5 Features That Make Microsoft Office 2010 a Must-Have

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Microsoft has already made its official release on May 12th, 2010 of the newest version of Microsoft Office 2010. Microsoft has added a lot of new features that will change the way you create and manage your documents and media presentations. This article is going to cover the top 5 features of the new Microsoft Office 2010.

  1. Word
    Photos. In Microsoft Office 2010 Word you have a lot more capabilities. You can edit the photos right in your Word document, applying color changes, editing the photo background such as removing objects that you don't want and saving it as a new image. Also, there is more flexibility on word art. There are also changes with the Search feature, a paste preview option. There are a wide range of options with text effects. You can change regular text into word art with text box feature.
  2. Excel
    Graphs. In Microsoft Office 2010 Excel the biggest change it the ability to have a graph in an individual cell, known as the Sparklines feature, as opposed to the charts in Microsoft 2007 version. Make your spread sheets easier to follow and more precise with this feature as well as others like PivotTable to filter and segment data in multiple layers using Slicers to analyze more efficiently and spend less time with the formatting.
  3. PowerPoint
    Videos. In Microsoft Office 2010 the PowerPoint program now allows video media in your presentation with options to edit, set poster frames, and changing of contrast, color and others. Microsoft introduced a brand new feature called Broadcast Slide Show which is a service that allows you to share your presentation with others via the web and the other viewers needn't have PowerPoint to view!
  4. OneNote
    Digital Notebook. With Microsoft Office 2010 OneNote feature you can organize, track, and share text, picture, audio, and video notes. You also have more control over notes with other new features such as auto highlighting, Linked Notes and version tracking.
  5. Microsoft Office Backstage
    New file menu. Microsoft introduced this new feature and this new more view replaces the traditional File menu by providing one common area for your management of files, such as share, print, save and publish. The addition of the enhanced Ribbon on all Office 2010 applications allows quick and easy access to file commands and also makes it simple to customize tabs so you can have your own unique workspace that is conducive to your style of work.
    Microsoft Office 2010 is packed with tons of other features that will enhance your documents, spread sheets and presentations. So if you are working with a lower version of Microsoft Office you will want to upgrade to 2010 because there are too many new and awesome features you will be missing out on if you don't.

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How About an Instant and Reliable Digital Language Translation Device for Microsoft Office

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Not long ago, I was talking to an overseas translator, who specialized in two different languages including English. They were able to translate anything that I wrote, and any of my e-books into Italian or French at approximately $50 per hour. The finished product guaranteed to be grammatically correct, with the same meaning. I don't know what you know about human translation, but that's a pretty good price in US dollars, and the quality of their work spoke for itself. Okay so let's talk about this for second shall we?
You see, there are more and more translation devices and artificial intelligent computers which can do this without using people. Unfortunately the quality isn't quite there yet, or at least those computer systems with the high quality are not commercially available yet. They perhaps will be in the future, and this had concerned my translation acquaintance. As an author of online articles and e-books you can imagine how important it is to get that information out in multiple languages.
The Puget Sound Business Journal in Washington State had an article titled; "Amazon opens Spanish-language Kindle store," posted on April 5, 2012 written by Ben Miller.
Well, this is great news, and it opens up a major market considering how many people live in South America, Central America, Mexico, and the United States that speak Spanish. What we need is an instant and Reliable Digital language translation device for Microsoft Office products. Why you ask? Because Amazon's Kindle allows the user to produce e-books in Microsoft office, specifically Microsoft Word and then it converts it to a file that is readable on e-book readers.
Therefore, the ability to translate, make it perfect, and available for Spanish-speaking and Spanish readers opens up all sorts of doors of opportunity. Recently, Microsoft spent $1 billion buying patents from AOL, so perhaps they might spend $5-$10 million upgrading their software to help humans communicate between English and Spanish. If this works, then they should move on provide the ability to convert into all languages.
This would ensure that Microsoft stays on the top of the food chain for its word processing programs. Having similar ability to send e-mails, post on forums, and engage in dialogue and conversations around the world could make the world a safer, friendlier, and better place to exchange cultural information. This could prevent wars in the future, and bring humanity together. Therefore, this excuse to assist e-book authors and writers do what they do better could be a real game changer for the future of humankind. Please consider all this and think on it.

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Outlook Command Line Switches

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How to Use Command Line Switches for Outlook
One the primary applications on almost all windows machines is Outlook. I know our of all the applications I use, it would be one I spend the most time in. I recently found some excellent command line switches to improve the outlook operation and to add extra functionality to your everyday use of Outlook.
A command line switch is a an extra command added to the end of the application executable. For the less nerdy readers, to open an application you icon, this is linked to a application file called an executable, example . This will open the outlook to your desktop. With a switch you can change the opening operation and make it do different things, example you could use a switch to create a shortcut that opens outlook to the calendar page.
Click the Start button, and then click Search to find the Outlook executable file, . For example, by default the path for Outlook 2010 on a 32-bit version of Windows is;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ and 64-bit is C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14(if you have outlook 2007 it will be Office12, 13 is an evil number)Right-click , and then on the shortcut menu point to Send To, and then click Desktop (create shortcut).Close the Search Results dialog box, and then go to the desktop.Right-click the shortcut you just created, and from the shortcut menu click Properties.On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target box. It contains the path for .Press the SPACEBAR once to type a space after the path, and then type;/select outlook:calendar The full command should now look like this;"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\" /select outlook:calendarClick OK.On the desktop, double-click the Outlook shortcut you created.
Below as a list of all the different switches you can use to create a long list of shortcuts to speed up productivity. To be careful with some of them as they will clear out a lot of the cache and lists in outlook if you use the wrong one. If you are unsure about witch one to use, feel free to drop a comment and I am happy to assist .
Switch
Description
Works in
/a path:\<filename>
Creates an item with the specified file as an attachment. Example:"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\" /a "C:\My Documents\"If no item type is specified, is assumed. Cannot be used with message classes that aren't based on Outlook.
2000, 2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/altvba <otmfilename>
Opens the VBA program specified in otmfilename, rather than%appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook.
2003, 2007, 2010
/autorun macroname
Opens Outlook and immediately runs the macro specified in macroname.(no longer supported after Outlook 2003 SP2)
2003
/c <messageclass>
Creates a new item of the specified message class (Outlook forms or any other valid MAPI form).Examples:
/c ipm.activitycreates a Journal entry/c ipm.appointmentcreates an appointment/c ipm.contactcreates a contact/c ipm.notecreates an e-mail message/c ipm.stickynotecreates a note/c ipm.taskcreates a task
2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/checkclient
Prompts for the default manager of e-mail, news, and contacts.
2000, 2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/cleanautocompletecache
Removes all names and e-mail addresses from the AutoComplete list.
2010
/cleancategories
Deletes any custom category names that you have created. Restores categories to the default names.
2007, 2010
/cleanclientrules
Starts Outlook and deletes client-based rules.
2003, 2007, 2010
/cleanconvongoingactions
Deletes the Conversations Actions Table (CAT). CAT entries for a conversation thread usually expire 30 days after no activity. The command-line switch clears all conversation tagging, ignore, and moving rules immediately stopping any additional actions.
2010
/cleandmrecords
Deletes the logging records saved when a manager or a delegate declines a meeting.
2003, 2007, 2010
/cleanfinders
Removes Search Folders from the Microsoft Exchange server store.
2000, 2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/cleanfreebusy
Clears and regenerates free/busy information. This switch can only be used when you are able to connect to your Microsoft Exchange server.
2000, 2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/cleanfromaddress
Removes all manually added From entries from the profile.
2010
/cleanips
Restores receival of new messages in Exchange Cached mode (KB968773)
2007, 2010
/cleanprofile
Removes invalid profile keys and recreates default registry keys where applicable.
2003, 2007
/cleanpst
Launches Outlook with a clean Personal Folders file (.pst)
2003
/cleanreminders
Clears and regenerates reminders.
2000, 2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/cleanroamedprefs
All previous roamed preferences are deleted and copied again from the local settings on the computer where this switch is used. This includes the roaming settings for reminders, free/busy grid, working hours, calendar publishing, and RSS rules.
2007, 2010
/cleanrules
Starts Outlook and deletes client- and server-based rules.
2003, 2007, 2010
/cleanschedplus
Deletes all Schedule+ data (free/busy, permissions, file) from the server and enables the free/busy information from the Outlook Calendar to be used and viewed by all Schedule+ 1.0 users.
2000, 2002/XP, 2003
/cleanserverrules
Starts Outlook and deletes server-based rules.
2003, 2007, 2010
/cleansharing
Removes all RSS, Internet Calendar, and SharePoint subscriptions from Account Settings, but leaves all the previously downloaded content on your computer. This is useful if you cannot delete one of these subscriptions within Outlook 2010.
2010
/cleansniff
Deletes duplicate reminder messages.
2003, 2007, 2010
/cleansubscriptions
Deletes the subscription messages and properties for subscription features.
2003, 2007, 2010
/cleanviews
Restores default views. All custom views you created are lost.
2000, 2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/designer
Starts Outlook without figuring out if Outlook should be the default client in the first run.
2003
/embedding <msgfilename>
Opens the specified message file (.msg) as an OLE embedding. Also used without command-line parameters for standard OLE co-create.
2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/explorer
Opens the new window in "explorer" mode (link bar on).
2000, 2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/f <msgfilename>
Opens the specified message file (.msg) or Microsoft Office saved search (.oss).(Support for oss-files has been dropped since Outlook 2003 SP2 due to security restrictions)
2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/finder
Opens the Advanced Find dialog box.
2007, 2010
/firstrun
Starts Outlook as if it were run for the first time.
2003, 2007
/folder
Opens a new window in "folder" mode (Navigation Pane off).
2000, 2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/hol <>
Opens the file.
2003, 2007, 2010
/ical <icsfilename>
Opens the file.
2003, 2007, 2010
/importprf path:\<>
Launches Outlook and opens/imports the defined MAPI profile (*.prf). If Outlook is already open, queues the profile to be imported on the next clean launch.
2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/l <olkfilename>
Opens the file.
2003
/launchtraininghelp assetid
Opens a Help window with the Help topic specified in assetid.
2003, 2007, 2010
/m emailname
Provides a way for the user to add an e-mail name to the item. Only works in conjunction with the /ccommand-line parameter.Example: /c /m emailname
2003, 2007, 2010
/nocustomize
Starts Outlook without loading (customized toolbars) and *.fav file.
2003, 2007
/noextensions
Starts Outlook with extensions turned off, but listed in the Add-In Manager.
2003, 2007
/nopollmail
Starts Outlook without checking mail at startup.
2003
/nopreview
Starts Outlook with the Reading Pane off and removes the option from the View menu.
2000, 2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/p <msgfilename>
Prints the specified message (.msg).Prior to Outlook 2007, this does not work with HTML messages.
2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/profile <profilename>
Loads the specified profile. If your profile name contains a space, enclose the profile name in quotation marks (").
2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/profiles
Opens the Choose Profile dialog box regardless of the Options setting on the Tools menu.
2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/recycle
Starts Outlook using an existing Outlook window, if one exists. Used in combination with /explorer or /folder.
2000, 2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/regserver
Rewrites all Outlook specific registry keys and re-associates file extensions without having to reinstall Outlook or run setup with the /y switch. The settings are stored in the file located in the same folder as the Outlook program.
2000, 2002/XP
/remigratecategories
Starts Outlook and and initiates the following commands on the default mailbox:
Upgrades colored For Follow Up flags to Office Outlook 2007 color categories.Upgrades calendar labels to Office Outlook 2007 color categories.Adds all categories used on non-mail items into the Master Category List.
Note: This is the same command as Upgrade to Color Categories in each Outlook mailbox properties dialog box.
2007, 2010
/remigrateconversations
2010
/resetfoldernames
Resets default folder names (such as Inbox or Sent Items) to default names in the current Office user interface example, if you first connect to your mailbox Outlook using a Russian user interface, the Russian default folder names cannot be renamed. To change the default folder names to another language such as Japanese or English, you can use this switch to reset the default folder names after changing the user interface language or installing a different language version of Outlook.
2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/resetfolders
Restores missing folders for the default delivery location.
2000, 2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/resetformregions
Empties the form regions cache and reloads the form region definitions from the Windows registry.
2007, 2010
/resetoutlookbar
Rebuilds the Outlook Bar.
2000, 2002/XP
/resetnavpane
Clears and regenerates the Navigation Pane for the current profile.
2003, 2007, 2010
/resetquicksteps
Restores the default Quick Steps. All user-created Quick Steps are deleted.
2010
/resetsearchcriteria
Resets all Instant Search criteria so that the default set of criteria is shown in each module.
2007, 2010
/resetsharedfolders
Removes all shared folders from the Navigation Pane.
2007, 2010
/resettodobar
Clears and regenerates the To-Do Bar task list for the current profile. The To-Do Bar search folder is deleted and re-created.
2007, 2010
/restore
Attempts to open the same profile and folders that were open prior to an abnormal Outlook shutdown.
2010
/rpcdiag
Opens Outlook and displays the remote procedure call (RPC) connection status dialog.
2003, 2007, 2010
/s <filename>
Loads the specified shortcuts file (.fav).
2002/XP, 2003
/safe
Starts Outlook without extensions, Reading Pane, or toolbar customization.
2000, 2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/safe:1
Starts Outlook with the Reading Pane off.
2003, 2007, 2010
/safe:2
Starts Outlook without checking mail at startup.
2003
/safe:3
Starts Outlook with extensions turned off, but listed in the Add-In Manager.
2003, 2007, 2010
/safe:4
Starts Outlook without loading (customized toolbars) and *.fav file.
2003, 2007
/select foldername
Starts Outlook and opens the specified folder in a new window. For example, to open Outlook and display the default calendar use:"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\" /select outlook:calendar
2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
/share feed://URL/filename/sharestssync://URL/share web://URL/filename
Specifies a sharing URL to connect to Outlook. For example, use stssync://URL to connect a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 list to Outlook.
2007, 2010
/sniff
Starts Outlook and forces a detection of new meeting requests in the Inbox, and then adds them to the calendar.
2003, 2007, 2010
/t <oftfilename>
Opens the file.
2003, 2007, 2010
/unregserver
Deletes all registry keys and file associations for Outlook. Its actions are based on the file located in the same folder as the Outlook application. Use the /regserver switch to rewrite the registry keys and file associations after using this switch.
2000, 2002/XP
/v <vcffilename>
Opens the file.
2003, 2007, 2010
/vcal <vcsfilename>
Opens the file.
2003, 2007, 2010
/x <xnkfilename>
Opens the file.
2003, 2007

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How to Create a Flyer Using Microsoft Office Word 2007

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Flyers are made to relay information to readers. An effective flyer would be one that captures a reader's attention through its use of visuals and word play. Yet, putting too much pictures or words spoils the flyer. Use only necessary words and pictures, and place them on a good location of the flyer; you are good to go. So how can we create a flyer using Microsoft Word 2007?
Before you begin, have a rough sketch of what you want on your flyer, including the pictures, words, and decorations. Then, to create a flyer, open a blank page on your Microsoft Word. The first thing you will want to do is to choose your page orientation. Based on your sketch, is the orientation portrait or landscape? To change the orientation from the default portrait to landscape, click Page Layout on the Menu Bar. You will see Orientation under Page Setup. Click on it and choose Landscape.
Another thing you can do is to set your margins. This refers to how close your contents are to the sides of the page. Next to the Orientation button, select Margins. You can either choose one of their selections of margins, or make your own custom ones by clicking Custom Margins and setting your own margins.
Next, type the words or sentences out based on your flyer's sketch. You may want to change the settings of your line spacing, which is how much space there should be between the top and bottom of each sentence. The default would be Multiple with an additional 10 points of space at the bottom of the sentence. To change this, under the Home menu, click the small arrow next to 'Paragraph' at the edge of the box. Choose your options accordingly.
Other than that, you may want to change the font type and font size. Under the Font box under Home, you can make changes like the font type, its size, the style, and even the color. Other than that, you can insert pictures. Click Insert on the Menu Bar, and click Picture, Clip Art, Smart Art, or Chart, depending on what you want on your flyer. Drawing of line pictures is also possible using Shapes. You can also make fancy looking words using Word Art. With that, you have created your own flyer! Print and distribute!

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The Message Could Not Be Created Because Outlook Is Running a Dialog Box(s), Try Again

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This particular error message occurred when you try to email a picture through Microsoft Office Picture Manager. The program was trying to send it through the "default email program" which was supposed to be Outlook 2003 in this case.
How can you fix this?
You must make the change in your Outlook or email program. In this case we needed to open Outlook 2003. From Outlook 2003's main window, go to Tools > Options; in the Options dialog that opened, click on the "Other" tab. Under General, check the Make Outlook the default program for E-mail, Contacts, and Calendar check box. Just to be sure, check all the other tabs such as mail setup and mail format and read them carefully. Change anything you suspect may cause the problem.
I found Word as the default email program in this case. Since Word is not an email program it would never work. If you see this or something similar remove the check from the box or boxes that are next to it. After that it should work. Try to remember any changes you make just in case you need to change them back for some reason.
The error message is a little deceiving. You would think the problem is in the program your running (In this case Microsoft Office Picture Manager). You MUST correct it in the default mail program you are running.
The computer I tested this on was running Windows 7 Home Premium and had Microsoft Office 2003 installed. No problems with any part of the computer were indicated and no viruses were detected.

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MS Office 2007: A New Leaf to Microsoft Tree

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Microsoft believes in a continual development in examine and innovation, and always keeps moving by launching successive versions with enhanced features and addition features, such as different servers, Windows operating systems, productivity suites, and more products. All products and successive developments are well substantiating to the statement.
MS Office 2007: A new leaf to tree. In simple words it is the recent Windows version of Office System, which is simplifying working practices on the computer and is packed with an inventory of new features. Goodbye to menus and toolbars, since they are no longer continuing to be a feature in this new version and it has been replaced with a tabbed toolbar called Ribbon.
The Fluent User Interface having a central menu button is an exclusive new graphical user interface added to this new office version.
Microsoft Office 7 is designed in various versions, which suit specific user requirements, include the following:
Home and Student
Standard
Small Business
Professional
Ultimate
Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or higher, Vista or 7, Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 or higher are the basic system requirements, since it requires system compatibility.
The common features of all the versions of the MS Office 2007 whether it is Professional or Standard or Ultimate or Home and Student are server-side tools and applications.
SharePoint Server 2007 is benefiting small business with its features like server platform supporting excel workbooks shared in multiple systems. The web page is used to edit the workbook. The FrontPage has been replaced with SharePoint Designer.
The latest version is an expert in handwriting and speech recognition work on XP Tablet PC Edition or Vista.
A list of key features in this new version:
Creating and sharing of content facilitated by all-comprehensive set of writing tools in Word 2007.
Office PowerPoint 2007 is an energetic presentation tool providing creation of quality professional-looking presentations.
Besides creation of spreadsheets with Office Excel 2007, the analysis and sharing of information is a much easier task.
Office OneNote 2007 fetches you with digital notebook solution, where notes and information can be collected at one junction.
Integrated Outlook 2007 is the best way to get connected ahead of geographical extents along with managing time and information at same instant.
The tracking, reporting and sharing of information can be easily and efficiently done with Access 2007.
Creating and sharing marketing materials along with other publications is smoothly provided by Office Publisher 2007
The revolutionary collaboration tool is Office Groove 2007 for getting teams working collectively for your small venture.
If you are in search of gathering information InfoPath 2007 is the most efficient program allowing you to create and organize electronic forms.
Ultimately it has been proven that professionals can gain a spirited improvement with the Office 2007 Professional Edition ensuring an inclusive collection of productivity and database software.

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Microsoft Office 1335 Error Fix – How To Repair The 1335 “Office1 Cab” Error On Your PC

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The 1335 error typically shows up when you try to install a service pack of either Microsoft Office XP, or Microsoft Office 2000 to your PC. Reasons as to why this error surfaces range from problems with the installation program, or the issues with files the installation pack is required to install on your system. Fortunately, it is actually a very easy error to fix, as it's caused by a specific set of problems and errors. Continue reading through this tutorial to know how to fix this error.
What Causes This Error?
You would typically get Microsoft Office 1335 Error whenever you attempt to install either Microsoft Office 2000 or Microsoft Office XP into your system. This error is a result of issues with the installation application or the files it is associated with. Thankfully, unlike other errors, Microsoft Office 1335 Error is very easy to fix up. This tutorial will guide you through the steps on how to troubleshoot this error.
The Microsoft Office 1335 Error manifests itself whenever you attempt to install the suite of Office programs of Windows to your PC. Below is the typical message format that you are shown on your screen if you are experiencing this error;
A "Error 1335-Cannot copy cab file . The file may be corrupt."
In cases when you attempt to install Microsoft Office to your PC in Safe Mode, the error would be displayed in this format:
A "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in Safe mode or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed."
Microsoft Office 1335 Error can be traced to corrupted media, issues with your system's CD ROM or memory allocation problems. In addition, this error can also be caused by malware infections, registry issues and the installer program of the application not being able to access the necessary setup files from the CD-ROM program setup.
Steps To Fix The 1335 Error On Your PC
To fix the Microsoft Office 1335 error, the first thing is to check for any damage to your installation CD. When your CD is damaged or has prominent scratches, your PC isn't always able to read it correctly. So before you play an installation CD in your PC, you need to check it. If you find that it is damaged, you need to either have it replaced or get it repaired using a CD repair tool.
One sector in your system that is widely known to cause errors like the 1335 Error is the registry. The registry is designed to store all processing information that Windows uses for its operation. You will find that you are not be able to load Windows based applications if your registry is malfunctioning or failing. Breakdowns in the registry occur whenever any of its files become corrupted or get damaged, which unfortunately happens all too often. You will notice when your registry is not working properly, as your computer will slow down and will not be able to read files and programs properly, ultimately leading to costly errors like the Microsoft Office 1335 Error. To remedy problems like these in your registry, you need to use a dependable registry cleaner, many of which are readily available in IT stores and online computer shops.

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Free Mail, Free Storage and Free Security – A Look at What Windows Live Has to Offer


Microsoft, in its most staid tradition, is always coming up with something new to try and improve the computer and online experiences. The proprietary online service suite of Microsoft, Windows Live, is full of improved and totally new features to improve user experience and bring more computer users totally online in their software usage.
Hotmail Microsoft's email program, Hotmail, has been around since the earliest days of free email for the public. In the fifteen years or so since its inception, Hotmail has only improved - and it was more than decent to start with. The latest version of Hotmail has a simple interface and includes built-in security features to fight spam and to block viruses and scams. When you sign up with a Hotmail account, you'll have 5 gigabytes of storage to start, and that number can grow if you need it to. MSN messenger, another service offered by Microsoft, is linked through Hotmail so you can easily communicate with your email contacts through chat.
Also included with the email program are shared calendars. You can easily set up a calendar for your family, your study group or your special group of friends and easily update them for everyone to see. You can also subscribe to the calendars of your favorite teams or organizations to be sure you never miss a game or meeting. The calendars can be used while you're online or off thanks to the Windows Live Mail desktop application. Hotmail also lets you consolidate all of your email accounts in a central location - including accounts that aren't Hotmail accounts. Organize and sort through all of your emails simultaneously.
MSN Messenger MSN Messenger lets you stay connected with friends, family and colleagues from any computer. When you download MSN Messenger, you have access to more than just a chat program. Through Messenger you can organize your contacts and arrange them into groups to chat with more than one person at a time. Not only can you send messages through Messenger, you can also send files and post photos on Windows Live. When you post new photos, your friends and contacts are alerted to the change and can view your new photos easily.
Microsoft gives you the option to customize your chat experience by personalizing the background scenes, avatars and sounds of Messenger. You can even take Messenger on the road using Windows Live Hotmail or by using Messenger on your mobile phone. Staying connected is simple and easy - even if you're almost never home.
SkyDrive - There's no need to frantically save documents on flash drives to take in for presentations or to try to work from different locations on different days. Nor do you need to port around your own laptop to keep your work close by. You can use any computer to access your files if you store them in Windows Live SkyDrive. SkyDrive allows you to store 25 gigabytes worth of files and folders online where you can keep them safe or share them with friends or the world. By setting a folder to public or shared in your SkyDrive, you easily make files in those folders available to others - an excellent way to work on a project simultaneously or to promote your ideas and thoughts on a particular topic.
SkyDrive contains 25 free gigabytes of storage space that includes a password-protected login. The files and folders can be substantial, and they are completely in your control for backup, sharing or publishing your work. SkyDrive works on any computer with internet connection, and it works on mobile devices as well making it far simpler to use than even the smallest pin drive. Accessing SkyDrive is as simple. When you're ready to save files in the SkyDrive, simply drag and drop them into the open window and you'll be able to access them from anywhere. Each folder in the SkyDrive has its own URL as well to make accessing the right folder simple for you and for anyone with your permission to enter.
Microsoft Security Essentials Need protection? Windows Live offers you free protection against spyware, pop-ups and slow performance with its Security Essentials. Security Essentials is free software provided for download by Microsoft. With Essentials, you can block, find and eliminate spyware and programs you don't want on your computer. Once eliminated, you can even get programs back if you realize you've deleted the wrong one, making the detection and removal of problems reasonably fool-proof.
To keep Security Essentials up-to-date and current in fighting all of the latest threats, dedicated researchers from Microsoft scour the internet in search of potential threats. In addition to this, volunteers from the huge network of Essentials users (the MS Live "Cloud") flag programs that are suspicious as well. You can elect to download updates for Essentials that counteract the newest threats as they are detected, but before they hit your machine, keeping you safe and your computer operating at peak performance.
Microsoft Office Live Ready for an online version of Microsoft Office? It's already there. Microsoft Office Live has a virtual workspace in beta form that will let you store up to 5 gigabytes of files online to keep private or to share. Most impressively, you can work with any of your favorite Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Create files online through Office Live and store the completed files virtually. When you're ready to use or continue working on the file, simply open the virtually stored file in the right application on your desktop and you'll be up and running without any complicated conversions.
Microsoft currently offers a wide range of extras through Windows Live, and Microsoft continues to update and create new products to make working and playing online simpler. The enhanced communication tools and online applications make your personal and professional life much simpler. And like all Microsoft products, soon you'll wonder how you ever lived without them.

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Uninstall Microsoft Office – Learn How to Remove Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 From Your PC


Learn How to Completely Uninstall Microsoft Office & Other Hard-to-Remove Programs from Your PC Using an Uninstall Tool.
There is no doubt that all Windows users are familiar with Microsoft Office. It is an office suite developed by Microsoft - first released in 1989 - which is utilized in Windows and even Mac OS X operating systems. Microsoft Office is made up of Microsoft Office Excel, Word, OneNote, PowerPoint and Access. Text and number-based documents can be saved in Word and Excel, respectively - making Microsoft Office one of the most commonly used applications suited for both personal and business use.
So why would you want to remove such a useful program from your computer? Perhaps a program has gotten corrupted, you are receiving error messages when using one of the Office applications, or you simply have no need for the program anymore or you want to switch over to the Google equivalent of Microsoft office.
The typical solution would be to use the (Add/Remove) Programs functionality in Windows. However, there are times that using this Windows applet will give you error messages. If this is the case, what you can do is look for an alternative solution - one of which is to utilize an uninstall tool called Perfect Uninstaller.
The ABCs of Completely Uninstalling MS from Your Computer.
Aside from Microsoft Office, there are other hard-to-remove programs on your computer which can be easily uninstalled using tools like the Perfect Uninstaller. If Internet Explorer got corrupted, or if your antivirus program is not updating, this brand of uninstall tool will allow you to easily and completely uninstall the application from your system.
If you're trying to uninstall Microsoft Office, for example, what the Perfect Uninstaller tool will do is completely clean the empty or corrupted registry entries. If you received error messages during the uninstall MS process, there might be empty registry entries still left over on your computer. This would definitely not help improve the performance of your computer, so it's a must to make sure that everything will be completely removed.
During the uninstall Microsoft Office process, the Perfect Uninstaller tool will also forcibly uninstall corrupted programs, display hidden programs and uninstall them as well. More importantly, the Perfect Uninstaller tool has a user-friendly interface and it works much faster and more efficiently than the (Add/Remove) Programs applet in Windows. It can also backup the registry to restore the system easily if you have the Windows operating system installed, and you can make use of additional functionalities like the "Restore Registry" option.
As you can see, there are a multitude of benefits from using an uninstall tool like the Perfect Uninstaller, so it's the first thing that you need to consider using when trying to remove hard-to-uninstall program like Microsoft Office

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Steps to Fix Osetup DLL Errors – Repair This Error to Run Microsoft Office Again


is a "Dynamic Link Library" (dll) file used by the Microsoft Office suite of applications. This file is generally used to control the various components & plugins that Office requires to run and is used every time you use an Office application on your PC. Unfortunately, this file is also a big cause of errors for your system, as it's continually being damaged & corrupted. To ensure this is not a problem for your PC, you should use the tutorial on this page to repair it.
The errors that normally shows are as follows:
"This application failed to start because was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." "Cannot find [PATH] ." "X:\ digital signature does not validate or is not present."
The first step to curing this error is to manually start the installation of Office you might have been trying to do. If Office was "auto running" from the CD, then the chances are that your PC has been unable to read the various files that the CD has. This is a big problem, and is often the cause of the error. To fix this, you should click onto the CD of your PC and then locate "". This will load the setup & the files it needs.
If this doesn't solve the problem, you should then look to copy the setup files to your hard drive, and then run the installation from your hard drive. You can do this by clicking on the onto the CD and then copying all the files it has inside. You should then browse to a hard drive and paste the files onto it, allowing your computer to read the files it needs to complete the installation in one central location.
After this, clean out the registry with a "registry cleaner". This is highly recommended as the 'registry' of your computer is where Windows stores the files & settings that your computer & programs need to run. The registry is a large database which plays a vital role in the installation & operation of your computer. However, because this database is continually being used so much by Windows, your PC is constantly getting confused and saving many parts of it in the wrong way. To ensure this is not a problem, you should use a registry cleaner program to scan through this database and fix the various errors that are inside, allowing your PC to read the files it needs and run (much) smoother as a result.

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