Category Archives: Books

Weekend Reading Free Chapters!

e-bookSo you like to read but not the whole book? Sometimes you just want to read a chapter to see if that’s the book you are looking for. Well i have prepared a list with a couple of titles that might be interesting for you. Every title has a sample chapter to read. Come to think of it you might need two weekends to read them all 🙂

Sample chapters from:

Creating Charts and Graphics in Microsoft Excel 2013
Using SharePoint 2013 with Excel and Access
Designing and Using Custom Forms in Microsoft Outlook 2013
Analyzing Data with Tables and Charts in Microsoft Excel 2013
Adding Structure to Your Diagrams in Microsoft Visio 2013
Assigning and Managing Resources in Microsoft® Project 2013
Understanding Access 2013 Databases
Using Lync as Your Phone
Working with Notebooks, Sections, and Pages in OneNote Home and Student 2013
Collaborating and Finishing Your Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
Taking Notes to Another Level with Microsoft OneNote 2013
Using Formulas and Functions in Microsoft Excel 2013
Adjusting Slide Appearance in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
Mailing Paper or Pixels with Microsoft Word 2013
Managing a Calendar in Microsoft Outlook 2013
Managing Contact Records in Microsoft Outlook 2013
Microsoft® Excel® 2013: Using Power View
Selecting Data Using Queries in Microsoft Access 2013
Analyzing Your Excel 2013 Data
Cube Functions in Microsoft Excel 2010
How to Schedule Meetings So They Are Convenient, Effective, and Fun
Tracking and Referencing Documents in Microsoft Word 2010
Working with Macros and Forms in Microsoft Excel 2010
Administering Your Enterprise Project Management Solution in Microsoft Project
Organizing Your Contacts List in Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011
PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint
Successful Project Management: Modifying the Project Schedule
The OFFSET Function in Microsoft Excel 2010
Create Compelling SmartArt Diagrams and Charts in Microsoft Word 2010
Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Date Calculations in DAX
Inside OneNote 2010
Analyzing Microsoft Excel 2010 Data with PivotTable Reports
How to Change Workbook Appearance in Microsoft Excel 2010
Automating a Client Application Using Macros in Microsoft Access 2010
Customizing and Securing Microsoft Word 2010
Using RSS Feeds in Microsoft Outlook 2010
Create Databases and Simple Tables
Create Simple Reports in Microsoft Access 2010
Enhance Message Content in Microsoft Outlook 2010
How to Add Sound and Movies to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Working with Special Content in Word
Creating Queries in Access 2010
Managing a Calendar in Microsoft Outlook 2010
Using Formulas and Functions
Creating Dynamic Worksheets by Using PivotTables in Microsoft Excel 2010
Fine-Tuning Task Details in Microsoft Project 2010
How to Insert and Modify Diagrams in Microsoft Word 2010
Organize Information in Columns and Tables in Microsoft Word 2010
Setting Up Resources in Microsoft Project 2010
Building a Presentation Outline in PowerPoint 2010
Dynamic Chart Presentation Solutions That Pack a Punch in Microsoft Office Excel
Control Visual Basic in Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Visual Basic for Applications
Adding Animation, Sound, and Movies to Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007
Exploring Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007
Handling E-Mail Messages in Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2007
Managing Appointments, Events, and Meetings in Microsoft Office Outlook

Microsoft Office 365 Study Guide Coming Soon!

Get ready and prepared for your next certification!

Microsoft Press published the new and upcoming titles for May 2012. On the certification platform one stands out for the Information Worker. Next month you will be able to buy the MOS Study Guide for Microsoft Office 365. Joining the MOS Certification family this one should be on the list of to read for the coming period. Preparing yourself for the upcoming certification will give you that extra edge to ace this upcoming exam. MS Press have a good tradition in providing chapters you can read before buying this book. So keep a close eye on the MS Press blog here to see when the book gets published and when it hits the stores! Of course i will keep you posted here as well.

Free eBook: Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office 2010 Users

SecureOffice2010Yes it’s Free

You know i always signal you when there is something to get for free. This time you get a Free eBook about Office 2010 and Security.
This is the place where you can download it: download

I’d say read it because this is an important subject when using Office. We don’t think about security to much when working with Office 2010. Often the IT guys will take care of that for us. So what can you do yourself? Read it.


Happy Reading 🙂



InfoPath 2010 – SharePoint 2010 new book

Every now and then one should read a book. Ok ereading a book is also fine 😉 If you are curious about InfoPath then this book is for you. Teaching you about how to use InfoPath and publishing your form to SharePoint 2010. Yep for starters this is a great book!

You know that i always like a preview chapter right? Well here it is: Preview chapter
InfoPath & SharePoint

enjoy reading 🙂

Microsoft Access 2010 VBA Programming Inside Out

Inside Out Series
I am a great fan of the Inside Out series. They give a great in depth view of the specific application. Take a peek at the book section and you will see that there are more book from the Inside series there. This one is the next step when you are done with the Access 2010 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad and John Viescas. This is a comprehensive book and together with this addition you are ready to tackle any database challenge with Microsoft Access.

Sample Chapter
I really like the possibility to check out a sample chapter on the MS Press blog. This way you get a inside view of the style of writing by the author and the subject he’s writing about. For this book the sampe chapter is about using SQL Azure. How cool is that. The next step in your programming career and you get to read a free chapter about it. You can read it here

Yep another one for the bookshelf or eReader

Happy reading 🙂

Create Content That Gets Noticed

Documents, Presentations, and Workbooks by Stephanie Krieger
This is one of those books that really should be on your shelf. Of course we all create documents and think they look nice. Very often though we produce the final piece by using techniques we mastered ourselfs. But how about some structure in those techniques? Stephanie Krieger is one of those writers and users who knows exactly what we are talking about.  A dedicated Microsoft MVP so you know you get value for money. You can get a glimps of the intro of the book here and as you know by now there is always a sample chapter you can read on the MSPress blog. So if you are in doubt to buy this book or not… click here and let this chapter convince you.

Happy Reading


Excel 2010 Inside Out

This is one of those book every Information Worker should have lying around on the workfloor. Everything well explained in a general sense. Also great material for preparing for the Excel 2010 Expert exam!

Want to take a sneakpreview in the book? Take a look at the MS Press Blog here to read chapter 14 “Every Day Functions”. Wow that is exactly the chapter i was looking for 🙂

Access 2010 Inside Out

The inside out series goes in depth with features not used very often in the various applications. Sure you will read about the formatting and templates, cool etc but the real added value is in the chapters where you might think “hmmm never used that functionality before”. Access 2010 by Jeff Conrad and John Viescas is no exception. A wealth of information coming your way when reading this book. My personal interest went straight to the chapters about the webdatabase functionality. So if your are looking for a readable and well explained book about Access this is it.

 Want to take a sneakpreview first? Take a look at the bookreview on the MS Press blog here and take a deeper look at chapter 11: Modifying Data With Action Queries

MOS 2010 Study Guide

I know people are always looking for studymaterial for Office 2010 exams. As with older version there will be a studyguide available. So here is the one you have all been waiting for:

I did not use this book for preparing for my exams simply because the book wasn’t published when I took my exams. So if you did use this book let me know what you think of it as a material for prepping for one of your exams.

Important Update: I have read some reviews from people who bought this book. It seems that the companion content link in this book is incorrect. The publisher knows about this error and has fixed it. I don’t know if your copy will have the new link but just in case here it is:

Free eBook offer: “First Look Microsoft Office 2010”

Free eBook offer: “First Look Microsoft Office 2010”

We all love bargains right? If it is free you are missing out on a change to broaden your horizon at no cost 🙂 You now have the possibility to gain a free copy of the eBook  “First Look Microsoft Office 2010”. All you have to do is sign up and download your copy. A great book for a glimps of whole Office 2010 family.


Here is the link to the blog article to get your copy: