Combat procrastination with Office

I like to log tasks and track my activities in Office apps, whether it’s building a schedule in Excel, converting emails into tasks and reminders in Outlook, or even jotting notes in OneNote. This helps my productivity in a few ways – it helps me break down larger tasks into smaller ones and keeps me…

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New Year's resolutions you can resolve with Office and Windows

It’s 2011, and if you’re like me, you know there are some things you should have mastered last year that you didn’t get to – so you resolve to tackle them when the calendar rolls over. Here are 65 popular tasks we frequently hear that customers want to learn – and which Productivity Hub can…

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Maintain order and balance in the Windows 7 notifications area

Over there on the right side of the taskbar… proudly displaying their current frame of mind, or just quietly existing, or maybe even hiding from you altogether… there exist a friendly, helpful collection of notification icons. There are a lot of these little graphic marvels. The ones that you’ve probably seen most often include: Action…

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Find stuff more easily by customizing the Start Menu in Windows 7

With just about any task done with a PC, getting started means finding programs, documents, and other files. Windows 7 makes getting started easy with its flexible Start Menu—and customizing it for your work style is absolutely worth the few moments it will take. So go ahead! Grab your mouse, right-click on the taskbar and…


Clear the e-mail clutter with Ignore and Move in Outlook 2010

If you’re like me, you spend a chunk of your day sifting through your e-mails looking for the ones that require action and deleting the ones that don’t pertain to you. Well, that’s what I used to do, anyway. With Outlook 2010, if a mail conversation comes in on a topic that I don’t have…

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What's new in Office 2010 for productivity fans

With Microsoft Office 2010 launching Wednesday for businesses and June at retail, we thought we’d take a moment to tell you about the exciting new features that will help you get your job done! I’ve been lucky enough to have been using Office 2010 for several months. Here are the time saving features that I…

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The Productivity Hub is on Twitter

If you’re a productivity fan (and I know you are – that’s why you’re here, right?), you can now follow The Productivity Hub on Twitter. We just launched this so there aren’t very many tweets yet, but here’s what you can expect from us: Our blog posts with links, so you can easily access and…

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Keeping desktop clutter at bay with Windows 7

With multi-tasking, the lifestyle of choice in cube farms everywhere, most of us keep a virtual pile of programs and documents and shortcuts on our Windows desktops. We know where everything is—sort of. It’s on the desktop (somewhere). The trick is focusing on what we need for the task at hand, while blocking out the…

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What’s New in Windows 7— Wait, What?

I know, I know, this blog is usually about Microsoft Office, but knowing your way around Windows 7 is a great way to get more done with Office. So watch this space for our weekly intrusions, and learn how to take full advantage of the new OS. Today, let’s briefly stand back and stare at…

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Name your files for proper date sorting

Ever include dates in your Office document filenames? If you’re archiving files and want them to sort properly, there’s a format you should follow. Say that you archive final copies of your company newsletter with the date it was sent to customers. You might be tempted to use Newsletter-010410.docx to represent January, 4, 2010. (Or,…

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