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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Share your Interesting SharePoint Story and Win!

The SharePoint team has launched an online video contest called SharePoint journeys, which allows you to upload videos and describe where on the SharePoint you are and share the unique ways you have improved your Business Outcomes.  Winners get a pass to the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California. Running for 2 months from…

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Visio 2010–The Ultimate Fairy Tale

Interesting use of Visio – is there anything Visio can’t do to effectively tell a story with diagrams?  It seems not!  See it.  Get it. Rumpelstilskin   Rumpelstilskin – Visio 2010 – Watch more Funny Videos   Little Red Riding Hood   Little Red Riding Hood – Visio 2010 – Watch more Funny Videos  …

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How a 100,000 Person Organisation Deployed Office 2010

Ok… it’s Microsoft that’s the Organisation.  But, our IT team does a great job of sharing the details of how we run technology, the lessons learned from our early adopters. This is shared through Microsoft’s IT Showcase, and an example is the Whitepaper of Deploying Office 2010 at Microsoft http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff823756.aspx While the whitepaper covers a…

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Office 2010 Training–Just tell me “what’s new!”

Ok, you are an Office 2003 (or earlier) power user, and you want to just learn what is new in Office 2010.  You are in luck, Microsoft has published a series of free PowerPoint format training courses to help you learn What’s new in Office 2010.  Make the Switch from 2003 to 2010 If you…

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Embed Tags now supported by Office Web Applications

It allows you to reuse your Excel or PowerPoint Web Applications in other web pages – such as this blog. When the original file gets updated, the other location is updated too.  So, I could publish my SharePoint 2010 Overview presentation in SkyDrive, and embed it in a Blog entry called SharePoint Overview. If the…

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Guides for Users Migrating to Office 2010 from Office 2003

Over on the The Microsoft Office Blog there is a post that links to some migration and quick reference guides for Microsoft Office 2010 specifically for Office 2003 users: “Whether you’re coming from an older version of Office and just want to find the most frequently used commands in a program, or you’re entirely new…

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Office 2010 Deployment coming? Learn the Excel Migration Considerations

I’ve been working with many customers lately who are planning to update their version of Office to Office 2010.  One of the biggest considerations is all of the business critical Excel Spreadsheets that.   We have recently published a 22 page whitepaper to cover the considerations and impacts of moving to Excel 2010.  Topics include File…

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EARLY BIRD TICKET SALE ENDS MIDNIGHT 16 JULY.  BOOK TODAY AND SAVE $300 Browse to http://australia.msteched.com/registration_info to learn more and register. Hundreds of IT Learning Opportunities Come to Tech·Ed and immerse yourself in IT Session Tracks and Labs, from Cloud Computing to Virtualisation, to learning how to optimise your desktop environment and more. Tech·Ed offers…

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Productivity Hub 2010 Released

The Productivity Hub, a SharePoint 2007 site template, was a sleeper of the end user readiness and training strategies for Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007.  I blogged about it in the past here http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ianpal/archive/2009/09/04/the-productivity-hub-is-now-available.aspx But, we have just released the 2010 version of the Productivity Hub.  This means the site template can be deployed into…

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