Category Archives: Microsoft Must Haves

Microsoft Releases Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable

Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable installs a set of components that facilitate the transfer of data between existing Microsoft Office files such as Microsoft Office Access 2010 (*.mdb and *.accdb) files and Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (*.xls, *.xlsx, and *.xlsb) … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Updated Security Essentials Version 2

Ignore that this new (12/16/2010) Microsoft Download Page states this is Security Essentials Version 1 – both these 32 & 64 bit versions of Security Essentials are indeed Microsoft’s new Version 2.0 Version 2.0 Updates: Better Protection Against Web Based … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Enterprise Search Connectors

OVERVIEW – Federated Search Connectors allow a search solution based on any Microsoft Enterprise Search product to pass a query to a target system and accept and display results from that system. Enterprise Search Product Supported: Microsoft Search Server 2010 … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Office 2010

Microsoft has announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010.  (More Info: Office 2010 Website) Microsoft Office 2010 Pricing: OFFICE 2010 SUITES: Office Home & Student 2010 (Suggested retail price: $149.99)   Excel … Continue reading

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Control PowerPoint 2010 Presentations using a Windows Phone with “Presentation Companion for PowerPoint”

  Presentation Companion 1.0 for Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 & 2010 allows using a Windows Phone to control, and View speaker notes, of a PowerPoint presentation on your laptop. Download –> Presentation Companion for PowerPoint 2010 Download –> Presentation Companion for PowerPoint … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Web Browser Publisher “Producer for PowerPoint 2010”

  Microsoft’s Producer for PowerPoint 2010 is used to capture and synchronize audio, video, slides, and images, then preview and publish a rich media presentation virtually anywhere for viewing in a Web browser.  (Thanks Carlene) Producer for PowerPoint 2010 provides … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Free “Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) 2.0” for Windows 7 & Office 2010

  Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) 2.0 is a managed MMC plug-in.  VAMT uses Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to configure managed systems. A convenient command line interface (CLI) allows automated, scheduled VAMT tasks without UI interaction.  (Thanks Jodi) Using the VAMT … Continue reading

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Microsoft Teases New Windows Live Messenger

  Microsoft has released a teaser video to showcase their upcoming Windows Live Messenger.   Best IM – easier and more meaningful interactions.  The new Messenger helps saves you time with tabbed conversations & Bing integration and brings your conversations … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases “Interactive Command Reference for Office 2010”

  Interactive Command Reference for Office 2010 provides a useful mapping between features and commands in Office 2003, and then shows you where those commands are found in the Ribbon.  (Thanks Ian) Available Downloads:   Excel Guide PowerPoint Guide Word Guide … Continue reading

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CodePlex’s Free “Bluetooth Radar” & “DNSExchanger” Tools for Windows 7

  Microsoft’s CodePlex has two free Windows 7 tools worth checking-out:   Bluetooth Radar "finds" Bluetooth devices for quick file tranfers. DNSExchanger allows users to quickly switch their DNS Settings with pre-defined DNSs with one click. Click Here for All … Continue reading

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