Publisher

Where is web site authoring in Publisher 2010?

Today’s post on the reduction in web publication capability in Publisher 2010 comes to us from Jeff Bell. Jeff was the Group Program Manager for Publisher and Text Services during the development and release of Publisher 2010. For a number of versions, Publisher has filled a gap as an easy-to-use web site authoring tool sitting between the template-based web-hosted offerings and the designer-oriented desktop HTML editors. With Publisher 2010, we…

Outlook

Issues with the recent update for Outlook 2007

On Tuesday, December 14, we released an update (KB2412171) for Microsoft Outlook 2007. We have discovered several issues with the update and want to inform you about problems you might encounter and what corrective steps we recommend. As of December 16, this Outlook 2007 update has been removed from Microsoft Update. This Outlook 2007 update was distributed via Microsoft Update. Many of you receive updates automatically and if you installed…

Yammer

LeWeb 2010: Social Networking in Business Panel with Yammer’s VP of Marketing, Steve Apfelberg

Last week, our VP of Marketing, Steve Apfelberg, attended LeWeb in Paris and sat on a panel about social networking in business. The panel also included Carlos Diaz, Co-Founder & CEO of blueKiwi, Kevin Eyres, European Managing Director at LinkedIn, Jason Rosenthal, CEO of Ning, and Dan Serfaty, Co-Founder & CEO of Viadeo. It was moderated…

Publisher

Personalize a calendar for New Year in Publisher

Here we are just days away from New Year’s Day, and that means we need new calendars. As many of you know, Publisher makes quick work of creating personalized calendars. In this post I show how to make a new calendar or update an old one in Publisher 2010 and 2007. (This also works in Publisher 2003.) The quickest way to start is to find and adapt a calendar template…

Excel

Give Excel tables a try

 Okay, you’ve got data arranged in spreadsheet rows and columns, with column headers. So why try tables? Well, tables make it easy to format data, sort, filter, add totals, and use formulas. With tables, you don’t need to fuss to get formatting just right. Excel automatically adds formatting that makes tables stand out from any other data on your spreadsheet. And if you don’t like the formatting you see at…

PowerPoint

A good old-fashioned workaround: Using portrait and landscape orientation in the same presentation

We listen to what you have to say, so we know that many of you want to use both portrait (shown here as image 1) and landscape slide orientation (image 2) in the same presentation. It makes sense, and presentations with both orientations look great. And while we don’t like to deliver news that you might not want to hear, a single PowerPoint presentation can’t contain both. It has to be…

Yammer

Yammer Now Available in Six New Languages

Last month, we introduced our Translations application – a tool that enables Yammer users to help translate the Yammer interface into other languages. Today, we are pleased to announce that Yammer is now available in the following six new languages in addition to English: Dutch French German Japanese Korean Spanish Translating Yammer is a priority…

Yammer

LeWeb 2010: Join Steve Aplfeberg, VP of Marketing, for a Panel Discussion on Social Networking in Business

Thursday, December 9th at 11:20 (CET), Yammer Vice President of Marketing, Steve Apfelberg, will take the stage at LeWeb in Paris for a panel discussion on “How to leverage social networking in your business.” Steve will be joined on the panel by Carlos Diaz, Co-Founder & CEO of blueKiwi, Kevin Eyres, European Managing Director at LinkedIn,…

Excel

Can’t find the Chart Wizard? No worries

Going, going, gone! Yes, it’s true that the Chart Wizard was removed from the product when we shipped Excel 2007, and we didn’t bring it back in Excel 2010. For those of you upgrading from Excel 97-2003, this may come as a big shock. The Chart Wizard provided a useful four-step process that you could simply follow to create a chart with a finishing touch. Unfortunately, it didn’t make sense…