How To Find Where Outlook Stores Temporary Attachments – Ones that Don’t Appear in “Recent Items” in Microsoft Office

In Application, Fix It, General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, Microsoft, Software by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

Here’s the scenario. You receive an email attachment in Microsoft Outlook. You open that attachment directly from the email message, make a bunch of edits (and perhaps save them along the way) and close your Office document. Then a while later, you want to go back to that document, only to find that it does not appear in your “Recent” documents list within Word, Excel or PowerPoint. You begin to get that sinking feeling in your stomach as you start to search through your Documents folder, your Desktop and even your TEMP folders to see where the file went to. …

How To Create a “Work” Menu Like Office 2004/2008 in Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac

In Apple, Application, Fix It, General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, Microsoft, Software by Michael Sheehan5 Comments

While I truly like Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac (you can see my review of it here on the Microsoft Office for Mac Blog), there are some folks who have complained about a feature being removed from previous versions, specifically, the “Work” menu that was present in previous versions of Word in Office for Mac (2004 & 2008). Personally, I never used that feature, simply because I didn’t need to. The “Open Recent…” menu item was just fine for me and I also really try to organize my content into a folder hierarchy on my hard drive or on DropBox. …

A Convergence of Offices – Office for Mac 2011 & Office 2010 for Windows

In Apple, Application, General, Microsoft, Review, Software by Michael Sheehan9 Comments

I must admit, I’ve been pretty lucky when it comes to getting early access to the latest versions of Microsoft Office. Earlier this year, I participated in a program set up by Microsoft called “Office 2010 Real Life Stories”. Leveraging the success of that program, I was able to get involved in the tail-end of the Office for Mac 2011 early access program. In the past, the two platform-specific Office suites seemed to me to be disparate and almost from completely different companies. Times have changed, and so has Microsoft Office. It’s been several years since the latest facelift of …

Microsoft Wants YOU to Test Out Office 2010 Beta on a Loaner Laptop

In General, Hardware, Microsoft, Review, Software by Michael Sheehan3 Comments

A very cool program from Microsoft just came across my email and I thought that it was important to share with my readers. Essentially, with this program called the “Microsoft Office 2010 Real Life Stories“, you are loaned a laptop PC (a Dell Studio 17 running Windows 7) that has Office 2010 Beta installed on it and all that you have to do is use it and report on your thoughts. This outreach program is pretty impressive actually since not only do you get to test out the latest and greatest Microsoft Office Suite, you also get support and training …

Tech News: Windows BSOD, Office 2010, YouTube Pay TV & LCD Lawsuits

In Apple, Cellular, Microsoft, Opinion, Security, Software, Tech News by Michael Sheehan6 Comments

Looks like we all survived Cyber-Monday. Here’s what got my attention this morning: Microsoft looking into Windows ‘black screen of death’ problem “Microsoft says it’s looking into reports that its latest security updates are causing some Windows machines to stop working and display a mostly black screen with no desktop icons, taskbar, sidebar or other elements — seizing up and displaying just a “My Computer” Explorer window, if they’re lucky.” (source: TechFlash) HTD : While patches are always important to install, sometimes they just “go wrong”. It’s impossible to test all of the combinations and permutations of computers hardware/software out …