Updates

Office 2013 Service Pack 1 now available

Today we’ve released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the 2013 set of Office products including Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Exchange Server 2013. SP1 delivers greater stability, expanded functionality, security enhancements and improved compatibility with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Office 2013 customers will begin to get notifications of SP1 availability through Windows Update within the next 30 days. Exchange Server 2013 and SharePoint 2013 customers can download SP1 at…

Excel

Find all your data connections with Office Discovery and Risk Assessment

Do you need to find out where your data is being used? More specifically, how can you find Excel workbooks that have data connections to your databases? We went to SQL MVP Scott Stauffer to help answer that question. Scott is helping his client launch a data warehouse that will be the preferred source of data for many areas of the business. The client is also planning to switch to…

InfoPath

Update on InfoPath and SharePoint Forms

Customers have been asking us about the future of InfoPath and SharePoint forms, and today we’re ready to share some information on the next generation of Office forms. Industry trends and feedback from our customers and partners make it clear that today’s businesses demand an intelligent, integrated forms experience that spans devices. We are looking to make investments that allow you to easily design, deploy, and use intelligent, integrated forms…

Events
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Register now: PAUG 2014 Database Designer International Conference

Register now to join us May 3-5 for the Portland Access User Group (PAUG) 2014 Database Designer Conference. This year’s speaker lineup includes industry experts F. Scott Barker from AppsPlus, Luke Chung from FMS, Alison Balter from InfoTech Services Group Inc., Armen Stein from J Street Technology, Juan Soto from IT Impact, and Kevin Bell and Kevin Nickel from the Microsoft Access team. This is the 16th annual Database Designer Conference…

Office 15-Minute Webinars
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Webinar: OneNote for iPad updates

Learn how the OneNote update for iPad makes it faster and easier than ever to create notebooks, work with sections, and create lists in your favorite app for organizing your life. OneNote also is available on Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Phone, and Android. If you’ve been using OneNote on your other devices and want to learn how to get it up and running on your iPad, we’ll show you…

News

Announcing improved access to Office

Microsoft and GW Micro are partnering to provide people who are blind or have low vision improved access to Microsoft Office. Starting today, customers who have purchased and installed any version of Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013, including both perpetual and subscription clients, are eligible to download a free copy of Window-Eyes, GW Micro’s widely used and highly regarded screen reading software.

Access

Webinar: A gentle, human intro to Access 2013

Need a quick tutorial on Access 2013? Here’s your chance. You’ll learn how to create your first database in no time. First, we’ll go over the two kinds of databases you can create: browser-based Access apps and desktop databases. Then we’ll show you how easy it is to download a template–a readymade database with all the parts in place. Watch the trailer or click “Read more” below to watch the full webinar.…

Office 365
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The Garage Series: Extreme Office 365 Mobility and Off-Road Rally Challenge using iPhone, Android, and Windows Devices

In this week’s episode, host Jeremy Chapman is joined by Office Mobile expert Guy Gilbert to round-up the latest in Office experiences across Windows, iOS, and Android platforms. Besides highlighting all the Office coverage on these devices, they show everything in action, including what may be the first Office demo to span nearly all mobile apps as they plan a rally game. They then challenge pro skateboarder and rally driver,…