Microsoft MVP for Office & Apps


In addition to the software he creates for us as our Chief Product Architect, our own Microsoft MVP, Rich Michaels, will share with you his thoughts, ideas, and how to’s for building your own custom solutions for common scenarios.


Microsoft Office is built to provide flexibility. Much of its flexibility comes from the various options and features each application in the suite has built into it, but there is even flexibility when you use macros.

Recording, editing and using custom macros to improve your personal productivity shouldn’t scare you away. In fact, it can be fun and personally satisfying when you “get a little geeky” and build something that really makes a difference in your productivity.



Richard V. Michaels is a recipient of the 2019-2020 Microsoft MVP award for Office & Apps.

As a recipient of the Microsoft MVP award each year since 2013, Rich is part of an elite group of MVPs worldwide, recognized by Microsoft Corporation as MVP for its Office & Apps products. Rich earned this award by volunteering his technical expertise and sharing his experience to help others realize their potential within the Microsoft Microsoft Office technical communities that are accessed by millions of people worldwide.

Microsoft Corporation established the MVP Award more than 20 years ago as a way to recognize amazing individuals for their outstanding contributions in a wide range of worldwide community activities. Each year since then, Microsoft looks to these communities — Technical Forums, Web sites, book lists, speaker bureaus, and other technical peer-to-peer communities — for the most exceptional, active participants who provide credible and noteworthy contributions.

We are very proud to see Rich included in this special group of talented individuals.