Back to School With Microsoft Office


Last spring I told you about the love I felt for OneNote. As the time has gone by, I have now expanded that to the entire Microsoft Office Suite.


I can honestly say that I don’t know if these last few months would’ve gone as smoothly with my assignments if I hadn’t had Microsoft Office. Throughout my first 2 terms,  I relied heavily on Office 2011 for Mac on iMami and as of a week ago, I now rely solely on Office 2010 on zenMami, my Asus ultrabook that I fell in love with during the Microsoft Store opening in Orlando.

Currently, I’m enrolled in the MBA program at Southern New Hampshire University. Everything I do is online! I not only use the Microsoft Office tools to make sure that I have my assignments and discussion topics saved in a safe place (I learned after having lost a discussion item when I simply typed it up in the Blackboard discussion thread to write everything up in Word first!) but I also use SkyDrive to keep all of my documents in one place where I can get to them whenever I need to.

And let me tell you with switching computers, that has been major! All of my papers and assignments are on SkyDrive as well as my detailed notes from my readings, references and citations in OneNote.  This is probably the easiest transition I’ve had because I am not stressing about where my documents and images are.

However, my “education” goes beyond the classroom. I use these tools for blogging. From creating great presentations when I’m working on a pitch for a brand to sharing documents about campaigns with my Central Florida Latinas through SkyDrive. The possibilities are endless! And, don’t get me started with Windows Live Writer because that’s definitely another story for another day.

Are your kids in school and looking for a tool to keep them organized and on top of their schoolwork? Or maybe you’re like me, headed back to school because hey, you don’t already have enough on your plate. Whatever your situation, I am here to tell ya, Microsoft Office is definitely worth a try.

And in case you just can’t purchase one at the moment, that’s okay. Check out the Rafflecopter below and enter to win your very own Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010.

If you don’t win, remember that there’s currently a back to school offer through September 14, 2012.  Buy Office Home and Student 2010, Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 (3 pack), Office University 2010 or Office for Mac University 2011 between August 8th and Sept 14th and get 15% off!

But enter the raffle and try your luck! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a final paper I need to finish writing (in Word, of course!)…

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Sili is the owner and Chief Executive Mami of Organizada Planner  and My Mamihood. She was selected as one of Latina Magazine's top Blogger to Know in 2014 and Latina Magazine's top 10 Mommy bloggers in 2013. Mother to a 5-year old little girl and campaign fellows for round out her current passions. Sili is deeply committed to changing the world and coaching you right along toward your purpose. She is viciously awesome. Sili raises armies and builds empires. She also bakes cookies and thangs.


  1. Yery Robinson Says: August 31, 2012 at 8:46 am

    I may also need a tutorial and how to use it. You down?

  2. Tari Lawson Says: September 1, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Word is the one I use the most and am most familiar with but I enjoy seeing others power points so I really need to learn to do that.

  3. My favorite is Word because I write a lot of letters to relatives.

  4. I like word best.

  5. I would love to win this, I can bring my work home!

  6. Tiffany Hearn Says: September 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I like Word because my family uses it the most. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  7. Theresa Shafer Says: September 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I like Office Professional, it’s word, excel, and access is better.

  8. My favorite is Word and it helps me to write letters and keep in touch with my family.

  9. I like excel the best. Need to stay organized.

  10. My favorite is Power point because i make alot of little picture videos..Luv luv luv it@@@@

  11. Microsoft Word, I use it for everything!!

  12. I like excel I use it the most

  13. knhung phan Says: September 2, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I personally like Word, and the older version of XP, they worked so much better then Word 2010

  14. Alexandra Clatterbuck Says: September 2, 2012 at 2:47 am

    I like Microsoft Word because I do a lot of typing of letters and notices.

  15. liz carlin Says: September 2, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I use Word to create a craft book.

  16. I love Microsoft Office but haven’t tried the OneNote yet. I looked at it though if that counts!
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  17. Dwayne Berry Says: September 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Microsoft Word

  18. John Stetson Says: September 2, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Excel is great for keeping track of our budget and how we are doing.

  19. Excel is my favorite

  20. Darlene Ysaguirre Says: September 2, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    I Love Word And Excell Love To keep On Top Of Budget ANd Writing

  21. Chrissy Nestor Says: September 3, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Microsoft Word is my fave!

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  22. christina barnes Says: September 3, 2012 at 5:55 am

    I like Office Professional, it’s word, excel, and access is better.

  23. I like MS Word the best. It is the most useful for me.

  24. Rachel Ketterman Says: September 3, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I like excel the best. I have it at work, but not at home. Daughter is in college and money is tight. Would love to win this!!!

  25. definitely love microsoft excel

  26. Calendar…I can sync with my phone

  27. susan varney Says: September 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    i use word the most

  28. I love the word component but I use excell a great deal also

  29. mona zavala Says: September 4, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Microsoft Word

  30. Word!

  31. Wanda McHenry Says: September 5, 2012 at 12:10 am

    I like Word

  32. tia beverly Says: September 5, 2012 at 8:55 am

    publisher and word

  33. Allie Dole Says: September 5, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you so much for this great giveaway!

  34. Allie Dole Says: September 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Microsoft Word is the best – I can write all the essays and do all the work I need to without any hassles.

  35. I like onenote. Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Tara Woods Says: September 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I like Microsoft Word the best.

  37. I like powerpoint the best.

  38. Victoria R. Says: September 6, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Microsoft Word would be so helpful now that school is back in session – we already have papers to write!

  39. Carolyn Daley Says: September 6, 2012 at 3:05 am

    I like Office Home and Student 2010. Microsoft Word is a must and Powerpoint is very nice as well.

  40. I love them word, excel, power point. There are tons of activities to do with them all !!

  41. Work is used all the time and Excel and Powerpoint come in handy.

  42. I use Microsoft Word the most, but Excel is great too.

  43. Excel

  44. Tutorial for me. Word for High Schooler, and Excel for husband.

  45. christal c w Says: September 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I would like to use the power point for myself and word for my daughter

  46. Microsoft word 2010.. Is byfar my favorite

  47. Buddy Garrett Says: September 6, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Excell is the one I would like.

  48. Microsoft Word

  49. Patrick Robichaux Says: September 6, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    OneNote is what makes my life easier. Especially with the Sky Drive sync feature

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