Mike Thomas

IT Trainer and Business Solutions Developer

Helping To Make Your Tech Work For You

What I Do

I create and deliver IT training to businesses and individuals. I cover a range of Microsoft applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, SharePoint, Lync and VBA. I also cover Apple Mac. I focus on boosting user’s productivity rather than simply button pressing training.

I also design and develop solutions to automate your key business tasks and processes which will ultimately save you time and money.

If I can help you, please get in touch.

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Excel Training - Improve Your Career Prospects

No matter what your job role, no matter what industry you work in, it’s highly likely that you’ll be required to use Excel.

In 2012 I launched theexceltrainer.co.uk through which I provide training, consultancy and Excel-based business solutions.

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Productivity Tips

Listed below are some of my popular tutorials. The entire collection is available via the PRODUCTIVITY TIPS link at the top of the page

Mac User? Need a Database? Check out Tap Forms

When it comes to database applications for Mac, there’s not much choice. If you’re looking for a cost-effective database solution for personal or small business use, I recommend that you try Tap Forms.

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OneNote for Windows – How to Export

When it comes to sharing content, making a backup of your OneNote notebook or moving work created in OneNote to Word, being able to export pages, sections and even an entire notebook is a great timesaver. This blog post has you covered

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Whiteboard HD – The Virtual Whiteboard App for iPad

If you’ve ever delivered training or attended a course or a meeting, you’ll know how useful it is to have a flipchart or whiteboard in the room. Whiteboard HD brings that same level of usefulness to the iPad for both face-to-face and virtual meetings and training courses.

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Using a Webcam in Virtual Training

“The feedback from the delegates was overwhelmingly positive. Seeing me made them feel as if I was there in the room with them which made it easier for them to listen to me and understand what I was saying”.

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How to View Outlook Files on a Mac

PST files give users extra storage when they fill up their Outlook Mailbox. When I first switched to a Mac, I had lots of PST’s on my Windows PC. Outlook 2011 for Mac handles PST files poorly, either not able to import at all, or at best, importing “snippets” of content. In this post, I cover some alternatives.

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5 Ways to Access Access on a Mac

Up until recently, there was no way to open a Microsoft Access database directly on a Mac. However, there are, at the time of writing, five apps, all available from the Mac App Store, which allow you to open and view data in Access database tables

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