Microsoft has given us some of the most powerful software around for performing tasks that on the surface should be pretty simple. An article from Meeting Minds helps us get more out of these programs to make the simple tasks even simpler and to make the complex tasks more manageable. If you want to manage tasks in Outlook, you can schedule tasks from the calendar or assign tasks directly via email address. In Word, it is actually possible to make pictures brighter or darker and add artistic effects. With Excel, make use of drop down lists to fill out data with recurring components faster. Check out the full article for even more good tips.