Be present when listening

My pick from my Sunday breakfast watching TED Talks is Celeste Headlee: 10 ways to have a better conversation. My takeaway is: “Be present when listening” I am aware that when listening to trainees tell me about their requirements at the start of Continue Reading

Office 365 Planning, Migrating, Adoption resources

Microsoft have gathered a range of resources for Office 365 covering SharePoint, Office and Skype for Business as well as planning and end user adoption at http://fasttrack.office.com/. When you get there click about a bit, a lot of the “good stuff” Continue Reading

Two Live Cycle Designer Questions

Q. Can I total values in a table, e.g. one amount in a number field per row? To cover a related question, this approach should work for check boxes in a table which gave been allocated values Assuming you have Continue Reading

Ted Talk- “This is what happens when you reply to spam email”

A Ted talk to lighten your day: James Veitch: This is what happens when you reply to spam email. I usually recommend deeper technical or data oriented TED talks. This one is fun and good place to start with TED talks.

Fresh OneNote resources for Schools

Always looking for new uses of OneNote and found two that I’d like to share with you. Free eBook for teachers: “Liberating Genius: The First 20 Days” by Angela Maiers – which is an e-book using OneNote as its “host”. Continue Reading

Power BI Windows 10 universal app and Power BI Desktop update

As people may know I am currently doing the Data Analysis course via Duke University and Coursera. While I am my data kick I am keeping track of news of new and updated tools. And so I have two bits 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

How do I protect my Social Media accounts?

Strong Passwords and Two Factor Authentication on Social Media This brief post is in response to a Facebook conversation I saw regarding local community leaders and public figures having problems with attempts to access their social media accounts. I’d like to recommend 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

Business Metrics for Data-Driven Companies

Successfully completed “Business Metrics for Data-Driven Companies” by Duke University on Coursera. First step in a five step process. The main purpose was to get an understanding of data analysis and what Data Analysts do, because I get many of Continue Reading

Why is PowerPivot not in all Versions of Excel?

Not all versions of Excel are created equal. For Excel 2013 and Excel 2016, many common versions of the the Office suite do not support PowerPivot. The linked article clearly outlines the situation for Excel 2016 (thank you to PowerPivotPro and Rob Continue Reading

PowerPivot Reference Card

This card is an excellent reference for PowerPivot users. Its also free and available Giving Back: “Steal” this Reference Card! The host web site http://www.powerpivotpro.com/ is also worth bookmarking!  

Boagworld on Intranets

Boagworld Podcast  features Gerry McGovern in this weeks podcast. While its not about SharePoint – covering Intranet effectiveness, end user adoption and getting management buy in/support are very effectively addressed. People involved in SharePoint sites and roll-outs would benefit from listening Continue Reading