Category Archives: Collaboration

Blocking others from editing parts of the document

Word documents stored on OneDrive and SharePoint can be edited by more than one persons simultaneously. This is a very useful and powerful feature. (Read this article for details). Each person can edit in different places. Temporarily the current paragraph is locked for others. When the document is saved, the paragraph is automatically unlocked so that others can work on it.

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Collaboration Webinar video now available

The webinar conducted on 30th June had a tremendous response. Most participants waited for the Q&A session as well which went on for almost 30 minutes.

You can view the video on YouTube or Download it from OneDrive. You can also download the presentation from OneDrive.

The YouTube video also embedded here for your convenience. Enjoy watching and share it with your friends if you like it.

How to combine multiple calendars in Outlook

Primary calendar is your personal calendar. But in addition you may have additional calendars for specific teams. Usually there is also a Company Calendar and / or Training Calendar. How do we keep track of multiple calendars? Because time is common. No problem. It is a ONE CLICK solution!

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Shared OneNote: Worried about who has edited what?

Shared OneNote

Shared OneNote notebook is a very effective method of working in a team and keeping everyone informed – without sending a single mail. However, I have noticed that people are worried about sharing a notebook where everyone can edit everything – and potentially overwrite what you have written.

Don’t worry! OneNote has thought of this issue and it provides extensive solution to this issue of tracking changes and audit trail.  Estimated reading time 7 min.

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SharePoint Part 13 – Field Staff Management

Share data from Head Office to field staff or vice versa. All using the powerful List feature of SharePoint. Zero Programming. Anyone can do it in minutes. Try it and apply it to your needs.

These videos were created in 2013. Therefore the logos and screenshots depict older versions of products. However the concepts – which are more important – are still valid.

SharePoint – Part 7 : Capturing data from multiple people without using Excel

Capturing data from multiple people without using Excel:

This is a single most useful feature of SharePoint. No programming. Just create a list and get started. Much better than using Excel. Start using it NOW!

SharePoint 2013 update: Datasheet view is now called Quick Edit. It does NOT require Access to be loaded and it works on all browsers.