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A useful resource offering guides and answers to many of the feature of Outlook 2010, 2013, Outlook Web App and Outlook 2011 for Mac. For many business users, Microsoft Outlook is the go-to client for email. That includes a good part of the more than 1 billion Office users worldwide.

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The latest version of Read & Write Gold 11 is now available to all students and staff and a copy can be obtained from the library.

This version is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP.  The software is very useful for those students struggling with their reading and writing.  Apart from the new look and feel the application includes some new items; Nuance Vocalizer text-to-speech voices, support for Chrome and Firefox, support for Google Docs, and two new features – Word Cloud and Voice Note.

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Surface is Microsoft’s first tablet, and it’s designed around Windows 8. Surface comes in two distinct versions, one model running Windows RT and one running Windows 8 Pro. The Windows 8 Pro model has an Intel processor and runs the full desktop version of the OS. The Windows RT model has an ARM processor, and though it still has the classic desktop, it loses the ability to run legacy apps.

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How many times have you viewed documents or photos on your iPad and wished you could print those wirelessly without firing up your laptop or desktop.

There are several ways to print from your iPad. Here are some methods and apps to try, depending on the printer model you own:

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What is DreamSpark?

DreamSpark is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes.

DreamSpark is simple: it’s all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and designer tools at no cost so that students can chase their dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology – or just get a head start on their career.

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The SDD department have invested in voice dictation software – Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 Premium

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Premium ignites new levels of productivity by letting you interact with your PC by voice, now with even greater freedom and flexibility. Dictate or modify documents, spreadsheets and presentations, send email, search the Web, and more. Even capture notes on the go using a digital recorder and Dragon will transcribe the audio files back at your PC.

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Microsoft have launched the Office 2013 preview which is available from the Microsoft website (click here for link). You will need a live account (Microsoft email address) to sign in to allow you to download the installer. Once downloaded, installation is as easy as the two of its predecessors (2010 and 2007) with a minimal design feel and easy to understand installation options. Be aware that if you opt for the full installation, this new version will hog over 3GB of hard disk space (making it the hungriest version of Office yet!).

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