Tag Archives: Office 365

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?

wait in Lync lobby

Here is the solution to this common irritant …

Continue reading How to delight your customers by making them wait in Lync lobby 🙁

Long mail trails simplified : Conversation View

Earlier we saw how to read long mails.  But sometimes, there can be complex mails. New people added, someone who was quiet replies and starts another thread… it can get very confusing. Outgoing mails are in Sent Items or in Archived folders.

Conversation View is your savior in such cases. Find out how…

Conversation view for long mail trails

Continue reading Long mail trails simplified : Conversation View

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.

Continue reading The most important feature of Office 2013 – Integration with SharePoint

Basic vs. Advanced – the psychological deterrent to efficient Office usage!

Many training programs and books are divided into two varieties – Basic and Advanced. This classification gets ingrained in the mind of users who have neither attended any training nor read any book. From what I have observed and analyzed over the last decade, this thought process is a key deterrent to effective and efficient usage of Microsoft Office. At least I have not come across any source which discusses this issue. Therefore, I am addressing it in this article.

Continue reading Basic vs. Advanced – the psychological deterrent to efficient Office usage!

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.

image

Continue reading Marketing: How to interact with external agencies efficiently

Multiple persons can edit the same document at the same time

 

image

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.

Continue reading Multiple persons can edit the same document at the same time

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

Continue reading 4 methods of using OneDrive for Business effectively

What exactly is OneDrive?

With the launch of Office for iPad, this question has surfaced again. In this article, you will understand what OneDrive is, what is the difference between the two confusing names and which one to use when.

The short answer is – personal data is stored using OneDrive – a hard disk on internet – for free. You get 7 GB of space. You can buy more. For corporate documents, you need something more sturdy, secure, accountable, auditable and reliable. That is called OneDrive for Business. It is not free. You get it as a subscription – on a per user per month basis. The subscription service is called Office 365. The cost varies depending upon the components you subscribe to.

what exactly is OneDrive

Continue reading What exactly is OneDrive?