Most popular templates in 2008

So we’ve seen which how-to articles were the most popular this year, but what about templates? I’m a big fan of the free Office Online templates and regularly try to point out some of the hidden gems contained on the website, so I was really interested to see which templates have been downloaded the most…

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Internet security update

It was somewhat ironic that I posted an article containing advice about internet safety in the same week that the Internet Explorer security flaw hit the headlines. It’s a sad reminder of the fact that we live in a society where some people look to cause trouble and pain and to take what doesn’t belong…

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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 Security Advisor, Ed Gibson: A few days ago the news broke that a series of banks, savvy investors and other esteemed financial institutions had collectively become victims of a $50b fraud. Inevitably, this news was quickly followed by…

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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 all. So full marks to the PowerPoint blog team for spotting these amazing text and picture templates. Here are a few of my favourites: NB: Don’t be disappointed if the download page on Office Online…

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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. We’re also going to make the task of keeping the family up to date on your life, much less hassle. Two uses of Microsoft Office come into play here – Newsletters, and Cards. Newsletters If your family your…

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Most popular how-to articles in 2008

How do you know what you don’t know… You need to know something exists in the first place, to know that you don’t know anything about it… Because of this conundrum, I’m always interested to see what people are searching for on Office Online — and I almost always discover a new feature that I…

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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 it. You can tell if you have one of these computers because there will be an icon on the computer desktop like this  and you will be able to see the Microsoft Office programs like Word…

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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 and Office trials (!) so I’d really like to offer some tips in the hope it might help some of you out. I understand that the process can be a little confusing, as can…

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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, but if you’re a small business you may wondering just how you’re going to implement it – or keep track of it! Fortunately, if you’re using Office Accounting 2008 it’s quick and simple to change. 1) Select the…

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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 sales of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office this Christmas when you buy from Microsoft Store through this page. Read more about the appeal and donate when you buy here

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