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    Jake Zborowski
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” That was the view of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most innovative thinkers who ever lived. Although Leonardo valued simplicity and made it a cornerstone of his work, he tackled many complex challenges throughout his life. A true Renaissance man, Leonardo used his genius to invent hydraulic pumps, musical instruments and submarines; create works of art that show a mastery of human anatomy and a deep understanding of human nature; and design flying machines nearly 500 years before the Wright brothers launched their first glider at Kitty Hawk.
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    Jake Zborowski
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” That was the view of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most innovative thinkers who ever lived. Although Leonardo valued simplicity and made it a cornerstone of his work, he tackled many complex challenges throughout his life. A true Renaissance man, Leonardo used his genius to invent hydraulic pumps, musical instruments and submarines; create works of art that show a mastery of human anatomy and a deep understanding of human nature; and design flying machines nearly 500 years before the Wright brothers launched their first glider at Kitty Hawk.
  • Adding Document Properties in PowerPoint

    Office Watch
    pdeegan
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    We’ve already looked at Microsoft Office document properties features.  They are fully featured in Word and have limited availability in Excel so now we look at PowerPoint. PowerPoint has little document automation.   Word users are often surprised to discover that even basic field codes don’t exist in PowerPoint. … read the rest ➙
  • Assistant to CEO/Literary Agent

    Microsoft Office News
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Job Summary: Leading New York literary agent and CEO of prominent literary agency seeks full time assistant. Applicant should be interested in working on a broad range of books from commercial non-fiction, fiction, and memoir.
  • Introducing Microsoft Ignite

    Office Blogs
    Office 365 Team
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    This morning on The Official Microsoft Blog, we revealed more details about our enterprise technology conference in May—Microsoft Ignite. If you attended the SharePoint Conference, Exchange Conference, Lync Conference or Project Conference, this is the conference for you. And, if you’re interested in or already using Office 365, this is the conference for you. Register now to reserve your spot and we will see you in Chicago on May 4, 2015. Join the YamJam: We are committed to making Microsoft Ignite an incredible and valuable event for all of us who are passionate about Office, Exchange,…
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  • Office 365 news round-up

    Jake Zborowski
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” That was the view of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most innovative thinkers who ever lived. Although Leonardo valued simplicity and made it a cornerstone of his work, he tackled many complex challenges throughout his life. A true Renaissance man, Leonardo used his genius to invent hydraulic pumps, musical instruments and submarines; create works of art that show a mastery of human anatomy and a deep understanding of human nature; and design flying machines nearly 500 years before the Wright brothers launched their first glider at Kitty Hawk.
  • Support corner webcast—troubleshoot Mail Flow for hybrid cloud environment

    Office 365 Team
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    In this video, learn about the components of hybrid Mail Flow, the connector differences between Exchange 2010 and 2013 hybrid Mail Flow, header differences between centralized and decentralized transport, and typical issues that adversely affect hybrid Mail Flow. Presenter: Vincent Yim is a senior premier field engineer who specializes in Exchange deployments, Exchange Online migrations and Office365 identity. His primary activities includes consulting, training delivery and content writing. Office 365 support corner webcasts are a critical program to troubleshoot support issues and…
  • Calling the ballgames from OneNote with professional announcers Joe Block & Scott Franzke

    OneNote Team
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The World Series is in full swing and it yields a month filled with memorable home runs, strikeouts and game-winning hits. The soundtrack of these moments stays with you forever because of the announcers who call the games. But this is not a job for the shy or unorganized person. Calling plays in a three-plus hour baseball game with hundreds of players throughout a 162-game season requires both knowledge and know-how. Joe Block, professional baseball announcer in Milwaukee, uses OneNote on all his devices to keep track of player stats, game stories and even to keep score, bringing the game…
  • Join us Tuesday for the last live Office 15-Minute Webinar: 4 Office game changers

    Doug Thomas
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    For our last webinar, we take a personal view of Office. I’ve been inside the Office Content team for seven years and learned a ton about the programs. For me, here are four skills you can pick up relatively quickly that have a great impact on how you create content and get things done faster with Office. Join us for our last live Office 15-Minute Webinar at 9:15 A.M. Pacific Time. There’s also a 20-minute Q&A afterwards. You will need to register for this webinar (it takes only a few seconds). Register and attend https://microsoft.eventbuilder.com/event2.asp?eventID=6h97p97y…
  • Microsoft sponsors the Financial Modeling World Championships for Excel power users

    Excel Team
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    ModelOff, the Financial Modeling World Championships, is a fun and educational international competition for students and professionals who use Microsoft Excel. This year, Microsoft continues the tradition of sponsoring this exciting event. The contest starts Saturday October 25th, with online rounds making the competition accessible to anyone around the world. The event then culminates with a face-off between the 16 top finalists as they compete for the title of World Champion at new Microsoft Times Square offices. In addition to being known as an Excel rock star, there is over $100,000 of…
 
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  • Office 365 news round-up

    Jake Zborowski
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” That was the view of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most innovative thinkers who ever lived. Although Leonardo valued simplicity and made it a cornerstone of his work, he tackled many complex challenges throughout his life. A true Renaissance man, Leonardo used his genius to invent hydraulic pumps, musical instruments and submarines; create works of art that show a mastery of human anatomy and a deep understanding of human nature; and design flying machines nearly 500 years before the Wright brothers launched their first glider at Kitty Hawk.
  • Support corner webcast—troubleshoot Mail Flow for hybrid cloud environment

    Office 365 Team
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    In this video, learn about the components of hybrid Mail Flow, the connector differences between Exchange 2010 and 2013 hybrid Mail Flow, header differences between centralized and decentralized transport, and typical issues that adversely affect hybrid Mail Flow. Presenter: Vincent Yim is a senior premier field engineer who specializes in Exchange deployments, Exchange Online migrations and Office365 identity. His primary activities includes consulting, training delivery and content writing. Office 365 support corner webcasts are a critical program to troubleshoot support issues and…
  • Calling the ballgames from OneNote with professional announcers Joe Block & Scott Franzke

    OneNote Team
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The World Series is in full swing and it yields a month filled with memorable home runs, strikeouts and game-winning hits. The soundtrack of these moments stays with you forever because of the announcers who call the games. But this is not a job for the shy or unorganized person. Calling plays in a three-plus hour baseball game with hundreds of players throughout a 162-game season requires both knowledge and know-how. Joe Block, professional baseball announcer in Milwaukee, uses OneNote on all his devices to keep track of player stats, game stories and even to keep score, bringing the game…
  • Join us Tuesday for the last live Office 15-Minute Webinar: 4 Office game changers

    Doug Thomas
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    For our last webinar, we take a personal view of Office. I’ve been inside the Office Content team for seven years and learned a ton about the programs. For me, here are four skills you can pick up relatively quickly that have a great impact on how you create content and get things done faster with Office. Join us for our last live Office 15-Minute Webinar at 9:15 A.M. Pacific Time. There’s also a 20-minute Q&A afterwards. You will need to register for this webinar (it takes only a few seconds). Register and attend https://microsoft.eventbuilder.com/event2.asp?eventID=6h97p97y…
  • Microsoft sponsors the Financial Modeling World Championships for Excel power users

    Excel Team
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    ModelOff, the Financial Modeling World Championships, is a fun and educational international competition for students and professionals who use Microsoft Excel. This year, Microsoft continues the tradition of sponsoring this exciting event. The contest starts Saturday October 25th, with online rounds making the competition accessible to anyone around the world. The event then culminates with a face-off between the 16 top finalists as they compete for the title of World Champion at new Microsoft Times Square offices. In addition to being known as an Excel rock star, there is over $100,000 of…
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  • Adding Document Properties in PowerPoint

    pdeegan
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    We’ve already looked at Microsoft Office document properties features.  They are fully featured in Word and have limited availability in Excel so now we look at PowerPoint. PowerPoint has little document automation.   Word users are often surprised to discover that even basic field codes don’t exist in PowerPoint. … read the rest ➙
  • Adding Document Properties in Excel

    pdeegan
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    We’ve already told you about document properties and how useful they are in Word.  We also complained about the poor support for properties in Excel. You can add and edit document properties in worksheets much the same as in Word documents.… read the rest ➙
  • Document Property formatting curiosities

    pdeegan
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    While delving into the details of Office document properties, we found some curious anomalies. They aren’t major but worth keeping in mind if you use document properties in Word documents. When you enter a document property it should just add the text and the same document property will show the same text in each place it’s in the document.… read the rest ➙
  • Ebola in Microsoft Office

    pdeegan
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Microsoft Office has Ebola … meaning it’s in the supplied dictionaries for Word 2013, Word 2010 and Word 2007. As a proper noun, the disease name has a capital letter.  Without it, Word marks it as a spelling error. The surname Pooley isn’t in the dictionary and, as we’ll see, maybe deserves to be better known, Will Pooley No real news there but it’s an excuse for us to highlight one man who just blows us away; Will Pooley.… read the rest ➙
  • Document Properties in Word and Office

    pdeegan
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Document Properties is one of those long-standing parts of Office that is worth another look.  It can be quite useful and not always in the ways that Microsoft intends. At first, document properties looks like a fixed and rigid feature with limited use. … read the rest ➙
 
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  • Assistant to CEO/Literary Agent

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Job Summary: Leading New York literary agent and CEO of prominent literary agency seeks full time assistant. Applicant should be interested in working on a broad range of books from commercial non-fiction, fiction, and memoir.
  • Residential Services Program Director

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    Since 2002, The Vista School has been committed to preparing its students for meaningful involvement in public school programs, community activities, and eventual productive work. Vista Adult Services Organization is a community-enriched adult services program that focuses on developing functional life skills for those with autism that foster independence within activities of daily living, enhanced social/communications abilities, and entrance to employment.
  • Parallels is Telecom Italia Digital Solutions Technical Partner to...

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    Parallels Automation platform has been chosen by TIDS to expand its cloud services offering for SMBs to new markets. Launching from scratch a Cloud Automation Platform is a process that is hard to deal with and the cloud market for SMEs is a relatively new opportunity for telcos and IT Distributors.
  • Receptionist - Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Special Requirements: Works well with the public, good customer service skills, basic computer skills - Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Unicentric scheduler, etc., basic telephone and office equipment skills. Job Duties: Answer front desk phones, check clients in for appointments, return and/or route phone calls, schedule intake appointments for therapists, make copies of forms and documents, enter payments for appointments, etc.
  • Video: Hackers Are Exploiting Microsoft PowerPoint To Hijack Computers

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Hackers are exploiting a security flaw in Microsoft Office by using PowerPoint to attack Windows users and gain control of computer systems. Microsoft, in a security advisory on its website, says there have been "limited, targeted attacks" against users through Microsoft PowerPoint.
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  • Introducing Microsoft Ignite

    Office 365 Team
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    This morning on The Official Microsoft Blog, we revealed more details about our enterprise technology conference in May—Microsoft Ignite. If you attended the SharePoint Conference, Exchange Conference, Lync Conference or Project Conference, this is the conference for you. And, if you’re interested in or already using Office 365, this is the conference for you. Register now to reserve your spot and we will see you in Chicago on May 4, 2015. Join the YamJam: We are committed to making Microsoft Ignite an incredible and valuable event for all of us who are passionate about Office, Exchange,…
  • Office Lens update allows you to create Office documents with your Windows Phone camera

    OneNote Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Yu Ukai, program manager with Office Lens team in Japan. I’ve often heard that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and with today’s update to the Office Lens app on Windows Phone, such a translation is actually possible! Office Lens is a great app for capturing whiteboard notes and paper documents and saving them in OneNote. Today it got even better with the ability to convert pictures of whiteboard notes and paper documents directly into Word documents and PowerPoint presentations—that you can edit, author and edit again. Converting hardcopy…
  • Office for iPad now includes printing

    Office Team
    29 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Last month, we launched Office for iPad® with the robust capabilities and familiar look and feel of Microsoft Office, plus a fantastic touch experience built for iPad. Millions of people downloaded Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad and thousands sent us feature requests. Today (only 33 days later) we’re releasing the first update which includes printing (your number 1 request), SmartGuides in PowerPoint, and several other improvements. You can read Word documents, view Excel data, present with PowerPoint, and print your documents with the free iPad apps. With an eligible Office 365…
  • 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…
 
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  • Microsoft sponsors the Financial Modeling World Championships for Excel power users

    Excel Team
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    ModelOff, the Financial Modeling World Championships, is a fun and educational international competition for students and professionals who use Microsoft Excel. This year, Microsoft continues the tradition of sponsoring this exciting event. The contest starts Saturday October 25th, with online rounds making the competition accessible to anyone around the world. The event then culminates with a face-off between the 16 top finalists as they compete for the title of World Champion at new Microsoft Times Square offices. In addition to being known as an Excel rock star, there is over $100,000 of…
  • Introducing Microsoft Ignite

    Office 365 Team
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    This morning on The Official Microsoft Blog, we revealed more details about our enterprise technology conference in May—Microsoft Ignite. If you attended the SharePoint Conference, Exchange Conference, Lync Conference or Project Conference, this is the conference for you. And, if you’re interested in or already using Office 365, this is the conference for you. Register now to reserve your spot and we will see you in Chicago on May 4, 2015. Join the YamJam: We are committed to making Microsoft Ignite an incredible and valuable event for all of us who are passionate about Office, Exchange,…
  • 6 cool ways to use Custom Maps

    Excel Team
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by James Marshall, a developer on the Excel Power Map team. If you haven’t noticed, Excel Power Map got a whole lot richer in September with the introduction of a new feature called Custom Maps. This feature allows you to create amazing 3-D visualizations that showcase your data on top of any map image … literally. To prove this point, we’d like to show you six different ways that you can use Custom Maps to visualize your data in new and creative ways. Check out the video to see these suggestions in action. Hiking map The first example in the video shows how…
  • Excel Power Map September update

    Office 365 Team
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Each month we strive to improve Excel Power Map with features that matter most to you, so you can tell richer and more creative stories with your data. This month we are rolling out two big features, Power Map Filtering and Custom Maps, to make your experience using Power Map easier and more exciting! If you have an Office 365 subscription with automatic updates enabled, you should receive this update soon. If you don’t have automatic updates enabled in Excel, go to File > Account > Update Options > Update Now. Power Map is part of the powerful and interactive data visualization…
  • The Garage Series for Office 365: What’s new in the world of apps for Office?

    Jeremy Chapman
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    This week hosts Jeremy Chapman and Richard diZerega explore what’s new in the new world of apps for Office. They look at the top 5 new features including amazing content apps for PowerPoint, Excel APIs for formatting, content apps for Access, mail APIs for body and attachments and compose mail apps. Watch as Richard masterfully demonstrates all of this along the way. Last week we caught up with Jeremy Thake to talk about the apps for Office model itself and what is new, different and better versus the more traditional extensibility options in Office, SharePoint and Exchange. This week…
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  • Introducing Microsoft Ignite

    Office 365 Team
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    This morning on The Official Microsoft Blog, we revealed more details about our enterprise technology conference in May—Microsoft Ignite. If you attended the SharePoint Conference, Exchange Conference, Lync Conference or Project Conference, this is the conference for you. And, if you’re interested in or already using Office 365, this is the conference for you. Register now to reserve your spot and we will see you in Chicago on May 4, 2015. Join the YamJam: We are committed to making Microsoft Ignite an incredible and valuable event for all of us who are passionate about Office, Exchange,…
  • Evolving Exchange Online Protection (EOP) to protect against tomorrow’s threats

    Office 365 Team
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Shobhit Sahay (@ShobhitSahay88), Levon Esibov and Terry Zink are on the Exchange Online Protection team. Ten million spam messages blocked every minute. That’s the average number of spam messages that are blocked by Microsoft every minute. However, every day attackers around the world find new techniques to attack your email. The threats take different forms, such as an unidentified spam campaign, an unknown malware, or a completely new virus. The ever-expanding world of such attacks keeps changing and, to better protect your email against these malicious threats, we keep changing Exchange…
  • Improving Outlook Web App options and settings

    Outlook Team
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Will Holmes is a senior program manager on the Exchange engineering team. We offer you lots of options and settings so you can manage Outlook Web App (OWA) the way you want to.  But what good are all of these controls if it takes too much time to find them? The OWA engineering team is always looking for ways to make features and settings more discoverable and intuitive. With that in mind, we’re excited to announce that, beginning this month, you’ll see that OWA options and settings have moved into a new navigation tree. Early feedback overwhelmingly indicates that the new view improves…
  • Propose New Time—a new feature for Outlook Web App in Office 365

    Outlook Team
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Will Holmes is a senior program manager on the Exchange engineering team. We all have lots of meetings, which means our schedules are busy and it’s often hard to find a good time when everyone can meet. Now, with the Propose New Time feature in Outlook Web App in Office 365, resolving scheduling conflicts is easier than ever. When you receive a meeting invitation, Outlook Web App (OWA) empowers you to suggest better times with just a few clicks, so there’s no need to simply decline or engage in time-consuming back-and-forth with meeting organizers to find better times. As a meeting…
  • Webinar: Archiving items in Outlook

    Doug Thomas
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Old emails can be wrapped up for safe keeping in Outlook. You can think of archiving as a way to clean up your inbox (especially if you’re running into limits) or as a backup. We’ll show you what you need to know about AutoArchiving and Online Archiving in Outlook. Need a sneak peak? Here’s a 30-second trailer for posting on social media sites. What you will learn at the webinar: Adjusting Outlook’s automatic archiving Retrieving email that has been achieved Microsoft Exchange Personal Archiving A few other ways to control big mailboxes References for this webinar Archive…
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  • Office Mix makes it easier

    Office 365 Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    We’re thrilled to share new features in Office Mix that make it easier to create, share, and find online interactive lessons and presentations.  Haven’t tried it yet?  Then go to OfficeMix.com to check it out! Live mixing Office Mix is a great way to build an “on-demand” version of your presentation.  Many of you have told us that you love using Office Mix, but also wish you could build your mixes live, while you were actually giving your presentation. In response, we’ve improved Office Mix to let you create and record while presenting, which we call “live mixing.”  In the…
  • Webinar: A new way to PowerPoint with Office Mix

    Doug Thomas
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Office Mix allows you to turn your PowerPoint decks into interactive online lessons or presentations. It adds functionality to PowerPoint 2013 so you to record audio or video of yourself presenting, write on your slides as you speak to them, insert quizzes, polls, online videos, and more. We are joined by Microsoft Distinguished Scientist Anoop Gupta, the Office Mix godfather, who sold the concept to Steve Ballmer before a line of code was written and also leads the team who has built it. Need a sneak peek? Here is a 30-second trailer good for posting on social media sites with a link to…
  • Introducing Microsoft Ignite

    Office 365 Team
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    This morning on The Official Microsoft Blog, we revealed more details about our enterprise technology conference in May—Microsoft Ignite. If you attended the SharePoint Conference, Exchange Conference, Lync Conference or Project Conference, this is the conference for you. And, if you’re interested in or already using Office 365, this is the conference for you. Register now to reserve your spot and we will see you in Chicago on May 4, 2015. Join the YamJam: We are committed to making Microsoft Ignite an incredible and valuable event for all of us who are passionate about Office, Exchange,…
  • Improved spell check for PowerPoint Online

    PowerPoint Team
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    With the new school year underway, the PowerPoint Online team has been working hard to create features to help you ace all of your presentations. We know there is nothing worse than finding a misspelling on your slide when you are the middle of a presentation—especially when the presentation is 20 percent of your final grade. To help you avoid this situation and deliver great, error-free, presentations we added spell check to the PowerPoint Online editor. We previously utilized the browser spell check for PowerPoint Online, but we switched to the high quality Office spell checker. When you…
  • Format Background in PowerPoint Online

    PowerPoint Team
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Over the summer, a crew of interns joined the PowerPoint team and our goal for them was to experience the excitement of designing and implementing features for PowerPoint Online. We tasked our interns with delivering a feature that you, our customers, have been asking for—the ability to format slide backgrounds in PowerPoint Online, which is known as Format Background in PowerPoint desktop. The PowerPoint Online implementation of this feature was designed by a program manager intern, coded by a developer intern and has been thoroughly tested by our engineering team to ensure that it meets a…
 
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  • Introducing Microsoft Ignite

    Office 365 Team
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    This morning on The Official Microsoft Blog, we revealed more details about our enterprise technology conference in May—Microsoft Ignite. If you attended the SharePoint Conference, Exchange Conference, Lync Conference or Project Conference, this is the conference for you. And, if you’re interested in or already using Office 365, this is the conference for you. Register now to reserve your spot and we will see you in Chicago on May 4, 2015. Join the YamJam: We are committed to making Microsoft Ignite an incredible and valuable event for all of us who are passionate about Office, Exchange,…
  • Register now for upcoming Access events

    Access Team
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Are you a developer or user of Microsoft Access or know someone who is? Interested in expanding your knowledge about the new web capabilities in Access 2013 or how to improve Access desktop applications? There are two upcoming events that you might consider attending to gain knowledge on Microsoft Access and Access Services from seasoned professionals. J Street Technology is organizing another one-day conference on Access. Join us Thursday, November 6th in Redmond, WA for another Access Day event. The conference will be held on Microsoft’s main campus this year. This upcoming Access Day…
  • Register now for October 8 Access Day in Denver, CO

    Kevin Bell
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 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 your Access client applications? After successful one-day conferences in Bellevue and Irvine, J Street Technology is taking Access Day to Denver!  Join us Wednesday, October 8 inDenver, CO 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, Alison Balter, Andy TabiszGeorge…
  • The Garage Series for Office 365: What’s new in the world of apps for Office?

    Jeremy Chapman
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    This week hosts Jeremy Chapman and Richard diZerega explore what’s new in the new world of apps for Office. They look at the top 5 new features including amazing content apps for PowerPoint, Excel APIs for formatting, content apps for Access, mail APIs for body and attachments and compose mail apps. Watch as Richard masterfully demonstrates all of this along the way. Last week we caught up with Jeremy Thake to talk about the apps for Office model itself and what is new, different and better versus the more traditional extensibility options in Office, SharePoint and Exchange. This week…
  • Spice up your Access app with apps for Office

    Office 365 Team
    13 May 2014 | 10:00 am
    Apps for Office are custom add-ons you can plug into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and SharePoint to add powerful features. Today we’re introducing the ability to add apps for Office to Access apps, the online databases you create in Access 2013. You can use an app for Office to integrate data from outside services in your Access app, such as reading stock prices. Apps for Office can also display the data in your Access app visually, such as on a map, in a chart, or in a graph. In this video, we show an example app used to track concession sales data across the U.S. Then we plot the…
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    Murray Sargent: Math in Office

  • Smart Lighting

    MurrayS3
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:15 pm
    This post involves an old passion of mine, computerizing homes. First some background. I spent the academic year 1975-76 on sabbatical at the Max Planck Institute for Solid-State Physics and the University of Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany researching nonlinear laser spectroscopy theory, generally of atomic media. But the Max Planck Institute aroused my curiosity about solid-state media and particularly about semiconductor media. During this time I learned of the Intel 8080 microprocessor which seemed incredibly interesting to a computer nut. So after returning to the University of Arizona…
  • Entering Unicode Characters

    MurrayS3
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:24 pm
    As noted in the post Symbols and Emoji we have the ability to input characters in much more powerful ways than possible before the advent of modern computers and smart phones. We can insert symbols chosen from large galleries (Character Map, Office Insert Symbol Dialog, Office math ribbon, soft keyboards) to represent words and ideas. We can use Input Method Editors (IMEs) to enter any East Asian character and, for that matter as we see below, any Unicode character. In Microsoft Office applications, we can use the math linear format to enter arbitrary built-up mathematical expressions. We can…
  • Symbols and Emoji

    MurrayS3
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    The emoji symbols (literally picture characters) introduced by Japanese cell phone carriers have captured the imaginations of computer users around the world. So much so that occasionally many symbols created long before the emoji are now being treated as emoji. This post addresses the history of symbols in general and how emoji symbols fit in and have enhanced this area. Note that emoji means symbol in Japanese and is a very general term, while in this post emoji means Unicode emoji, a symbol often rendered as an image or with multiple colors. Hieroglyphics are very early examples of…
  • RichEdit Plain-Text Controls

    MurrayS3
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    A Unicode plain-text editor appears to have a single set of character formatting properties for the entire text and a single set of paragraph formatting properties. With NotePad, for example, you can choose a normal, bold, italic, or bold-italic font of any reasonable size and your choice is used consistently throughout the text (at least if the text is all of one script). In particular, you cannot have a run of text with a bold font followed by a run with a normal weight font. Such variations are nominally the province of rich text. Paragraph properties are limited to the BiDi attributes of…
  • Math Greek Letter Bug Fixed

    MurrayS3
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:53 pm
    When Word 2007 and later versions write an RTF file that includes math alphanumeric symbols (see U+1D400..U+1D7FF), they convert the symbols back to ASCII or Greek in the BMP (basic multilingual plane) and then write the characters out using the appropriate charset, namely ANSI_CHARSET for Latin letters like a..z, and GREEK_CHARSET for Greek letters. In addition Word writes the relevant math style \mstyN (upright, bold, italic, bold-italic) and math script \mscrN (Roman, script, Fraktur, double-struck, sans-serif, monospace) control words to identify the original math alphanumeric symbols.
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  • Office 365 news round-up

    Jake Zborowski
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” That was the view of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most innovative thinkers who ever lived. Although Leonardo valued simplicity and made it a cornerstone of his work, he tackled many complex challenges throughout his life. A true Renaissance man, Leonardo used his genius to invent hydraulic pumps, musical instruments and submarines; create works of art that show a mastery of human anatomy and a deep understanding of human nature; and design flying machines nearly 500 years before the Wright brothers launched their first glider at Kitty Hawk.
  • Support corner webcast—troubleshoot Mail Flow for hybrid cloud environment

    Office 365 Team
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    In this video, learn about the components of hybrid Mail Flow, the connector differences between Exchange 2010 and 2013 hybrid Mail Flow, header differences between centralized and decentralized transport, and typical issues that adversely affect hybrid Mail Flow. Presenter: Vincent Yim is a senior premier field engineer who specializes in Exchange deployments, Exchange Online migrations and Office365 identity. His primary activities includes consulting, training delivery and content writing. Office 365 support corner webcasts are a critical program to troubleshoot support issues and…
  • Calling the ballgames from OneNote with professional announcers Joe Block & Scott Franzke

    OneNote Team
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The World Series is in full swing and it yields a month filled with memorable home runs, strikeouts and game-winning hits. The soundtrack of these moments stays with you forever because of the announcers who call the games. But this is not a job for the shy or unorganized person. Calling plays in a three-plus hour baseball game with hundreds of players throughout a 162-game season requires both knowledge and know-how. Joe Block, professional baseball announcer in Milwaukee, uses OneNote on all his devices to keep track of player stats, game stories and even to keep score, bringing the game…
  • Join us Tuesday for the last live Office 15-Minute Webinar: 4 Office game changers

    Doug Thomas
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    For our last webinar, we take a personal view of Office. I’ve been inside the Office Content team for seven years and learned a ton about the programs. For me, here are four skills you can pick up relatively quickly that have a great impact on how you create content and get things done faster with Office. Join us for our last live Office 15-Minute Webinar at 9:15 A.M. Pacific Time. There’s also a 20-minute Q&A afterwards. You will need to register for this webinar (it takes only a few seconds). Register and attend https://microsoft.eventbuilder.com/event2.asp?eventID=6h97p97y…
  • Microsoft sponsors the Financial Modeling World Championships for Excel power users

    Excel Team
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    ModelOff, the Financial Modeling World Championships, is a fun and educational international competition for students and professionals who use Microsoft Excel. This year, Microsoft continues the tradition of sponsoring this exciting event. The contest starts Saturday October 25th, with online rounds making the competition accessible to anyone around the world. The event then culminates with a face-off between the 16 top finalists as they compete for the title of World Champion at new Microsoft Times Square offices. In addition to being known as an Excel rock star, there is over $100,000 of…
 
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  • Adobe RoboHelp: In Word We Trust

    Kevin Siegel
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    by Willam Van Weelden     If you have attempted to create printed documentation with RoboHelp, there is a good chance you have run into a macro error. RoboHelp uses Word for printed documentation, and this error occurs if Word's security settings don't allow macros.You can enable macros in Word, but that may not be enough. Some Help Authors receive unspecified errors when generating printed documentation even with macros enabled. To solve this, RoboHelp projects must be added to Word's trusted locations. I'll show you how to both Enable Word Macros and add projects to…
  • Adobe Captivate 8: Custom Theme Colors

    Kevin Siegel
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    by Anita Horsley     When working in Adobe Captivate, it's possible that you will need to use colors that match your corporate brand. In that event, you'll be happy to learn that Captivate 8 allows you to easily create custom Theme colors. And once you've created your Theme colors, you can apply those colors to just about any slide object or learner interaction.The first step to creating custom Theme colors is to apply a Theme to a project. To do that, click Themes on the toolbar and select any of the available Themes (Captivate provides several Themes out of the box).Each…
  • Adobe Captivate Keyboard Shortcuts

    Kevin Siegel
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    If you've spent any amount of time at all using Adobe Captivate, it's a good bet that you've used some of the more basic keyboard shortcuts (copy/paste, save, etc). But check out the image below for some keyboard shortcuts you might not have known existed. (Feel free to right-click the image and save it to your computer for future use.) Looking for Captivate training? Check out our online classes.
  • Free Captivate 8 Update Now Available

    Kevin Siegel
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Adobe has announced a free update to its popular Adobe Captivate 8 software. The update fixes several bugs and includes some nice enhancements. To get the update, choose Help > Updates from within the Captivate program. Once the update is installed, your new Captivate version will be 8.0.1.242. Here's a partial list of what's new in the update: Responsive drag-and-drop interactions Google Maps enabled geo-location support Native app publisher Custom shapes and lines are now supported in responsive projects Streaming video support through embedded code in Web objects…
  • eLearning: Adding Videos to eLearning... The Results

    Kevin Siegel
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    by Kevin Siegel      Last week's poll about how eLearning developers work with the storage demands of video in eLearning garnered several responses. Here are the results: Which eLearning development tool do you use the most? Adobe Captivate Adobe Presenter Articulate Storyline Articulate Presenter TechSmith Camtasia Studio Other (please specify) While many developers use two or more of the tools listed above, the majority of respondents use Adobe Captivate the most (56%). Second was Camtasia Studio (24%) followed by Articulate Storyline (16%).When adding video to your project,…
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  • Introducing…Structured References for PivotTables

    Jeff Weir
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    Howdy folks. Jeff here, bringing you a Public Service Announcement: Thanks to the magic of VBA , Structured PivotTable References are coming to a PivotTable near you! Structured References for PivotTables? So what? Well, because PivotTables are the best bit of ‘old’ Excel, and Tables are the best thing about ‘new’ Excel, and it’s about time their strengths were brought together: Tables magically expand to accommodate anything you put in them. Even better, because of the automated Dynamic Named Ranges built into Tables – called Structured Table References – any Formulas,…
  • CP023: My experience with Hudhud Cyclone [personal story]

    Chandoo
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    In the 23rd session of Chandoo.org podcast, lets talk about my experience with Hudhud cyclone. Note: This podcast session has no Excel tips. It is a story of how our family is surviving the effects & aftermath of destructing Hudhud cyclone that recently (on 12th October) passed thru our city. Hopefully, you still find it interesting & inspiring. If you are expecting some Excel tips, check again next week.   What is in this session? Growing up, I lived all my childhood in coastal cities. So cyclones & severe storms are not new to me. But first time, I have experienced anything…
  • CP022: What’s a Macro? Introduction to Excel VBA, Macros & Automation

    Chandoo
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:10 am
    In the 22nd session of Chandoo.org podcast, lets do some macros. What is in this session? VBA (or macros, automation) is a mystery for many of us. So in this podcast, lets unravel the mystery behind it and get you started with the awesome world of automation. In this podcast, you will learn, What is a macro? What is VBA then? Reasons for using VBA Macros Automation Extending Excel’s capabilities Efficiency Applications How to get started with VBA Macros? Using Recorder Example Macro Going beyond recorder – Learning VBA Listen to this session   Links & Resources for…
  • A better chart to visualize “Best places to live” – Top 100 cities comparison Excel chart

    Chandoo
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:41 am
    Recently, I saw this chart on Economist website. It is trying to depict how various cities rank on livability index and how they compare to previous ranking (2014 vs 2009). As you can see, this chart is not the best way to visualize “Best places to live”. Few reasons why, The segregated views (blue, gray & red) make it hard to look for a specific city or region The zig-zag lines look good, but they are incredibly hard to understand Labels are all over the place, thus making data interpretation hard. Some points have no labels (or ambiguous labels) leading to further confusion.
  • Charmed Price Problem

    Chandoo
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:10 am
    Here is a charming little problem to kick start your day. Lets say you run a cute little bakery around the corner. Since you want your prices to look charming, you have a policy to round them down or up based on below rule. If the price ends with 0, 1 or 2 cents, round it down to 9 cents. If the price ends with 3, 4 or 5 cents, round it up to 5 cents. If the price ends with 6, 7, 8 or 9 cents, round it up to 9 cents. For example, So how do you round to nearest charmed price? You could do it manually. But you would rather bake a few more of those Tiny Cup Cakes than waste time rounding the…
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  • Convert PDF to Word using online PDF to DOC converters or manually

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    In this tutorial, you will learn a few quick ways to export PDF to Word. See how to convert the entire PDF file or its part manually or using free online converters, and how to turn a scanned .pdf document into an editable .doc file. Continue reading →
  • Converting PDF files (text and image) to Excel

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    The article explains how to export different PDF files to Excel manually or using free online converters, and how to choose the conversion method best suited for a given file type. Continue reading →
  • How to convert numbers to text using Excel TEXT function and other options

    Maria Azbel
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    This tutorial shows how to convert number to text in Excel 2010-2013. See how to accomplish the task with the Excel TEXT function and use number to string to specify the formatting. Learn how to change number format to text with the Format Cells… and Text to Columns options. Continue reading →
  • How to convert Excel files to PDF

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    This short tutorial describes 4 possible ways to convert Excel files to PDF – by using Excel's Save As feature, Adobe software, online Excel to PDF converters and desktop tools. Continue reading →
  • Install and use Template Phrases on Outlook 2013 Reading Pane

    Maria Azbel
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    We have just released a new update for Template Phrases. Install the latest version and enjoy using it on the reading pane in Outlook 2013; check out the improved macros and bug fixes. Continue reading →
 
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  • Your Secret Weapon for Perfectly Aligned PowerPoint Layouts

    Camille Holden
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:19 pm
    This is a guest post by Camille Holden, Co-Founder at Nuts & Bolts Speed Training. If you build PowerPoint slides on a regular basis, you’ve certainly faced this deadly foe before… Perhaps you battle with him every single day and have yet to discover his weakness. Or perhaps you’ve defeated him on most occasions but he still lurks in the shadows, waiting for your guard to drop and or for the scenario to shift… What is this mysterious enemy to great PowerPoint slide design? His name is simply ‘misalignment’. And here’s what it looks like after he’s struck… Can you spot…
  • 9 Actionable Presentation Tips That’ll Make You Stand Out

    Clemence Lepers
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    Chances are your presentations are designed to generate leads, produce sales, convey ideas, educate people, or get them to make a decision. But whatever your goal is, you’ll never succeed at reaching it if you can’t create effective presentations that have clear objectives and create value for your audience. Still skeptical? According to a new new Prezi survey, 70% of employed Americans who give presentations say presentation skills are critical to their success at work. This finding reflects just how important presentations are to one’s career. To show you how you can create great…
  • Your Ultimate Shortcut to Awesome Presentation Design #3

    Clemence Lepers
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    Pump up your presentation design with some nice freebies and create slide decks you’ll be proud to hang your hat on! Freebies Time! Leave lame presentation design behind, and give your slides that little extra boost they need to look great. This #3 series offers you some nice stickers to fit your presentation like a glove. These stickers can be used to: Pump up your cover slide Highlight specific points, keywords, data Here are a couple of examples of how you can use them for your creative presentations: For the body slides, here are a couple of slide structure templates to help you better…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Business Environment Analysis

    Clemence Lepers
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    What is business environment analysis? Business environment analysis is about examining the environment in which your own business model functions. It is crucial to any company’s success. How could you possibly take the right decisions if you don’t analyze the factors surrounding your business? Many firms pay the high price of failing to grasp these factors. Some of them add their names to the endless list of those companies that didn’t make history.  The others, like BlackBerry, show the world that even the most powerful market leaders can be blown away in months for making the wrong…
  • 3 Steps To Rock At Slide Design Without Any Design Experience

    Clemence Lepers
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    Why does slide design matter? Because you’ll never succeed at making great presentations if you can’t create slides that merge great content with visual appeal. As a presenter, you already know that content is what come first. My point here is that slapping a well-structured presentation is just not enough to wow people. Bad design is a credibility killer If your presentation looks bad or average, you won’t look credible. People pay attention to what stands out, so you have to separate yourself from the crowd to get your name on their radar screen. How to do that? With great…
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  • Turning PowerPoint Shapes into Bullet Points – The Life Cycle of a List of Bullet Points

    Taylor Croonquist
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:52 pm
    It sounds crazy, right? You spent all that time turning your dry list of bullet points into something more visual...you're probably thinking: "Why on earth would I want to turn everything back into a list of bullet points?!" Well believe it or not, this is actually an awesome and useful trick to know in PowerPoint!
  • 5 Tips to Help You Nail Your Next Business Presentation

    Clemence Lepers
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are you trying to create the perfect presentation? You know, one that successfully grabs your audience’s attention through great content and design? And you don’t have the time to go and read a dozen books on messaging, design and storyboarding? Luckily for you, it’s possible to make effective presentations in less time, and stand above […]
  • How to Create a Continuous List of Numbers across a Table in PowerPoint Using Excel

    Nuts & Bolts
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Have you ever had a table on your PowerPoint slide and wanted to create a continuous list of numbers across the table cells without each cell starting at the number 1? If you have, then you know it can be extremely PAINFUL! The last thing you want to do (which you are often forced to […]
  • How to Create a Continuous Numbered List across Multiple Shapes in PowerPoint

    Nuts & Bolts
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Have you ever had a PowerPoint slide with a list on it that you wanted to make start in one shape and end in another, without the number starting over again at 1? For example, maybe you’re building a marketing presentation in PowerPoint, and you have 8 different marketing objectives that you want to split […]
  • How To Create A Mouseover Text Effect In Your PowerPoint Presentation

    Nuts & Bolts
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    One of the coolest PowerPoint tricks you can use to help you during a presentation is to have text pop-ups, what is known as “rollover or mouseover text,” appear onscreen when you hover your mouse over an object. This is an especially neat trick when combined with hide and appear animations within your layouts. And […]
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