Office Customization without VL Media

Over the years I have written quite a bit about Desktop Deployment, especially using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). It allows us to install not only our operating system but also our drivers, patches, and applications with little or no user interaction. Recently I did some consulting for a small company of seven users. They … Continue reading Office Customization without VL Media

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Outlook Looking Out for me AGAIN!

A few hours ago a deadline was about to pass.  I had promised someone I would send them the final draft of a file before they got into their office this morning.  I also knew that I would not be available to re-send it if there was a problem because of a previous commitment.  I … Continue reading Outlook Looking Out for me AGAIN!

Outlook 2013: Take Action!

I have been using Microsoft Office 2013 since it was in early beta mode, and I still find features on a daily basis that I love.  Of course, some of them I have been using all along, like Action Items. Microsoft Outlook analyzes your e-mails and lets you know if it has found things, like … Continue reading Outlook 2013: Take Action!

The advantages of selling Office 365 and Windows Server

Many small and midsize businesses today are considering the use of cloud-based software applications for the ease, accessibility, and cost benefits they can offer. At the same time, many still need an on-site platform for a range of needs from hosting applications, to print sharing, to storing sensitive financial data. As our valued partner of … Continue reading The advantages of selling Office 365 and Windows Server

Activating Office 2013 Headaches… Here’s your Aspirin!

Hey Mitch, why is it that every time I install Microsoft office 2013 for my customers I have to log in with a Microsoft Account (Formerly Live ID)?  Why can’t I just use a product key like I used to?  I always use my own Microsoft Account, and I am now the registered user for … Continue reading Activating Office 2013 Headaches… Here’s your Aspirin!

Virtual Launch Event for the new Office 365 for business

Office arrives in the cloud on Feb. 27th! Virtual Launch Event for the new Office 365 for business. Date Wednesday, February 27th 8 am PDT and 5 pm PDT Why Attend? Learn how the new Office 365 can help people do their best work in a world of devices and services Hear customers talk about … Continue reading Virtual Launch Event for the new Office 365 for business

Get onto my Cloud… a Colossal Contest!

In the past I have had a few contests that have had pretty good response – I have given away some decent prizes, and I know a lot of people have really enjoyed it. Now, in honour of this blog’s 100,000th hit (Achieved October 30!) I am launching a new contest in conjunction with the … Continue reading Get onto my Cloud… a Colossal Contest!

Office 2013 Social Connectors

I was really excited when Microsoft released its Social Connectors for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 (Outlook Social Connectors Make it Easier to Keep Track).  In Office 2013 they have, in my opinion, made them even better. For reasons that defy logic my main contact list (the one I have been maintaining since 1996) has 2,882 … Continue reading Office 2013 Social Connectors

Office 2013: First cool new feature for me!

Like so many geeks I have been patiently waiting for the beta release of Microsoft Office 2013.  I downloaded and installed it this week, and have been liking it.  I will start posting about new features as I discover them, and here is the first such post. Like many people I live in Outlook… or … Continue reading Office 2013: First cool new feature for me!