Again another exciting week for computer geekery! I would argue the highlight of this week was the release of Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2. We also covered a lot of several MS Office tips. In case you missed anything last week here is a list of the week’s content.
It’s been a long time since Microsoft released the first beta of Internet Explorer 8, which left me wondering what they had up their sleeve. After reading that they added a ton of new features in Beta 2 like private browsing, tab grouping and a new smart address bar, I just had to try it out and share with all of our readers.
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 – microsoft.com
Creating new MS Office documents from scratch can be quite a time consuming process. Entering recurring data in a worksheet can be especially monotonous. By using Autofill in Excel we can speed up the process of entering in days of the week, dates, times, etc.
Have you ever noticed that many of the hotfixes listed in the Microsoft Help and Support knowledge base aren’t actually available for download unless you contact support? What you might not know is that there is a secret form on the MS site that allows you to fill out a request for that specific hotfix… it’s just not easily accessible.
Many people don’t realize that rather than installing dozens of applications, you can control nearly any aspect of your computer with simple shortcuts that don’t take up any resources.
A cool trick I learned the other day is inserting an audio file into word documents. There are several instances where this comes in handy. Here we will take a look at a couple different ways to insert the sound files into Word 2007.
As most people know by now, Google bought FeedBurner, and just recently they have started transitioning all of the feeds from the feedburner.com domain over to feedproxy.google.com… which is where the problems began.
Sometimes in your daily work routine you might need some extra features from the Microsoft Office Suite. One way to get extra functionality is through Office Add-Ins. Sometimes these are bundled with Office but not included with the initial installation. These are easily accessed and installed. Here I will show how to install an add-in with Excel.