Ty Anderson

Office Newswire: Office news you can use! – 2.15.2012

Today’s newswire will be written by me, the author, while performing the following two tricks:

  1. Drinking coffee
  2. Standing up

They might not sound like tricks to you. But those of us that are older know these are indeed tricks.

Heck, sometimes just being alive is a magic trick in and of itself.

I think there is some really good stuff this week. I make this comment at the risk of sounding as if some newswires are better than others. I like to think that isn’t the case… that they are all great. But the reality is probably a lot like a lyric from the great prophet of our time, Bono:

“Some days are better than others.”

So, is today’s Office Newswire better than others? I’ll leave it to you to decide. But before you judge, please consider the two tricks I am performing as I type. I think they comprise part of the quality equation today.

Okay then… let’s get it and keep on getting’ it!

Office news you can use!

Office tips, tricks & tools

  • Insert database query results as a table programmatically in Word 2010 :: This item reads like it belongs in the developer section of the newswire. I assure you it does not. This is a little known feature inside Word that is pretty slick. I admit, I didn’t know about it.
  • Introduction to SharePoint 2010 :: If I had a dollar for each time I have been asked to explain SharePoint… well… I’d most likely still be here writing the newswire. Still, I am asked often and I just might starting point the inquisitive individual to this article. But I think it would be wicked cool to make a video that does the job in 3 minutes or less.
  • How to cut and paste in Word without messing up formatting :: I still become confused by the many options that are part of cut & paste. This article from the Word team clears it up for me.

Office developer items of note

Sometimes it’s a struggle to find fresh developer items. This is expected given Office 2010 is no longer the center of attention due to our clamoring for more Office 15 details. Those details will arrive soon enough. For today, we have some solid items for your consideration.

Cutting room floor

That’s it for today. I’m going to sit down now and ask someone to bring me another cup of coffee.

See you Friday when I do it all again for the Office 365 Newswire!

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