Ed on Office

Monday, December 08, 2014

Getting started on Office 365? start from the start...

Office 365, make the bold move, stop trying to do what you've always done in the same ways and expecting a different outcome.

It's about doing things in a new way, a better way, a more productive way - and obviously all in the cloud. So if you can do things right in the browser, from any device, that should be your initial, preferred way. yes, desktop app, rich clients apps you will need, but only for more complex tasks. So explore the power of the cloud model from the browser.

Have a look at some of these, re-vamped getting started page to get your head around working with email, calendars, tasks and documents on Office 365 in the Web Apps.

Setting things up correctly

Outlook from the browser  

Document management and sites

Questions? Leave a comment, I'm, keen to find out what else you are looking for in terms of getting started and point you in the right direction.

Office 365 brings prodcutivity to a new level

Changes are coming thick and fast to Office 365. I really like the new "Waffle" - did you notice? A great way to access all your cloud apps.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Snazzy Microsoft Office 365 Promo demonstrates the why!

Every school should have one!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Free in person presentations by local MVP's in Melbourne CBD

Free quality webinars by local MVP's check it out!

The MVP Community Camp kicks off on Mar 17! Join us for a weeklong series of online and in-person community events organised by MVPs and other community leaders in Asia Pacific. Find out more: http://spr.ly/6187gG9B

I will be presenting on the business value of Office 365 by demonstrating an end to end solution for supply chain management.

Monday, February 24, 2014

MBUG: Modern Apps and Modern User Experiences

Melbourne Business Users Group - MBUG

Modern Apps and Modern User Experiences

You are invited to the first Mbug for 2014. We will be joined by two talented speakers who will share with you how to get modern and design a user experience that users will love.
Building Modern Applications with SharePoint & Windows 8
Shailen Sukul Senior Consultant at Readify will demonstrate SharePoint apps interacting with Windows 8 and show the immersive experience across devices.
Balancing user experience with an out-of-the-box design in SharePoint 2013
Having a great user experience is an success factor for any intranet. To ensure success with their intranet redevelopment Melbourne Water has included usability testing throughout the development of their SharePoint 2013 intranet. What they found was that what their staff thought was a good user experience was at times in conflict with maintaining as much of the out-of-the-box functionality as possible. Rebecca Jackson will discuss their approach to user experience testing, findings from the sessions and their approach to getting a balance

About MBUG

With a vision to empower the business community to understand the benefits of the strategic use of technology MBUG is focused on the business issues of collaboration tools.
This user group established in 2011 discusses the business issues of SharePoint projects, specifically for content publishers, content owners and content creators. MBUG engages with SharePoint power users in organisations. ie knowledge managers, intranet managers, community managers, business managers, etc.
Refreshments by Somersby Pear Cider
WHEN Friday 28th of February, 11.30 to 1pm includes Networking Lunch
WHERE Microsoft Melbourne, Freshwater Place
Twitter: @melbbug
4 Freshwater Place Southbank VIC 3006 Australia

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Visio 2013 and the new VSDX format

Visio 2013 introduces a new OpenXML based VSDX format which offers great new possibilities for developers. Combined with the native rendering on SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 there is a whole new world of solution opportunities available.

Here's a post with tips and tricks for developers on the new Visio blog.