These days, Outlook Categories are saved within the PST data file. If you move the PST to a new computer, the categories will move too. Exchange Server saves categories with each user mailbox and they show up automatically when you login (even with Outlook Web Access).… read the rest ➙
The Office rumor mill has been running hot this week.
Office for Android
Plenty of rumors that Office for Android is coming soon, possibly in early November. If that’s the case it can’t come soon enough for Office users. If Office for Android is as good as Office for iPad then it will be a boon for Android tablet users.… read the rest ➙
Microsoft has really made Office 365 more compelling by raising their online OneDrive storage from 1 Terabyte to Unlimited for Office 365 subscribers.
If you have Office 365 Personal, Home, University or Business account, the OneDrive storage limit will be effectively removed entirely. … read the rest ➙
An iOS 8 trap for iPad users who have an external video connection cable.
Many people have a little plug-in for their iPad that lets them put the video on any HDMI display … like most monitors and TV sets.
Outlook has had a Categories feature for a long time … here’s how you can use it and why.
Categories let you group Outlook items (emails, contacts, calendar and tasks) into broad topic areas or subjects … all without moving from their original folders.… read the rest ➙
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 ➙
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 ➙
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,
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 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 ➙
Microsoft has announced the existence but not availability of a new part of Office, Microsoft Sway.
Sway is a new way to make a web based presentations with text, images, video, social media integrated.
It certainly looks interesting. We think of it as a 21st Century version of PowerPoint, aimed at a connected world of large and small screens instead of one person controlling a big screen.… read the rest ➙
In addition to the new 10GB file limit in OneDrive, Microsoft is rolling out two other improvements that may be of interest to Microsoft Office users.
Share from Explorer
Coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 ‘soon’ is an addition to the right-click menu in Explorer.… read the rest ➙
Is your solid state drive getting near the end of its life? Here’s how to find out.
Solid State Drives (SSD’s) are a great option for anyone looking to speed up the computer, especially Outlook. Starting up Windows and major programs like Outlook is noticeably faster.… read the rest ➙
Microsoft has made it easier for students to get a free copy of the Microsoft Office suite with a major streamlining of their existing Student Advantage program.
How to get the free Office
The student (13 years and older) has to be enrolled at a school which has MS Office licenced for all faculty and staff via Microsoft Volume Licencing. … read the rest ➙
Office Lens, the Windows Phone app, can now take a photo and turn it into a Word or PowerPoint document.
Until now, Lens was a way to take photos and drop them directly into OneNote pages. Microsoft promotes this as a way to capture a whiteboard or paper document into your OneNote notes.… read the rest ➙
More than a few Outlook users have seen this error message
“The Microsoft Exchange administrator has made a change that requires you quit and restart Outlook”
Problem is, the Microsoft message is lying! All too often Outlook users restart Outlook, even restart the computer, but the same message keeps appearing. … read the rest ➙