Use OneNote for Taking Meeting Notes

Thanks to my colleague Ewan D for this content below… OneNote is a great audit tool When you’re in meetings with customers and partners why not offer to take the notes on your tablet, slate or laptop and then when the meeting is done simply save the notes as a PDF to create a simple,…

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SharePoint Business User Adoption Kit

Microsoft just launched iusesharepoint.com today, and I think can be an important resource for you to help drive adoption of your SharePoint 2010 Service! The site is dedicated to help you drive SharePoint adoption by delivering a rich set of experiences and content to engage and educate your business users.  The three main goals of…

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Office 2010 Tips and Tricks Screensaver

If you are an organisation thinking about options and ways to get training and daily tips to your users, you could consider applying the Office 2010 Getting Started Screensaver. It’s a new type of Help, and a new way to deliver it. The screensaver shows short 60-90 second videos provide tips, tricks, and timesavers for…

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia has 60% adoption rate of Lync in 24 hours of deployment

A fantastic 3:30 video case study from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia has just been released outlining their Microsoft Lync 2010 experience for Instant Messaging, Presence, Audio, Video, and Web Conferencing. A couple of stand out stats and points CommBank mention in the video: 32,000  users Deployed in a couple of weeks No compatibility or…

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Wow–Ribbon Hero 2 is Amazing for Office 2010 Training

I’ve used Ribbon Hero 1 in the past, and thought it was pretty cool and clever. The team recently announced that Ribbon Hero 2 is available for download.  Ribbon Hero 2 is a game, yes a game, that embeds into Office 2010 and Office 2007 for learning. It’s quite a novel approach to training –…

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Get Office 2010 Marketing Material to Help With Your Deployment

I work with many customers on their Internal Office 2010 User Readiness activities. These activities normally are to: help the Internal Communications team build a communications plan prior to, during, and after Office deployment. help the Learning and Development team plan all the resources for help, training, coaching for the users; and promote Internal Office…

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Spending too Much on Internal Audio Conferencing?

Perhaps follow an approach like Nextel Sprint – who were spending over $1Million per month on Audio Conferencing – and unify Communications and Collaboration into a single platform with Microsoft Unified Communications. Sprint saves over $9.3Million annually with their solution. See their Video Case study and Business Success story at:  http://www.microsoft.com/business/success/?StoryID=147  How are they saving…

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Microsoft Lync End User Training and Adoption

For those organisations that are about to deploy Microsoft Lync for their corporate Presence, Instant Messaging, Audio, Video and Web Conferencing interface we have released a packaged kit to assist you with Lync End User Training and Adoption. This material is fantastic for Learning & Development, IT, or Internal Communications teams to leverage in their…

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How Did Microsoft IT Upgrade to SharePoint 2010?

With its SharePoint 2010 deployment nearly complete, Microsoft IT has developed helpful perspective on what worked and what steps could have been performed better. The Microsoft IT SharePoint engineering team is sharing its experiences with you to help reduce planning, deployment, and management of a SharePoint 2010 migration project. The content is a 10 minute…

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PIFEM 2010–The Best Way to Manage Lots of Email in Outlook 2010

[***Updated Feb 2013,  to included corrected/new URL to PIFEM Folder in my SkyDrive****]  In 2008 I released guidance on how to use Outlook 2007 features to prioritise and categorise a large number of emails.  The details were shared in my blog here:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ianpal/archive/2008/06/03/email-task-and-time-management-with-pifem.aspx I’ve now updated the guidance and materials for Outlook 2010.  The concept is…

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