Office 2010 Tips – Create Super PivotTables in Excel with “Slicer”

Zero in on the right data points, faster. Excel 2010 delivers new and exciting slice-and-dice capabilities. The Slicer feature provides you with a rich visualization of your PivotTable view so you can dynamically segment and filter the data to display just what you need. With the search filter, you can spend less time sifting through…


Office 2010 Tips – Faster search in Excel Tables and PivotTables

Faster search in Excel Tables and PivotTables Microsoft Excel 2010 gives you new and faster searches in Tables, PivotTables, and AutoFilters with a streamlined way to look through large amounts of data and create new filters. So even if you have a report with more than 1 million items you need to search, Excel 2010…


Office 2010 Tips – One Click Quick Steps in Outlook 2010

Simple. Efficient. More ways to connect. Outlook 2010’s new Quick Steps get you through your inbox faster.  Cut down on the number of steps to your common actions and find better ways to respond to your messages, easier and faster. Then explore Contact Cards to connect you to your colleagues instantly through any device—IM, phone,…

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Office 2010 Tips – Edit Your Pictures with Photo Filters in Office

Create eye-catching visual effects in a flash Throughout Microsoft Office 2010, you’ll find new and popular tools to create high impact visuals to make your work really pop.  And they take just moments to use.  Pictures speak a thousand words New picture editing tools in Word , PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel 2010 let you trim…


Office 2010 Tips – Share and Broadcast Powerpoint Presentations

Share presentations quickly, easily, virtually PowerPoint 2010 is no longer just for creating presentation or presenting in face-to-face meetings. Allow your ideas to shine even when you aren’t in the same room as your audience—or even running the same program. Broadcast Slideshow streams your slides to remote audience members via a web browser. And now…

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Audit Your IT Environment with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 is Now Available! With Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 becoming available in the near future, the Solution Accelerators Team is offering customers and partners a head start on deployment planning with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0. Hundreds of thousands of Microsoft customers and partners…


Office 2010 Tips & Tricks – Be in the Loop with Conversation View

Outlook Conversation View: Make it Work for You The new Conversation View in Outlook 2010 is one of the most talked-about new features—but how can you get the most out of it? Conversation View is designed to connect relevant information on a topic, allowing you to track email threads without diving into your inbox or…

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Office 2010 Tips & Tricks – Office Backstage

The Microsoft Office Backstage view enhances the traditional file menu experience. It provides you a rich, intuitive set of capabilities to help you complete your work more efficiently. Tip: Get to print faster. Printing, previously spread across several commands (page layout, preview, print), are all within a single view under the Print tab in the…


Windows 7 RC Tweaks Explorer Address Bar

There has been a lot of press about the leaked Windows 7 RC.  For the most part, the press and bloggers have been extremely positive. One very minor but significant tweak that I’ve found useful as an IT Pro has been full path display in the address bar.  In Vista and Windows 7 Beta looked…

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Dealing with Error Code 1603 for .NET 3.5 Deployments

This blog post has some tips.  If you produce a verbose log file during the .NET 3.5 update, it would help in debugging the situation.  I have to state that for this issue, it would be best if you contact Microsoft Support through whatever support channels you typically use.  Until then try the following scenarios…