In the many years that I worked with Microsoft products I have liked using 3rd party add-ons.
Fix your access databases
Repair your Excel spreadsheets
Repair your Outlook .pst files
Repair your Word documents
Repair your office files.
Recover photos from almost every camera, even after the memory has been reformatted
Run workflows in your SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013
Create custom forms in SharePoint 2007, 2010 an 2013
Create workflows in Office 365
Create Forms in Office 365
Convert files in most common formats to PDF. Even from your Nintex workflows, simply ad a Muhimbi action to your workflow.