Display archivesOutlook 2016 for Mac doesn’t play well with Exchange

July 23rd, 2015
Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac always throws a security error when connecting to an Exchange server. What does Microsoft suggest as a workaround? Disable SSL. Not only does this not solve the issue, it’s an unwise choice to make. Major fail.





Display archivesMicrosoft Office for Mac now looks like Windows

July 17th, 2015
Applications in the new Office for Mac 2016 (a/k/a version 15) look just like their Windows counterparts, not like one-off versions or even like native OS X applications. This makes it easier for you to switch between the two platforms.


If you subscribe to Office 365, you have access to the new Mac versions right now. If not, you’ll need to wait for September for the Office applications to be released with a regular purchase license, rather than by subscription.


Here’s a screen shot of Excel 2016 for Mac:



Display archivesEasier attachments in Outlook 2016

June 22nd, 2015
A welcome feature in Microsoft Outlook 2016 (currently in public beta) is that when you want to attach a file to an e-mail message, appointment item or other screen, the Attach File icon shows the last several files you attached, so you can attach one, again:



Display archivesLinkedIn buys lynda.com for $1.5 billion

April 9th, 2015
I guess they liked my Excel courses! Here’s a link to the article:





Display archivesMobile scanner app from Microsoft

April 3rd, 2015
Microsoft just released iOS & Android versions of Office Lens, a mobile scanner app that works standalone and also integrates with OneNote. Previously, Office Lens was available only for Windows phones.


More info and screen shots from Tech Crunch.



Display archivesHandwriting & drawing now in iPad version of OneNote

March 3rd, 2015
One of the most requested features for Microsoft OneNote on the iPad has been support for drawing and handwriting. And now we have it! With the updated version, you can use your finger or stylus to make drawings, and just like the desktop version, the iPad version of OneNote can convert your handwriting into text. You can also use this feature to annotate existing documents, like scans that you make with the iPad.


The best part is the app includes wrist protection, so you can rest your hand on the screen just like you do with a pad of paper. (Since this is a new feature, I haven’t put it through a lot of testing. Many apps claim to do this, but fail.) You’ll find these features in the new Draw tab of the app.


More info is on the official OneNote blog. And here’s a demo: