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Don’t you hate that annoying email pop up whenever you get an email in Outlook 2013?  Well there is an easy way to turn it off.  All you have to do is:

  1. Click on “File”
  2. Click on “Options”
  3. From the Outlook Options dialog box that appears, page click on “Mail” in the left hand column
  4. Look for the section called “Message Arrival”.  If you want to turn all notifications off, purchase including sound, the mouse pointer turning into an envelope, the envelope icon in the task bar and the pesky desktop alert, simply untick the options you don’t want.
  5. Click “OK”

Simple as that!  If you want to turn them back on simply repeat the process, but tick the notifications you want!  If you are using Outlook 2010 the process is very similar

’till next time
TNP 😉

Are you deploying Office 2010 in your organisation and looking for a great (ie FREE!) way to increase the adoption of Office 2010?  Or maybe you are a home user just interested in learning more about Word, clinic Outlook or Excel?

Either way – Microsoft have a great training tool available which can help you or  your people get more out of Office 2010.  It is the Office 2010 Getting Started Screensaver.

Now you need to be running Windows 7 to use it, glands
but if you are, it is one of the better ways I have seen to learn more about Office.

Click here to download the screensaver today.  Thanks to Ian Palangio from Microsoft Australia for pointing it out!

‘till next time!
TNP Winking smile

Are you one of the thousands of businesses around the word looking to use Microsoft’s Office 365 “cloud” service, sales but don’t know where to start?

Well Microsoft Press have made available a free e-book which helps you get started.  Called “pilule
Anytime.”

I like this book for a few reasons.  Firstly – FREE!  Secondly, ambulance
it covers a lot of the questions you probably have about Office 365 and gives you some pretty good answers.  It covers topics like:

  • Getting Started with Office 365
  • Administering an Office 365 Account
  • What your team can do with Office 365
  • Creating your Team Site with SharePoint Online
  • Posting, Sharing and Managing Files
  • Adding and Managing Workflows
  • Working with Office 2010 Web Apps
  • Going Mobile with Office 365

It is a good blend of technical content for the folk that need to set up and run Office 365 for others, plus a little bit of user content to help you understand exactly how Office 365 works under the covers, and how you can use it to work better, faster, and stronger!

You can download the free Office 365 ebook from Microsoft here.

Don’t you hate when you are typing an email address into an email you are sending, stuff
and you accidently add the wrong one!  Maybe there are two people you have emailed before.  Both with the same first name, rehabilitation
and similar surnames.  But one is your boss, salve
and the other is your best friend. 

You don’t want to accidently send your boss those pictures from the weekend right!!??!?!?!

That feature, where the names automatically pop us is called “Auto Complete”.  It is a handy feature if you email people regularly, but can cause you problems if you are not careful.

So – if you want to delete a name form your Auto Complete list in Outlook 2010… what do you do?

Simple!

Just start typing their name in.  When it appears in the auto complete list, simply look to the right of their name.  You should see a cross or a check – ie a delete button.  Just click on that, and that name and email address is removed from your auto complete list.

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

One of my favourite things about Office 365 is that by using the SharePoint Online functionality that comes with it, remedy you can quickly create a secure extranet to share documents, medications
collaborate, adiposity
and communicate with people outside your organisation.

In fact, depending on the Office 365 plan you are on, you can invite up to 50 people who are not on your Office 365 environment to participate!

Not only that, the best part is that it only takes a couple of minutes to set up, and once you have, it is even faster next time you want to create another extranet (maybe for another customer or supplier)

So how do you do it?

1) Go to the Office 365 Admin Portal (portal.microsoftonline.com, and click on “Admin”)

2) Click on “Manage SharePoint”

3) Click on “Manage Site Collections

4) Click on “Settings”

5) Click “Manage External Users”

6) Click “Allow” and “Save”

7) Go to the site collection (the site that will be your extranet) then click “Site Actions”

8) "Click “Site Settings”

9) Look for “Site Collection Administration” and click on “Site Collection Features”

10) Look for “External User Invitations” and click “Activate” (if it isn’t activated already)

11) Go to the site you want to share, click “Site Settings”

12) Click “Share Site”

13) Type in the email addresses of the folk that you want to invite to participate in your new Office 365 / SharePoint Online extranet!!!!

Now one thing that you should note is that at the time of writing this article, your external parties need to use a Hotmail ID, or a Microsoft Online Services ID to log into your extranet.  In the future you should be able to use any email address which will make it even easier.

So there you have it – a fully functioning, secure extranet in just minutes using Office 365!  How good is that!!!!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you considering moving your business to Office 365?  Well the www.office365.com website does a good job of explaining at a high level what you get for your dollar – but for some of us that isn’t enough information.

What if you want to get down to the fine detail before making a decision to go to Office 365?

Well luckily Microsoft have published what the call “Service Descriptions”.  These documents outline exactly what you get, implant
explain the differences between all the plans, there and ultimately help you decide what plan is right for you.

The Office 365 for Enterprise Service Descriptions include:

  • Microsoft Exchange Online Archiving Service Description
  • Microsoft Exchange Online for Enterprises Service Description
  • Microsoft Lync Online for Enterprises Service Description
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus Service Description
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps Service Description
  • Microsoft SharePoint Online for Enterprises Service Description
  • Office 365 for Enterprises Service Description
  • Office 365 Identity Service Description
  • Office 365 Mobility Service Description
  • Office 365 Security and Service Continuity Service Description
  • Office 365 Support for Apple Mac and iOS Devices

You can find all the information here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

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