MouseTrax.com debuted in the spring
of 1996. As MVPs, Microsoft encouraged us to create support sites
to enhance our community services in which we help users.
For many years, MouseTrax.com existed
only as a free support site. Providing the occasional tutorial
and links to other resource sites.
Continual requests for our services
provided part-time consulting work. By 2002, technical consulting
became a full-time endeavor.
owners who want more efficient document automation or workflow solutions
come to MouseTrax for help.
Professionals, who want
their documents to look more polished or want their
web sites to provide dynamic content, also come to us for our expertise.
And individuals come to MouseTrax.com
for both free and paid services...to learn from the experts or save
time by hiring us to do the job.
Although MouseTrax.com now provides
professional solutions through our Consulting
Services and TechCourses,
fear not...MouseTrax.com is still one of the top, free, support
sites for Microsoft Technologies. If you snoop around a bit, you'll
- An abundance of free and premiere tutorials
can be found through our very popular Ezine
(online magazine), TechTrax. Note, for a nominal fee of just a few dollars a month, you can become a Member of TechTrax to access additional, exclusive training tutorials and training videos!
- Links to support articles
we've written for other technical magazines are found on
our TechPage. (You can
also access some free tutorials from our TechCourse
- Other top learning
sites and support groups are referenced on our Resources page,
as well as other, exclusive MVP support sites on our MVP page and our own MouseTrax sponsored, top rated free support sites for Word, Excel and Outlook users.
- Don't forget to check out
our Books page
for recommendations, as well as free downloads.
- And speaking of free downloads,
Greg Chapman has built a bunch of award-winning utilities.
And you can download them, free, from our Downloads page.
1996, Microsoft held an MVP Summit in Redmond
(Seattle), Washington for its growing community
support MVPs. Dian had become
an MVP in late 1995. Greg had been recruited
earlier, approximately June, 1995.
Greg and Dian first
met during that summit in Spring, 1996.
the time of the 1996 Summit, Microsoft had
the web. The MVPs were told that the support
sites on CompuServe would close and Microsoft
would open its own support community on
the Internet. Microsoft wanted everyone to
have access to the Microsoft
support groups—not just CompuServe
customers. In addition, we were all given
a lesson in HTML and told
to "go forth and create MVP support
sites." With our HTML editors and newsreaders in
community hit the Internet in '96 and
MouseTrax Computing Solutions was born at
www.mousetrax.com. Since that time, MouseTrax
has been dedicated to helping provide free support assistance to
I often tell people, there are two types
people. There are those who prefer to keep knowledge to themselves
and there are those who enjoy sharing their knowledge. I'm not
sure what possesses the former types... possibly they
feel threatened or prefer to feel superior by knowing
what other's don't. But I know the latter types are possessed with
an enthusiasm for cutting edge technology and they love sharing
what they know with others. It's quite rewarding helping
someone learn...watching that light go on when it suddenly all
makes sense! MVPs are of the latter quality! And MouseTrax Computing
Solutions was born out of that same quality...a desire to help
others enjoy technology!
may not always have the answers, but we'll
do our best to
try to help. Or, at least, we'll try to point you in the
direction where you can find more assistance.
Through our support and training pages,
we try to provide information to help you
with your technical/computer learning and
problem solving needs.
And for those who would prefer to just
pay an expert to handle the job, rather
than spending the time to learn yet more new technology, see our Consulting services
for visiting MouseTrax.com!