Are you a member of the Twitterverse? If you use the micro-blogging service called Twitter, you can how get your favorite productivity articles on Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint… in fact the entire Microsoft Office 2007 suite directly in your Twitter feed.
Do you have Office Communicator at work? Ever wonder how some of your colleagues get that little “note” icon beside their name that has some witty comment like “Working Hard”, “Leave me alone I have a tender to finish”, or “Working from home today”?
Setting a note in Office Communicator is very easy. In fact, there are only 3 steps
1) Think of the note you want to use!
2) Look just underneath your name in the Office Communicator 2007 window – specifically for a little bit of italic text with the words “Type a note”
3) Click there, type your note, and hit enter
There you go, now you can let your colleagues know what is going on. Think of it as your FaceBook status if FaceBook has been banned in your organisation!
On the weekend of the 15th and 16th of November, a group of Aussie Office fanatics are putting together a conference called Office DevCon2008. From what is on the agenda it looks like a great event for anyone involved in managing Office products in their workplace, or for those interested in getting a little more intimate with the Office 2007 suite, SharePoint and more.
Registration is free… and there might be sneak previews of Office 14 as well!
If you are in Sydney in mid November, make sure you check it out. You never know, you might bump into yours truly there as well 🙂
Want to know lots of in depth techincal stuff about Microsoft Office? Well if I can’t answer it, there are plenty of people at Microsoft who know their stuff!
One of them is Alistair Speirs, a Office Technology Specialst at Microsoft Australia. If you want to dive deep into everything office (beyond the tutorials from yours truely!) then you should check out his blog…
A lot of organisations have had a chance to play around with Office 2007 for a while now, and are now walking down the road of deployment. But where to start? Deployment has changed a little from previous versions of Microsoft Office, so it might be a good idea to brush up on a few things before kicking off that Office 2007 deployment project.
Secondly, check out some of the articles on deployment from media outlets such as Computerworld. These start to give you a real world perspective on the types of issues you might face during your deployment.
Finally, once your deployment is complete, make sure you let everyone in your organisation know about Thenewpaperclip.com – so they can get up to speed quickly with the new features of Office 2007! Remember… the key to a successful deployment is not the deployment itself, but the training and adoption that takes place afterwards.
Are you a systems administrator charged with deploying and maintaining an Office 2007 environment? You can now download some key sections for the 2007 Office Resource Kit.
There are four different titles available, Planning and architecture for the 2007 Office release, Deployment for the 2007 Office release, Security for the 2007 Office release, and Technical reference for the 2007 Office Release
Do you have questions about Word 2007, Excel 2007 or Outlook 2007, but don’t know who to ask? Are you stumped by something in Access 2007, OneNote 2007, or Visio 2007? Do you know what to do with SharePoint Designer 2007, Publisher 2007, Groove 2007 or Communicator 2007?
Not only are their forums for all the desktop programs that are in Office, there are also forums for the server programs that make up the Microsoft Office System – SharePoint Server (MOSS), Performance Point Server, Project Server and Groove Server.
I will be on hand when I can to answer your questions – and most importantly members of the community will also be there to help out.