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 occupied, without breaking the bank. It’s easy to find Easter craft themes and you can get hold of craft supplies such as coloured feathers, pom-poms and googly eyes easily and cheaply at local stationary suppliers. Time to…

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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 garden and a hint of milder weather to come! We’re celebrating spring-time on Office Online with a bonanza of free resources for you to use and enjoy. Planning a wedding? Visit the Templates section…

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Making thank-you cards easy

Embarrassing confession: for whatever reason, I always struggle with thank-you cards. My excuse is that the effort involved in getting Christmas cards out to family and friends around the world leaves me so exhausted that I can’t even think about thank-you cards until February, by which time they’re out of date and not worth doing….

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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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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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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 invitations to school reports. If you’re super-creative (and I know you are) you can now share your masterpieces with our 4 million visitors a month by submitting your own templates. The process takes a few minutes but stick with…

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Do you love Office Online?

So, this is my first ever blog post. A little lame perhaps, given that I’ve been working with the internet for… hmmm… around 12 years, but what can I say except ‘better late than never’! I have the great pleasure of managing the Office Online web site for the UK. There are many things that…

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Office Online fabulous-ness

Sometimes I think Office Online is one of Microsoft’s best kept secrets. Sure, most people have used a help link at some point or other, but the wide range of additional resources that you can find on the site is usually overlooked. Take templates. Increasingly the different Microsoft Office products are coming with a stack…

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