I found a better way to manage my email

goodness knows its about time.  I get between 50 and 200 emails a day depending on what’s going on.  It’s dropped a lot since instant messaging really took off.  I thought I had tried every possible way of working with email and had arrived at the best system for me but then I kind of…


Office Live Workspace beta out today

Before you get too excited, this is only launching in the US however this is still an important milestone as it means the functionality is public.  If you preregistered for Office Live Workspace in the US you will be able to start using the service today.  I have been using it for a month or…


Outlook image download security – RSS and email

Jason Lawrence emailed me about this yesterday: In Outlook 2007, image security in emails is turned on and I have to explicitly tell outlook to download images, due to security concern.  I also use Outlook for my rss feeds, but images in posts are automatically downloaded with no security question. 1. Are images dealt with…


Google don’t use their own stuff – so why should you?

This amused me today from a friend of mine who noticed this.  A job application on the Google website for the “Executive Assistant to the Executive Director, Google.org – San Francisco” Check out point 3 from the mandatory job qualifications: Requirements: 5-8 years administrative experience in a fast-paced, high-tech environment; non-profit experience is a plus….


RSS feeds in Outlook 2007

Good little article on how to augment the RSS feeds capability of Outlook 2007 using search folders for greater control.


Why does Home and Student edition not include Outlook?

Good question in today from Andrew Balgarnie – if you have a question or something you’d like me to comment on or look into just use the email link on the header. He says “Given how much you sing the praises of oneNote / outlook integration why doesn’t the home / student office bundle include…


Training on SharePoint and InfoPath

I’ve decided to blog smaller items a bit more often as they occur to me so here’s a question I answered today which might help others – where can I get some training on SharePoint and InfoPath? Good place to start is the online training at office online Try http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/training/results.aspx?av=TRN000&qu=infopath&nf=1 And http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/training/results.aspx?qu=sharepoint&av=TRN000 Sharepoint you’ll find…


Blogcast: Protect and manage content

I must confess I was a bit hungover when I recorded this one so I do suggest you run it speeded up (ctrl-shift-G) to cut down my pause for thought gaps.  This really is a very important topic so I apologise for not sounding more exuberant while demoing it.  In this blogcast I cover a…


Project Collaboration demo blogcast

Here is my latest demonstration: project collaboration.  What I’m showing is the common scenario of a few people just wanting to work together on a project and get more from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and some of the desktop applications.  I go through: Creating a team workspace Using simple project tasks view with the…


Blogcast: my launch demo

For the launch of Exchange Server 2007, Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system, I put together this demo and have been hawking it round pretty much every event since (well that’s just good reuse right?). This demo required a fair amount of stuff installed on the virtual PC including Exchange Server 2007 and…