Training Schedule and Availability for Steven Knight

Due to Microsoft discontinuing the Public Site feature of Office 365, I will be using a different Office 365 tool for sharing my availability information with training providers and others. If you are a user of my schedule, please email Continue Reading

Office 365 Tools for Lawyers and Legal Professionals

Broadening the base of potential Office 365/SharePoint Online users is the Legal Matters Center for Office 365. I attended an early session on this at the Ignite conference in Chicago. Resources can be found at: Boosting Productivity for Legal and Continue Reading

Let my dataset change your mindset

While I am on my data analysis kick, I have been watching data related TED talks. This talk by Hans Rosling very effectively explores using data collected over time to understand change and to correct outdated perceptions. The tool Hans Continue Reading

Office 365 – SharePoint Online Resource from Microsoft

Folks This new resource covers planning, adoption and more. I see this as a resource for end user training material Office 365 Customer Success Center​ Steven

Hybrid SharePoint Online – Existing on Premise Active Directory and Exchange

The following  collection of light reading is to guide those who need to connect SharePoint Online and existing on premise Exchange and Active Directory The aim is to have on log in with cloud and on premise services synchronized.

Give me 27 minutes to help you with Tables, Repeating Rows and Formulas in LiveCycle Designer

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Flowed and Positioned Sub Forms
Dynamic Tables
Using drop down lists in formulas
Repeating Rows
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Options for Creating or Upgrading a Community Web Site

I been been asked about creating and updating community web sites twice in the last week. So this post is to summarise some of the options.

Most low cost hosts support WordPress and Joomla via various methods usually an interface called CPanel. You can use this interface to load the product of your choice. Continue Reading

Standardisation vs Custom, Curiosity Driven

This talk by Sir Ken Robinson questions a lot of the givens in current approaches to Education. I see parallels in Workplace Training, with  scheduled courses, standardised material and presentations, every course the same vs Every course is custom, emphasis varies Continue Reading

10 top time-saving tech tips

A quick little TED talk where David Pogue runs through some simple tips for users of everyday tech. I have used the “half press” camera tip a few times since watching this!    

You know you are a geek when…

You can watch  Iyaz and guest demonstrate and build a wireless bridge and think, I should do that…just for  a little project to do!

What Resources are there for Trainers and others needing to get across Windows 8?

Windows 8 itself Running Windows 8 on a PC or virtual machine will help and its not too hard to set up. I have been working through the book below over the last couple of days, and it is invaluable Continue Reading

Creating your Own Content- moving beyond consuming…

A topic guaranteed to get me on my soapbox is encouraging people, especially young people to develop their own content, to move beyond consuming to creation. There are low cost and no cost tools for use in creating content in any sphere.

So I start up the Boxee box this morning to listen in on some Ted talks, and I find this talk: Mitch Resnick: Let’s teach kids to code. I commend this talk to teachers and parents, and please also watch the Knowhow episode below on a related theme. I have included some links to free and open source tools. Continue Reading

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Today I am recommending the Amy Cuddy presentation “Your body language shapes who you are” . The presentation explores the relationship between positive postures and behaviour.

I can see applications for this for trainers and presenters especially.

I like the way many Ted Talks are backed by research and experiments – as is the case here. Having seen to many body language as entertainment presentations on tabloid TV – I am a bit wary – but I was swayed by the supporting science.

Amy also used a good presentation technique in that she gave the audience one effective technique to take away and use. Continue Reading