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!

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Office for Fruit Phones!

Microsoft has released today the Office Suite for iOS… which means that iPhone and users can now start using the same tools on their devices that they do on their PCs… and best of all, it is absolutely free to Office 365 subscribers! Check out the official release article at http://blogs.office.com/b/office-news/archive/2013/06/14/office-mobile-for-the-iphone-is-now-available-for-office-365-subscribers.aspx. Now for the bad … Continue reading Office for Fruit Phones!

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!

Office365 Outage: It happens… know about it.

I have been using Microsoft Office365 to manage my e-mail since the beta program, and last month purchased the full program for SWMI Consulting Group.  Office365 includes, among so much more, the mail service in a cloud (Exchange 2010).  I have had few complaints – someone else manages it for me, and I can focus … Continue reading Office365 Outage: It happens… know about it.

Defective Microsoft Access? I don’t think so! Ask the Community!

Earlier today a LinkedIn contact asked me a question about Microsoft Office Access.  I don’t know a while lot about Access, but here is why I am such a huge proponent of the IT Pro Community. The contact is someone who I met at a community event – an event I did on Windows Vista … Continue reading Defective Microsoft Access? I don’t think so! Ask the Community!