Downloads – June 2012

Recent batch of useful downloads from Microsoft:











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Downloads – 8 Free Office 2010 Technical Posters

Microsoft has a series of posters available in .VSD (Visio), .PDF and .XPS formats for IT pros. The posters are 34×44” and

Source: TechNet Office 2010 Library and @MSSpringboard on Twitter

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Downloads – Free Office 2010 eBook for IT Pros

For IT Professionals: Getting Started with Office 2010Title: For IT Professionals: Getting Started with Office 2010
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Published: © March 2011 by Microsoft Corporation
Pages: 341
File size: Available in .EPUB, .MOBI, .DOC, .PDF & .XPS (1-2 MB)
Price: FREE
Download URL: Click here to download


This book provides an overview of the Microsoft Office 2010 suites and information about how to get started with Office 2010. Heavy emphasis on what has changed from the previous version to help you get up to speed quickly.

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Download – 10 Free eBooks

eBook - The Windows 7 Power Users GuideTitle: The Windows 7 Power Users Guide
Author: Mike Halsey
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Date Published: © 2009 Mike Halsey 
Pages: 174
File size: PDF 23.3 MB
Price: FREE
Download URL: Click here for PDF

The Windows 7 Power Users Guide, by Microsoft MVP Mike Halsey, shows you to how to get the very best out of Windows 7. It’s suitable for users of every ability, from complete novices to tech pros, and includes step-by-step guides, illustrations and diagrams on every page and quick tips throughout.

eBook - Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, AnytimeTitle: Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime
Authors: Katherine Murray
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Date Published: © 2011 Katherine Murray 
ISBN: 978-0-7356-56949 
Pages: 337
File size: PDF 21.0 MB
Price: FREE
Download URL: Click here for PDF

This book shows you how you can use cloud computing—and ­specifically, ­Office 365—to get more done, collaborate more easily, and work more ­flexibly than you ever have before. From the necessary how-tos about ­creating and administering your Office 365 account and working with the various Office 365 programs to sharing files with your team, creating a team site, using Office Web Apps, and holding online meetings, you’ll discover how easy it is to work online and off, accessing and sharing your files whenever you need to.

.EPUB and .MOBI ebooksEight More eBooks on Microsoft Office 2010

eBook Titles:

  • Best Practices for Outlook 2010
  • Creating Everyday Documents That Stand Out From The Crowd
  • Basic Tasks in Word 2010
  • Basic Tasks in Excel 2010
  • Basic Tasks in Outlook 2010
  • Basic Tasks in OneNote 2010
  • Basic Tasks in Visio 2010

These Office 2010 eBooks are available in both .EPUB (Nook, Sony Reader, etc.) and .MOBI (Kindle) formats.

Download URL: Click here for .EPUB or .MOBI

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Mailbag – Installing Office 2010 On Multiple PCs

From the mailbag:

We have several new computers and need to put Office 2010 on them. I read that I can install Office 2010 on multiple computers, is that true?


This question comes up *a lot* and the answer is, “It depends”. First, some background information about the availability of the software.

Office 2010 comes two different versions

  • 32-bit Office 2010
  • 64-bit Office 2010

…and it comes in various editions (or suites)…

…which are available through different channels

  • OEM
  • Retail
  • Volume Licensing
  • Academic

…and it comes in three license designations

  • Packaged product
  • Downloaded software
  • Preloaded PC

That’s a lot of different ways to get Office 2010. So let’s focus on the three main ones consumers will pick up in retail locations:

  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 (FPP / Retail)
    Pro – You can install this edition on up to 3 home computers
    Con – Non permitted for commercial, non-profit or revenue-generating
  • Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 (FPP / Retail)
    Pro – You can install this edition on up to 2 computers
    Con – You have to be the user of both PCs
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2010 (FPP / Retail)
    Pro – You can install this edition on up to 2 computers
    Con – You have to be the user of both PCs

IMPORTANT – Don’t confuse the Full Packaged Product (FPP = boxes) with the Product Key Card (PKC = cardboard tag) versions. Both types of products are available in retail stores. Even though PKC is less expensive than boxed products, the PKC only lets you install on one PC. See the pictures below for the physical packaging difference.


Full Packaged Product (FPP) Product Key Card (PKC)
Microsoft Office 2010 Retail Packages (FPP) Microsoft Office 2010 Product Key Card (PKC)
Can install on up to 2 or 3 PCs (depending on edition and users). Can only install on one PC.


If you’re in a business and are purchasing Office 2010 through Volume Licensing (minimum purchase of 5 copies) you can get ‘Home Use Rights’ if you buy Software Assurance along with your purchase.

For more Office 2010 details, check out:


Thanks to Lee Johnson of Sentry Computer Systems for his assistance finding the Microsoft info.

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Office 2010 Hits the Streets – Time to Rock

Office 2010 Retail Package - Professional Version Today (June 15, 2010) Microsoft Office 2010 hit retail availability, and Microsoft is dropping $80 million in advertising to spread the word. The look of the new ad campaign is pretty different from the previous versions of Office. It basically shows happy people on light colored backgrounds with big bold text. Ho hum.

I don’t know if I like the ads, but I sure do like Office 2010. I’ve been running it in beta since May 2009. I jumped on the RTM bits when they went live and Office 2010 is really solid. Dare I say, “rock solid”. I don’t use spreadsheets with 1.5 million rows or anything, so I stuck with the 32-bit edition of Office 2010 even though I run 64-bit Windows 7. The performance is amazing.

Not to be a fanboy or anything, but Windows 7 with Office 2010 really is the Dynamic Duo. Not since I ditched Windows 3.1 for Windows 95 have I been this impressed with Microsoft’s products. Today we delivered some new HP desktops with Intel i5 and i7 processors, and the performance was jaw dropping for the client… literally, no exaggeration. They stood slack-jawed looking at the speed of the new machines.

There probably won’t be a ton of Office 2007 to 2010 migrations (unless clients have Software Assurance). But seriously, if you or your clients are running XP with Office XP or Office 2003, I’ve got one thing to say:

Good enough ain’t good enough anymore.”

Don’t take my word for it. Download a FREE trial and go check out Windows 7 and Office 2010 and see for yourself.

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KYSBSUG June 2010 – Office 2010

KYSBSUG June 2010 Meeting #76 – What’s New in Office 2010
Presenter: Tim Barrett
KYSBSUG - Kentucky Small Business Server User GroupDate: Wednesday June 23, 2010
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Eastern
Venue: Money Concepts
Address: 323 Townepark Circle, Louisville, KY 40243
Map: Click here

IMPORTANT: Due to a scheduling conflict, we’re meeting on the 4th Wednesday this month, not the typical 3rd Wednesday.

Office 2010 is currently available through volume licensing, and it’ll be in the big box stores mid-June. Have you used Office 2010, and are you ready to talk to customers about what’s new? Join us and take a tour of the new features that’ll help businesses work faster and smarter, and leave with resources to answer client and employee questions about Office 2010.


Registration URL:
Due to limited seating, registration *is* required.
Click here to register today!

Register today!

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Webcast – Office 2010 Launch May 12, 2010

image Are you ready for the next version of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010? Tune in tomorrow to watch the webcast to see what’s new.

Date: Wednesday May 12, 2010
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Title: Announcing the Future of Productivity!
Keynote: Stephen Elop, President, Microsoft Business Division

Meet businesses already benefitting from the future of productivity and view on-demand sessions that focus on Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Project 2010, and Visio 2010, as well as Exchange 2010, Office Communications Server 2007 R2, and SQL Server 2008 R2. Watch the keynote, join the virtual launch conversation, and participate in on-demand sessions where you’ll learn more about how Microsoft products can solve the unique productivity challenges you’re facing as you look to the future.

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Download – Free Office 2010 First Look eBook

First Look Microsoft Office 2010 (eBook) Title: First Look: Microsoft Office 2010 
Author: Katherine Murray
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Date Published: © 2010 Microsoft Corporation
Pages: 202
File size: PDF 10.5 MB
Price: FREE
Download URL: Click here to download PDF


For a limited time, Microsoft is offering a free download of the eBook “First Look: Microsoft Office 2010” which provides an overview of the updated features in the newest version of Microsoft Office. The book is broken into 14 chapters (shown below) and further organized into three parts.

  • Part I – Envision the Possibilities (Chapters 1-3)
  • Part II – Hit the Ground Running (Chapters 4-11)
  • Part III – Next Steps with Office 2010 (Chapters 12-14)

Table of Contents:

  1. Welcome to Office 2010
  2. Express Yourself Effectively and Efficiently
  3. Collaborate in the Office and Around the World
  4. Create and Share Compelling Documents with Word 2010
  5. Create Smart Data Insights with Excel 2010
  6. Manage Rich Communications with Outlook 2010
  7. Produce Dynamic Presentations with PowerPoint 2010
  8. Organize, Store, and Share Ideas with OneNote 2010
  9. Collaborate Effectively with SharePoint Workspace 2010
  10. Create Effective Marketing Materials with Publisher 2010
  11. Make Sense of Your Data with Access 2010
  12. Putting It All Together
  13. Security in Office 2010
  14. Training Made Easy


Source: Eric Ligman’s blog

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