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  • Blog Post: Office Live can help when working from home

    As someone who does work from home sometimes - admittedly mostly during evenings and weekends :-), it’s always interested to read about how Microsoft technologies can help. I came across these two articles which provide some useful pointers : Make a good home office great with Office Live Workspace How...
  • Blog Post: How to get Office Web Apps on Windows Live

    Now that the Beta of Office 2010 is publicly available, anyone can try the Office Web Apps on Windows Live as follows : 1) Download the Office 2010 beta , installing it onto your PC 2) Save a document to SkyDrive from Office 2010 : Open or create a document in Word, Excel or PowerPoint...
  • Blog Post: Office + Office Live Workspace = Better Together

    Office Live Workspace on it’s own is a very useful tool. For instance, the 5GB of free storage space can be used as a backup for important files. The browser preview of Office documents allows full fidelity viewing of those files from any internet connected computer, even if Microsoft Office is not installed...
  • Blog Post: Office Web Applications

    The Technical Preview of Office Web Applications has just been added to a select group of Skydrive users around the world. Check out the video below to learn more about what’s coming with the Word Web App, Excel Web App, PowerPoint Web App and OneNote Web App : ";" galleryimg="no"> There...
  • Blog Post: Burghfield and Goring Vets get online with Office Live

    Fully Vetted is the Web site of an established veterinary business that had been considering a Web site and business e-mail for some time. Microsoft Office Live made the decision simple – it was so easy and inexpensive to implement. By managing the site internally it's already realising significant savings...
  • Blog Post: Responding to a crisis

    By the time you read this let’s hope Swine Flu will be receding into memory – in news terms it’s certainly diminishing and hopefully in health terms it’ll be doing so as well. It serves as a reminder, though, that there will be times when people can’t get into work. This might be because of health...
  • Blog Post: Teachers, lecturers and students turn to the cloud for storage

    The stereotypical image of teachers and lecturers offices piled high with papers is fading rapidly as online document storage solutions come to the fray. Not only this, but there’s also a need to embrace the web with the same level of enthusiasm as students, many of whom have eschewed paper from an early...
  • Blog Post: Cloud computing

    You might have heard a lot about cloud computing – it’s certainly on my mind as I’m writing a bit about it for a supplement in one of the newspapers. Basically it’s a matter of having all of your applications hosted elsewhere – so instead of firing up Word or Excel on your computer you log in through...
  • Blog Post: Attention all students – back up coursework to Office Live WorkSpace

    It’s that time of year when students are putting finishing touches to dissertations, coursework, assignments and so on. Every year there’s always a percentage of our future leaders who forget to back up their hard work and risk losing everything if a hard-drive fails, a laptop gets stolen or some other...
  • Blog Post: Office Live WorkSpace gives college group projects a boost

    The short video clip below shows how university students are using Office live WorkSpace in collaborative group projects : This way of working is rapidly becoming mainstream with Office Live WorkSpace now included in Microsoft ‘ Live@Edu ’ , which is the way large numbers of educational establishments...
  • Blog Post: Keep your CV up to date and in the cloud

    In these difficult times, more and more people are polishing their CV just in case the worst happens. Someone told me the other day that they learnt their lesson the hard way about backing up important files. They had one copy of their CV on their home computer and when the hard-drive failed they lost...
  • Blog Post: A small business surviving the downturn

    I was recently talking to a small business owner who provides software products and services to the Architecture industry. Business has been very good historically, largely due to the UK property boom. I’d assumed that things would not now be so good, and sure enough monthly revenues have taken a dip...
  • Blog Post: Using Office Live WorkSpace just got even easier

    By downloading the Office Live add-in, its now possible to access your Office Live WorkSpace directly from your desktop menu. From within Word, Excel and PowerPoint, you’ll be able to save directly to your Office Live WorkSpace and open directly from it too. This is a very handy feature for quickly putting...
  • Blog Post: Goodbye attachments. Hello sharing

    With Office Live WorkSpace now providing a very handy 5GB of storage, the realms of possibility start to open up. You can use your WorkSpace to store documents for sharing in the workplace, your home environment, in fact any files that you or others can be granted access to from an internet connected...
  • Blog Post: NEW Office Live features and functionality

    First of all, Office Live WorkSpace has added language support for Hungary, Romania, Lithuania, Serbia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Latvia, and Slovenia to use the localised service. WorkSpaces also get long-awaited FOLDERS, full cut/copy/paste and file storage is being increased to a very respectable 5GB...
  • Blog Post: Office Live Guy - first post

    Welcome to the Office Live Guy portal. A blog for all Office Live users in the UK.
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