About the Office 2010 Beta

Essentially the Office 2010 Beta is a ‘nearly finished’ version of the newest version of Office – Office 2010 – which will be released for sale later this year. Microsoft often release Beta versions of their products to the public or to selected groups of IT professionals. Getting a Beta product out to a broad,…


‘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 feeling that school closure can bring. Especially when you have an important meeting scheduled or a deadline to make. So, with a third day of being at home with the kids on the cards, here’s some ideas which…

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Upgrading to Windows 7

The US Inside Office Online blog recently published some great tips in you’re considering upgrading to Windows 7. Read first and you can’t go far wrong :). Windows 7: Links for life in the fast lane


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 find it useful :). Thanks Adriana! First things first: Everything you need to know about installing Office 2007 on your netbook Most netbooks come with a free 60-day trial of Office 2007 pre-installed, so if you want to try…

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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 best – and I know you do – head to the links below, where you can find out about and download Service Pack 2 (SP2). If you have your PC configured to download updates automatically (Control Panel /…

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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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Redmond, we have a problem…

Queries about technical support are the most frequent type of email I get and while Microsoft has a huge (sometimes confusing, sometimes overwhelming) range of resources to provide support, I’ve realised that it really isn’t clear what’s available and what you get as an individual customer when you buy a Microsoft product. Note: the rest…

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(Probably) the most useful Office tip ever

With a computer, correcting your work is completely taken for granted. For example, I’ve rewritten this paragraph about six times which, twenty years ago, would have required at least two pieces of paper and lots of crossing out (I still remember my Dad’s first electronic typewriter which would let you correct the last 15 characters…

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