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Do you know Power BI?

If you’re not up on the latest from Microsoft in the business intelligence space, check out this quick 2 minute video. It’s amazing the amount of innovation that is going into analytics and visualizations. Many people have said Excel is “one of the best, most critical BI tools we have”. Microsoft is now taking BI to the next […]

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30 Days with Office Online

Here’s a account of a 30 day experiment I did using only Office Online.  For clarification, I will refer to the Office installed locally as (desktop) and Office products in the browser from Office 365 as (online). Rules of the Experiment Parameters of the experiment were pretty simple: unless jeopardizing my job or customer, I was […]

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Microsoft BYOD and Mobile Device Management

LOTS of recent announcements on Microsoft mobile device management strategy are worthy of an aggregated post. EMM Game-Changing Announcement #1 (source) Intune-managed Office mobile apps that enable your workforce to securely access corporate information using the apps they know and love while preventing data leakage. This is achieved by managing/restricting actions such as copy/cut/paste/save-as and interaction/”open […]

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30 Days with Office 365 – Day 1

I’m kicking off 30 Days with Office 365 experiment with a Day 1 post on my Outlook experience today.  Being one of the more critical tools of my work day, I thought I’d start here and see how it goes.  I definitely wasn’t new to OWA (Outlook Web Access), and felt fairly confident I would be ok for awhile […]

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30 Days with Office 365

I’m kicking off an experiment where I’ll use only browser-based applications via O365 for 30 days.  You can follow the story on Twitter with #30daysO365  or  on Storify: There is also an embedded feed for Storify on the lower right of the front page of the blog.

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Outlook Natural Language

I learn something every day. Here’s a cool tip a colleague of mine shared internally today. When scheduling a meeting in Outlook, you can use natural language to quickly set the date. For example, you could say “today” or “tomorrow” or “next week” or better yet “today + 4 days”. Here are some screenshots of […]

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How Microsoft Compares

  A great resource for comparing how Microsoft stacks up to alternatives. Don’t take my word for it, let the LIVE examples be the proof.

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Installing Office 365

Remember the Office Home Use Program (HUP) ? It’s now even better with Office 365. Benefits It takes about 5 minutes to install a FULL functioning copy of Office You can install the new Office side-by-side on a computer that has another copy of Office on it (2003, 2007, 2010, etc.) Because it will be […]

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Exciting Updates for Office

Wanted to share a couple exciting updates related to Office and Office 365.   Office Mobile for iPhone   Outlook 2013 is coming to Windows RT As part of the Windows 8.1 update, Outlook 2013 will be coming to Windows RT (joining Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote). more information:

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SharePoint Yammer Roadmap

Microsoft recently published a blog detailing some SharePoint, Yammer, Office 365 roadmap disclosures.  I won’t repost the entire link, you can read it for yourself, but wanted to highlight a few key items that are important.   Enhancement Schedule As we move into 2014, we’ll continue updating Office 365 with new social enhancements roughly […]

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