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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...
3 Jan 2008
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...
10 Dec 2007
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...
1 Nov 2007
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...
25 Oct 2007
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.
24 Oct 2007
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...
23 Oct 2007
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...
22 Oct 2007
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...
11 May 2007
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...
11 Apr 2007
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...
3 Apr 2007
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...
7 Feb 2007
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...
15 Nov 2006
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...
7 Nov 2006
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...
2 Nov 2006
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...
1 Nov 2006
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...
18 Aug 2006
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...
27 Mar 2006
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...
25 Mar 2006
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...
18 Mar 2006
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