Friday Support: Excel & using pivot tables

If you’re anything like me, Excel is one of the Microsoft Office applications that you use frequently but don’t feel that that you use to its full potential. Yes it’s great for lists and storing data and capturing information and you can make it look pretty but you know it’s capable of so much more….


‘Why Microsoft Dynamics ERP’? Part 6: Transforms the way you work and connect

A business solution from Microsoft—Transforms the way you work and connect           Thanks for following the “Top Reasons to Purchase a Business Solution from Microsoft” blog series. We are now on week six of our nine-week series exploring how a business solution from Microsoft delivers more than just ERP. If you…


Hidden Gems #14: Dig for knowledge in your Excel data

You no doubt store lots of raw data in Excel spreadsheets. Then you probably use Functions to simplify and automate calculations in those spreadsheets. Now you have even more information. And you have probably spent plenty of bleary-eyed hours scanning it. This month, I’m on the trail of a raft of Excel Functions specifically designed…


Buy Office Home & Business 2010 now + get Publisher too!

Buy Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 now – and download Publisher too*. Redemption Process (3 Steps) Buy and activate the product: Buy Office Home and Business 2010 now and activate it between 08 February 2012 and 21 March 2012. Verify purchase: Go to www.Office.com/GetPublisher and enter your purchase date and Office Home and Business…


Hidden gems #8: Microsoft Access

This month’s Hidden Gem is like a set of car keys- usually hidden in plain sight. Microsoft Access has been part of the main set of programs shipped with Office for well over a decade now, but it’s one of the least-used programs in the suite – even though you may well have paid for…


Pay-per-Click (PPC) for SMB #4: An intro to Microsoft adCenter Desktop

After a break over the Christmas period we’re continuing our series of guest posts from Microsoft Advertising on how to get started with pay-per-click advertising. In our previous adCenter post, an introduction to Microsoft Advertising adCenter,  I gave you the basics of adCenter and how you can use it to manage your campaigns, track performance and…


The Excel part of mail-merge: get those Xmas cards out!

The holidays are fast approaching, which means you’ve got to get your cards signed, sealed, and delivered! This post goes out to those of you who keep your address list in Excel and need to figure out how to use it to create mailing labels in Word. Creating labels can be intimidating, mainly because there…


Are you missing out on an information windfall?

If there’s one thing every small business knows, it is that these days, very little in the world of commerce comes for free. Which makes it all the more surprising that there is a pot of valuable free stuff in many small businesses, which is going unused and forgotten. It’s your data. Even the humblest…


Spreadsheet or database – how to decide

This blog post was first published on Glen Feechan’s Not Just Numbers blog last month.  Glen is Chief Executive of Spreadsheets by Email: a Chartered Accountant by profession, he provides spreadsheet solutions, large and small, to a worldwide client base.   There are those who will tell you that every application should be a database and…