Outlook

Better IMAP in Outlook 2010

One of the things we have improved in Outlook 2010 is IMAP accounts. IMAP is a protocol that is used by many e-mail services, including Gmail and AOL. If your e-mail service supports IMAP, you can use Outlook to access your e-mail. Here are some of the IMAP improvements in Outlook 2010: Automatic configuration If you have an e-mail account that supports IMAP, your account can be automatically configured in…

Access

Access 2010: Design more maintainable apps with calculated columns

When I talk to developers about why they love Access, the most frequent response is always about fast they can build applications that track data. This saves time and money. Calculated columns are a new feature in Access 2010 that is designed to help end users and developers build applications faster, and are easier to maintain. Let me start with a couple scenarios from the Access 2007 templates. In the…

Terberg PowerPoint templates – picture, SmartArt graphics, and animation effects

As long as we’re talking about PowerPoint today, I thought it might be appropriate to re-post this entry from our old Templates blog. The Terberg PowerPoint templates have proven to be exceptionally popular, so we are reprinting this post for readers who may not have visited our former blog. — Nancy Crowell The Microsoft team has worked with a PowerPoint expert to develop a series of presentation decks to give you…

Excel

Updated! Collaborative editing using the Excel Web App

Updates: Embed an Excel spreadsheet on a web page Office Web Apps: Why they’re the clearer connection Windows SkyDrive gets better with Office Web Apps In the last couple posts, we talked about how editing in Excel Web App works, how it’s different than editing in the Excel desktop client, and the kinds of things you can do in the Excel Web App. If you haven’t read about the editing…