Play by Play: Touch-based Morse code application with Peter-Paul Koch

Learn from mobile platform strategist and founder of, the legendary PPK, Peter-Paul Koch! Watch as he showcases how to build and debug a simple touch-based Morse code app from scratch on several different mobile devices including iOS, Windows, Android, Blackberry, and Kindle. Check out the full discussion here.:

Top 5 favorite new features of PowerPoint 2013

When it comes to software, I am not a fan of first impressions. Given the learning curve for any new application, I like to reserve judgment until I’ve had time to really work with a program. Now that I have wholeheartedly been using PowerPoint 2013 for a few months, I’d like to share with you […]

5 Examples of Microsoft Access Date Functions

Microsoft Access date functions are a powerful way to retrieve and analyze data in your Access databases, but very few users know about these functions or how to use them. In this article, I describe a few ways you can leverage Microsoft Access date functions in your Access 2007 and Access 2010 databases. If you […]

Beginner’s Guide to Excel 2010 Data Filters

Coauthored by: Heather Ackmann In Excel 2010, you can store over a million rows of data (1,048,576 to be exact). And as great as that is, if you don’t know how to find the data you are looking for within those millions of rows, then your Excel experience can be quite frustrating. Knowing all the […]

How To Set Up Microsoft Office 365 Beta for Small Business

Microsoft’s Office 365 beta is stirring up a lot of interest. The core of Office 365 is the Microsoft Office Web Apps. These are online versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote that work from any computer with a connected web browser. Office 365 takes the power to work remotely from any machine a step […]

Top 10 New Features of PowerPoint 2010

A lot of times when a new version of an application is released the hype surrounding all the new and enhanced features proves more exciting than the new features themselves. Some features sound really cool at first, but then finding a use for them in your day-to-day work is difficult or in some cases inappropriate. […]

Microsoft Office 2010 Favorite New Features

Coauthored By: Heather Ackmann It’s been about a year since the public beta release of Office 2010, and since then we (Heather and Bill) have had the opportunity to become very acquainted with the new features of the core Office 2010 applications: Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, while working on our Office 2010 training. […]

How to Save Documents to the Web with Office 2010 and Windows Live SkyDrive

Coauthored by: Heather Ackmann New to Office 2010 you can now save documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and even OneNote notebooks to the web so you can easily access your important files from anywhere. You can even make collaboration and co-authoring simple by sharing those documents with co-workers, friends, and family. You’ve probably seen the Windows 7 […]

Office 2010 Productivity Tips: Mastering Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are a definite time saver. Mastering them requires memory and practice until your fingertips are trained to move in the right pattern. Some effort is undoubtedly required, but it’s well worth it. Geeks pride themselves on performing all actions through keyboard, without using a mouse or other optical input devices. In fact, I […]