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  • Blog Post: I found a better way to manage my email

    goodness knows its about time.  I get between 50 and 200 emails a day depending on what's going on.  It's dropped a lot since instant messaging really took off.  I thought I had tried every possible way of working with email and had arrived at the best system for me but then I kind of...
  • Blog Post: Office Live Workspace beta out today

    Before you get too excited, this is only launching in the US however this is still an important milestone as it means the functionality is public.  If you preregistered for Office Live Workspace in the US you will be able to start using the service today.  I have been using it for a month or...
  • Blog Post: Outlook image download security - RSS and email

    Jason Lawrence emailed me about this yesterday: In Outlook 2007, image security in emails is turned on and I have to explicitly tell outlook to download images, due to security concern. I also use Outlook for my rss feeds, but images in posts are automatically downloaded with no security question. 1...
  • Blog Post: Google don't use their own stuff - so why should you?

    This amused me today from a friend of mine who noticed this. A job application on the Google website for the " Executive Assistant to the Executive Director, Google.org - San Francisco " Check out point 3 from the mandatory job qualifications: Requirements : 5-8 years administrative experience in a fast...
  • Blog Post: RSS feeds in Outlook 2007

    Good little article on how to augment the RSS feeds capability of Outlook 2007 using search folders for greater control.
  • Blog Post: Why does Home and Student edition not include Outlook?

    Good question in today from Andrew Balgarnie - if you have a question or something you'd like me to comment on or look into just use the email link on the header. He says " Given how much you sing the praises of oneNote / outlook integration why doesn't the home / student office bundle include outlook...
  • Blog Post: Training on SharePoint and InfoPath

    I've decided to blog smaller items a bit more often as they occur to me so here's a question I answered today which might help others - where can I get some training on SharePoint and InfoPath? Good place to start is the online training at office online Try http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/training...
  • Blog Post: Blogcast: Protect and manage content

    I must confess I was a bit hungover when I recorded this one so I do suggest you run it speeded up (ctrl-shift-G) to cut down my pause for thought gaps. This really is a very important topic so I apologise for not sounding more exuberant while demoing it. In this blogcast I cover a bit more of the security...
  • Blog Post: Project Collaboration demo blogcast

    Here is my latest demonstration: project collaboration . What I'm showing is the common scenario of a few people just wanting to work together on a project and get more from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and some of the desktop applications. I go through: Creating a team workspace Using simple...
  • Blog Post: Blogcast: my launch demo

    For the launch of Exchange Server 2007, Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system, I put together this demo and have been hawking it round pretty much every event since (well that's just good reuse right?). This demo required a fair amount of stuff installed on the virtual PC including Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Book Review: Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

    Title: Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Author: Patricia DiGiacomo Publisher: Que publishing Size: 998 pages Price: £19.13 (Amazon) OfficeRocker rating: 8/10 Who is it aimed at? The book is a very thorough reference guide to everything in Outlook 2007. It is pitched at an intermediate...
  • Blog Post: Barcelona - traveling with Vista and Office

    T-15 days to launch I'm at IT Forum in Barcelona speaking to press for a few days which is fun. The wireless network is good and what with the incredible battery life on my HP , I am experiencing a different level of mobility. Some nice features of Outlook which help: As I'm an hour ahead here...
  • Blog Post: Job's a good 'un: Office RTMs, Outlook adds SMS integration

    Like a proud parent, I can say with relief that the 2007 Microsoft Office system has been released to manufacturer , meaning it is now complete. We've confirmed our joint launch (with Vista and Exchange) on the 30th November. I've been running the RTM build for a few days now and it is absolutely solid...
  • Blog Post: New Office Online launches

    We've launched the new version of the Office Online site at office.microsoft.com. It has a more "ribbony" feel to it which is nice and it feels very clean and easy to navigate. You can personalise it so that products that you are more interested in are highlighted and content more relevant to your role...
  • Blog Post: When shall we three meet again?

    Back from holiday (gratuitous picture right), rested and recharged (allbeit with an airplane cold). I should point out to all those who were worried by me showing a bluescreen on the last post that it actually took us about a month to engineer that picture which is probably why Mark looks so inanely...
  • Blog Post: First Look: 2007 Microsoft Office system

    I've decided to create a new book review category and tell you what I think of the new books. As I'm given books to review by publishers, I'll write a review. Title: First Look at 2007 Microsoft Office system. Author: Katherine Murray Publisher: MS Press Price: £9.89 What does it cover...
  • Blog Post: Offline document editing in Outlook 2007

    In response to question from Swabes I tested out what happens if you change a document in a "SharePoint Lists" folder. The steps as demo'd in the blogcast are go to the document library in SharePoint and select the "connect to Outlook" option under actions: this creates the offline folder in Outlook...
  • Blog Post: Blogcast: Outlook 2007 (14mins)

    In this blogcast I demo some of the new features of Outlook 2007. In particular I look at how it can consume RSS feeds and show off some of the great integration with SharePoint Server 2007 as well. Also have a look at the OneNote 2007 blogcast which shows further Outlook integration. If you watch...
  • Blog Post: Blogcast: OneNote 2007

    I've been meaning to record a OneNote 2007 demo for a while so here it is. OneNote 2007 is a very important application now in Office. You will see it is included in both the Home and Student Edition and in the Enterprise Edition . It really is a very sophisticated product with superb integration with...
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