Category Archives: Office 365

New, Improved way of delivering Excel reports: Part 2

In this article we will learn the actual steps of delivering Excel reports: Create a report in Excel, Publish it in SharePoint and Share it with others.  Please read the previous article before reading this article.

Publishing Excel reports

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SharePoint integration with Word, Excel, PowerPoint … – a new approach

For day-to-day work Word, Excel and PowerPoint are implicitly used by most of us.

However, SharePoint has not reached that position in spite of being around for a decade.

Here is a new approach of how to promote SharePoint integration into your everyday work process.

The benefits are enormous and unbelievable.

SharePoint integration
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How to delight your customers by making them wait in Lync lobby :(

Have you attended Lync meetings? Did you have to wait in the “virtual lobby” endlessly? Do you realize that you may be doing the same to your invitees?

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Here is the solution to this common irritant …

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The most important feature of Office 2013 – Integration with SharePoint

Why use Office 2013? Integration with Sharepoint

Many companies are still using older versions of Office. They often ask me why they should move to Office 2013. There are many new features in Office 2013. However, among the most important (and often overlooked) benefits is integration with Sharepoint. Therefore, this article is dedicated to features related to SharePoint, Office 365 and OneDrive usage.

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Marketing: How to interact with external agencies efficiently

As a marketing professional, you need to work with multiple agencies – Direct Marketing, Lead generation, Event management, Advertising, Social Media, PR and so on. You are typically managing multiple brands, campaigns and complex set of KPIs.

Do you really handle all this using email? Is it not chaotic? Don’t you get lost in the confusing deluge of conversations, artworks, revisions, interactions, pending decisions?
If yes, here is a better way… read on to find out.

Even if you are not a marketing professional you will find this article useful if you need iterative interaction with external parties.

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Multiple persons can edit the same document at the same time

 

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This may come as a surprise to many of you, but yes it is true. Excel always allowed editing in Shared mode – but that was from a file share. Not from a SharePoint site. Now Word, PowerPoint and OneNote documents can be edited simultaneously.

This brilliant feature has been available since 2010 if you store the files in SharePoint or on SkyDrive (which is now called OneDrive). Editing can be done on a PC with full product, on a browser or iPad – in any combination. Excel can only be browser and iPad.

In this article, we will explore this facility in detail. We will use Office on iPad as the context for this exploration.

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4 methods of using OneDrive for Business effectively

This is a concise guide to using OneDrive for Business (ODB). Using it on browser and synching it is easy.  What is NOT easy is to actually use it. It often so happens that we install it and never use it.

Here are the best practices for using it in such a way that it provides benefits without becoming a hindrance.

onedrive for business best practices by Dr. Nitin Paranjape

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