Can you all update your sections of the document and email it back to me?

Professional life teaches you to make adjustments to your normal mode of working at times.  Sometimes you have to adapt your style and consciously do things differently.  If you’ve ever worked in a big blue chip, you will be familiar with this kind of coaching.  If you tend to fly off the handle, you learn…


Mail merge bug with Tablet PC

If like me you are doing your Christmas card labels at the moment and you use a tablet PC then watch out for this bug. You run the mail merge wizard from Outlook (or Word) but when you update labels, it only puts the address block on the first two and last two label boxes…


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…


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, – 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….


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 And Sharepoint you’ll find…


Excel users can all pivot

So after the third person in a week stopped me in the corridor while I was walking from the coffee shop to lunch etc. to interrupt me from my clearly very busy and important schedule only to ask me how to do calculations on data in a pivot table, I started thinking, what is it…


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…


February top customer support calls on Office

Every month I get a report from support which tells me what the most common support issues are with my product.  Now that the 2007 release is out, we are starting to get some more support calls and a few issues come up regularly and are therefore worth a post I thought. Office 2007 over…