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Free Quick Start Guides for Office 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Microsoft has released a total of 9 free PDF ‘Quick Start Guides’ for their recently released Office 2013 suite of applications. These guides are aimed at both the new user and those coming from older versions of Office. There is a guide for each of the following: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access, [...]

Windows 8 Consumer Preview–Part 1

Thursday, March 1, 2012

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview–Part 1

Is it worth your time? This may be the question on many minds since yesterday’s public release of the “Consumer Preview” bits. It was on mine. I took a look at the Developer Preview the day it went live – excited to see what “Windows, reimagined and reinvented” would be like. I think I promised [...]

Windows 8 Developer Preview Drops

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Windows 8 Developer Preview Drops

While I haven’t spent every waking minute following Windows 8, I have been skimming articles as they come up and as time permits. I’ve been exposed to enough to know I’m pretty excited for the new platform even after investing in Windows 7 for all 5 PCs in our home. What did catch me by [...]

Windows Anytime Upgrade; they really mean Anytime!

Friday, March 4, 2011

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Windows Anytime Upgrade; they really mean Anytime!

The most recent addition to our family of tech was an Asus Netbook, the 1015PN that shipped with Windows 7 Starter. Surprisingly, once Microsoft lifted the originally slated 3 concurrent program limit, the operating system became rather usable. Still, there were reasons for wanting to upgrade, namely, enabling the nVidia Optimus automatic graphics switching that [...]

Upgrading Windows 1.0 to 7, one version at a time.

Friday, March 4, 2011

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Follow this fun little experiment where every major Microsoft operating system, starting from an install of MS Dos 5.0 all the way to Windows 7 is upgraded, in order, on a single (virtual) machine. On a side note, I love that this guy sounds like Roy Trenneman from the IT Crowd For more information, visit [...]

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    Last Pass for Windows Phone 7

    Those of you who use Last Pass on a PC know just how handy it can be, not having to remember or input passwords for all the various sites that require them. It’s not a stretch of the imagination to think that a secure password manager would be even more welcome on a phone platform. Thankfully, the good folks at LastPass thought the same and have brought the LastPass app to Windows Phone 7. The app can be downloaded from the Zune software or from the Marketplace. To learn more, visit www.lastpass.com.