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To buy or not to buy…

So you want to buy some new Office software for your PC… but you’ve heard that Office 2010 will be...

Author: StephB Date: 03/12/2010

About the Office 2010 Beta

Essentially the Office 2010 Beta is a ‘nearly finished’ version of the newest version of Office –...

Author: StephB Date: 02/12/2010

Try new TAGR tagging game

As you probably know, we have a huge amount or clip art and images on Office Online. Over 150,000 in...

Author: StephB Date: 01/25/2010

Office 2010 debuts at BETT UK

Well, last week I added a post from my US colleagues who were introducing the newest version of...

Author: StephB Date: 01/22/2010

Sneaky peek at Office 2010

As you may of heard, there’s a new version of Microsoft Office on its way. Later this year Office...

Author: StephB Date: 01/13/2010

Working from home? ‘Snow problem…

With half the country snowed in I thought now would be a good time to share some top tips for...

Author: StephB Date: 01/07/2010

‘Snow problem, unless you’re stuck with the kids!

Beautiful (and entertaining) as the snow is, I’m sure many of you will have shared that sinking...

Author: StephB Date: 01/07/2010

Don’t miss January offers on Microsoft Office 2007 and new PCs

Great deals on new computers online and at your local PC store If you are considering a new desktop...

Author: StephB Date: 01/05/2010

Sharpen up your spelling

The Christmas period is all about taking it easy but a week of mind-numbing holiday films and...

Author: StephB Date: 12/30/2009

Prove your skills with a Microsoft certification

Getting certified is a great way to prove how well you can use Microsoft Office programs including...

Author: StephB Date: 11/23/2009

Upgrading to Windows 7

The US Inside Office Online blog recently published some great tips in you’re considering upgrading...

Author: StephB Date: 11/09/2009

Office at home: Back to school… the calm before the storm??

Phew, I sat down at my desk this morning and breathed a sigh of relief, after last weeks slightly...

Author: StephB Date: 09/07/2009

From Arabic to Welsh: Get Office in your own language

With more than 500 million Office customers around the world, the programs need to be available in...

Author: StephB Date: 08/18/2009

Store your docs safely online

Have you ever lost a memory stick, had a laptop stolen or suffered a hard-drive failure? Yep – it’s...

Author: StephB Date: 07/16/2009

Add train journey details to Outlook appointments

I recently heard about an extremely useful add-in for Outlook 2007 from National Rail Enquiries,...

Author: StephB Date: 07/10/2009

Stop going to meetings

[The second guest post from Dave Wascha.] In the last post I talked about the pitfall of confusing...

Author: GillLeFevre Date: 07/03/2009

Students: Last few days to buy Office Ultimate for just £38.95!

Students, if you have a valid .ac email address you can get an all-singing, all-dancing version of...

Author: StephB Date: 06/25/2009

Stop doing email

One of my interests/challenges/obsessions at work is personal productivity. How can you get...

Author: GillLeFevre Date: 06/23/2009

Top tips for using Office 2007 on your netbook

I wanted to share this article which my colleague in Mexico, Adriana, recently published. Hope you...

Author: StephB Date: 05/19/2009

Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) now available to download

If you’re using Office 2007 and want to keep your computer completely secure and performing at it’s...

Author: StephB Date: 04/29/2009

I’m a ‘Fast’ PC

Boot up your computer with lightning speed with these nine tips from two Windows gurus. Last week,...

Author: PhilEvans Date: 04/08/2009

An Easter Home and Student treat…

This month, I’ve got an absolutely stunning offer for you all.  Until April 20th, you can get...

Author: PhilEvans Date: 04/08/2009

Keep the kids busy with Easter craft ideas

The school holidays are upon us again, so here’s a couple of Easter projects to keep the kids...

Author: StephB Date: 04/06/2009

Going Green with Office

We’re surrounded by messages about being eco-friendly and chances are you do your bit at home. You...

Author: GillLeFevre Date: 03/17/2009

Need to know?

Bernard: You only need to know things on a need to know basis. Humphrey: I need to know everything....

Author: GillLeFevre Date: 03/11/2009

Spring comes to Office Online

Well it’s four days into March and I’m very happy to see the first of the spring flowers out in the...

Author: StephB Date: 03/04/2009

Seed change on Green Office Week

In challenging economic times, it’s nice to know that sometimes the right thing for our wallet can...

Author: GillLeFevre Date: 03/03/2009

Bill G delivers a “buzzing” presentation

Following on from Phil’s post on presentations, I was interested to read this recent review of Bill...

Author: GillLeFevre Date: 02/24/2009

Death by PowerPoint - Giving better presentations

Take yourself back to that day in the mid eighties, in some smoky, Silicon Valley room where some...

Author: PhilEvans Date: 02/11/2009

Win a state of the art mouse

UPDATE: The competion is now closed, thanks to all those who entered! Nothing like a little...

Author: PhilEvans Date: 01/26/2009

Top technical tips for smooth-running presentations

Confession: Presenting makes me nervous. I don't think this entirely uncommon (!) but it is...

Author: StephB Date: 01/22/2009

SharePoint Best Practices Conference comes to London

Hi Everyone, Every now and then we hear about an event which we think you might want to know about,...

Author: PhilEvans Date: 01/19/2009

The At Work Holiday Survival Guide Part 3

Happy New Year! If your Christmas was anything like mine, you over-spent, over-ate, and over-slept -...

Author: PhilEvans Date: 01/08/2009

Seeing it in colour – a new way to manage email

Does managing your email drive you nuts? You may use a folders and rules system – but does...

Author: PhilEvans Date: 01/08/2009

Making thank-you cards easy

Embarrassing confession: for whatever reason, I always struggle with thank-you cards. My excuse is...

Author: GillLeFevre Date: 01/06/2009

So we've seen which how-to articles were the most popular this year, but what about templates? I'm a...

Author: GillLeFevre Date: 12/31/2008

Internet security update

It was somewhat ironic that I posted an article containing advice about internet safety in the same...

Author: GillLeFevre Date: 12/19/2008

True... my sister-in-law's colleague said this happened to her son's next door neighbour...

A timely reminder of the dangers of online crime from my colleague and Microsoft UK's Chief Cyber...

Author: GillLeFevre Date: 12/17/2008

Dazzle with PowerPoint

We regularly say that there's so much good stuff on Office Online that it's hard to keep up with it...

Author: GillLeFevre Date: 12/11/2008

The At Work Holiday Survival Guide Part 2

Hello again! This post, I’m going to show you how to save time, money, AND the planet....

Author: PhilEvans Date: 12/08/2008

How do you know what you don't know... You need to know something exists in the first place, to know...

Author: GillLeFevre Date: 12/05/2008

Have you started (or are trying to start) Office from a new PC?

If you have recently bought a laptop computer (PC) you may have a copy of Office 2007 pre-loaded on...

Author: StephB Date: 12/01/2008

Having problems with Office trial? Can't find your product key?

Hi. I can't help noticing that one or two of you seem to be having a few problems with product keys...

Author: StephB Date: 12/01/2008

Changing the standard VAT rate in Office Accounting 2008

Well, Gordon Brown has surprised us all by reducing the standard VAT rate for Christmas. Great news,...

Author: StephB Date: 11/26/2008

Give to the NSPCC when you buy software through Microsoft Store

Stop Press! Microsoft is supporting the NSPCC's flagship Child's Voice appeal by donating 15% from...

Author: StephB Date: 11/26/2008

...for Absolute Beginners

No, this isn't a post about that questionable '80s movie adaption of the classic British...

Author: StephB Date: 11/21/2008

Have yourself a merry little Christmas – with OneNote

As you may have guessed, we've gone a bit OneNote crazy in the team. We love it. It's just so.......

Author: PhilEvans Date: 11/20/2008

The At Work Holiday Survival Guide Part 1

Well, it seems winter is well and truly here. It’s cold, it’s dark, and it’s wet. But at least the...

Author: PhilEvans Date: 11/14/2008

Scanning into Microsoft Word 2007

I've had a number of questions about scanning images into Microsoft Word 2007 so I asked one of my...

Author: GillLeFevre Date: 11/07/2008

Unleash your creativity (and share it with the rest of us!)

A lot of Office Online visitors head for our Templates section to make everything from birthday...

Author: StephB Date: 11/03/2008

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