Creating SCORM compliant content in PowerPoint using Office Mix

Many organizations have implemented various Learning Management Systems. Any content to be uploaded here needs to be SCORM compliant. PowerPoint and Mix now allow you to create such content easily. Here is how you do it.

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IT as an Enabler (really!) – use Office Group Policy

This article is for IT professionals only. The language is technical. As a user it is not relevant to you.

IT presentations say “IT is an enabler”. But ask any user – they will tell you that the primary job of IT seems to be “disabling” things. From Start Menu, IE settings, USB Ports, Web sites, network settings, ability to install new software, everything seems to be deactivated by IT. It is frustrating. But everyone knows that it is required for security, compliance and privacy reasons.

As an IT professional, here is your chance of ENABLING things which users will really thank you for. This opportunity comes from a seemingly unlikely place – Microsoft Office. Read on to find out how you transform your users lives using Office Group Policy.

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Office 365 Worst Practices – Part 8 – Focus only on What’s New

This is not specific to Office 365 – it is a general phenomenon. IT professionals are especially prone to this “What’s New Syndrome”. Whenever any product is being considered for purchase, deployment or adoption, What’s New becomes an important part of the discussion. Unfortunately, that is NOT the right way to plan rollout or adoption of ANY product. Why? Because focusing on What’s New assumes you already know What’s Old (and are using it effectively) – which is rarely true!

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List of Knowledge Packs

Knowledge Pack is like a live book. I write articles in random order. But later I put combine them in the recommended reading order by topic. This list is called a Knowledge Pack. Whenever I write another relevant article, the corresponding Knowledge Pack is updated. This is what makes the Knowledge Pack a Live Book!

I have created many knowledge packs. But there was no list of Knowledge Packs. So here it is… it is like a Knowledge Pack of Knowledge Packs School

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Outlook 2016: Insert Attachment shows OneDrive recent files

Office 2016 has enhanced the integration with cloud. Inserting attachments into a mail requires you to select the file to be inserted. Often this file is something you have been working on very recently (as in, few minutes back). But often we forget the path and struggle to locate the file. Now that problem is solved. Find out how…

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New, better alternative to Pie Charts: Treemap

We have been using Pie Charts for decades. Although these are useful for looking at proportions, there are disadvantages. Now, we have a more effective and easier to interpret chart available in Office 2016 – Treemap. What’s more, this chart is available for all devices – including mobile phones!

TreeMap - better than Pie Charts

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Office 365 Worst Practices – Part 7 – Inadequate efforts to drive adoption

The buzzword is  “consumption”. Deployment does not mean effective usage. The efforts which are taken in this direction are inadequate as well as misdirected. This guarantees underutilization and poor ROI. Read on to find out what goes wrong and how to correct it.

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