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  • Blog Post: Office 2010 Tips and Tricks Screensaver

    If you are an organisation thinking about options and ways to get training and daily tips to your users, you could consider applying the Office 2010 Getting Started Screensaver. It’s a new type of Help, and a new way to deliver it. The screensaver shows short 60-90 second videos provide tips, tricks...
  • Blog Post: Wow–Ribbon Hero 2 is Amazing for Office 2010 Training

    I’ve used Ribbon Hero 1 in the past, and thought it was pretty cool and clever. The team recently announced that Ribbon Hero 2 is available for download.  Ribbon Hero 2 is a game, yes a game, that embeds into Office 2010 and Office 2007 for learning. It’s quite a novel approach to training – by...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync End User Training and Adoption

    For those organisations that are about to deploy Microsoft Lync for their corporate Presence, Instant Messaging, Audio, Video and Web Conferencing interface we have released a packaged kit to assist you with Lync End User Training and Adoption. This material is fantastic for Learning & Development...
  • Blog Post: Productivity Hub 2010 Released

    The Productivity Hub, a SharePoint 2007 site template, was a sleeper of the end user readiness and training strategies for Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007.  I blogged about it in the past here http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ianpal/archive/2009/09/04/the-productivity-hub-is-now-available.aspx But, we have...
  • Blog Post: The Productivity Hub is now Available

    The Productivity Hub is now live ! What is the Productivity Hub? The Productivity Hub is a SharePoint Server 2007 site collection. It comes packed with over 300* pieces of content, including videos, documents and PowerPoint slides. This gives you a great start at building a learning community behind...
  • Blog Post: Research into SharePoint Content and Application Lifecycle Management

    SharePoint consultant Jeremy Thake from Readify is conducting some research into SharePoint Content and Application Lifecycle Management.  His effort is to create a whitepaper on this topic, and use as much real life experience from SharePoint implementations as possible. He has published an online...
  • Blog Post: Australian National Bank Boosts Staff Training with Online Collaboration Solution

    I’ve been spending some time lately talking with customers around the use of SharePoint to support the Learning and Development activities for the organisation – including User Readiness for Office 2007 deployments. The 40,000 employee National Australia Bank (NAB) has just released a nice case study...
  • Blog Post: Free Screen-cast Video Demonstrations and Training for SharePoint

    A colleague of mine, Ketan, mentioned these free Screen-cast videos for SharePoint – provided by the crew at SharePoint e-Learning.com .  Asif and Wendy have put together a great set of audio narrated videos showing how to leverage a bunch of capabilities from Office and SharePoint.  Check...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Software Assurance E-Learning Courses Hosted in SharePoint

    I’m in the middle of working with a customer who is planning their Office 2007 deployment to their 10’s of Thousands of end users.  They felt there was a need for user training and readiness for most of their users.  Because of the large number of users, they wanted a way to provide training...
  • Blog Post: Training Presentations for Office 2007

    If you are a trainer for an organisation and responsible for getting your employees ready for Office 2007, you will be happy to know that Microsoft has published over 70 PowerPoint training presentations on various topics for Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007.   You can simply add your company name...
  • Blog Post: Outlook 2007 Training Videos

    A customer requested a list of training videos for Outlook 2007 for their users that are coming off of Lotus Notes. One video was found by the customer to be very good: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA101672681033.aspx The list of downloadable demos for Outlook 2007 is here: http://office...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint End User Training

    If you are looking for the End User Training for SharePoint 2007, the End User training is free to all, and is provided by the SharePoint Product team. There is a standalone version that you can run on a users PC desktop, and also a version of the same content that runs in the SharePoint Learning Kit...
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