webinar Insert or change a…
  • Webinar: Office for iPad

    Dave Ludwig
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:07 am
    Last week, we announced that Office is available for the iPad. In this webinar, we’ll show you how to get up and running with these new apps. You’ll learn the basics, from how to get your files opened to how AutoSave works. Plus, we’ll go deeper to show you tips and tricks in each of the new apps: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word for iPad. What you will learn: How to open files from the cloud How AutoSave works Helpful gestures in each of the apps How to use the new function keyboard in Excel for iPad How to run a slideshow and project to a screen using PowerPoint for iPad How to…
  • Announcing the Office you love, now on the iPad

    John Case
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:45 am
    Today in San Francisco, we made some exciting announcements about our company’s mobile first, cloud first approach. Office played a big part in today’s news. Over a billion people on the planet use Microsoft Office to get more done at work and at home. Every day we hear from you how important it is to have a great productivity experience on all the devices you use. We take that very seriously – we know that means you want the authentic experience of Office, made right for the device you’re using.  Whether you’re creating an Excel spreadsheet on your tablet, authoring a Word…
  • Announcing Office 365 Personal: A new way to access Office 365!

    Chris Schneider
    13 Mar 2014 | 8:58 am
    At last week’s SharePoint Conference, we discussed Office 365 for business investments and got some outstanding feedback from customers. Now it’s time for a few updates for our consumer customers using Office 365 – 3.5 million subscribers and counting. Today I want to announce Office 365 Personal. Coming this Spring, Office 365 Personal is a new, great option for people interested in using Office 365.  It’s designed for an individual, allows for one PC or Mac and one tablet to be connected to the service and will be available for $69.99 USD/year or $6.99 USD/ month (ERP)1.
  • Inspiring change: My mission to support young women to soar

    Office Team
    6 Mar 2014 | 5:55 am
    In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Office team is proud to celebrate the women who have made an impact on the world. Among many, many extraordinary women who depend upon Office 365, we’d like to introduce you to Amelia Rose Earhart. International Women’s Day is March 8, and as we approach this day, I’m reminded of the importance of leaders who do, leaders who live, and the leaders who show us how to live the life of our dreams. Telling a woman, “you can do anything you set your mind to,” is encouraging guidance, and a nice gesture. But when a woman is shown by…
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    Office Development with Visual Studio

  • VSTO Runtime Update to Address Slow Shutdown and “Unknown Publisher” for SHA256 Certificates

    VSTOTeam
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:07 pm
    We are pleased to announce a new version of the VSTO Runtime (10.0.50325) that addresses two important issues reported to us by customers. For VSTO add-ins using WPF controls, customers using touch-enabled devices experienced a 15-20 second lag when closing Office applications. This issue was first reported via a Connect bug, which helped provide the context for investigating and fixing this bug. Additionally, for developers using SHA256 code-signing certificates, the installation Trust Prompt would erroneously display “Unknown Publisher” even when the publisher was fully trusted. …
  • Announcing Visual Studio 2013 RTM

    VSTOTeam
    17 Oct 2013 | 10:24 am
    We are pleased to announce the release of Visual Studio 2013!  This latest release offers many great features for developers, such as innovative IDE features like Peek and CodeLens, expanded ALM capacities with Git support, enhancements for ASP.NET web development, and much more. For VSTO developers, Visual Studio 2013 comes with in-the-box design-time support for Office 2013, which previously required a separate download.  VSTO also now supports .NET Framework 4.5.1 – which includes exciting better async debugging, function return values in the debugger, performance improvements,…
  • Announcing Visual Studio 2013 Preview and .NET 4.5.1 support

    VSTOTeam
    27 Jun 2013 | 10:22 am
    For those who've been following the announcements at BUILD these past two days, Visual Studio 2013 Preview has now been officially released. For Office developers, the VS 2013 Preview release means that the Office 2013 design-time support and the .NET 4.5 support that previously required a separate download is now integrated into Visual Studio alongside the existing Office 2010 and .NET 4.0 support. Better yet, we've also added runtime and design-time support for the new .NET Framework 4.5.1 Preview. If you're interested to learn more about the .NET Framework 4.5.1 Preview — which includes…
  • Roadmap for Apps for Office, VSTO, and VBA

    VSTOTeam
    18 Jun 2013 | 9:31 am
    Note:  This post is simultaneously published both to the VSTO blog and to the apps for Office blog.  To learn more about apps for Office, visit http://dev.office.com. With all the buzz around the new apps for Office programming model, developers might be wondering: What benefits does the new app model bring, and which of the three technology choices―apps for Office, managed VSTO add-ins, or VBA macros―are best suited for particular scenarios? Apps for Office is a recognition that the technology landscape around us is changing: that ubiquitous connectivity, mobile devices,…
  • Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012: Now Available with Office 2013 and .NET Framework 4.5 support

    VSTOTeam
    6 Mar 2013 | 6:10 am
    I'm pleased to announce that the official Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 is now available to download For VSTO developers, this release brings .NET 4.5 support and design-time support for Office 2013, along with general design-time enhancements and bug fixes to the VSTO Runtime (released separately a few months ago via our download center and Windows Update; see KB 2796590 for information regarding the Runtime). We also heard your feedback from "Preview 2" of the tools, including the request to bring back the VSTO Runtime Bootstrapper into VS 2012 -- it is now back in…
 
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    Murray Sargent: Math in Office

  • BiDi Hyperlinks

    MurrayS3
    30 Mar 2014 | 12:47 pm
    More precisely, this post is about BiDi Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs). These objects are a generalization of Universal Resource Identifiers (URIs) that can contain a large variety of nonASCII characters, such as most alphabetic characters and Chinese characters. Complications occur when BiDi characters such as Arabic and Hebrew are used in IRIs especially when displayed in a right-to-left (RTL) context. As the IRI reference discusses, use of the Unicode BiDi Algorithm (UBA) is consistent in the way such IRIs are displayed in plain text, but unfortunately some RTL IRI displays…
  • More on Equation Numbering

    MurrayS3
    21 Feb 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The book Creating Research and Scientific Documents using Microsoft Word gives a method for numbering equations that works with all versions of Word from Word 2007 on and has automatic renumbering of the equations and the references to the equations. Those are very attractive features. The approach inserts a center tab before the equation and a right tab before the equation number. This works perfectly for simple equations, but there are some problems for more complicated equations. The problems could in principle could be solved with modifications to Word, but not in a backward compatible…
  • Book on Technical Writing in Word

    MurrayS3
    15 Jan 2014 | 6:15 am
    There’s a new Microsoft Press book on creating technical documents in Word, entitled Creating Research and Scientific Documents using Microsoft Word. Alexander Mamishev, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, is the primary author and I wrote most of Chapter 6 on equations. The book emphasizes the utility of Word templates in streamlining the preparation of technical documents. Such documents contain headings, figures, tables, equations, citations and cross references. Moreover they often have to match a particular publisher’s preferences. The book…
  • UTF-8 RTF

    MurrayS3
    20 Nov 2013 | 12:51 pm
    For RichEdit 4.0 (Windows XP SP1), I developed a UTF-8 version of the Rich Text Format (RTF). The reason was to have a faster, more reliable way of handling copy/paste for RichEdit than regular RTF. RichEdit 5.0 added the binary format for this purpose (and for OneNote) and RichEdit 6.0 added a still faster internal method to speed the build up of the math linear format. Accordingly starting with RichEdit 5.0 (Office 2003), the UTF-8 RTF format isn’t used for copy/paste unless the client specifically asks for it, and I haven’t paid much attention to it. But a UTF-8 RTF bug for the…
  • RichEdit Hot Keys

    MurrayS3
    30 Oct 2013 | 1:05 pm
    This post summarizes the hot keys built into RichEdit. Previous posts have described various math hot keys like Alt+=. But AFAIK no one has published a summary of all the RichEdit hot keys. Note that RichEdit clients, e.g., OneNote, often handle all hot key combinations with RichEdit never seeing the corresponding keyboard messages. Since the client is the one that receives the keyboard input, it can do whatever it wants to with that input. This flexibility is valuable particularly with regard to localizing the hot keys. RichEdit is “globalized”, but not localized. A number of the…
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  • Outlook 2013 Click To Run and COM Interfaces

    Stephen Griffin - MSFT
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    In this article I’ll go over the current state of Outlook 2013 Click To Run (C2R)and support for various programmatic interfaces. Please comment on any areas I’ve missed and I’ll update the article accordingly. With Outlook 2013, we enabled something we had never supported before, side by side (SxS)  installation with other versions of Outlook. Specifically, we support installing Outlook 2013 side by side with Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2007. We do this by installing Outlook 2013 using Click-to-Run. For most MAPI applications and Outlook Add-Ins, C2R does not pose a…
  • MAPICDO March 2014 Release

    Stephen Griffin - MSFT
    4 Mar 2014 | 10:27 am
    It’s time for what is most likely the last release of the MAPICDO download. Here are the release notes: Installation details: The version given on the Download Center is 08.03.08353. The version stamped on the files, however, is 6.5.8353.0. All of the files in the update are dated January 13th, 2014. If you already have a version of the MAPI Download installed, you must uninstall it before installing the new version. The installer does not upgrade, nor does it warn you if you try to install it without uninstalling the previous version. Fixes: We fixed a connection leak on network errors…
  • February 2014 Release of MFCMAPI and MrMAPI

    Stephen Griffin - MSFT
    14 Feb 2014 | 2:48 pm
    The February 2014 Release (build 15.0.0.1041) is live: http://mfcmapi.codeplex.com. The past month’s experiment of checking in as I go seemed to work well. Since the checkins are now self annotated I’ve decided to stop post creating items in the issue tracker for work I’ve already done. Do please continue to file items for work I need to do. This month we get the ability to export profile information using MrMAPI. The folks working on our diagnostics tools are salivating over that. :) Here's a change list - see the Issue Tracker and ChangeSets on Codeplex for more details: CopyTo…
  • Prefix Searching the PST

    Stephen Griffin - MSFT
    24 Jan 2014 | 8:41 am
    Here’s a neat trick: Load a PST into Outlook and pick a folder with some messages in it Go to Advance Find -> Advanced -> Field -> All mail Fields –> From Select condition”'word starts with”. Enter the last part of an e-mail address of a sender of a message in your folder. Click on Add to List Click on 'Find Now'. Observe the results. Since our restriction is “word starts with”, our restriction won’t match and we won’t get results, as expected. Now – turn off indexing for this PST and try it again. Now you start getting matches! What’s happening? In MAPI…
  • Custom Icons and Table View

    Stephen Griffin - MSFT
    13 Jan 2014 | 7:14 am
    A couple of customers recently reported this interesting issue with Outlook views and custom form icons: Publish a custom form in Outlook and chosen to give it an icon. There doesn’t need to be anything special about the form. In fact, the default custom form icon will reproduce this issue. Configure a folder with the Table view (single line, with rows and columns). One way to do this is to turn off the Reading pane and make the view wide enough that Outlook defaults to the Table. Create a new item using your form. Expected: The entry in the table uses the custom icon. Actual: The entry in…
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  • Taking construction to new heights with Office 365

    Office 365 Team
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Patrick Wirtz, Innovation Manager at The Walsh Group. The chief innovator at a large-scale construction company untethered himself from his desk and now keeps the lines of communication open, regardless of his location. Read about how he uses Office 365 and Office 365 ProPlus to share ideas through easy access to information and resolve issues from anywhere. I didn’t set out to get involved in construction. As a technologist, I could have ended up in just about any industry, but I took an internship at The Walsh Group 13 years ago and have never looked back.
  • Optimized for iPad: Office scenarios

    Office 365 Team
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Derek Snook is senior program manager lead for Office Shared Features. Hello again from the Office for iPad engineering team! Check out our previous post, and thanks for all your feedback. Please continue to give us feedback so we can keep fine-tuning Office for the iPad! During the initial development of these new apps, we looked across the capabilities of Office and considered what it means to get work done on the iPad: working on the go, the touch interface, the iPad screen size, and its different modes, such as when the keyboard appears on the screen. I want to highlight a few examples of…
  • The Garage Series for Office 365: New user experiences with Groups, attachments and Office 365 mail

    Jeremy Chapman
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:37 am
    This week the Garage Series hits Austin, Texas and the Microsoft Exchange Conference. We kick off the series on location with Garage Series alum, Steve Chew, to continue last week’s conversation about Groups and show group collaboration in action with new email experiences, group experiences across Office 365, inline editing using Office Online within Outlook Web App and a sneak peak of the upcoming OWA for Android app. Last week, Christophe Fiessinger introduced the concept of Groups on the show. In that case we were filming live at SharePoint Conference and focused mainly on the new…
  • Join the Office 365 webcast April 24: Apps for Office comes to Access Web Apps

    Nannette Sperling
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Join us Thursday, April 24 at 9am PT/12pm ET to learn about Apps for Office, a new technology for extending Office applications that you already may have seen in Excel, Word and Outlook.  Now that this technology is in SharePoint apps created with Access, we’ll show you cool Apps for Office (like Maps and Charts) in Access Web Apps and how to build and use them. Add this meeting to your calendarnow, then at the scheduled time, click the Lync meeting in your calendar join the call. Presenter: Andrew Johnson and Gary Devendorf are engineers on the Microsoft Office Access product team.
  • Privacy authorities across Europe approve Office 365 privacy commitments

    Office 365 Team
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    Vijay Kumar is a senior product manager for Office 365. When you make a decision to entrust your data to a cloud services provider for productivity services, privacy—along with security and compliance—is uppermost in your mind. With Office 365, we are continually developing technologies and best practices to enhance privacy in our services. Beyond this, we make contractual commitments to protect your privacy as an Office 365 customer. On April 10, in a blog post by Brad Smith, our General Counsel, we announced that our contractual commitments for Office 365 and for our other cloud…
 
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  • eLearning & Training: How Long is Too Long?

    Kevin Siegel
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
    by Kevin Siegel    You can create the best-looking, most well-written eLearning lesson anyone has ever seen. But for the lesson to be effective, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that more does not mean better. If your lesson plays too long, you run the risk of losing the attention span of your learner and lowering the effectiveness of the lesson in general. So how long is too long? The answer is directly tied to the average attention span of an adult learner. According to Joan Middendorf and Alan Kalish, Indiana University, "Adult learners can keep tuned in to…
  • Localization: Training & Development in the Czech Republic

    Kevin Siegel
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:54 pm
    by Jen Weaver   Frequently ruled by outsiders in its history, the Czech Republic now faces happier times. Let's take a jaunt over to Central Europe and explore some common cultural facts about the Czech people and their expectations when it comes to training and development. Test Your Knowledge of Czech Culture: True or False. Bohemia is another name for a section of the Czech Republic. Is "Czech" the English or Czech spelling of the name of their language? True or False. Budweiser beer was named after a town in the Czech Republic. Quick Tips for Training & Development in…
  • Localization: Training & Development in the Czech Republic

    Kevin Siegel
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    by Jen Weaver   Frequently ruled by outsiders in its history, the Czech Republic now faces happier times. Let's take a jaunt over to Central Europe and explore some common cultural facts about the Czech people and their expectations when it comes to T&D. Test Your Knowledge of Czech Culture: True or False. Bohemia is another name for a section of the Czech Republic. Is "Czech" the English or Czech spelling of the name of their language? True or False. Budweiser beer was named after a town in the Czech Republic. Quick Tips for Training & Development in the Czech…
  • eLearning: Is Right-Clicking Right?

    Kevin Siegel
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:59 am
    by Kevin Siegel    Most computer programs offer multiple ways to accomplish any one task. For instance, in Microsoft Word you can make a selected word bold using a menu, a toolbar button, pressing a keyboard shortcut, or by right-clicking the text. If you're responsible for creating a software simulation that teaches a learner how to make Word text bold, which of the commands are you going to simulate? While you could simulate multiple options, I'd encourage you to focus on just one (adding multiple options is going to take you too long to produce). Personally, I'd simulate…
  • eLearning & Presentations: More Free Images. A MILLION more!

    Kevin Siegel
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:16 am
    by AJ Walther   Want more free images for your eLearning or PowerPoint presentations? How about over a MILLION more? In December of last year, the British Library released into the public domain a huge collection of scanned images from more than 65,000 books spanning the 16th to 19th centuries. Yes, that's right, I said public domain. That means these images are free to use, share, and modify in any way that you see fit. The library asks only that you help to populate the metadata for the images to help make them more easily searchable--and to help spread the knowledge. The project is…
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  • CP006: How to be a better analyst? – Road map for getting better at Data Analysis & Improving your career prospects

    Chandoo
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:06 am
    In the 6th session of Chandoo.org podcast, we focus on making you a better analyst. Before we proceed in to the session, let me remind you: Subscribe to Chandoo.org Podcast Do you know that you can subscribe and receive latest episodes of our podcast right to your ears? Use one of the below links to get started. For iPhone or iPod or iPad: Click here to subscribe. Andriod Phones & Tabs: Click here to subscribe on Stitcher. (You can download Stitcher free app from that link) Windows Phone: For Windows phone, search your podcasts app for our show. Or… As always, you can get latest…
  • Modeling tiles in a room using Excel Conditional Formatting

    Chandoo
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    Last week we learned how to answer questions like, “How many tiles in a room?” using Excel. We learned about CONVERT function and fraction number format settings in Excel. But why stop at calculation? We can even model a room full of tiles, thanks to Excel’s grid nature. So today, we will learn how to create a room layout like this using Excel: If you like the demo, read on to learn. Step 1: Set up input cells To model tiles in a room, we need 4 inputs. Lets call them by below names. room.length room.width tile.length tile.width Step 2: Calculate number of tiles required The…
  • There are Easter Eggs in this Excel file!!!

    Chandoo
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:11 am
    Hello Friends…, It is Easter time again. Every year, we at Chandoo.org celebrate Easter by hunting for eggs (not in the wild, just in the Excel workbooks). This year too I have hidden 30 Excel tips in a workbook. You have to solve 3 puzzles to find them. So what are you waiting for. Go ahead and hunt for them eggs. Click here to download the Easter eggs file. I am sure you will enjoy them If you are in mood for more adventure, hunt for the Easter eggs from past  2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009. And yeah, its not too late to discover the Hidden Angry Formulas game in Excel (2007 and…
  • CP005: Introduction to Form Controls – an interview with Debra Dalgleish

    Chandoo
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:10 am
    In the 5th session of Chandoo.org podcast, we are going to demystify form controls. I am very happy and excited to interview my good friend, fellow Excel MVP, author, blogger and virtual mentor – Debra Dalgleish about this topic. Before we proceed in to the session, let me remind you: Get new episodes automatically! That is right. Chandoo.org uses latest & most magical software. That means, whenever a podcast goes live, an army of magical fairies carry the sound-waves and bring them right to your mobile phone or tablet. And all you have to do is subscribe. For iPhone or iPod or…
  • Multiplying 24ft 9inches with 6ft 3inches using Excel

    Chandoo
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    Imagine you are a carpenter and you are tasked with laying wooden floor at Gill Bates’ house. Now Gill B has a very big house and he wants to make sure you do a good job. So instead of asking you to lay the floor for entire house, he asks you to finish flooring in the guest bedroom first. Here are the dimensions of that guest bedroom. Width: 6ft 3inches Length: 24ft 9inches Size of individual wooden floor board: 2ft x 4inches And here is the big question you are facing. What?!? the guest bedroom width is only 6ft 3inches? But over the years of chiseling and polishing you have learned to…
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  • How to convert Excel to CSV and export Excel files to CSV UTF-8 format

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    In this article we will investigate quick and efficient ways to export an Excel file to CSV and convert Excel spreadsheets to CSV UTF-8 format, keeping all special characters and foreign symbols intact. Continue reading →
  • How to show and hide gridlines in Excel 2010, 2013

    Ekaterina Bespalaya
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    In the previous blog post we successfully solved the problem of Excel not printing gridlines. Today I’d like to dwell on another issue related to Excel grid lines. In this article you’ll learn how to show gridlines in an entire worksheet or in certain cells only, and how to hide lines by changing cells background or borders' color. Continue reading →
  • How to add drop-down lists in Excel

    Irina Pozniakova
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Adding a drop-down list to your table is a preliminary that can save a lot of your time when working in Excel. If you want to make sure you use a limited set of values in some column, Excel data validation is exactly what you need. Watch this video to see how easy it is. Continue reading →
  • How to make Excel print gridlines

    Ekaterina Bespalaya
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:29 am
    One of the most common complaints about gridlines is that they are not printed by default. In this article you’ll learn how to print gridlines in Excel and get these faint lines brighter on a hard copy by changing the default gridline color. Continue reading →
  • Send secure email in Outlook 2010 and 2013 using digital signature

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    Learn about Outlook digital signature, encrypting email connections with SSL, and other ways to send secure email messages in Outlook 2010 and 2013. Continue reading →
 
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