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  • We’ve updated Excel Online: What’s new in April 2014

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    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.
  • Office 365, operated by 21Vianet, becomes generally available in China

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    Office 365 Team
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Guest Author: Qi Lu, EVP Applications and Services This week I had the privilege of announcing the general availability of Office 365 in China, operated by 21Vianet, from our launch event in the heart of Shanghai. Microsoft has more than 20 years of experience delivering our products and services to China. Now through our unique partnership with 21Vianet, we are delighted that we are able to offer Office 365 from local data centers within China. This announcement follows the general availability of Microsoft Azure, operated by 21Vianet, announced last month. It is very exciting to take…
  • If the Robots Kill Us, It's Because It's Their Job

    Microsoft Office News
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    In the movie Transcendence , which opens in theaters on Friday, a sentient computer program embarks on a relentless quest for power, nearly destroying humanity in the process.
  • Word Online update: Comments, list improvements, and footnotes now available!

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    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…
  • Buzz-laden startup Shape unveils security technology to cripple online fraud

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    2 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    With online fraud on everyone’s lips, a secretive but much-buzzed-about startup on Tuesday wil
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  • Office 365, operated by 21Vianet, becomes generally available in China

    Office 365 Team
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Guest Author: Qi Lu, EVP Applications and Services This week I had the privilege of announcing the general availability of Office 365 in China, operated by 21Vianet, from our launch event in the heart of Shanghai. Microsoft has more than 20 years of experience delivering our products and services to China. Now through our unique partnership with 21Vianet, we are delighted that we are able to offer Office 365 from local data centers within China. This announcement follows the general availability of Microsoft Azure, operated by 21Vianet, announced last month. It is very exciting to take…
  • Office 365 News Round-Up

    Jake Zborowski
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Office 365 recently got more personal—and less expensive. Office 365 Personal, which is now available, offers a low-cost option for individual users who want the flexibility of having our cloud-based productivity suite for home use on one PC and one tablet at a very affordable price. By adding Office 365 Personal to Office 365 Home, Office for the iPad, and all of the Office 365 options for business, we’ve made sure that there is a perfect Office 365 solution for every user. We also made Office Online better than ever, with improvements to Word Online and Excel Online as well as other new…
  • Join the Office 365 support webcast April 22: Getting started with Project Online

    Nannette Sperling
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    Join us Tuesday, April 22 at 9am PT/12pm ET to learn how to get started with Project Online. We’ll take you step by step, from signing up for a new subscription or adding a subscription to your existing applicable SharePoint Online subscription, right through to your first steps working in Project Online with resources and projects.  There will also be a quick overview of features you can expect to find with Project Online and the different subscription offerings available. Add this meeting to your calendarnow, then at the scheduled time, click the Lync meeting in your calendar join the…
  • Champion Solutions Group customers find Office 365 more productive, robust and cost-effective than Google Apps

    Sanjeevini Mittal
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s guest blogger isChris Pyle, president and CEO of Champion Solutions Group, an award-winning Microsoft Gold partner that helps small and medium enterprises develop cloud strategies and deploy cloud solutions. Founded in 1979, Champion has 22 offices in 11 states and is the parent company for MessageOps, which focuses exclusively on helping customers move seamlessly to the Microsoft Cloud. The two companies have helped hundreds of customers migrate to Office 365. At Champion Solutions Group, we focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that range from about 250 to 2500 seats. We…
  • OneNote Online: Print and navigation update

    OneNote Team
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    This week, we introduced the web-based Print feature to OneNote Online. About 10% of all feature requests are for printing from OneNote, so we understand it’s important for customers to access content online and on paper. Now you can do it using the PRINT tab on the Ribbon. We also improved the multi-column section/page navigation interface—it’s collapsible in middle/low resolution small-screen devices or on a small browser window. Now you can always get enough reading and editing space, regardless of what devices or browser mode you’re using. Want more?We’re continually adding new…
 
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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: 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…
  • 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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  • 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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  • Calling all Excel pros

    Excel Team
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    We invite you to join analysts from around the world to connect, share experiences, and learn more about the power of data to transform business. The only pre-requisite? A passion for data. Join us in the heart of Silicon Valley May 7-9 for real-world insights into analytics strategies from such leading companies as Yahoo!, SurveyMonkey, Wells Fargo, and of course Microsoft! You’ll walk away with an understanding of the latest in analytics best practices, advances, and strategic directions. Check out the sessions we have on tap for you. This gathering – created by and for the…
  • Join Access sessions at SharePoint Conference 2014 in March

    Jeff Conrad
    24 Feb 2014 | 11:30 am
    Join us in Las Vegas March 3-6 for SharePoint Conference 2014 (SPC14), including sessions on Microsoft Access. Product team members will show you Access web app features available in Access 2013, Office 365, and SharePoint 2013. Sign up for the Access Services sessions at SPC14! If you’re attending SPC14, be sure to sign up for the following Access Services sessions: SPC204 – Anyone can build a SharePoint App with Microsoft Access Speakers: Jeff Conrad and Chris Usher Come to this session to learn how power users can easily and quickly build SharePoint apps with a full SQL back end…
  • Register now for April 16 Access Day in Irvine, CA

    Kevin Bell
    13 Feb 2014 | 10:00 am
    Are you a developer or user of Microsoft Access, or know someone who is?  Interested in the new web capabilities in Access 2013 or how to improve Access client applications? After a successful sold-out event in the fall, J Street Technology is organizing another one-day conference on Microsoft Access.  Join us Wednesday, April 16 in Irvine, CA  for the next Access Day featuring internationally-respected presenters, including Access MVPs, book authors, and even a member of the Access development team at Microsoft. Access Day will include sessions by Kevin Bell, Tom van Stiphout, Alison…
  • Find all your data connections with Office Discovery and Risk Assessment

    Excel Team
    11 Feb 2014 | 5:00 am
    This post is brought to you by Steve Kraynak, Program Manager for Excel spreadsheet management features. Special thanks to SQL MVP Scott Stauffer for contributing to this article. Who’s using my data? Do you need to find out where your data is being used?  More specifically, how can you find Excel workbooks that have data connections to your databases? We went to SQL MVP Scott Stauffer to help answer that question.  Scott is helping his client launch a data warehouse that will be the preferred source of data for many areas of the business.  The client is also planning to switch to a…
  • Access apps General Availability for Office 365 customers

    Access Team
    3 Feb 2014 | 9:37 am
    Matt Evans is a writer on the Access team. If you test out Access apps, but are waiting to use them in a production environment, you can now move full speed ahead. What does general availability mean?  Customers can now create, share, and use Access apps with full confidence and the same level of guaranteed availability as the rest of Office 365.   Access apps have been part of Office 365 subscriptions since Office 365 General Availability was announced in February 2013.  Until now, Access apps were in preview and weren’t supported under the Office 365 service-level agreement (SLA) and…
 
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Office 365, operated by 21Vianet, becomes generally available in China

    Office 365 Team
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Guest Author: Qi Lu, EVP Applications and Services This week I had the privilege of announcing the general availability of Office 365 in China, operated by 21Vianet, from our launch event in the heart of Shanghai. Microsoft has more than 20 years of experience delivering our products and services to China. Now through our unique partnership with 21Vianet, we are delighted that we are able to offer Office 365 from local data centers within China. This announcement follows the general availability of Microsoft Azure, operated by 21Vianet, announced last month. It is very exciting to take…
  • Office 365 News Round-Up

    Jake Zborowski
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Office 365 recently got more personal—and less expensive. Office 365 Personal, which is now available, offers a low-cost option for individual users who want the flexibility of having our cloud-based productivity suite for home use on one PC and one tablet at a very affordable price. By adding Office 365 Personal to Office 365 Home, Office for the iPad, and all of the Office 365 options for business, we’ve made sure that there is a perfect Office 365 solution for every user. We also made Office Online better than ever, with improvements to Word Online and Excel Online as well as other new…
  • Join the Office 365 support webcast April 22: Getting started with Project Online

    Nannette Sperling
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    Join us Tuesday, April 22 at 9am PT/12pm ET to learn how to get started with Project Online. We’ll take you step by step, from signing up for a new subscription or adding a subscription to your existing applicable SharePoint Online subscription, right through to your first steps working in Project Online with resources and projects.  There will also be a quick overview of features you can expect to find with Project Online and the different subscription offerings available. Add this meeting to your calendarnow, then at the scheduled time, click the Lync meeting in your calendar join the…
  • Champion Solutions Group customers find Office 365 more productive, robust and cost-effective than Google Apps

    Sanjeevini Mittal
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s guest blogger isChris Pyle, president and CEO of Champion Solutions Group, an award-winning Microsoft Gold partner that helps small and medium enterprises develop cloud strategies and deploy cloud solutions. Founded in 1979, Champion has 22 offices in 11 states and is the parent company for MessageOps, which focuses exclusively on helping customers move seamlessly to the Microsoft Cloud. The two companies have helped hundreds of customers migrate to Office 365. At Champion Solutions Group, we focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that range from about 250 to 2500 seats. We…
  • OneNote Online: Print and navigation update

    OneNote Team
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    This week, we introduced the web-based Print feature to OneNote Online. About 10% of all feature requests are for printing from OneNote, so we understand it’s important for customers to access content online and on paper. Now you can do it using the PRINT tab on the Ribbon. We also improved the multi-column section/page navigation interface—it’s collapsible in middle/low resolution small-screen devices or on a small browser window. Now you can always get enough reading and editing space, regardless of what devices or browser mode you’re using. Want more?We’re continually adding new…
 
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  • 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…
  • User Assistance: Electronic Ink

    Kevin Siegel
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    by Tony Self   Electronic ink technology (eInk) is one of the most overlooked inventions in publishing. eInk has been around for a decade, and by rights should now be far more prevalent than it is today. But things may be about to change as innovators are starting to use eInk to make amazing new products, including some that may cause big changes in technical publications. eInk is the technology used in most dedicated eBook readers, such as Kindle and Nook. While some consider eInk to be a "screen" technology, it is closer to a "paper" technology. In Australia, as in…
  • Adobe Captivate: Bookmarking Without an LMS

    Kevin Siegel
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    by Kevin Siegel    Bookmarking a lesson provides the learner an opportunity to continue viewing a lesson from the exact spot where they left off. If you've uploaded your eLearning lesson into a Learning Management System, bookmarking is enabled by default in every lesson that you publish.  If you're not working with an LMS and you still want to enable bookmarking, you're out of luck, right? Not exactly. With a few simple clicks, you can enable bookmarking within any Captivate project. Once enabled, learners will see the following message should they close their web browser…
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  • 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…
  • Excel for iPad – Demo & Introduction [video]

    Chandoo
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:10 am
    Recently Microsoft has launched Excel app for iPad. Being an Excel addict, I could hardly wait to test it. And here is the result. Excel App for iPad – What is it? Several years after iPad launch, Microsoft finally created apps for Word, Power Point, One Note & Excel. The Excel app is a miniature version of Excel on your iPad. It is capable of displaying almost all Excel workbooks with ease. You can even create your own workbooks using the app. What do you need to use it? An iPad (duh!) Free Microsoft Excel for iPad app Optional Microsoft Office 365 subscription (if you want to…
  • Visualize state to state migration data and you could win an iPad or Galaxy Tab [Datavis Contest 2014]

    Chandoo
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    Time for another dashboard contest. Sit straight, set aside your appointments and get number-crunching. Analyze state to state migration data between 2012 & 2010 and present your results in a dashboard (or charts) and you could walk away with glory, fame & and an iPad. If all of this sounds tempting, read on. The contest Download dataset for the contest [mirror] Analyze the data and create a dashboard or set of charts (see rules below) Submit your workbook by 20th of April (Sunday), 2014. If readers at chandoo.org and our panel of judges love your work, you get one of the cool prizes.
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  • 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 →
  • Email encryption in Outlook – how to encrypt some or all messages with digital ID

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    Learn how to use Outlook email encryption to protect your email messages against unauthorized reading in Outlook 2010 and 2013. What Exchange hosted encryption is and how send secure encrypted emails between Outlook and other emails clients. Continue reading →
  • 6 Reasons Why Your VLOOKUP is Not Working

    Alan Murray
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    The VLOOKUP function is the most popular lookup and reference function in Excel. It is also one of the trickiest and the dreaded #N/A error message can be a common sight. This article will look at the 6 most common reasons why your VLOOKUP is not working. Continue reading →
  • Writing persuasive request letters: business letter format, tips and samples

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    Do you know how to write business letters to convince your recipient to respond or act? And what is the correct letter format? Read the article to find the answers as well as examples of persuasive request letters such as character reference, letter of recommendation, request for information, donation /charity request and more. Continue reading →
 
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