As noted in this week’s Introduction, Windows Secrets is launching a Letters column — reader e-mails that we think are especially interesting. Leading off this new column is a critical view of Microsoft’s Office Ribbon interface, discussed in a Woody Leonhard article.Read More
OneNote might be one of the best apps you can put on your PC. Using Microsoft OneNote 2010, by Michael C. Oldenburg, shows you how to get the most from this surprisingly versatile digital organizer.Read More
Microsoft Excel 2010: Plain & Simple, by Curtis Frye, is a must-have, easily digested reference for anyone who’s recently upgraded to Excel 2010.Read More
Windows 7 is the best Windows ever, but no one calls it perfect. As with all operating systems, stuff happens.Read More
Microsoft Office 2010: plain & simple, by Windows Secrets contributor Katherine Murray, can make that task considerably less intimidating. This thorough reference guide breaks down Office into easily digested sections filled with tips and illustrations.Read More
Setting up a complete home network can be both extremely frustrating and exceedingly rewarding. Well-designed home networks give quick access to documents, storage, printing, and the Internet from anywhere in your house.Read More
We’re all used to the constant stream of patches from Microsoft. Windows Secrets covers them in the twice-monthly Patch Watch column. Most of these patches are initiated by the diligent work of security specialists. But a recently released Microsoft Fix it patch, KB 2578723, springs from our very own ace writer Fred Langa, and his weekly LangaList Plus column. In his May 12 article, “Win7 network stuck in ‘Public’ mode,” Fred gave his steps for fixing network-location problems. Later, Fred wondered if those steps could be made more simply with a Microsoft Fix it button. So he contacted fellow columnist Woody Leonhard, a Microsoft Thailand MVP. Woody in turn passed the suggestion on to Microsoft, and the rest is, as they say, history. Congratulations Fred! This article is part of our premium content. Join Now.Already a paid subscriber? Click here to login.