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Microsoft Phone Data Manager

Microsoft published a beta of the company's newest product Microsoft Phone Data Manager which is tool to synchronize and backup data from supported mobile phones. The contacts data can be synchronized with […]

Microsoft Excel Autobackup

Excel Autobackup is an Microsoft Excel add-in which adds automatic backup capabilities to Excel. The default autosave in Excel is overwriting previous versions of the spreadsheet without asking the user if that […]

Microsoft Office Migration Planning Manager

The Microsoft Office Migration Planning Manager has been designed to aid individuals, administrators and companies to migrate from an earlier version of Microsoft Office to the latest version Microsoft Office 2007. It […]

Microsoft Office Slipstreamer

It has just been a week ago that I reviewed Microsoft Office Integrator, a tool that made it possible to create a new Office installation disk containing all the official Office Service […]

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Remove Hidden Data tool for Office 2003 and Office XP

Much like images that have been created with digital cameras, Word documents contain hidden meta data that reveal information about the author of the document. Documents can also contain additional information, like […]

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Microsoft Task Market

Microsoft Task Market is a new service by Microsoft that copies established services like Get A Freelancer. Task Market brings Task Posters and Task Solvers together. Task Posters are users who need […]

Grab the ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office early

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 will officially add support for the Open Document Format ODF which is a free and open file format for electronic office documents. The format is already […]

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Microsoft Office 2007 Design Families

Microsoft's Small Business Center is offering six free design families for Microsoft Office 2007 that can be downloaded directly from the promotional website. A design family is simply a collection of several […]

Microsoft to be banned from EU contracts ?

Will Microsoft be banned from future EU contracts ? That's the question of Heide Rühle, a member of the European Parliament is asking the European Commission. According to European Law candidates shall […]

Office Live Workspace Beta

Am I the only one that is starting to get confused by all the online services offered by Microsoft, Yahoo, Google and others ? Microsoft seems to have jumped fully on the "Live" bandwagon branding every new online product with it. The newest is called Office Live Workspace [link] and is currently in public Beta.

Official Microsoft Office PDF Plugin

There are several third party applications that make it possible to create PDF documents from within Microsoft Office. Most of these add a virtual printer that converts the Microsoft Office document to PDF. There is however an official way to add PDF - and XPS - support to Microsoft Office 2007 and its various programs like Microsoft Office Word 2007, Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.

Listas - Lists from Microsoft

It came as a bit of a surprise to me that Microsoft is working on a list creation program, much like the web 2.0 list apps we can see around the web. […]

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Microsoft Office 2003 SP3 blocking old formats

The Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 has been released a bit more than a month ago and is already beginning to cause problems for several users who applied the Service Pack. I would think that a Service Pack adds functionality and fixes security vulnerabilities. This one apparently blocks old file formats from being loaded by Microsoft Office applications.

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 1 released

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 1 has been finally released - sort of - and can be downloaded from the Microsoft download website. The links are already up and it is only a matter of time when the links do not point to a Ups sorry link not found message but the real download link of the Office 2007 Service Pack 1.

Preezo: Create Powerpoint Presentations Online

Preezo is a fast powerpoint maker on the web. Like most of the web 2.0 apps it uses Ajax to power its site. To use the application you need to register and log in. The first thing I notice is there is no lag at all using the different features. It is very responsive. Even with Google Docs there is some lag while adding stuff. I would happily use this on my browser.

Office 2003 Service Pack 3

Microsoft released the Office 2003 Service Pack 3 just a few hours ago which contains the latest updates for Office 2003. The pack with a size of 117 Megabytes contains 22 security patches and updates as well as the previous two service packs for Office 2003. The main emphasize of this service pack seems to be security related because 14 of the 22 updates are security related.

Students: Get Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 for $59

Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 is currently priced at $619 at Amazon. Microsoft knows that only a few students have the money to buy a software suite for roughly $600 which is why they decided to run a promotion that sells Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 for $59 which is an absolute bargain.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack

Microsoft Office introduced several new file formats which can't be read by older versions of the various Office products. I'm not sure why Microsoft decided to change the file formats but it is really a hassle for me. I'm running Office 2007 on my system while my girlfriend is still running an older version of Microsoft Office.

It happened twice already that she worked on my computer and saved a Microsoft Word format in the new format (.docx) and was not able to read the file on her computer. She does not have Internet access there which means that it was really problematic to get the right format on her computer.