Skype chat within Outlook for Web

Outlook web access has been around for many years. Now you can use Skype chat within Outlook – on any browser… another nice integration feature for Office 365. Of course, we are talking about Skype for Business (SFB) here.

The practical benefit is, if you find that someone is online and you need quick response, chat with that person rather than sending an email. That is called “Instant Messaging”.

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Announcement: Mouse Ebook coming soon

The need

If you are doing serious and important work, you must use mouse. Yes, I know that there are lots of alternatives. Pros like keyboard shortcuts, newer generation likes touch and stylus. By all means use all of them. But the humble mouse does have some unique benefits to offer.

Trust me, you will save at least ten minutes every day.  It will also do some good for your wrists because it will make your mouse usage more efficient and less stressful, and therefore reduces the risk of arthritis.

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Quiz Winner

I posted this quiz couple of days back. Here is our quiz winner!

Chayse Newman Gift with a bow

Congratulations. Please send me your email address on nitin@maxoffice.biz
I will send the Amazon Voucher immediately. Cheers.

Chayse’s answer described the exact scenario where this message appears.

If you are the only one editing the document, this message will not appear. If someone else was editing the document simultaneously and then leaves the editing session, you are informed that “It’s just you here now.” The keyword is NOW. Earlier you were not alone, now you are.

Will post more quiz questions soon. Enjoy.

Convert Power View dashboards to Power BI Desktop

Although Power View and Power BI reports are similar, Microsoft is focusing on the later. Power BI platform is being separated out from Excel for many reasons. One of the reasons is to eliminate the dependence upon Silverlight (technology used to create Power View, which is now being phased out).

Here is a 2 minute video which explains how to convert Excel based Power BI components like data mode, queries, relationships and Power View dashboards into Power BI Desktop. Once converted, you can publish these to the Power BI portal.