Visio

UML and Database diagrams in the new Visio

Developers and IT professionals frequently use Visio to design and document software and database systems. They recognize the benefits of visualizing complex systems to understand relationships and dependencies, and Visio makes it easy to communicate and socialize designs across the team. As a result the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Database diagrams in Visio are widely used today by an enthusiastic audience, and our developer and IT community provide invaluable…

SharePoint

SharePoint Public Websites in Office 365

Update: Starting in January 2015, Microsoft is making changes to the SharePoint Online Public Website feature. Office 365 customers who currently use the feature will continue to have access to the feature for a minimum of two years following the changeover date. Microsoft will offer alternate solutions from industry leaders to enable Office 365 customers to easily integrate public websites with their Office 365 service. For more information, please see…

Excel

Calculated Member and Measures in Excel 2013

Besides many new, exciting features, Excel 2013 also offers enhancements to older features even those that may be a little more obscure to the everyday Excel user. Today we will shed some light on one of these features. The feature that I want to talk about here is the OLAP based Calculated Members and Measures. Definition and Caveat OLAP is an acronym for online analytical processing. Although there are technically…

News

Office Reaches RTM!

Today we reached an important milestone in the development of the new Office.  Moments ago, the Office engineering team signed off on the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build. This milestone means the coding and testing phase of the project is complete and we are now focused on releasing the new Office via multiple distribution channels to our consumer and business customers. This is the most ambitious release of Office we’ve…