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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: AvailableLocal.com launches on the Office Live platform

    An innovative recruitment company, called AvailableLocal.com, have just launched their services on an Office Live website at www.availablelocal.com . Their proposition is based around supporting sustainable local employment, in an attempt to drastically cut ‘job miles’. They’re building a network of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft seeks a name for its new Office Web Apps suite

    According to this blog entry by respected writer Mary-Jo Foley, there’s a survey doing the rounds soliciting feedback on some proposed names for the new Office Web Applications – that’s Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote delivered in the browser. I can’t comment on the accuracy of the article, primarily...
  • Blog Post: What's missing with Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook ?

    There’s been quite a bit of media comment recently on the release of Google Apps sync for Microsoft Outlook. Google are pitching this as some sort of breakthrough that will remove a barrier for customers to transition from Microsoft Exchange to Google-hosted Gmail. To be honest, I’m a little surprised...
  • Blog Post: Which social media are you ?

    I’ve recently finished a book on social media (available for pre-order from Amazon , thanks for asking) and one of the things I’ve come across quite a bit is that people think they ought to ‘do’ social media without thinking about which media is right for their business. There are a number of interesting...
  • Blog Post: I Phone Therefore I Am

    Well, that was lively. Twitter went crazy for a few hours as the upgrade to software for a certain Smartphone went completely through the roof briefly when it was released. Clearly Microsoft has a vested interest in loving it when this happens and it’s another company’s software but let’s leave that...
  • Blog Post: Domain name reshuffle

    OK, it's like this. The Internet is about to have its most substantial overhaul ever - in 2010, if current plans come to fruition, domain name registration is going to change. ICANN, the authority that polices domain names, is about to make substantial alterations. We'll be able to register loads of...
  • Blog Post: Blog Standard – How to do it

    I’ve been writing a book on social networking lately – out in October, thanks for asking, called This Is Social Media, and inevitably one of the things under discussion is blogging. There’s a debate about the best way to blog; you can host it yourself or you can use something installed onto your PC....
  • 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: Mind your underpinnings

    It’s only a week since my last entry on this blog where I stressed the benefits of home working. Now it’s becoming apparent that for this sort of networked technology to truly fly the infrastructure that underpins it is going to need some sort of overhaul if we’re going to come anywhere near the aims...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Wins Best Place to Work in Europe 2 years in a row

    Whilst Microsoft may not be perfect, clearly something is going right in Europe to win the coveted ‘ best place to work ’ for the second time. The company’s philosophy is that if employees are happy, then so will customers and business partners. Some of this is achieved through a detailed recruitment...
  • Blog Post: Student interns help grow Office Live

    I frequently speak to small business owners who feel overworked but can’t afford to hire additional full-time employees to share the burden. One option many have overlooked is the possibility of hiring a student intern. Internships or placements are a common way for students to gain solid work experience...
  • Blog Post: Working from home: some thoughts you need to consider

    So, did everybody work from home on 18 May? What? You didn’t know it was Work From Home Day? OK, a little secret – these things are usually a gimmick thought up by someone with a marketing budget for a home working widget, you know it and I know it. Father’s Day is soon, and that was an American invention...
  • Blog Post: Is Google falling behind Twitter ?

    There’s been a lot of speculation about Google and Twitter recently – acquisition rumours, partnerships and so on. It does appear now that Google has recognised that Twitter is a serious player in Search, and even has some key advantages so far as real-time information goes. I have to say, as someone...
  • Blog Post: Security: is it a tech thing?

    In case you didn’t know, we’re just through the annual agony that is the Infosec show. It’s great being a journalist; you fetch up at a trade show, they look pleased to see you then realise you’re writing about stuff rather than spending money and their eyes sort of glaze over. No matter – liking journalists...
  • Blog Post: Belly Dancing Engineer – an Office Live success story

    ";" galleryimg="no"> Having started belly dancing ten years ago as a hobby, it has since become a passion for Claire Novis and she has eventually also turned it into a job. Claire now spends many evenings and weekends teaching classes, running workshops and performing around the UK. She does...
  • Blog Post: The future of news

    There’s been a lot of debate recently about the way in which news will be authored and delivered in future. Traditional newspapers are increasingly struggling to make ends meet as their readers go online for news and seem unwilling to pay for it there. Of course, once online, newspapers are competing...
  • Blog Post: E-working and work/life balance

    As I write we’ve just had yet another bank holiday in the UK (any American readers might note that’s what we call public holidays over here). There were two last month but sadly none for my birthday a couple of weeks back, which isn’t yet a matter for public jubilation (and the DVD I was given wasn’t...
  • Blog Post: Social media policies: why you need them

    I’ve been doing a lot of work on social media lately – for example, writing a book on it (about which I wasn’t going to tell you, but you forced it out of me). That’s how I came to be doing a talk on it recently. Some of the usual questions turned up, and they all involve how to manage an identity online...
  • Blog Post: Surviving and thriving during an economic downturn

    Microsoft has recently released a white paper entitled “ Survive and Thrive – How Technology Can Help Small Businesses Compete ”. It’s a little US-centric but has some good pointers for Startups and Small Businesses, such as : Reduce time spent on paperwork Manage customer relationships to maximise...
  • Blog Post: Dress for success

    Would you turn up for an interview in ripped jeans and a baggy T-Shirt? Especially for those 2 million people in the UK who are now finding themselves in search of another job and are all too aware of the increased competition resulting from rising redundancies – More people are having to scrabble for...
  • Blog Post: Social Media - a hindrance or help ?

    I have just come across this article in The Guardian and it got me thinking – is this clever use of social media or just lazy journalism? To take a step back and look at the use of social networks in the media - It could be said that Twitter and similar blogging sites are destroying the traditional...
  • Blog Post: What does the budget mean for you ?

    On first seeing last Wednesday’s budget, I was tempted to think that most people have got off fairly lightly. However, now I’ve had more time to think about it, I’m not sure this is the case. For a start, we’re going to be paying the 2p/litre increase in fuel duty, 2% increase in alcohol duty (and cigarettes...
  • Blog Post: Need a free, online Contact Management system ?

    Most people are aware that Office Live Small Business provides free website and email. However, less well known is the fact that an online Contact Management system is also included, which for many small businesses can be the first step towards a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system. You’ll...
  • Blog Post: What can SMEs do to survive the recession ?

    A colleague of mine, Robert Epstein, head of Microsoft Small Business recently met with Lloyds, AIMs and FSB to exchange experiences and advice to help support SMBs at this tough time (see link to Podcast below). It became clear in this debate that although seeking advice, planning for the long term...
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