Add train journey details to Outlook appointments

I recently heard about an extremely useful add-in for Outlook 2007 from National Rail Enquiries, which allows you to plan and add train journey details to your Outlook appointments. Great idea and it’s really nicely put together too :). The screenshots below show how it works in Outlook 2007, but there’s also a version for…


Stop doing email

One of my interests/challenges/obsessions at work is personal productivity. How can you get everything you need to do done and still get home at a reasonable hour? Can you get a work/home balance that doesn’t require regular sacrifices — on either side? And what’s the secret to defeating Parkinson’s Law? With these ongoing questions at…

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Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) now available to download

If you’re using Office 2007 and want to keep your computer completely secure and performing at it’s best – and I know you do – head to the links below, where you can find out about and download Service Pack 2 (SP2). If you have your PC configured to download updates automatically (Control Panel /…

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True… my sister-in-law’s colleague said this happened to her son’s next door neighbour…

A timely reminder of the dangers of online crime from my colleague and Microsoft UK’s Chief Cyber Security Advisor, Ed Gibson: A few days ago the news broke that a series of banks, savvy investors and other esteemed financial institutions had collectively become victims of a $50b fraud. Inevitably, this news was quickly followed by…

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(Probably) the most useful Office tip ever

With a computer, correcting your work is completely taken for granted. For example, I’ve rewritten this paragraph about six times which, twenty years ago, would have required at least two pieces of paper and lots of crossing out (I still remember my Dad’s first electronic typewriter which would let you correct the last 15 characters…

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Surviving work travel with Microsoft Office

I’ve just spent a week out of the office on a work conference. It’s the first time I’ve been away from my daughter for more than a night since she was born and, as chief child-minder in our household, an enormous amount of advance planning was required to make sure everything ran smoothly while I…

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How I survive an overflowing inbox…….Frank Sinatra Style…!

We’re all too familiar with emails…..(sometimes too many of them)….flooding into our inbox day in and day out. For many of us, our lives and jobs revolve around our inbox. We can often spend days just trawling through and answering those emails without actually ever getting to do your “day job”. For me, I have…