Webinar: 5 cool things about OneNote (that you probably didn’t know)

Our introductory webinar on OneNote was popular, but lots of you wanted to know more than the basics. In this week’s webinar, you’ll learn five cool things most users don’t know about. We will also go over a few basics for the beginners. We start at 9:15 am Pacific Time with a Q&A to follow. Click the link below or go to for more information on how to join…


Using crosstab queries in reports

A well designed database stores data in a normalized format with dates defined in a field so that new data is simply added as additional records. However, people want to see data with dates grouped by columns. This can be done by using a crosstab query. However, when creating reports based on crosstab queries, we need to control the specific column names that are returned by the query. Otherwise, the report…


More SmartArt graphics: Hexagon Radial and Picture Frame

Thanks for your interest in the Office SmartArt graphics. You’ve reached an expired content page. Please visit the below links on for more on how to create and use SmartArt in Office 2013: Create a SmartArt graphic Animate your SmartArt graphic Change the color of a shape, style, shape border, or entire SmartArt graphic Choose a SmartArt graphic Keyboard shortcuts for SmartArt graphics Video: Animate charts and SmartArt

Office 365

Customize your public facing website with Office 365 and gadgets

Microsoft Office 365 provides small businesses with simple tools to create professional-looking websites. Powered by SharePoint Online, you can choose your own domain and use the provided tools and templates to build, publish and maintain your site. Gadgets, which are standalone applications that come with SharePoint Online, allow you to further enhance your website with everything from videos to a PayPal button.


Download the PowerPoint 2010 Viewer

(This post, originally published in 2010, announced the availability of the PowerPoint 2010 Viewer. This post remains incredibly popular because so people find the Viewer to be a useful tool. We’re republishing it so readers of our blog can find and use it, too.) I’m excited to announce that our new PowerPoint Viewer is now available here for free download . By installing the PowerPoint Viewer, you can open and watch…