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Understanding Microsoft’s Collaboration Technologies

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Last week I wrote an article about collaboration technologies, I gave you an overview of the definition of collaboration and the three major components of collaboration – communicating, sharing and accessing information. For each component, I listed a number of technical capabilities that enable modern knowledge workers to collaborate with one another. In this article, […] Read More

Demystifying Collaboration Technologies

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For many years the IT industry has been talking about the importance of collaboration and how companies should invest in appropriate collaboration technologies. The term “collaboration” is quite broad and the technologies to support collaboration are many. In this blog post, I want to demystify what collaboration means and give an overview of the supporting […] Read More

What is Microsoft SkyDrive and how can I benefit from it?

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Update: Microsoft SkyDrive has been replaced with Microsoft OneDrive. You can learn more about OneDrive here. There have been a number of updates to the SkyDrive service provided by Microsoft since this article was written, you can read more about the enhancements here.  After three productivity related blog posts in a row, I thought it was […] Read More

My Wish List to Santa Part 1: Gadgets I Want for Christmas

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I know that people have very mixed feelings about Christmas, personally, I love it! When I was a child I used to handwrite a very pretty wish list to Santa Clause that my mother would put on the refrigerator door. Today wish lists are more sophisticated, they are either emailed out to the entire family, […] Read More

Amazing new ways to interact with computers

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Going beyond keyboard and mouse Even though technology development moves at a record speed, the way we interact with our computers using a keyboard and a mouse has stayed the same for over two decades. It is only in the past few years that enhancements in this area have started to appear in products available […] Read More

Part 3 of 3: Instant Messaging Clients

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This is the third and last part of the series on instant messaging. In the first article, I shared with you how to get the most value out of instant messaging and in the second article, you could learn instant messaging etiquette. In this blog post, I‘ll give you an overview of the trends I […] Read More

Office 365 in the Cloud – What is it really?

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What is Office 365? In some of my videos on Effective Teams, I refer to using Office 365. Since this is an entirely new service provided by Microsoft I thought I’d use this week’s blog entry to explain what it is. Microsoft Office 365 was launched June 28th, 2011 in 40 markets. If you read […] Read More

Why Microsoft Office – isn’t that a part of the past?

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Some of you might ask why I use Microsoft Office in my videos on how to increase business productivity. Isn’t Microsoft Office a part of the past? You probably wouldn’t have asked me this a few years ago, because a few years ago Microsoft Office was the given productivity software suite for everyone. But today, […] Read More

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