It occurred to me while explaining wikis and knowledge banks on a recent course, that this blog is more of a wiki than a traditional blog. The ultimate purpose or “the prime directive” of this web presence is to share useful tidbits that I find with you. The secondary purpose is to act as a portable on-line reference, I can use when asked questions while on site training and consulting.
Twitter is an undervalued resource for leads to IT and Business resources. But as I am only able to review my Twitter account every couple of days, I felt I wasn’t getting value out of it, just seeing masses of posts. So I have set up some lists, which filter the accounts you follow by categories you create. I know I am the last person to discover this feature, but really useful, all the same!
Folks, we all know how easy it is in Outlook to switch on and off your view of a shared Calendar, once sharing has been set up. You just click a check box, if you still have permission, you see the Calendar.
So we come to sharing Inboxes. In Outlook 2010, once sharing permissions have been given to you, you just go to the File tab and choose Open, Other User’s Folder. Every single time you need to access the Folder.
The question arises – how do we do this on an ongoing basis?
So based on an article on the Microsoft web site and bits I picked up in discussions on this point around the web, I have pieced the following rough outline together: Outline of process for feedback and comment (PDF)
And now I take my first steps into two way conversation using Twitter and LinkedIn. Crowd-sourcing, perhaps. Is the process I have outlined the best way??? – your comments please!
This is a question that came up recently. My first thought was add a secondary axis, but in this case the small and large values were in the same series. I thought there might be something available as a third party add-in for Excel.
In the past I have have posted links to various Acrobat resources. Adobe have now created an all encompassing Acrobat user resource that includes recorded how to video, forums, articles and live seminars. This can be found at http://acrobatusers.com/.
This seminar “Working together with Office and SharePoint” looks interesting. Australian (Brisbane) readers should note that the time translates to Thursday, 17 March 2011 at 3:00:00 AM. I can get up OK for the 4:30 or 5pm seminars, for this I’ll set my alarm, wish me luck.
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.
For people needing to put together system user guides and training notes, who need to get screen captures , Windows 7 offers the Snipping Tool and Office 2010 has the Screenshot tool. These two movies briefly show how to use them. Continue reading “Snipping and Screenshot Tools”