Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
With online giants like Google breathing down its neck, Microsoft is
scurrying to create online services that can keep customers. SkyDrive is Microsoft’s
cloud entry and it replaces Windows Live. It’s the umbrella under which you
can find a whole range of free services that enhance and extend Microsoft
Office, including access to your files through the web. This nifty tool installs
automatically with Office, or you can download the app from http://
skydrive.live.com. From file sharing to calendar publishing, you’ll get
a lot of value from SkyDrive.
Text Messaging Services
Support for Outlook Mobile Services, the service that provides support for
SMS messaging (text messaging), means you’ll need an MS Exchange Server
that supports SMS/MMS messaging (basically select corporate users). For
those of you who aren’t one of the chosen, you’ll need to locate a third-party
service provider. Search the web for a service that meets your needs.
The people who designed Outlook got so excited about e-mail that they
completely forgot about that old-fashioned stamp-and-paper system that some
people still prefer. (How quaint!) Outlook alone can store zillions of mailing
addresses, but it doesn’t do a very good job of putting an address on an
envelope. I use a Dymo LabelWriter ( www.dymo.com ) to bridge that gap, printing
any address from Outlook to a convenient gummed label that you can stick
on a package or envelope faster than you can say United States Postal Service.
Chapter 13 explains how to use Outlook’s Mail Merge function.