Ian Palangio's Business Productivity

Business and individual productivity topics with Microsoft Office System.

Use OneNote for Taking Meeting Notes

Thanks to my colleague Ewan D for this content below… OneNote is a great audit tool When you’re in...

Author: ianpal Date: 09/23/2011

SharePoint Business User Adoption Kit

Microsoft just launched iusesharepoint.com today, and I think can be an important resource for you...

Author: ianpal Date: 06/21/2011

Office 2010 Tips and Tricks Screensaver

If you are an organisation thinking about options and ways to get training and daily tips to your...

Author: ianpal Date: 06/20/2011

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has 60% adoption rate of Lync in 24 hours of deployment

A fantastic 3:30 video case study from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia has just been released...

Author: ianpal Date: 05/11/2011

Wow–Ribbon Hero 2 is Amazing for Office 2010 Training

I’ve used Ribbon Hero 1 in the past, and thought it was pretty cool and clever. The team recently...

Author: ianpal Date: 05/05/2011

Get Office 2010 Marketing Material to Help With Your Deployment

I work with many customers on their Internal Office 2010 User Readiness activities. These activities...

Author: ianpal Date: 04/17/2011

Spending too Much on Internal Audio Conferencing?

Perhaps follow an approach like Nextel Sprint – who were spending over $1Million per month on Audio...

Author: ianpal Date: 04/17/2011

Microsoft Lync End User Training and Adoption

For those organisations that are about to deploy Microsoft Lync for their corporate Presence,...

Author: ianpal Date: 03/06/2011

How Did Microsoft IT Upgrade to SharePoint 2010?

With its SharePoint 2010 deployment nearly complete, Microsoft IT has developed helpful perspective...

Author: ianpal Date: 02/03/2011

PIFEM 2010–The Best Way to Manage Lots of Email in Outlook 2010

[Updated Feb 2013, to included corrected/new URL to PIFEM Folder in my SkyDrive*] In 2008 I...

Author: ianpal Date: 12/29/2010

Share your Interesting SharePoint Story and Win!

The SharePoint team has launched an online video contest called SharePoint journeys, which allows...

Author: ianpal Date: 12/16/2010

Visio 2010–The Ultimate Fairy Tale

Interesting use of Visio – is there anything Visio can’t do to effectively tell a story with...

Author: ianpal Date: 10/20/2010

How a 100,000 Person Organisation Deployed Office 2010

Ok… it’s Microsoft that’s the Organisation.  But, our IT team does a great job of sharing the...

Author: ianpal Date: 10/18/2010

Office 2010 Training–Just tell me “what’s new!”

Ok, you are an Office 2003 (or earlier) power user, and you want to just learn what is new in Office...

Author: ianpal Date: 10/13/2010

Embed Tags now supported by Office Web Applications

It allows you to reuse your Excel or PowerPoint Web Applications in other web pages – such as this...

Author: ianpal Date: 09/23/2010

Guides for Users Migrating to Office 2010 from Office 2003

Over on the The Microsoft Office Blog there is a post that links to some migration and quick...

Author: ianpal Date: 09/07/2010

Office 2010 Deployment coming? Learn the Excel Migration Considerations

I’ve been working with many customers lately who are planning to update their version of Office to...

Author: ianpal Date: 07/14/2010

Going to Tech.Ed Australia? Early Bird Registration to save $300 ends tomorrow

EARLY BIRD TICKET SALE ENDS MIDNIGHT 16 JULY.  BOOK TODAY AND SAVE $300 Browse to...

Author: ianpal Date: 07/14/2010

Productivity Hub 2010 Released

The Productivity Hub, a SharePoint 2007 site template, was a sleeper of the end user readiness and...

Author: ianpal Date: 06/30/2010

In Sydney Next Week? – Foursquare Mayor Meeting at Martin Place

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!  Calling all Foursquare Mayors Take Part in the world’s first office mayor...

Author: ianpal Date: 06/09/2010

Interactive Command Reference for Office 2010

One of the most useful tools to help learn the updated interface in Office 2007 is the Interactive...

Author: ianpal Date: 04/28/2010

Co-authoring Demonstrations in Office 2010

One of the Top Ten benefits of Office 2010 is the ability to have co-authoring allowing multiple...

Author: ianpal Date: 03/17/2010

A Closer Look at Windows Live

I was just reading a post by David Pogue from the NY Times.  He has given a summary of Windows...

Author: ianpal Date: 03/13/2010

I Wonder What These Microsoft Interns Are Up To?

I’ll be watching their YouTube channel coming up to March 15th to find out...

Author: ianpal Date: 03/01/2010

Microsoft Office – Real Life Tools for Curling Teams

Free Curling Team Expense Excel Template! This is one of the few topics that I can post to both my...

Author: ianpal Date: 11/16/2009

Using OBAs to get More Value from Your ERP

At Australian Tech.Ed 2009 last week on the Gold Coast, I had the opportunity to have a discussion...

Author: ianpal Date: 09/13/2009

The Productivity Hub is now Available

The Productivity Hub is now live! What is the Productivity Hub? The Productivity Hub is a SharePoint...

Author: ianpal Date: 09/03/2009

SharePoint in Plain English

In my role as an Enterprise Productivity Specialist, I spend a lot of my time talking to customers...

Author: ianpal Date: 08/17/2009

Research into SharePoint Content and Application Lifecycle Management

SharePoint consultant Jeremy Thake from Readify is conducting some research into SharePoint Content...

Author: ianpal Date: 08/10/2009

Real Life Value of Software + Services

I’ve been travelling overseas this week to a global Microsoft conference in the US.  I sit here...

Author: ianpal Date: 08/07/2009

Complimentary HP Netbook for 2009 Australian Tech.Ed Attendees

If you were looking for one more good reason to get to 2009 Australian Tech.Ed on the Gold Coast...

Author: ianpal Date: 06/29/2009

Microsoft SharePoint Site now on SharePoint

I see on the SharePoint Team blog that they have announced some changes to the SharePoint home page...

Author: ianpal Date: 05/21/2009

Want To Be a Speaker at Tech.Ed Australia 2009?

Last year we had over 50 unsolicited requests to be a speaker with 142 session ideas for the Office...

Author: ianpal Date: 05/17/2009

Dynamic Business – Are you Prepared for Things you Can’t Control?

For those of you who have heard me talk about the reasons Microsoft continues to innovate and build...

Author: ianpal Date: 04/29/2009

Building a Workplace for a Wide Spectrum of Generations

I’ve spent the last few working days briefing Government Agencies about how Microsoft approaches a...

Author: ianpal Date: 04/26/2009

Why Use InfoPath for Electronic Forms?

Alistair Speirs has written a great entry on his view of Electronic forms.  His description of...

Author: ianpal Date: 04/19/2009

Australian National Bank Boosts Staff Training with Online Collaboration Solution

I’ve been spending some time lately talking with customers around the use of SharePoint to support...

Author: ianpal Date: 04/15/2009

Email Delay Rules

As I mentioned in my email approach PIFEM one of the rules I have turned on in Outlook is to delay...

Author: ianpal Date: 03/23/2009

Free Screen-cast Video Demonstrations and Training for SharePoint

A colleague of mine, Ketan, mentioned these free Screen-cast videos for SharePoint – provided by the...

Author: ianpal Date: 03/19/2009

Microsoft Software Assurance E-Learning Courses Hosted in SharePoint

I’m in the middle of working with a customer who is planning their Office 2007 deployment to their...

Author: ianpal Date: 03/11/2009

Use SharePoint Tasks to Manage Meeting Actions

My manager Peter was asking my advice for how to help organise a weekly meeting that he...

Author: ianpal Date: 03/02/2009

SharePoint 2007 Enterprise versus Standard Edition

I was talking to a Technical Decision Maker at a customer of mine, and we were talking about the...

Author: ianpal Date: 03/01/2009

Reducing Paper Use – Saves Big Money

I was talking to a customer of mine in Sydney yesterday, and the discussion of forms came up as a...

Author: ianpal Date: 02/12/2009

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Office Deployment Video

In Australia, the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has been quite visible about their experience and benefits...

Author: ianpal Date: 02/10/2009

More Ways Office can Save You Money

Gray Knowlton, Office Group Product Manager, just posted a nice blog entry Bits on Boxes about the...

Author: ianpal Date: 01/21/2009

10 Ways Microsoft Office 2007 Can Save Companies Money

In economic times like these, organisations look everywhere in efforts to evaluate the value and...

Author: ianpal Date: 01/15/2009

Impact of New Microsoft Office Interface (circa 1990)

I was reading the content of an article published in April 1990 of Software Magazine. ...

Author: ianpal Date: 01/06/2009

Office 2007 Application Use Tracking

A really good way to prove the value and usefulness of Office 2007 in your business is to run a...

Author: ianpal Date: 01/04/2009

Create and Manage Newsletters with SharePoint

UPDATE – Jan 22, 2008:  I realise now that the site template linked to in my original post only...

Author: ianpal Date: 12/30/2008

RecordPoint for Office SharePoint Server achieves full VERS Compliance

I notice on the Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS) Compliant Products page that...

Author: ianpal Date: 12/21/2008

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