Windows recommends PowerPoint Viewer 2007 though there is a 2010 version

While working on my Windows 8 test client, I downloaded a PowerPoint file and because I don’t have Office installed Windows prompts me how I would like to open this file. Knowing that it will point me to the PowerPoint Viewer I choose to look for an app on the web. But surprisingly the Windows File Association information site recommendation lists Microsoft Power Point 2007 and PowerPoint Viewer 2007. So I start to wonder whether Read More …

Microsoft Office 2010 System End User Training Toolkit

In addition to the Office 2010 Migration Guides that are available since a while Microsoft recently published the Microsoft Office 2010 System End User Training Toolkit. The Microsoft Office 2010 End User Training Kit is a set of end-user training content for Microsoft Office 2010 and includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. Users can either download the full Office 2003 to 2010 or 2007 to 2010 upgrade Toolkit or select a training toolkit for Read More …

Tip: Remove Redundant Messages from Outlook 2010

The title says it all, if you’re suffering from too much e-mail Outlook 2010 provides a nice feature to get rid of redundant messages with just a few clicks. Before trying this out, I suggest you read this article so you understand what is happening here and if you have some time watch the demo here.

Tip: How to extract Office 2010 Customization file content (MSP)

If you have an Office 2010 installation that is customized by use of the Office customization tool the customizations are stored within an MSP file that uses Extensible Markup Language (XML) format. To extract the content you can use a vbscript that Microsoft has published on TechNet – View Office Customization Tool output in Office 2010 Simply copy paste the code provided within the article into a file called ExtractOctXml.vbs and then run the following Read More …

Tip: Broadcast your PowerPoint Presentation

Did you know that with PowerPoint 2010 you can broadcast your presentation over the internet? Well I didn’t. And I must say this is a really cool feature, especially when taking into account that sometimes it can be quite a challenge to get multiple participants join a virtual conference like Microsoft Live Meeting or similar live conference system. (especially when you collaborate with customers that work in a locked down environment and can’t install things Read More …

ReadTip: Microsoft Office 2010 – Under the Hood Investments for Hardware and Performance

This whitepaper highlights the broad range of hardware supported by Microsoft® Office 2010 and describes the significant improvements in performance available in Office 2010. Results from internal testing by Microsoft are included to demonstrate the measurable performance gains users can experience when performing common tasks using different Office 2010 applications. These results indicate that in some cases uses can expect performance gains of 90% or higher compared with using corresponding Office 2007 applications. I just Read More …

ToolTip: UbitMenu for Office 2007 and 2010

For those that do still struggle with the Office Ribbon here’s a nice add-on from Ubit Software that brings back the classic menu for Office 2007 and Office 2010. UbitMenu for Office 2007 and 2010 is free for private use. Download UbitMenu from here

ToolTip: Interactive menu to ribbon guide

Having difficulties finding menu and toolbar commands in Office 2010? Here’s a nice tool called the Interactive menu to ribbon guide. You can either download the offline versions here or access the guide directly from the web here.

ReadTip: For IT professionals: Deployment guide for Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft recently published a deployment guide for Microsoft Office 2010. The content in this book is a copy of selected content from the Office 2010 Resource Kit Technical library. Download the guide from here

Office 2010 Administrative Template files and Office Customization Tool

Microsoft published the Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool. Get it from here