I was writing notes last week on using Presenter View in PowerPoint (so that the presenter can view his or her speaker’s notes, while the audience sees the actual presentation). In order to test my notes I needed to install a second monitor. Can’t believe how easy Microsoft have made it-basically plug and play if you are using Windows 7, Vista or XP.
However if you would like a nicely written article to guide you through, this one from Microsoft themselves will do the trick: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/organization/twomonitors.aspx.
With two monitors up, you can easily drag windows/applications from one to another; so for example you can be working in Excel on one monitor and easily mouse click across to the other Window which might have Twitter, Facebook, Word or anything else you desire, open and ready to go. Have to say I’m loving it and will keep them both.