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25GB with Windows Live SkyDrive (Service Saturday)

Take it from Microsoft to jump into the fray for Online Storage and then show why they can attract customers / users. In an announcement on the Windows Live SkyDrive blog, Microsoft announced some updates to their online storage service. Space has been increased five fold from 5GB to 25GB of free online storage Control your data.

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Windows 7 and a less irritating UAC

One of the main reasons I disabled User Aaccess Control was the extremely irritating popups that interrupted even the most mundane of tasks. I guess, I’m not the only one and Microsoft has learnt from the experience! Based on what we’ve learned from our data and feedback we need to address several key issues in Windows 7: Reduce unnecessary or duplicated prompts in Windows and the ecosystem, such that critical prompts can be more easily identified.

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Ten must-use Windows Shortcuts (Windows Wednesday)

If you are using Windows, the number of shortcuts that Windows presents you is phenomenal. You even have the option to create your own shortcuts to launch applications. Here are ten shortcuts that can improve productivity: Windows Key + R Open the Run window Windows Key + F Open the search window Windows Key + E Open Windows Explorer Windows Key + 1, 2, …

Creating Custom Labels in Microsoft Word 2007 (Tutorial Thursday)
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Creating Custom Labels in Microsoft Word 2007 (Tutorial Thursday)

Last year, as part of our admissions team duties, we were required to send out prospectus to students all over India. These ranged from a minimum of fifty envelopes to over 150 at a time. During a promotion campaign we printed around 90,000 labels!

Excel Tutorial: SUMIF with Multiple Conditions
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Excel Tutorial: SUMIF with Multiple Conditions

The title of the post is a bit of a misnomer because the SUMIF function in Excel does not allow you to have more than condition. Excel 2007 introduced the SUMIFS function which allowed for multiple conditions. However, if you are using any version prior to Excel 2007 or if the persons who will be using your Excel workbook will be using a version prior to Excel 2007, then the SUMIF function will throw up an error.