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Excel For Inventory Management?

I recently visited a company that uses Excel for inventory management which is not unusual as many small businesses use Excel to manage areas of business for which they do not have a purpose-built system. But this visit reminded me how dangerous it can be[...]
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Office 2013: A Second Opinion

In a guest post on this blog, David Silva shared his impressions of moving to Office 2013. I recently went through the process of upgrading to both Windows 8 and Office 2013. After two weeks I had to move back to Windows 7 (but that’s a discussion[...]

Moving to Microsoft Office 2013

Guest blog by David Michaelangelo Silva   I recently made the move to Microsoft Office 2013 and thought I would share my experience as well as some tips and tricks for getting started. First of all, Office 2013 is not something to [...]

Life’s a Slice(r) with Excel 2010

As discussed in a previous post, Excel Pivot Tables are powerful tools for analyzing and reporting on data from your accounting software package, and other business data sources. Starting back with Office 2010, Excel released a new feature that takes Pi[...]
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iLike these iPhone iApps

For those iPhone users who are NOT devoted to only ever using free apps, here are two useful business apps I use and recommend. They are NOT free, but they are very good value for (very little) money. DocsToGo This app (under $15) extends the[...]
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Outlook 2010 – 2 new things I love

OK, perhaps “love” is too strong a word here – I mean, get a grip, it’s only software, not something to actually fall in love with. Now if it were soccer… But I digress (actually, I do that quite frequently – it&#[...]
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Outlook Add-In: forgotten attachments

We’ve all done something like this: you hit the send button on an email that refers to an attachment, only to then realize that you forgot the attachment. Your follow-up email sheepishly says something like: “…and here’s the attach[...]
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Excel with Pivot Tables

**Please note that this post has been updated to include more recent information.  My previous post outlined the perils of using Excel as an inventory management tool. This time let’s look at one of the most powerful and appropriate business [...]
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Office 2007? Office 2010? Help!

Microsoft will release Office 2010 this year. And yet so many Office users have not yet switched to Office 2007 from older versions. Why are people using office productivity software that is several years older than their computers, cars and cell-phones? [...]
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Found by Accident: Tips & Tricks

Did you ever accidentally discover a useful feature or function in a software package, or on a website, that you’d never previously known or realized? Most of us have, over the years. And when we do discover something, we seldom share this revelation wi[...]
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The Windows 7 Outlook Crashing Blues

Edit October 30, 2009: see possible solution at the bottom of this post. My notebook was running the..Release Candidate Since early in springtime, and all was just great When final release code, was shipped to my door I left it [...]
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Free Software improved my Outlook

Xobni is a free add-on for Outlook, and within a month it's a must-have for me.[...]
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