If your office operates like most others across a wide variety of industries, you likely rely on Microsoft’s ubiquitous Office suite of products—including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook email, and others—to accomplish much of your daily work. And you have probably developed something of a love-hate relationship with most of these “necessary evil” programs. Over the years, these applications have evolved to vastly improve functionality and make collaboration and remote work much easier for users. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy for businesses to keep up with the latest software versions. Staying up to date is an expensive logistical headache, especially for smaller companies with a mishmash of computers of various ages and capabilities. Microsoft has been paying attention to your pain points, and they seek to solve them with a new “software as a service” (SaaS) generation of Office—Office 365 for business. This subscription-based solution provides the same suite of Office products you’re used to, plus all the necessary updates as you go, for one yearly fee. You may have already tried out the home version of Office 365 and discovered the undeniable convenience. You’ll get additional security, reliability, and many other benefits by adopting Office 365 for your business, too. […]
The trick to creating a PowerPoint presentation quickly is no secret at all. Tons of people have figured it out. You probably know one. You might be one. You know – the death by PowerPoint people. Slide after slide of black text on a white background – it may be the fastest way to create a presentation, but it’s also the most mind-numbing to sit through. Most of us aren’t graphic designers and don’t want to spend forever putting together a presentation. But we still want something that looks professional.
Every single minute, over 149,000 emails are rushing toward inboxes around the world. Keeping up with that flood of messages can take up way too much time, so we found a few tips and tricks that can help! Here are some Microsoft Outlook hacks to help you stay organized, focus on what’s important, and minimize interruptions so you get more done each day.
Whether you’re crunching sales figures, importing an email list, or analyzing data for a monthly report, chances are you need to use Microsoft Excel for some of your day-to-day work. While most of us aren’t die-hard spreadsheet junkies, learning some time-saving shortcuts can help you get things done faster and more efficiently in Excel. Here are nine of our favorite Microsoft Excel hacks that make quick work of resizing columns, changing number formatting and even embedding a spreadsheet into a Word document.