8 simple ways to clean data with Excel

Data comes in from an increasing number of sources these days. For decades, data stores were primarily built by good old data entry. But today we cull data from a range of sources including IoT devices, social media feeds, email, and other sources outside of traditional database platforms. That means …

Office 365: A guide to the updates

Office 365 subscribers always have the latest version of Microsoft Office — currently Office 2016. They also get more frequent software updates than those who have purchased Office 2016 without a subscription, which means subscribers have access to the latest features, security patches and bug fixes. But it can be …

European regulators to Microsoft: We’re watching you

Microsoft has built itself into the company with the world’s highest valuation, while managing to avoid (for the past several years, anyway) the attention of the U.S. Justice Department, federal regulators and Congress. Its peers, meanwhile, including Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple, have found themselves embroiled in time-consuming and energy-sapping …

Microsoft Patch Alert: Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

What happens when Microsoft releases eight – count ‘em, eight – concurrent beta test versions of Win10 version 1909 without fixing bugs introduced into 1903 on Patch Tuesday? Pan. De. Moaaan. Ium. The VB/VBA/VBScript debacle No doubt, you recall the first wave of pain inflicted by the August 2019 patching …

Word 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

This download accompanies our story Word 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet. See that article for detailed information on how to get the most out of Word 2016 and 2019 for Windows. For the most part, the Ribbon interface in Word 2016 and 2019 is intuitive to use. It’s divided into …

Excel for Office 365 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

This download accompanies our Excel for Office 365 cheat sheet. See that article for detailed information on how to get the most out of Excel for Office 365 in Windows. For the most part, the Ribbon interface in Excel for Office 365 is intuitive to use. It’s divided into a …

Excel for Office 365 cheat sheet

Microsoft Windows may get all the press coverage, but when you want to get real work done, you turn your attention to the applications that run on it. And if you use spreadsheets, that generally means Excel. Excel is, of course, part of Microsoft’s Office suite of productivity tools. Microsoft …

Pays-Bas : les applications Office bannies par le gouvernement

Un rapport commandé par le ministère néerlandais de la Justice et de la Sécurité met en garde les institutions gouvernementales et l’administration sur l’utilisation d’Office Online et/ou les applications mobiles de Microsoft en raison des risques potentiels pour la sécurité et la vie privée. Ce rapport signé de la Privacy Company …

Microsoft Patch Alert: Welcome to the Upside Down

This month, Microsoft Patch Land looks like a stranger Stranger Things Upside Down, where Security-only patches carry loads of telemetry, Visual Studio patches appear for the wrong versions… and we still can’t figure out how to keep the Win10 1903 upgrade demogorgon from swallowing established drivers. As we end the …

Microsoft: Whatever you do, don’t call it Office Online

Microsoft on Wednesday said it would stop using the word “online” to describe its online versions of Office, instead referring to the online suite as “on the web,” “in a browser,” or maybe “for the web.” The branding change came from the same company that once called its single sign-on …