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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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.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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If you own an iPad, this is a must must have application. The Office for iPad was recently released. Free version is a viewer, paid version allows editing. Now serious work is possible on iPad!
In this introductory article, I present the results of a quick test drive and the appropriate usage scenarios. In brief, the products are created with unmatched finesse. Some features are so enviable, you don’t get them on PC as well! read on to find out more…
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Currently I am conducting a lot of sessions (and webinars) on Office 365. After I demonstrate the business benefits of this product, most participants get so excited that they want to try things out. Due to lack of time, I just tell them to sign up for a one month free trial of Office 365 and test drive it.
However, I realized that evaluating Office 365 is not as simple as downloading some test version of one application and trying it out. Therefore, I thought of writing this post which explains the whole process in brief.
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