Back to school! 20 tips to ease the pain

As we all reluctantly come back from vacation and return to our regular school schedules, we need a jumpstart to get us back into our routines. What kind of school work will you need to do? Write a report with an MLA-formatted bibliography? Or collaborate on a presentation? How are your math skills? I’ve pulled together 20 Office…


5 security tips for your computer

Did you recently get a new computer for the upcoming school year? Find out how to protect your investment from inadvertently downloaded malware (malicious software). Malware can cause your computer to run slowly or possibly not even run at all. Find out how you can help protect against malware. …(read more)


Free gradebook template for Excel 2010

Earlier in the year I worked with Beth Melton, an Excel MVP, to create a super easy and visual gradebook template in Excel 2010. It’s built for teachers with little to no Microsoft Excel experience. In fact, all of the grade calculation formulas are taken care of for you. We built the template in Excel…


Keep your name from looking like a spelling mistake (video)

Does your name appear as a spelling mistake in Word? You’re not alone. As part of our Call-to-Action campaign, I recently asked our Microsoft Student Facebook friends to share their Word pet peeves. And this pet peeve was top of the list. Luckily, there’s a quick fix. Add your name to the spell check dictionary….


1 satisfied mom: How Office for Mac saved the day!

Today’s blog post is brought to you by Armelle O’Neal. Armelle manages the Office for Mac and Office Mobile writing teams, supports her oldest son’s competitive racing schedule, and runs every morning. To say the least, she’s one busy lady. When we added a Mac Book Pro to the family’s arsenal of laptops (five total…