Passed MOS Exam 77-891 Office 365

Passed MOS Exam 77-891 Office 365 one hour ago!!!

In the immortal words of Kermit the Frog “Yayyyy!!!! “

Inspired by Boxee and the Twit network

In the last week, I have moved from an old CRT style TV to a flat screen LED TV and a D-Link Boxee Box. Continue reading “Inspired by Boxee and the Twit network”

Office 365 E-Book from Microsoft

In my second month of using Office 365/SharePoint online, I am impressed (even though I have encountered a few snags here and there. A full report will follow, for the moment, here is a link to an Office 365 E-Book from Microsoft.

The link will also lead you into a  useful set of  Office 365 Blogs and discussion forum




Starting off with Office 365

My third little project is Office 365 (the other two are SharePoint 2010 exam and Trainer Certification)

So now I am beginning my trial of Office 365. Looking forward to this – if it lives up to expectations Office 365 will make some powerful technology available to small business and micro business who can’t afford in house server admin staff. We shall see!

So gathering together some resources to get familiar before I start:

From the Office Blogs and Technet:

PowerPivot for Excel 2010 and SharePoint 2010

On Friday, I was catching up on my podcasts and listing to Hilton Giesenow‘s The MOSS Show and in Episode 34 Hilton interviews Pej Javaheri from the SharePoint B.I. team at Microsoft about Business Intelligence and SharePoint.

What got my attention was  PowerPivot which is an add-in for Excel or SharePoint that allows you to connect to large tables of data to do pivot table analysis.

PowerPivot Tools as seen on Excel 2010 ribbon
PowerPivot Tools as seen on Excel 2010 ribbon
PowerPivot Window Tools
Tools Shown in PowerPivot for Excel window

Continue reading “PowerPivot for Excel 2010 and SharePoint 2010”

MYOB Australia Live Accounts

Just a quick post on a topic I promised to cover earlier on….

Opened a trial account for MYOB Australia Live Accounts.

Learned enough to realise that a change to book keeping in the cloud should be made at the end of the financial year. So I will revisit this in June/July 2011 and report back then.


Moving Small and Micro Business into the Cloud, part 1

This post is just an initial heads up to a rapidly developing range of options for business to use software services online (in the cloud). I will review this area in more detail.

For very small business, it is hard to justify the set up, software and hardware costs for useful business software such as Exchange and SharePoint. This puts small business at a disadvantage especially in missing out on some of the collaborate tools in technologies like SharePoint.  With making these technologies available in the cloud – a small business can pay per user per month avoid set up cost hurdles and gaining advantage of modern software tools. Continue reading “Moving Small and Micro Business into the Cloud, part 1”