Microsoft

Visual Studio .NET Professional

The Microsoft Visual Studio development system is a suite of development tools designed to aid software developers—whether novices or seasoned professionals—cope with complex challenges, and create innovative solutions. Visual Studios can be used to improve the development process as well as make achieving breakthroughs easier and more satisfying.

The Visual Studio .NET suite encompasses the following products:

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is a word processing program used to create a wide variety of documents including reports and letters. You can add graphs, charts, and tables to your document to give it the visual touch you've been looking for. Microsoft Word is part of the Microsoft Office Suite which is installed on all of the DECS lab machines. You can purchase a license for Microsoft Office Suite through the DECS Support Office.

Additional Help: Additional information and support can be found here on the Microsoft website.

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is spreadsheet software developed and distributed by Microsoft; it is part of the Microsoft Office Suite. Excel can be used to make large spreadsheets as well as complex graphs and charts. This program has features that include many graph and chart options, advanced equations, in addition to advanced cell manipulation. Excel is available on all the DECS PC Lab computers and can be installed by DECS on any machine for a minimal fee.

Additional Help: Additional information can be found here on the Microsoft website.

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is database software developed and distributed by Microsoft; it is part of the Microsoft Office Suite. Access provides an easy to use graphical interface along with a powerful database backend. This software allows for the use of many different types of databases including Access/Jet, Microsoft SQL, Oracle, and more. Access is available on all DECS PC Lab computers and can be installed by DECS on any machine for a minimal fee.

Additional Help: Additional information can be found here on the Microsoft website.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is presentation software developed and distributed by Microsoft. PowerPoint allows you to create detailed and advanced slideshow presentations. This software has many advanced features such as the use of templates, inserting graphs and charts, use of layers, and more. PowerPoint is available on all the DECS PC Lab computers and can be installed by DECS on any machine for a minimal fee.

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is full featured organizational software; developed and distributed by Microsoft. This software is part of the Microsoft Office Suite. Outlook provides support for e-mail, calendar, to-do lists, and notes. The e-mail client portion of Outlook can support all types of e-mail servers, including IMAP and POP3. The calendar portion supports both local calendars and network calendars through Microsoft Exchange. Outlook is available on all DECS PC Lab computers and can be installed by DECS on any machine for a minimal fee.

Additional Help: Additional information can be found here on the Microsoft website.