lorem ipsum and another microsoft word trick discovered

I love my job – Friday I was introduced to the term Lorem Ipsum and not knowing what it meant I typed it into Bing. And then after reading a bit about it on Wikipedia – I discovered another Microsoft Word trick!  This is good enough to share with friends on Facebook, so I decide…

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use the powerpoint 2010 action feature to touch enable your next presentation

In PowerPoint 2010 there is a Hyperlink and Action feature that allow you to navigate to a certain slide when a word (hyperlink) or area/section (action) is touched by the presenter (on a touch screen) or clicked with a mouse.  I have found this very useful with some of the new intro decks for Windows…

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powerpoint 2010 - broadcast a presentation

i have begun to broadcast my powerpoint presentations using the powerpoint 2010 feature and will give a quick tutorial in this blog post.  from the office 2010 backstage view (which you access from the file menu) under save and send you can setup to broadcast your slide show. there is a public powerpoint broadcast service…

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natural user interface

being a computer user, using pen and paper isn’t natural anymore; but speaking is. onenote is an amazing program!  it took my natural handwriting and transcribed it word for word.  windows can do the same for spoken dictation or even commands with built in speech recognition. switch between open applications by saying “switch to applicationname”…

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february post

i haven’t had a formal post in almost a month, so this one has some information that’s been accumulating in my head or other places on the internet.  on february 11th i presented the keynote at sit (students involved with technology).  i showed ford sync, microsoft tag and then some of the translation work that…

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new privacy settings on facebook and the microsoft outlook social connector provider for facebook

have you seen this?  one of my favorite outlook 2010 features is the microsoft outlook social connector for facebook.  there are also connectors for linkedin, myspace and windows live messenger.  what caught my attention recently was the “people feeds” i was seeing from people i hadn’t connected with on facebook. i’m going to use someone…

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onenote for the iphone

yesterday microsoft made onenote available for the iphone – it uses skydrive to sync the notebooks across multiple devices.  i’ve been using a windows phone for the past two months and it’s great to be able to access notes from my phone, the web and a computer.  check out the official microsoft office division announcement…

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25 apps for christmas–office, itunes and zune

no list of applications would be complete without microsoft office.  i have always used this on windows and had a chance to check out office 2004, 2008 and 2011 on the mac.  the latest versions of office (2010 for the pc and windows phone, 2011 for the mac and the web versions of office from…

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25 apps for christmas–songsmith and ribbon hero

my daughter used to make up songs all the time (she still sings a lot but now it’s usually something she’s heard before) and that’s when i first discovered songsmith from microsoft research.  this is a program that can create a musical soundtrack to whatever you sing.  it’s very fun and there’s a trial available…

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windows 7 wednesday tip–problem steps recorder

today i was installing office 2010 using the click-to-run/application virtualization technology microsoft has and decided to use problem steps recorder to “document” the process.  to my surprise on a multi monitor system, problem steps recorder captured both screens in case something on the second screen was needed in troubleshooting the issue – pretty cool! figure…

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