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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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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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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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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The Productivity Hub is now Available

The Productivity Hub is now live! What is the Productivity Hub? The Productivity Hub is a SharePoint Server 2007 site collection. It comes packed with over 300* pieces of content, including videos, documents and PowerPoint slides. This gives you a great start at building a learning community behind your firewall. Microsoft has developed the Productivity…

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Research into SharePoint Content and Application Lifecycle Management

SharePoint consultant Jeremy Thake from Readify is conducting some research into SharePoint Content and Application Lifecycle Management.  His effort is to create a whitepaper on this topic, and use as much real life experience from SharePoint implementations as possible. He has published an online and anonymous survey to capture real life experience from SharePoint users. …

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Australian National Bank Boosts Staff Training with Online Collaboration Solution

I’ve been spending some time lately talking with customers around the use of SharePoint to support the Learning and Development activities for the organisation – including User Readiness for Office 2007 deployments. The 40,000 employee National Australia Bank (NAB) has just released a nice case study on how they use SharePoint and Office Communications Server…

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Free Screen-cast Video Demonstrations and Training for SharePoint

A colleague of mine, Ketan, mentioned these free Screen-cast videos for SharePoint – provided by the crew at SharePoint e-Learning.com.  Asif and Wendy have put together a great set of audio narrated videos showing how to leverage a bunch of capabilities from Office and SharePoint.  Check them out as an option if you are looking…

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Microsoft Software Assurance E-Learning Courses Hosted in SharePoint

I’m in the middle of working with a customer who is planning their Office 2007 deployment to their 10’s of Thousands of end users.  They felt there was a need for user training and readiness for most of their users.  Because of the large number of users, they wanted a way to provide training at…

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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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