Create and Manage Newsletters with SharePoint

UPDATE – Jan 22, 2008:  I realise now that the site template linked to in my original post only works with MOSS and not with WSS (I can’t explain why but will keep looking into it).  So, for WSS users I have uploaded the key features of the Newsletter site as List Templates that work…

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RecordPoint for Office SharePoint Server achieves full VERS Compliance

I notice on the Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS) Compliant Products page that RecordPoint is now compliant with Specifications 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.   This proves that RecordPoint together with SharePoint have demonstrated a capability of meeting all the requirements for long term electronic records management outlined in PROS 99/007: Standard for the Management…

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Taking Graphics and Text to the Next Level in PowerPoint

With the introduction of Office 2007, a new feature called SmartArt was included that allowed anybody to create very professional looking documents quickly.  SmartArt is one of the reasons that almost 90% of users of Office 2007 report that it is easier to create professional looking documents compared to Office 2003. In just seconds and…

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Training Presentations for Office 2007

If you are a trainer for an organisation and responsible for getting your employees ready for Office 2007, you will be happy to know that Microsoft has published over 70 PowerPoint training presentations on various topics for Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007.   You can simply add your company name and logo, and you have…

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Online Favorites for Internet Explorer – 2 laptops

I normally do my day-to-day work on a great HP NC8430 laptop.  I have had it for a couple of years and it has been trouble free for me.   It has a nice full size keyboard and big screen – it’s fantastic for doing demo’s, managing email, and doing spreadsheets/documents. However, a large part of…

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Outlook 2007 Training Videos

A customer requested a list of training videos for Outlook 2007 for their users that are coming off of Lotus Notes. One video was found by the customer to be very good:  http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA101672681033.aspx The list of downloadable demos for Outlook 2007 is here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/downloads/CH102260811033.aspx  For Outlook, the “Up to Speed” series is quite good. This…

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How to Move Groove Data Files

I have recently bought an ASUS Eee PC 1000H as a secondary laptop.  I wanted to use Groove to keep a lot of my files synchronised between my two computers.  But rather than install Groove on my new Eee PC and have it synchronise the 5GB of data – I looked into if I could…

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OFCT201 – All-Up Unified Communications and Collaboration Demo

At Tech.Ed Australia Johann Kruse and myself did a 75 presentation that contained no PowerPoint slides.  It was completely a demonstration of Unified Communications and Collaboration technologies available from Microsoft including: Office 2007 Office Groove 2007 Office SharePoint Server 2007 Office Communicator 2007 LiveMeeting Hosted Service Office Communications Server 2007 Exchange Server 2007 including Unified…

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10 Best Application UIs of 2008

I see that Jakob Nielsen has released the awards for the 10 Best Application UIs for 2008. I find it interesting to see the direct relationship between the UI award winners and the Microsoft Office 2007 ribbon.  While the Ribbon definitely makes sense when there is a lot of commands that must be presented to…

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An Approach to Justify Office 2007 Deployment In Your Organisation

One of the aspects of my job is to help companies evaluate and manage the impact of deploying Office 2007.  The biggest perceived barrier is that IT people will feel the Business users will not like the change to the User Interface and this will introduce lower productivity and satisfaction. There is research from Forrester,…

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