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About Office Live Guy

About Tim Kimber : OfficeLiveGuy

 

Thanks for looking at the OfficeLiveGuy site. I pulled this together to be a focal point for Office Live users in the UK, whether collaborating on Office Live WorkSpace or building a web presence with Office Live Small Business. Postings will tend to be a mixture of important product updates, along with commentary about small business, social media, collaboration and so on.

 

I’ve been with Microsoft for several years, in the UK subsidiary and EMEA HQ, and have spent quite a bit of time on the Redmond (Seattle) campus. I’ve had a wide variety of roles, but most of them have involved some mix of Small/Medium Business, Windows, Office, Small Business Server and more recently the web service offerings of Office Live.

 

Office Live first arrived in the UK in November 2006, and has gone from strength to strength since then. There are now literally many millions of Office Live users, in both WorkSpace and Small Business guise. We now count our annual growth in how many more millions will join over the coming year.

 

My background is the business side of engineering, PC hardware, PC software and now web services. The next 5 to 10 years are going to see some big changes in IT and I’m delighted to be a part of it.

 

Here's how the navigation works on this site : 

    • In the header of the site, sign up to RSS2.0 or Atom 1.0 to have an automatic feed of blog entries into browser or email client. Also follow OfficeLiveGuy regular tweets on Twitter 
    • Blog entries run down the page and are then archived in the bottom right navigation, historically, by month
    • In the right-hand navigation :
      • Recent blog posts are displayed in the upper section
      • Tag cloud facilitates clicking on a chosen tag to bring up all the relevant entries on that subject
      • Links section goes directly to the Office Live sign-up portal pages, and the forum/community pages
      • Twitter widget shows a feed of latest OfficeLiveGuy Twitter entries
      • Video window shows the latest spotlighted video
      • Blogroll shows a list of blogs OfficeLiveGuy reads and recommends
      • Case Studies section links to full written-up Office Live stories
      • Webcasts folder details some of the numerous Office Live webcasts that exist (also see youtube.com/officelive)

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    Copyright and copywrong

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    Readers might have noticed there’s been a certain flurry of interest just lately about online music. Essentially YouTube is taking all of its professionally-produced music videos down because it says the music industry wants too much money. You can have...
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    Social media – a good and bad thing

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      This is the first of a series of Guest-blog articles from Guy Clapperton, a freelance journalist who has specialised in the small business arena for over a decade. Guy contributes to the Guardian, Times, Financial Times, Independent and Sunday...
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    Some great video resources for getting help with Office Live

    It’s always good to have some extra help help available, especially when you’re just starting to use some of the many web services that are now available. On the Office Live Community pages, there is now a “Video” tab that reveals all the video clips...
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    Keep your CV up to date and in the cloud

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    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...
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    A small business surviving the downturn

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    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...
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    Using Office Live WorkSpace just got even easier

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    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...
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    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...
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    Upload images faster to Office Live

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    When building an Office Live website with lots of images, it can be a bit of a pain to upload each image individually. Instructions have just been updated on how to set up the mutliple image uploader. This has to be done from within the Image Gallery...
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    Use your own domain name with Office Live

    Whilst it may be very attractive to get a free domain name with Office Live Small Business , many people already have their own domain name that they had planned to connect to a website at a future date. If you want to connect your domain name with...
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    NEW Office Live features and functionality

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    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...
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    Free e-book : Social Media for Small Business

    Harness the power of Social Media & watch your business grow Microsoft Office Live Small Business has sponsored the creation of an e-book about Social Media, helping you to understand this powerful resource. In “Let’s talk: Social...
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    Office Live webcasts

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    In the right navigation of this blog, towards the bottom, there are now several webcast links posted. They cover many of the common areas people want help with when starting out building and developing an Office Live website. Several of them require Silverlight...
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    Free e-book : Five steps to successful Email Marketing

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    More and more businesses are discovering that e-mail marketing is a convenient and cost-effective way to engage customers and drive sales. With e-mail marketing you can announce new products, make special offers to your loyal customers, distribute coupons...
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    Free e-book : Three steps to Search Engine Marketing success

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    When shoppers search the Web for the kinds of products or services you offer, will they find your Web site in the search results? There’s a good chance they will if you use search engine marketing (SEM), powerful techniques that can help direct searchers...
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    Free e-book : Build a website that sells

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    Microsoft Office Live Small Business and Entrepreneur Magazine are committed to helping entrepreneurs start and nurture their businesses by providing solutions that can be put into action immediately. Get your free copy of "Build A Website That Sells...
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    Free e-book - 11 Steps to Create a Successful Web Site

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    Microsoft Office Live Small Business and Startup Nation are committed to helping entrepreneurs start and nurture their businesses by providing solutions that can be put into action immediately. Get your free copy of "11 Steps to Create a Successful Web...
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    How to get your website noticed

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    These blog entries were written to help Office Live users get up to speed quickly, with some useful tips and tricks on moving up search rankings. Hopefully, it will help others make some progress with their Office Live websites : See these two links...
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    Try the advanced design features of Office Live Small Business

    This is an article that was previously written for another blog, which proved very popular. Some may still find it useful : http://tinyurl.com/6rx4sc
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    Office Live Guy - first post

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