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  • Blog Post: excel 2013 to the rescue…

    My wife had a spreadsheet with lots of references and complexity that she was working with for hours.  She saved the file in Excel 2007 and something went wrong – she was unable to open or use the file in Excel 2007.  She downloaded the original and spent hours working on a second copy. ...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas–songsmith and ribbon hero

    my daughter used to make up songs all the time (she still sings a lot but now it’s usually something she’s heard before) and that’s when i first discovered songsmith from microsoft research .  this is a program that can create a musical soundtrack to whatever you sing.  it’s very fun and there...
  • Blog Post: windows 7 and office 2010 must have utilities – part 1

    windows 7 must have utility #1: it’s thursday and i’ve decided to combine my windows 7 and office 2010 tip into must have utility suggestions.  so here they are – for windows 7 (and even previous versions of the operating system) an iso mounting utility.  windows 7 includes built in iso burning...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas–office, itunes and zune

    no list of applications would be complete without microsoft office.  i have always used this on windows and had a chance to check out office 2004, 2008 and 2011 on the mac.  the latest versions of office (2010 for the pc and windows phone, 2011 for the mac and the web versions of office from...
  • Blog Post: february post

    i haven’t had a formal post in almost a month, so this one has some information that’s been accumulating in my head or other places on the internet.  on february 11th i presented the keynote at sit (students involved with technology) .  i showed ford sync , microsoft tag and then some of the...
  • Blog Post: lorem ipsum and another microsoft word trick discovered

    I love my job – Friday I was introduced to the term Lorem Ipsum and not knowing what it meant I typed it into Bing. And then after reading a bit about it on Wikipedia – I discovered another Microsoft Word trick!  This is good enough to share with friends on Facebook, so I decide to post something...
  • Blog Post: the ultimate steal

    school is beginning and many people i know are looking at new computers or making some upgrades to an existing one.  here is an awesome offer from microsoft for students on office 2007 ultimate.  what better way to spruce up an existing computer or make the most of a new one this academic year...