What is the Microsoft Office Suite

Microsoft Office is by far the most widely recognized software in the world.  In many schools and businesses it is the software that is used every day.  Here is a quick rundown of the common programs that make up the Microsoft Office Suite:

wordMicrosoft Word:- Word processing software. 
excelMicrosoft Excel:- Spreadsheet Software
powerpointMicrosoft PowerPoint:- Presentation Software
accessMicrosoft Access:-Database Software
publisherMicrosoft Publisher:- Graphic Design Software
frontpageMicrosoft FrontPage- Webpage Editing Software that has been replaced by Microsoft Expression
   
Teachers might need a much more in-depth version of this list.  Try going to the official Microsoft Office Online Website for free tutorials and more information about their latest updates.

As you may or may not know, Microsoft is the really big software company that Bill Gates started.  If you’d like to read about the brief though extremely successful history of Microsoft Office Software try this link.

PRACTICE ACTIVITY:  Check to see which of these programs you have available on your computer today.  See if you can figure out which version of the software you have.

TO KEEP ON LEARNING:  If you'd like to learn more about the Microsoft Office Suite of programs try searching the internet for:

Microsoft Office Tutorials
Word, Excel, FrontPage, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access
Office Suite