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…

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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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Most popular how-to articles in 2008

How do you know what you don’t know… You need to know something exists in the first place, to know that you don’t know anything about it… Because of this conundrum, I’m always interested to see what people are searching for on Office Online — and I almost always discover a new feature that I…

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…for Absolute Beginners

No, this isn’t a post about that questionable ’80s movie adaption of the classic British coming-of-age novel. However, if you’re new to Word, Excel, Powerpoint or Outlook you might be interested to know about the new ‘Novice’ training content available on Office Online. These colourful training articles have loads of screenshots, introducing you to using…

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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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Desert Island Office #2

I wandered over to our Mobile team today and asked Emily Lambert which three Office features she couldn’t do without. Given that, in her words, she "lives in Outlook", it’s not surprising that her favourites all come from that product. 1. To-do bar calendar The to-do bar is quickly becoming indispensable in the daily quest…

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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…

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